on 1 October 2011
I had a trusty 40D for a couple of years until I tested the 1D Mk III at the Rutland Bird Fair in 2010. The 10 frame burst mode for shooting birds and other wildlife and live sports) is awesome. The lack of noise right up to ISO 6400 is amazing too. If you can find a reasonably priced (@£1200) used body from a pro, who's upgrading to the MK IV for instance - go for it!