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Should I get 5DII or keep my 1DsII?

 
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Mar 26, 2009 08:02 |  #1

I am a 1Ds Mark II user. Should I sell the 1DsII and buy 5D Mark II?
Spec on 5DII seem to be superior than 1DsII but is it worth to change? Has anyone moved from 1DsII to 5DII?
Any suggestion will be appreciated. ^^


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Mar 26, 2009 11:26 |  #2

Yes, it is worth, i don't have 5D MarkII but i have 1Ds MarkIII, and 1Ds MarkIII significantly is better than 1Ds MarkII, and many stated that 5D MarkII can be equal or better than 1Ds MarkIII in IQ.


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Mar 26, 2009 13:36 |  #3

I would say keep the 1-series. I have a 1Ds MkII and I would have to say that the image quality is right in there with my 1DMkIII. One thing to remember even if the 5D2 has slightly better IQ than the 1Ds2 it is still a prosumer camera body. It does not have the build quality, weather sealing, etc that your 1DsII has. Also the 1DsII will have a faster more accurate AF than the 5D2. Better IQ on OOF shots does you no good.


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Mar 26, 2009 13:38 |  #4

I had a 5D2.
I would keep your 1DS2.


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Mar 26, 2009 13:42 |  #5

Well, if I had the 1DsMKII, I'd keep it.


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Mar 26, 2009 13:47 |  #6

I have both and I'm not seeing any big difference in IQ. High ISO is better on the 5D2 but that isn't real important to me, and I seriously doubt I would ever try the video. I'm still trying different things with the 5D2 to decide whether I'll keep it long term, or not. My 1Ds2 isn't going anywhere until the 1Ds3 comes way down in price, and then I'll jump over to one of them.


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Mar 26, 2009 13:50 as a reply to cicopo's post |  #7

Depends on your needs really. The 5D mark II has the best image quality and better low light performance. Otherwise, the 1Ds Mark II is better IMO. The old menu system can be kind of frustrating from what I hear, but I wouldn't mind getting a chance to find out. :)


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Mar 26, 2009 13:52 |  #8

AdamLewis wrote in post #7603890external link
I had a 5D2.
I would keep your 1DS2.

Adam, why did you end up ditching the 5D2? And what did you ditch it for?


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Mar 26, 2009 22:59 as a reply to Perry Ge's post |  #9

Do you need high ISO on a regular basis?

Its certainly not a switch I would make, but my uses may be different than yours.


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Mar 26, 2009 23:36 |  #10

mspringfield wrote in post #7603864external link
I would say keep the 1-series. I have a 1Ds MkII and I would have to say that the image quality is right in there with my 1DMkIII. One thing to remember even if the 5D2 has slightly better IQ than the 1Ds2 it is still a prosumer camera body. It does not have the build quality, weather sealing, etc that your 1DsII has. Also the 1DsII will have a faster more accurate AF than the 5D2. Better IQ on OOF shots does you no good.


100% agree...look at the whole system. Not just IQ.


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Mar 27, 2009 00:02 as a reply to silvex's post |  #11

there really is nothing like shooting a 1D series but shooting with a 1D series model. with high ISO performance aside (if that is not a determining factor for you), the 1D is ergonomically sound. while the 1Ds II is a bit on the heavy side in respect to the newer batteries used in the newer models such as the 1Ds III and the 1D III, there is a certain "peace at mind" that comes with owning a model from the 1D series (outside the 1D III AiSERVO issues which still plague some users) that really is serene.

personally, i do not fancy the skimp VF coverage of the 5D series and would absolutely adore having a 1Ds of any Mark with that being a significant determining factor based on my personal preferences.


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Mar 27, 2009 01:58 |  #12
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I would sell just because it has alot of great new features and it's a great alternative to a newer FF... But then again, do you need the AF,FPS,build, and weather sealing? I don't , because I shoot mainly portraits in a controlled environment.


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Mar 27, 2009 02:00 as a reply to Rebel450D_Addict's post |  #13

Yep Id stick with the 1series as well.


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Mar 27, 2009 04:01 |  #14

mspringfield wrote in post #7603864external link
I would say keep the 1-series. I have a 1Ds MkII and I would have to say that the image quality is right in there with my 1DMkIII. One thing to remember even if the 5D2 has slightly better IQ than the 1Ds2 it is still a prosumer camera body. It does not have the build quality, weather sealing, etc that your 1DsII has. Also the 1DsII will have a faster more accurate AF than the 5D2. Better IQ on OOF shots does you no good.

There are two aspects to this quote:

1. prosumer camera body
2. faster more accurate AF

Frankly, at least with this group, isn't point one irrelevant? Just think about this thread and all of the threads pertaining to should I go from a 40 to 50D; should I go from 50D to 5D2; should I have both the 50D and the 5D2 (that's my question); and should I go from the 5D2 to the 1 series.

Hey guys, hardly anyone is keeping a camera long enough - unless you intend to have a museum piece - to worry about the extra build quality. Is anyone really going to wear out a 5D2 before they replace it with a 5D3, 4 et cetera? I don't think so!

I think the real issue to consider is no.2: faster more accurate AF.

Those who understand that nuance - please teach us!

Why does the 1 series with the DIGIC III have a faster AF than the 50D with the DIGIC IV? What other questions should we be asking about faster more accurate AF?

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Mar 27, 2009 04:26 |  #15

Luvntravln wrote in post #7608405external link
There are two aspects to this quote:

1. prosumer camera body
2. faster more accurate AF

Frankly, at least with this group, isn't point one irrelevant? Just think about this thread and all of the threads pertaining to should I go from a 40 to 50D; should I go from 50D to 5D2; should I have both the 50D and the 5D2 (that's my question); and should I go from the 5D2 to the 1 series.

Hey guys, hardly anyone is keeping a camera long enough - unless you intend to have a museum piece - to worry about the extra build quality. Is anyone really going to wear out a 5D2 before they replace it with a 5D3, 4 et cetera? I don't think so!

I think the real issue to consider is no.2: faster more accurate AF.

Those who understand that nuance - please teach us!

Why does the 1 series with the DIGIC III have a faster AF than the 50D with the DIGIC IV? What other questions should we be asking about faster more accurate AF?

Thanks,

for those who go on safaris, live in Dubai or often shoot where there increment weather, build quality is real consideration.

also, the newest models of the 1D line have dual DIGIC III processors, not just one processor.


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