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26th of December 2001 (Wed), 06:50
Greetings- I'm new to photography, I've only been playing around with it for 2 years, but I feel I've got a good eye for the hobby. I've had zero help up to this point which leads me here. I've never used film, so my only reference is my Nikon 990 and a Sony from two years ago. I'm looking to get an EOS1-D in February and have been reading everything I can find written about it. My big question is: Has noise been reduced in the higher model cameras? It is not often that I would require leaving the shutter open 2 or more seconds, but it would be nice if I could for the random storm or a meteor shower. My Nikon can be set for 8 seconds, however, the noise renders the shot useless.
Thanks for any advice!
26th of December 2001 (Wed), 07:02
I think you should better read this review through very carefully before buying:
27th of December 2001 (Thu), 03:53
Well, the horizontal banding effect depicted in one of the hockey shots is quite disturbing and I would think that this is mechanically tied to the camera, not something a firmware update could fix. Overall this seems to be the best choice on the market for a versital camera. Unfortunately I didn't read anything regarding the "lag time" from when the button is depressed and the shutter is actually released. This was a real problem on my Nikon 990. However, since I'm a novice, the review probably mentioned this and I didn't catch it due to the lingo used.
Thanks for the reply.
27th of December 2001 (Thu), 05:30
Unfortunately I didn't read anything regarding the "lag time" from when the button is depressed and the shutter is actually released. This was a real problem on my Nikon 990. However, since I'm a novice, the review probably mentioned this and I didn't catch it due to the lingo used.
You're right there does not seem to be measurements, but page http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1d/page12.asp says:
"It feels and shoots like a film SLR without film (ie. no delay)"
I'm sure that you can affect shutter delay times by choosing different custom functions related to focusing and light metering as in D30.
27th of December 2001 (Thu), 06:41
As someone new to photography, why do you need to get a 1D ? I would recommend starting with a G2. Take about 5000 shots, then get a D30.
The 1D is very expensive and is not a consumer level camera. It was made to take the abuses of the professional field photographer.
If you already have some nice Canon lenses, the D30 is the way to go now. Check out what many have done with the D30 (like Pekka, Fred Miranda, Don Cohen, Ron Kramer www.houseofphotography.com, www.dphotoonline.com, jansanders.com, roger cavanaugh, etc - many others worth mentioning too !!)
You say you have an eye for photography. Great! Post some or post a link to your gallery. We would enjoy seeing them.
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