1DmkIII : still worth it?

Started Dec 15, 2017 | Questions thread
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TyphoonTW Senior Member • Posts: 1,382
1DmkIII : still worth it?

I know someone who's selling a 1DmkIII in very good conditions and 70k actuations at a fairly good price.

The reason why I'm considering it is that my 6D+80D combo for indoor volleyball works fine most of the time, but the 6D basically only gives me one usable shot at a time due to low fps. Very often I don't even take multiple shots, I just try to get "the right one" according to the action. The 80D on the other hand gives me many more usable pictures and makes it easier to nail an interesting moment.

So, considering that the 1DmkIII would be used almost exclusively for indoor sports, do you think it's still a camera worth using or better save up a few extra months for a more modern body?

I'd be using it around ISO1600 most of the time.

Unfortunately 1Dx mkI&ii are out of budget, and if I had to completely replace my 6D for daily use I'd pick the 5DmkIV (which is something I plan to do within a couple of years).

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