DPreview.com 1Ds Mark III Review Posted!

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    Thanks for posting. I mean, I'm a Nikon user but I respect any brand of gear with specs like that. I'm surprised they didn't touch more on the AF issues that people have talked about with the 1Ds Mark III; or have those all been fixed by now through firmware? Maybe those are what DPreview was waiting for with the review?

    Regardless, thanks for posting this.
     
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    lmao all I can do is read and drool :D
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the assumption that the autofocus issue was with the 1d MIII
     
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    Huh, I thought it was the newer one that was the issue. I'm not sure now though, haha. I'll check it out.

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    You're right, it's with the 1d Mark III. Good call, man.
     
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    Supposedly fixed with firmware too.. That issue plus the timing of Nikon D3 release really put a hit on Canon's market share.

    We are taught in engineering courses that the majority of your development cycle should be in test and test development should coincide with implementation. Somehow that lesson is ignored because the industry sees the test portion of the development cycle as a waste of time and holding off market general release. Stupid stupid stupid... when will they learn.
     
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    Yes, it's the 1D III that had the AF issues, not the 1Ds III.

    From what I've been told, it has something to do with the fact that the 1D shoots so fast, the AF had to be designed to work in the brief amount of time when the mirror was down between shots. Apearantly, they didn't get it right.

    I know one photog who switched to Nikon over it, and another one who upgraded (shelled out) for the 1Ds because of it.
     
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    Makes me wonder what "new" engineering challenges were introduced in regards to the AF system... I would surmise that the AF system in the 1d MIII is similar to that of the 1vHS which also hit 10 fps. Just can't figure out how such an issue manage to make it out the door. I know it is impossible to get to 100% bug free but the AF issue just seemed so obvious.

    In talking with my local shop, the issue was fixed in firmware but the damage to shooter's confidence has already taken its toll. A miss shot out of focus issue resulting from a mistake on the photographer's part can be easily blamed on the camera's "fixed" firmware. Too bad... I shot with it for a short time.. I loved it. I'm waiting for the used ones to hit rock bottom prices or perhaps just get a 1ds MII.
     
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    Yeah, they probably felt pressured to get the camera out the door and just overlooked the AF issue. It's tough to know exactly what they were thinking.
     
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    It also might have been an issue where the people with problems were the loudest. There were probably plenty of shooters who didn't have a problem and didn't voice their opinion as loud as the ones who did have problems.

    A shooter I know, said that one year after he bought his 1D III...it had been in the hands of Canon Service/repair for 250+ days of that year. That was just too much for him.
     
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    Ouch! That would suck!

    But I can't see this camera. You've got a $6,500 with lots more noise and a slightly bigger image than the $3,000 D3. I really question this product. I must be missing something.
     

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