Excerpt: if you are looking to film anying upscale like a small movie, youtube skit ect this is the camera for you, however to obtain any good footage you will need a good lens upward of $1000 otherwise you are not using the camera to it's full potential.
Excellent choice for studio or architectural photography.
17 June 2014
Summary: In mid-2014, this camera still stands out as a producer of high quality studio and landscape images. I use this camera for landscape and architectural photography and primarily HDR rendering. Compared to the older model I had been using, this camera produces much improved images.
Excerpt: Had the Mk llls for 2 years and have no complaints, now lagging a bit behind Nikon in some respects, so it's now in the top two instead of the market leader. It is true what they say, to get the best from it you have to use Canons top lenses, I have settled for just three as I take mostly landscape...
Summary: I was a little leery about such and expensive item from ebay . But the camera looked brand new, it did encounter err99 problem ( this is a problem Cannon is aware of and is not that uncommon, its serious and fixable completely), as Cannon fixed it overnight air I got it back in less than a week, now...
Excerpt: Fabulous, well specified pro dslr with superb image quality, a great body and great features Problems: MASSIVELY and I mean MASSIVELY too expensive. It's simply not over twice as good as a 1D3 or 5DII, Canon need to rethink their pricing of the pro line.
Excerpt: I did not expect to find the childish chat when I really wanted a serious outside of Canon experience or opinion. I could not be happier with the camera. Having owned many film and digital Nikon products I finally pitched them all and purchased a Mark II before this camera.
Excerpt: Overall, this an amazing camera. Best 35mm digi you can buy (in my humble opinion). I upgraded to this from the 1ds MK II because of some problems I had with info in the low values, causing some serious banding issues with heavy post work. Let me assure you, the MK III does not have this problem.
Excerpt: I love this camera. I am not a professional but have been a avid photographer for 40 years. For the first 35, I was a Nikon fan. For the last 5, I have been using a Canon 5D and I am astonished at how much more detail the 1Ds Mark III captures than the 5D.