1D Mark IV and 1D Mark III Users; Buying Help Please

Started Feb 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
killingbuddha
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Re: 1D Mark IV and 1D Mark III Users; Buying Help Please
In reply to CameraCarl, Feb 13, 2012

I went from a mark III to a Mark IV about a year ago. In virtually every respect, the IV is a better camera.
The only disadvantages are:

1. Less battery life (not really an issue. It is just that the III lasted for days)
2. Bigger files to store

3. I do think that the III was a bit faster for initial AF acquisition and a bit better focusing in very low light.

I loved the files from the III but the IV adds 50% more MP with about a 2/3 increase in high ISO performance (in my opinion). At low iso the files are great. The IV is my do it all camera.

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Peter Buehner
http://www.lingeringlight.com
Maine, USA

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