New (to me) 1D Mark III: Tips, Tricks and Advice?

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Bob Markey II
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New (to me) 1D Mark III: Tips, Tricks and Advice?
2 months ago

I just took order of my new-to-me 1D Mark III, after 14 years of using the 1D and ID Mark IIn.

I was thrilled to see this body. It appears almost as new and supposedly has only 14,000 clicks. I can't wait to put it into use at a game. Football season can't come quickly enough.

I would appreciate any tips and tricks from current and former Mark III users as far as its ability to shoot high-ISO (compared to the Mark IIn and 1D), AF ability and tracking, noise, battery life and more.

I hope to get some IS 3200 use out of this body. Am I realistic in that hope? I hated 3200 on the MKIIn and 1600 was barely usable.

Finally, should I bother trying to use an SD card on this body? On the MKIIn, the transfer speed of the camera made even use of fast cards pretty useless.

Thanks, all.

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Bob Markey II
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