1Ds MkII and MkIII lifespan
I have just received the news from Canon that they cannot guarantee spares or to be able to repair the 1 Ds MkII machine after January 2015. And for the 1Ds MkIII the date set is January 2018. The original 1Ds lasted until January 2012.
Just to let you know. There seems to be a ten year limit set, and this possibly extends to all pro models, inclusive of the 5D, %D MkII and III and 6D, but its worth phoning them and checking your yourselves. The number in the UK is 0844 369 0100.