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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Review Date: Apr 15, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 5 

Pros: My upgrade from the 5D, it feels perfect in the hand, nice controls, having Canons for 30 years 6 with digital i'm used to their quirks.Batteries so much better.
Not keen on the separate card issue, would have preferred both of the same. Of course the mirror up no instant button still!. No optional rear screen protector. A secondary AA battery holder as in my 1n just in case!>

First impressions its heavy for a 35mm but then iv'e been humping around a Pentax 67 and its a baby by comparison. having started with the 10D and then the 5D for the full frame and speed not important as with the lll
as I take lanscapes most of the time the 1Ds lll seemed the logical progression, i also upgraded all my lenses although all L they were getting on a bit and hearing the lll dosn't take any prisoners with regard to none up to standard lenses it was in for a penny so to speak.Thats the good bit.
The first 50 or so images were fine, in the next 30 I noticed on screen the images were full of very bright dots and when enlarged they were square as in pixel form. I rang Canon Service Centre and although they new what the problem was they would not commit themselves and say outright.
So add another 23.0 to post it off to them and see what is forthcoming.
They only have one bite of the cherry with me, if it goes back again they keep it. So its along with the 5D for a bit.
Sorry there is not much else I can say at present about the lll.
I have often wondered just how much these cameras are really tested before the release them on the public.