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Canon EOS 1DS Mk III (Body Only) £3999.00 @ Jessops
Canon EOS 1DS Mk III (Body Only) £3999.00 @ Jessops

Canon EOS 1DS Mk III (Body Only) £3999.00 @ Jessops

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Another one for the pros... As well as offering the EOS 1D at a lowest ever price Jessops are offering the 21 Megapixel EOS 1DS Mark III at a lowest ever price.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
Often in life you dont get a second chance. Apply that to the business of taking pictures and this camera is designed to make sure the moment is always recorded.
Delivers high quality, full-frame resolution with effective noise reduction, built-in dust protection and cleaning, and a rugged build quality. For anything from billboards to weddings, look no further.

* 21.1 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS Sensor
* DiGiC III Image Processors
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* Huge 3.0" fine detail LCD Screen

25 Comments

Wait for the cries of "you can get a Fuji for a fraction of the price" posts! All I can say is I WANT ONE!!!!

You can get a Fuji for a fraction of the price!

But seriously, while this is a really nice camera, you need the glass (lenses) to really get any decent use out of it. Personally, I'd go for a Nikon D300 and spend the saved £2.5k on a better flash and a couple of pro lenses.

Bodies are the "cheap" bit of photography. Their values drop like new cars (except the rarely plateau). Don't buy too far out your range or you'll be really cheesed off in two years time when they're releasing the upgrade and you can't get half the money back from this body.

Conversely, lenses can hold their value really well. Perversely I've got a lens is worth more than its original RRP. Investing in good glass is better than buying a supersnazzy body with no great lenses to use on it.

And allow £200+ a year to insure a body like this.

i agree with
OliWarner
nicely put ......

this is surely not for everyone oli..when some of us can afford to buy a 5dm2 and some decent lenses there is always others who may afford 1dsm3 accompanying with 400mm f2.8 lens for instance

ezak2211;7459985

this is surely not for everyone oli..when some of us can afford to buy a … this is surely not for everyone oli..when some of us can afford to buy a 5dm2 and some decent lenses there is always others who may afford 1dsm3 accompanying with 400mm f2.8 lens for instance



OliWarner got this 99% right as far as I can see

They 1% exception being a 50D + Glass instead of going to the Dark Side :whistling:

The golden rule is to invest in glass, I, like him, have lenses which are still worth what I paid for them years on

You're far better starting off with a basic body, then spending up on glass, untill your skills reach a level where you will benefit from upgrading

Put a 10D in the hands or a skilled user, and a 1DS in the hands of a beginner, and I guarantee
the skilled users shots will be better 99% of the time

For a quick video which demonstrates what you can do with practice, skill and a very average piece of equipment have a look at this ]http//ww…nd0 kindly supplied by the fine folks at Top Gear :thumbsup:

You're much better off investing some time in learning techniques, especially in understanding how the human brain actually assembles an image, rather than buying a camera which is loaded with features you don't understand

When it comes to SLR's, they are only ever as good as the brain behind them

Just my two cents for what it's worth :?

Hot deal though, now wishing I'd already sold mine :oops:

perfer my Praktica lol

Voting HOT simply because this is so damned expensive for a camera - might be cheap for what it is - but I'm sure cold votes will hit soon and i want to get some heat on it before they kill it.

J

Plus the double 8% cashback from Quidco at the moment! :thumbsup:

That's £319.92 cashback!!

rolandscull;7468371

Plus the double 8% cashback from Quidco at the moment! :thumbsup:That's … Plus the double 8% cashback from Quidco at the moment! :thumbsup:That's £319.92 cashback!!



D'oh just noticed Quidco doesn't include DSLR's. :oops:

Eben though their web banner says "Sale of the day Jessops cashback DOUBLED to 8% plus SALE now on! Get the Canon EOS 450D body - was £449, NOW £379. While stocks last! ]Go to deal"

Confusing!

If I had one of these, I would have loads of L lenses to go with it.
D300 is not even in the same league.

123tylerjames;7459511

i agree with OliWarner nicely put ......

I'm not trading down my Hasselblad for anyone.

If I bought that and lost it I'd cry. I was offered a studio flat that in Portugal that needed a little work for close to that price.

Voted COLD...you can get a disposable camera for 3 quid.

No stock anywhere I can find...

I have an old 350d and am looking at going down the 'invest in good glass' route, rather than by a new Canon.

I currently have just the bundled kit lens and a Sigma 18-200 lens, that is fine but sadly is not the IS version that came out the following year which would probably help my camera shake!

Which lenses are worth buying in people's opinion?

i don`t think that someone who is thinking of spending 4k on a body needs any advise on glass.

@luvadealme
I guess it depends on what sort of pictures you're going for.. landscapes, portrait shots etc

The first lens i ever bought (to accompany my 450D) was a 'nifty fifty' (proper name: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II). It'll cost you around £60 second hand (sign up to talkphotograpy.com and keep an eye on the sales forum as they come up quite often). It is extremely sharp and generally used for portrait pics.

Lens buying is very addictive though - be warned

Photography is certainly an expensive business.
Enjoying a 16mb preview image from the Canon site to see what I'm missing out on :-D

yep have heard good things about the 50, I guess am quite a lazy photographer which is why I currently have the 18-200, can you recommend an IS version of this with similar ranges?

Well .. its cheaper than a house so. HOT!

Is this better than a pin-hole camera?

luvadealme;7468690

I have an old 350d and am looking at going down the 'invest in good … I have an old 350d and am looking at going down the 'invest in good glass' route, rather than by a new Canon.I currently have just the bundled kit lens and a Sigma 18-200 lens, that is fine but sadly is not the IS version that came out the following year which would probably help my camera shake!Which lenses are worth buying in people's opinion?



If you're looking for some good quality glass at a reasonable price keep an eye out for the

Canon EF 28-105mm 3.5-4.5 , has proper ring USM and pretty good image/build quality for the money, don't confuse this lens with the newer 28-105mm 4.5-5.6

Canon EF 50mm 1.8 nifty fifty is possibly one of their best value lenses, Warning prime lenses can be addictive

Canon EF 100-300mm 4.5-5.6 is a slightly higer quality version of the popular EF 75-300mm, it has proper ring USM, and better build quality

These lenses plus the 18-55mm you allready have will give you a nicely balanced little kit.

If you can find them seconhand at the right prices they will hold their value untill you are ready to move on to Luxury glass
They also have the added advantage of all being EF lenses, so if you upgrade bodies in the future, these will still be compatible

Hope this helps

Wow thanks for the detailed post, what sort of prices should I expect to pay for these?

luvadealme;7469576

Wow thanks for the detailed post, what sort of prices should I expect to … Wow thanks for the detailed post, what sort of prices should I expect to pay for these?



It's probably best if you have a browse in your local camera stores or on Ebay to get some idea on prices, if buying via the Ebay route make sure you always ask for confirmation that the lens works 100%, is free from fungus, dust, and scratches

It also doesn't hurt to ask them to email a photo shot with the lens stopped right down, so you can check for the above yourself

I usually flick of my lenses on there when they are getting a bit tired, and it's amazing how many people don't ask these basic questions, it is an auction folks Buyer Beware

If you need any info on Canon DSLR's, lenses, techniques, check out the Canon Digital Forums here]http//ph…um/

It's a very useful forum, with a good mixture of Photog's from all different levels

A few people who spend more time on the forum or pixel peeping than actually taking photos, but easily made up for by some very knowledgeable people

If you take half an hour to get used to the search function, you will find the answer to almost any question, and will probably get a warmer response that you would if your first post starts with " What lens .... "
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