The only guarantees in life are death and taxes they say right? Well, it couldnt be more true than with my old Canon 1d mk3, I killed it, but I didnt pay taxes on it when I bought it new since it was a business purchase, so one out of two isn’t bad here. Unfortunately one of my old workhorses met its demise recently while shooting a job for Red Bull. It was a subtle death, it happened so fast and I almost didnt notice it. Puzzled as i was at the discovery of the issue, it turns out that I, at the time was one of only one or two other camera owners that had discovered the achilles heel of todays modern digital sensors. All it took was a millisecond exposure to an intense green laser while using the live view function on the camera. That sent the CMOS into a coronary and that was it. Estimate from Canon, $2000 to repair. Being that I bought the body a couple of years earlier and it served as more of a backup for my 1ds mk3, I opted to send it on its way. Insurance covered it, and I put the funds toward a new Canon 5d mk2 which I would find more useful with the added resolution and HD video feature. The 1d served me well when needed, but never was my favorite, the 10 fps was nice, but I often found myself throwing out more images out of a burst than I needed. The autofocus has its faults, and the image quality was decent at best. So farewell 1d, thank you for the memories. But look what you can do with 10 fps!…. there were twice as many frames I had to choose from making these two images. The great thing about that body, you’d aim it, spray off a burst, then go back in and pick the frames that worked best.