What does $4,500 Buy? (5D mk II vs. 1Ds Mk III)

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What does $4,500 Buy? (5D mk II vs. 1Ds Mk III)
Mar 29, 2011

At some point I hope to add a FF camera body to my toolkit, I currently use an excellent 7D with various lenses.

The difference in price between the 5D Mark II and the 1Ds Mark III is significant - US$4,500 when compared at B&H Photo today.

What accounts for that difference? It can't just be the tank-like build of the 1Ds, can it? I'm aware that this is pro-gear, and I'm not a pro, so I appreciate your input and tolerance of an enthusiast.

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