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Old 3rd of January 2007 (Wed)   #1
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Default Currently 5D, is it worth it to get 1Ds MKII-III

I am no proffesional, but I love my photography and I want to ask anyone who has had a 5D or owns a 1Ds-MKII ,is it worth getting the 1Ds-MKII or ... what I am really thinking of ,a 1Ds-MKIII? (the mark has not come out yet so there is no point asking about it).

What advantages do you personaly see over the 5D ,purely from a photo quality perspective? And is it worth getting getting it in your oppinion just for those advantages? (I don't care about the weather seals, however it would also be a handy feature)

Another reason is the fact that changing ISO ect, ect can not be done without the lock release.

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Default Re: Currently 5D, is it worth it to get 1Ds MKII-III

I've got both the 5D and the IdsII. I use the 5D more because I personally prefer the smaller size and think its a bit better holding down noise in dark areas. Pictures, especially portraits, seem very smooth.
But the 1DsII focuses much better in low light and for large prints (11 X14 and up) I think I can see the detail difference.
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Default Re: Currently 5D, is it worth it to get 1Ds MKII-III

Thanks Roger. I personaly like the feel of the 1Ds, in my hands the 5D seems a little on the small size, but the size does not really bother me that much.

My main concern is the noise and image quality, but I always try to shoot with low ISO (of couse you can't do that all the time). This makes this a really hard decision. Thanks for the input.
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had the 5D twice. Traded up to the 1dsmk2 each time. I think the noise difference is so nominal there really is none. As far as IQ, think it goes to 1dsmk2. nothing like cropping a shot by half and having 8 mp left!!!
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had the 5D twice. Traded up to the 1dsmk2 each time. I think the noise difference is so nominal there really is none. As far as IQ, think it goes to 1dsmk2. nothing like cropping a shot by half and having 8 mp left!!!
Thankj Dante. This was my initial thoughts on the 1Ds-MKII, hense the reason for the upgrade. I also found that the 5D does not like being croped that much as image quality suffers a bit due to the pixel density on the CMOS. The 30D I once had took croping really well and theoreticaly speaking the noise on a 1Ds should be less than a 30D too? Why I ask is b/c I found that the noise on the 30D not too bad when shot at reasonably high ISO's.
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Default Re: Currently 5D, is it worth it to get 1Ds MKII-III

I am wondering if there isn't a 1Dsmk2n coming in March. Give it the same treatment as the 1Dmk2n....I tried a 5D and just couldn't get excited about the feel of it in my hands...the 1Ds just feels better to me...and perhaps come spring...a 1Dsmk2n will feel the same.
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Default Re: Currently 5D, is it worth it to get 1Ds MKII-III

I used 1Dsmk2 and still that 5D in its box new didn't open yet.
1Dsmk2 faster than 5D, and much better in focus, and i am sure in IQ they both are the same but still 1Dsmk2 higher specially when i want to print larger than 11X14 up to say 24X36.
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I used 1Dsmk2 and still that 5D in its box new didn't open yet.
Sell - then buy the 400L or 300L!!!!!!!!
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I agree!!!
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I used 1Dsmk2 and still that 5D in its box new didn't open yet.
1Dsmk2 faster than 5D, and much better in focus, and i am sure in IQ they both are the same but still 1Dsmk2 higher specially when i want to print larger than 11X14 up to say 24X36.
You say better focus, but in what way? Does the AF give better spot focus? Or is it b/c of the 45 point AF?
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I used 1Dsmk2 and still that 5D in its box new didn't open yet.
1Dsmk2 faster than 5D, and much better in focus, and i am sure in IQ they both are the same but still 1Dsmk2 higher specially when i want to print larger than 11X14 up to say 24X36.
how often is that?

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I am wondering if there isn't a 1Dsmk2n coming in March. Give it the same treatment as the 1Dmk2n....I tried a 5D and just couldn't get excited about the feel of it in my hands...the 1Ds just feels better to me...and perhaps come spring...a 1Dsmk2n will feel the same.
really doubt this. no reason for it.
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You say better focus, but in what way? Does the AF give better spot focus? Or is it b/c of the 45 point AF?
faster and more accurate. the 45 AF points are just gravy!
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how often is that?

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really doubt this. no reason for it.
I would think it would have the same reason as the upgrade to the 1Dmk2n. Bigger LCD stirs people up...they haven't introduced a firmware update to give full feature to the dual card setup...and we can't forget the picture styles.
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