1d mark iv instead of a 5d mark iii

Started Jul 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
XeroJay Senior Member • Posts: 1,387
I have owned both

I know both like the back of my hand, and I can't believe how many here would actually recommend the 1DIV of the 5D3. The 5D3 is superior in most areas that count. The iq is better, the AF is FAR better than the 1DIV, you can get a new one for less and it's smaller and lighter.
The only thing that the 1DIV does better is drive a few lenses faster and has a faster shutter with a more satisfying click. Forget the 1.3x extra reach bs that some will sell you; it's negated by the fact that pixel pitch is pretty close and you'll have similar results if you simply crop the 5D3 to 15mp/aps equivalent.

To be honest, the 1DIV had the MOST frustrating AF I've ever experienced with a canon camera in anything close to low light conditions.

 XeroJay's gear list:XeroJay's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS M Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM +6 more
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