1Ds III confirmed by Canon USA

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by eos 10 fan, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=15710

  2. Let see what Nikon comes out with they are expected to announce the d3h let see if it comes
    close to the Canon 1ds mark iii
  3. What is this unobtanium going to cost?
  4. $7999, according to the brief Amazon listing yesterday.
  5. Wow I wannit, goodby Hassy :)
  6. And now to the guessing game: As it has the same AF system as the 1D Mk III, will it also suffer from AI servo problems? :-(

    Happy shooting,
  7. Chris,

    No matter how much quality you stuff into the 35mm format, I still don't see it as a replacement for medium format. Sure, effectively it is and probably will be for many, pro or otherwise. However, one of the main reasons I shoot medium format is for the feel and the process of doing so; not only for technical specs. The big viewfinder and slower speed are all things I enjoy from medium format stuff. They cause me to shoot differently, plain and simple. Another big deal is the aspect ratio. Shooting to crop is just a totally different feel than shooting 1:1 format in camera. Would be nice if the native aspect ratio of the Canon was 1:1, and we could choose the digital equivalent of "masks" to shoot in other aspect ratios. Then I would probably get rid of a lot of my film stuff and try to get one of these babies.

  8. Then don't buy one and stick to your great MF
  9. Thanks for the tip! Will do! This site is great.
  10. Keith, do you know what size and weight a medium format lens would have to be to get an equivalent FOV to my 600mm f4L IS?
    I don't think I'd want to carry it all day! Different horses for different courses.
    21mp and 5fps now turn this into a very useable wildlife camera. 3fps on the 1DS MKII is just not quite enough, and 10mp on the 1D MKIII doesn't allow for much cropping.
    I think I may be entering into a "kit consolidation exercise" to fund this one, that is once a few people have tried the AF system out first!
  11. I am not arguing medium format versus this camera! I am telling Chris that I don't think it replaces a good old Hassy, just like NO camera in 35mm format ever has or ever will.

  12. Keith, I know where you are coming from, I`ve toyed the idea of MF digital backs, and I know till now P1 produces better DR and IQ than the 1Ds2. had Hassy for 30yr hard habit to shake, but b ut ah well see results 1st. I only got film dev now all else gone:(
  13. This is almost the camera I was waiting for. I was hoping one day for a 24 megapixel for my 16x20s full rez. But I'm sure this new camera would be fine for that. It will most likely be over $10,000 here in Canada, even with our high dollar. Not something I'm likely to get anytime soon. Its ok because I still love using my Pentax 67 and 645, so I will survive.
  14. I'm just glad that it's out there so we can get on with the upgrade of the 5D, Bill
  15. What Bill said... LOL! ;)

    The 5DMk2 is very late to the party, just like the (yawn) 40D is late--it took Canon 3 years to upgrade the 20D. Of course on spec the 40D looks awesome and blows away the 10D I still own; but, the 40D is just a slightly better dReb/400D for 2X price.

    So, considering this 3 year upgrade cycle expect the 5DMk2 next June.
  16. with 21Mpixels, canon is going to wipe out medium format very soon.
  17. >> So, considering this 3 year upgrade cycle expect the 5DMk2 next June.

    For some reason I thought it was a 18 months upgrade cycle.

    Happy shooting,

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