In Praise of Old 1ds Cameras

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Maritn Edwards New Member • Posts: 24
In Praise of Old 1ds Cameras

Hi

It's a sunny Saturday morning in London and  I felt like tech talk:)

Does anyone else still use the old 1ds mark iii camera? I bought a secondhand mark iii for £850 and find the camera outstanding. I shot London Fashion Week with the camera and was lucky to have my work picked up by several designers. They commented that they loved the picture quality technically. My work is on Instagram @storiesbymartin.

The mark iii, while 10 years old, is built like a tank, goes like a tank and has excellent focusing. With the £2k I saved on buying secondhand, compared with say a 5dsr, I have been able to invest in lenses and lighting. 21mp is fine too.

Only limitations I find are:

1. No video. I use a 200d for that!

2. Out of support from Canon. But you can get batteries very cheaply and get spare parts too.

3. Buffer is a bit limiting with RAW files for action. But JPGS are good.

Who else is shooting with old cameras still and banking the cash they save?

Martin

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