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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Review Date: Apr 25, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $6,500.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: IQ, build, weather-proofing, autofocus, dust reduction, lens-specific focus compensation
No dedicated WB button, no ISO 6400+, PRICE!

Unbelievable image quality. Solid, rugged build. Weather-proofing everywhere. Ultra-fast autofocus. Overall, the camera is heavier than a 5D (duh) but it actually balances out things when you have a heavy long lens. Dust reduction is a nice new feature.

Cannot select all focus points at once. No dedicated WB button and no ISO 6400+ (even though the D3 softens images at that ISO.) Two Compact Flash card slots would have been nice instead of CF and SD. Price is out of this world - for now.

Through August, Canon gives you a $100 repair voucher just for registering the camera + 20% off all repair parts.

You can't use this without being noticed. Make sure you get insurance when you travel with it. A body like this screams, "Steal me! I'm expensive."

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Review Date: Mar 21, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $699.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Unbelievable image quality, fast focus, good balance with 5D and 1D cameras. Great price for tack-sharp images.
No one told me to buy it earlier!

As far as primes go, this one should be in every Canon shooter's kit. It produces some of the best images I have ever seen. Some photogs become too reliant on zoom lenses and forget to use their feet. Primes will always be twice as sharp and this lens proves it.