upgrade - 1DS MK III or 1D MK IV?

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Paul Stout
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upgrade - 1DS MK III or 1D MK IV?
Jan 13, 2010

I'm thinking it is about time to upgrade from my current 1D MK III.
A 1D MK IV or a 1DS MK III are possible choices

A 1DS MK IV is going to be outside my comfort zone for budget.

My primary shooting style is candid photography at renaissance festivals.
The lenses that matter are my 100-400 and 70-200 2.8 IS.

I shoot wide open or nearly so to blur the background, so depth of field is important.

I don't need high frames per second.

I almost never print larger than 8x10.
99.9% of my pictures are cropped, some quite a bit.
Focus on the eyeball, crop in the computer.

I end up at ISO 1600 quite often on my 1d MK III. For me, ISO 3200 can work, but the post processing goes up and the percentages of useable shots goes down.

So, looking at either a 1DS MK III, or a 1D MK IV, which is going to give me the better image quality?

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