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1D MKIII


peter shilton 10 1.1k England
14 Jun 2007 2:57PM
Has any one received one yet?

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Henchard 9 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 3:20PM
Another site reports that of the 10 first MkIIIs arrived in Denmark, already 4 have been returned to Canon, due to display problems and other failures. One other has 3-5% of the files with errors, mostly stripes.

There is also a thread on a german forum suggesting a further delay in shipping - more inspection is deemed necessary due to a worse than expected return rate (AF problems and image banding)

Also see here about some AF problems
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
14 Jun 2007 4:20PM
Its a new product, so its bound to have a few teething problems, canon will sort it for sure.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Jun 2007 4:48PM
At the asking price they need to Paul!

Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
14 Jun 2007 4:56PM

Quote:the 10 first MkIIIs arrived in Denmark, already 4 have been returned to Canon


Is it a wide spread issue or perhaps just due to a faulty batch Smile
cameracat 10 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
14 Jun 2007 5:47PM
What ever happened to Quality Control?

Canon are not alone on this, although they do seem to have had more problems than usual, with lens calibration high on the list.

It's just not good enough. Sad
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
14 Jun 2007 6:35PM
From what I`ve just read it only concerns one batch and they have been recalled. Something todo with severe focusing problems.
ZenTog 12 7.9k 1 England
14 Jun 2007 6:42PM
reading through the given link its more than a few with probelms, some birders are saying they need to buy a eos1dmk2n back very soon, the mk3 seems to not cope very well with flying objects or bad backgrounds, so glad I am not getting rid of mine for a mk3 just yet, let them iron the problems out for 6months or so
peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2007 10:16PM
I won't touch the 1D Mk3 with a bargepole until the bugs have been sorted and they have become numerous to buy at a max of 2K.
Until then I will struggle on with my woefully inadequate 1D Mk2 and 5D back up Smile
scotty99 8 123
15 Jun 2007 4:58PM
Peter , you hang in on there buddy with your "woefully indequate 1D Mk2 and that little 5D!" LOL. Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but it's the funniest! On a serious level i am thinking of upgrading my 10D to a 5D, do you like your 5D and how does it compare image quality wise to the 1d M2?

cheers scott
peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 5:23PM
Me? ..... sarcastic ..... ?
I like the 5D very much in terms of dynamic range, image quality, detail capture and high ISO performance. However the 1D Mk2 at ISOs up to 1000 and careful exposure to A4 is almost indistuishable from the 5D; for my weddings the 1D Mk2 writes to two cards simulataneously thus avoiding corrupt card possibilities.
To conclude for my peronal work I prefer the 5D and for weddings the 1D Mk2
Rgds. Peter
peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 5:32PM
ooops PS nearly forgot silly me I shoot RAW in both cameras ... not that I want to start another interminable RAW v JPEG debate Smile
scotty99 8 123
15 Jun 2007 6:04PM
Thanks a lot Peter for replying to my queries.The two card capability on the 1D is quite a good feature.Is there any truth in that the 5D blows highlights very easily?

cheers for the advice

regards scott
scotty99 8 123
15 Jun 2007 6:06PM
Sorry for taking this thread "off topic" for a few posts
peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2007 6:48PM
I find that the 5D holds the highlights very well and certainly better than the 1D Mk2 and my 20D.

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