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I just bought a 1D Classic. Would you?

 
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Jun 23, 2010 22:11 |  #16

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Ah, but the Mark II is, right?

What about a Mark IIn?

1D Mark II is also a 1.3x crop. Only bodies with "1Ds" in the 1D series are full frame.

1D Mark IIn is almost the exact same as the non-n. They added a slightly larger screen, picture styles, enhanced the dual-card write system, and enlarged the RAW buffer by about 2 frames. Other then those and maybe another small detail that has slipped my mind, they are the exact same camera.


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Jun 24, 2010 09:35 as a reply to  @ post 10415873 |  #17

Doesn't make sense to me. Why buy a bulky, outdated piece of equipment when there are superior alternatives for the same price? Even a 40D is better all around. It's sort of like buying the top of the line TV released 10 years ago. Yeah, it's probably still good, but does anyone doubt that there are better alternatives out there?




  
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Jun 24, 2010 10:19 |  #18

ingraman wrote in post #10418650 (external link)
Even a 40D is better all around.

Better at some things, sure. Definitely not "all around".




  
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Jun 24, 2010 10:30 |  #19

Yeah, the AF on the 1D will still kill the 40D.


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Jun 24, 2010 10:48 |  #20

The af might kill the 40D, but how many of us are going to be happy with 4MP images? I understand that there is a flipside to that argument, but people who need that sort of focus reaction have probably moved on to greener pastures.




  
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Jun 24, 2010 10:53 |  #21

gonzogolf wrote in post #10419003 (external link)
The af might kill the 40D, but how many of us are going to be happy with 4MP images? I understand that there is a flipside to that argument, but people who need that sort of focus reaction have probably moved on to greener pastures.

4MP really isn't bad, especially if you're doing primarily web uploads and even A2 prints are fine.

The huge downside is the poor ISO performance, it's really tricky to work with it in uncontrollable lighting situations.


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Jun 24, 2010 11:05 |  #22

The ability to tie spot metering (and flash exposure metering) to focus points is the #1 reason that I use 1D cameras. This is a total lifesaver for quick shooting. And definitely an area where the 1D is much more useful than a 40D or other such.




  
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Jun 24, 2010 11:12 |  #23

Cesium wrote in post #10419102 (external link)
The ability to tie spot metering (and flash exposure metering) to focus points is the #1 reason that I use 1D cameras. This is a total lifesaver for quick shooting. And definitely an area where the 1D is much more useful than a 40D or other such.

Nobody in their right mind is arguing a 40D is better than a 1D series camera in a lot of ways, but when it comes down to finished image the 40D has more in its favor than a 1D classic though.




  
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Jun 24, 2010 11:55 |  #24
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Just bought a 1D classic!

Well, I just payed for it! Still waiting for it to come. What is the first thing I should inspect on this circa 2000 body? How does one clean a sensor?

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Jun 24, 2010 12:15 as a reply to  @ thesloc's post |  #25

What made you go for the 1D classic over, say, a 5D classic or a a 1Ds classic? Price?


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Jun 24, 2010 12:32 as a reply to  @ mblight's post |  #26
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Price, definitely. Can't afford a 5Dc or 1Ds...yet.

Besides, I can always sell it and buy more equipment.


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Jun 24, 2010 14:14 |  #27

Thats going to go great with you 28-80!! If i was you i still wouldnt sell that thing...You'll see once you start taking pics with it on your 1D!


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Jun 24, 2010 14:52 as a reply to  @ Combatmedic870's post |  #28
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Hell yes. :)


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Jun 26, 2010 23:00 as a reply to  @ thesloc's post |  #29
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Anybody know what type of CF is compatible with this bish?

The manual says CF I and II, and I'm a bit confused on the format that this card accepts (FAT16 vs 32).

Can I use 8GB CF cards on this?


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Jun 26, 2010 23:26 |  #30

1D will not read FAT cards and they must be formatted in camera - about 1.5 GB max, regardless of the actual capacity of the card.

1Dii and newer use FAT, but i'm not sure what the max supported card is for the 1D II - I'll find out when it arrives in the mail :)


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