Just after I had written my blog last night telling you that the 1Dmk3 had found a new home in Scotland (kind of coincidental as my old mark2N was sold to a guy in Scotland too), I received a message saying that the new owner was only getting about three shots in four, with the fourth coming up with a yellow flagged error message. After what happened to my work colleague with the 5D, I was wondering if there was a jinx at work.
Now I knew it was fine when it left me so I suggested that a card swap might do the trick.
Happily for me and the new owner, it resolved the issue and I can rest easily again. The card he was using was a Fuji card, and I suspected that it was struggling to keep up with the speed of the camera.
One of the challenges of selling second hand kit I guess.
So onto buying kit.
Wanna know how to get a Canon 1Dmk1V for about £2600 to £2700 ? I was briefly tempted, for about as longs as it takes a 1D to get off five shots, that is.
The Canon UK ebay outlet auctions off its refurbed stock - or B stock as it is known. Now this stuff has been fully factory refurbed and comes with 12 months warranty - so you are in with a good chance, and if it is a dog you can send it back I would guess (Let buyer beware of the Terms and Conditions though - dont take my word for it)
I watched two get sold today for the numbers I said, and there is another one here still with a couple of days to go, although the price it is at at the moment hasnt changed for a few days
It is a mighty bargain if you are prepared to go this route - from a camera that was £4500 less a penny about twelve months ago, if you could get one!!