Spider Plants on Barb Wires -- 1D III & EF 100mm f2.8L Macro. Click for larger.
Every so often I would question if some of the gears I bought are sensible purchases and the answer often is no. I can give many examples, but it may be too long for this post :) One such item is the 1D III. I really, really like this camera. The later version of this camera that had the sub mirror fixed in factory do not seem to exhibit focus problems. At least not with the one I have. But, I only use this camera a handful of times a year. The NEX-5/5N gets the most use the 1D III only gets used when I need auto focus, like my kids sporting events. I justified it by telling myself that when I need a camera to do AF work, get the best that I could afford.
The RAW files from the 1D III is so beautiful. There are so much details available event in ISO 3200 and ISO 1600 is very very clean and I would not hesitate to use. I would say at ISO 3200, the 1D III is better than the Sony NEX-5N. The pixels are bigger in the 1D III, but it's almost five year old!
If only it were smaller and lighter. I would carry it everywhere!