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| p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Is the 5d3 a worthy "upgrade" from 1ds3? Or maybe Nikon D800? |
Wether the 5D mk III is a worthy upgrade depends a lot on the bonuses that camera gives you. If you like the compact size and lower weight, video, the silent mode, or if you NEED (is not the same as want) higher ISO performance, than the 5D mk III is for you. If you are like me, and you are a still photographer who does prefer he 1Ds mk III for the better responsiveness, viewfinder quality and build and ergonomics of the bigger camera, the 5D mk III is no upgrade, and your money for a trade would be a waste. Once you go 1D series, upgraditis may be cured. It's even EOSfun to still shoot a former generation 1D series camera. It's illustrative that the OP considers to keep his 1Ds mk III, but already decided to sell his 5D mk II.
The 5D mk III is without any doubt a great allround hybrid camera, but the 1Ds mk III is hardly less allround when you are a still photographer. The main difference between these camera is the build, size and weight which is mostly a personal preference thing. I see much more value for my photography in a setup around a 1Ds mk III with an additional true compact camera, like OM-D, NEX or Fuji X, rather than a 5D based system. But that is just because it fits my photographic style and needs.