A&P 1d mark iii

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  1. joy division

    joy division New Member

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    is awesome...live view is worthless for the most part, a little slow. Blew up a shot raw 250% and it looks perfect.

    upload a shot late tonight...uploader.ws not working for me right now.
     
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    You bought one? !!
     
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    My employer did. Had my hands on 2 of them, shooting with it on sunday.
     
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    send me one for in the field testing:coold:
     
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    today we used a 1dsmkII and 1dmkIII

    also had the new 16-35mm L II and 580 EX II.


    The mkIII's LCD screen is ginormous. It almost feels too big for the camera body's size. I am used to the 2.5" screen on a D2X, which feels just about right for the full-sized "pro" bodies. 3.0"+ is too big. Supposedly the screen is just physically larger, and there is no resolution increase on what it displays -- there is no functional benefit to having the larger screen when it comes to checking for sharpness. Get used to nose smudges on the screen.

    The mkIII menu system is clunky, however I feel this way about all of their digital SLRs. The mkIII also acquired a 4-way joystick to help navigate the menus. You can also use the rear control wheel. The 4-way joystick is poorly placed on the back of the camera. It's tucked in a corner just far enough from my thumb that it's inconvenient. A Nikon-like D-Pad would have been easier to use.

    All of the buttons are not where I expect them to be, nor are they were regular Canon shooters expect them to be. The button layout appears to be different than on most other bodies.

    The new battery system makes the mkIII noticably lighter than other 1D cameras I've held. The lithium-ion packs are physically identital in shape and size when compared to the EN-EL4s used by Nikon D2-series cameras. They are probably pin-incompatible when they really don't have to be. The mkIII has a "battery info" menu screen like the D2H and D2X.

    The viewfinder did not appear as large as I expected -- I actually feel that the D2X has a larger viewfinder, but I use a DK-17M on my bodies, which probably explains this.

    The camera body's grip-material feels stickier than before, which is good. This may just be because it's new or they've changed this for the better.

    I didn't test out the 10-fps motor-drive capability of the camera.

    The microadjust feature is kind of ridiculous and will only waste peoples time with too much time to waste. People will think their lens/body combos are mis-focusing, back/front focusing and continually adjust these settings. They really should just offer a free-service to customers to drop off their lenses and bodies so a Canon pro-services tech can check all of their tolerances. The dpreview and fred miranda measurebating crews will have fun with this one.


    The 16-35mm L II appears to take 82mm filters -- inconvenient for a lot of folks that have standardized around the 77mm filter size.

    The 580 EX II appears to be functionally identical to the 580 EX I. The additional cost is hardly justified for the addition of a pc-sync socket. The speedlites should have always come equipped with these. If you are using the sync-socket, you won't get ETTL metering -- why bother buying the 580 EX in the first place, unless you need one set of equipment for everything. A used SB-24/28 is a better deal, especially if you are a strobist follower and intend to use pocket wizards. A much better bang-for-your buck. The foot should always have been metal -- did the previous ones seriously use plastic feet? And the locking mechanism should always have been a single-flip switch. Hardly worth the money.
     
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    the mkIII and 580ex II and new 16-35...580 is heavy and built well.
     
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    50% of a shot, no photoshop what so ever. just in camera black/white (if you shoot raw+jpeg the jpegs are bw and the raw are normal...in monochrom mode)


    100mm lens.
     
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    nice and sharp.....
     
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    SKIN TONEs are great, the sensor is really nice. if anyone is interested in 1ds markII let me know, $4,500-5000...2 available.
     
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    dream on.
     
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    Damn I want mine. I have had two on order since February and was told today by the store, which caters to a lot of pro shooters, that the first shipment all went to Canon designated people. Bastards.

    Thats what I get for shopping at the same place a lot of pros do. Not sure when I'll see mine.
     
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    Yep...these were orderd close to a year ago.


    Money has been put down on 1ds mark III.
     
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    hopefully by winter I'll get one.

    at my parents house for the weekend, dad tells me to find him a 1dsII, he doesn't even know how to use his d60 and the 28-135 is his main lens and the only other one he owns is the 100-400. :hs:
     
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    well I have two for sale, $4,500 and $5,000...
     
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    :squint:
     
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    5k? it'll be down to 3999 in a few months.
     
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    It's pretty darn new. $7k new...so...yeah.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    1ds mkii, is teh shiznet well worth the 4500, full frome 1d body.
     
  20. werd, 4500 is already almost an average price for used bodies. :o
     
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    zomg fool frame!

    :run:
     
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    I see a booger.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    anyways a lot of folks are reluctant to use their mkIIIs in situations that matter because of the changed control system
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    it only takes a few hours of use to get accustomed to the UI
     
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    I find it very nice...especially since there are way less things you have to hit 2 buttons to do, and you don't have to hold shit down to change (iso etc)
     

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