Started Apr 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 5DIII or 1DsIII
In reply to huskerss1, Apr 18, 2012

huskerss1 wrote:

I am using 5DII, and really would like better focus. Used 1Ds III are about the same price as 5DIII.

My needs.

Better focus in natural light. I photograph kids.

I don't care for high ISO.

What would you do?

I really appreceiate your input.


I spent a couple of evenings on a hillside pointing at the town below with a 5DII and my 1DsmkIII seeing which did a better job in the dark. The 5DII won easily, my 1DsmkIII got easily confused with pinpoints of light, the 5D had greater success.

So I have always thought the 5D had better focusing. Then you read DPReview and everyone is complaining about the 5D focusing, refering to the "5D focusing problem". When I had a night job to shoot I would borrow a 5DII. I have never been 100% happy with the 1DsIII focusing. I think the new 5D is the better bet from all the reports I have seen,the 1DskIII is ok and works more than it doesn't, but it's nothing special.


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