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Feb 08, 2011 17:45 |  #1

Thinking about getting a 2nd body and the 1DIIn comes to mind. My reasons for this move:

1. EF lens mount
2. Better high ISO images (compared to my 1Ds I). Prefer to shoot around ISO 800-1000.
3. Sharing same controls, batteries, etc as my 1Ds

A few lens are on the way: 16-35L II and either a 135L or a 70-200L f/4 (leaning towards the 135L).

Will be shooting cars, random street photography, some landscapes/buildings and maybe product photography. The UWA is a must for me (sold the 17-40L). I do not need to print anything so a large MB camera isn't a concern for me.

Will the 1DIIn give me the ability to shoot in low light conditions?

Thanks in advance.


edit: I'm also considering the 5Dc as well, it will probably be able to handle higher ISO better than the 1DIIn.


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Feb 09, 2011 05:17 |  #2

I have both the 5D and the 1D2n and i can tell you that there is no difference in the ISO performance IMO.

Either you want a smaller body with slower AF or heavy body with fast AF.

You will notice a difference in wideness between the 5D and 1D but not any discernable differences(again..to me only) in DOF and bokeh. Even if there was, you'd have to be nit-picking to pick up differences in fine details.


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Feb 09, 2011 10:51 |  #3

If you're keeping the 1Ds I then I probably wouldn't recommend the a 5D. I think I would recommend swaping the 5D for a 1Ds.

I don't see why the EF mount matters, all Canons take EF lenses?


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Feb 09, 2011 10:55 |  #4

RobertMang wrote in post #11808582 (external link)
If you're keeping the 1Ds I then I probably wouldn't recommend the a 5D. I think I would recommend swaping the 5D for a 1Ds.

I don't see why the EF mount matters, all Canons take EF lenses?

This is true. I do not know why he is making that stipulation. I suppose so he can weed out Nikon, Pentax, Sony (etc) DSLRs :p


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Feb 11, 2011 19:23 |  #5

zarray wrote in post #11807067 (external link)
I have both the 5D and the 1D2n and i can tell you that there is no difference in the ISO performance IMO.

Either you want a smaller body with slower AF or heavy body with fast AF.

You will notice a difference in wideness between the 5D and 1D but not any discernable differences(again..to me only) in DOF and bokeh. Even if there was, you'd have to be nit-picking to pick up differences in fine details.

one of the reasons i have a 5dc is because of the 'super oof' u get with it! and its probably the one thing thats kept me back from a 1d2, but if u reckon you'd have to nitpick to see the difference i might just get a 1d2! and for the price, a pro camera with decent 1600 sounds pretty good! edit: im trying to get into weddings and may be going to Vanuatu and PNG this year so was thinking of something a bit more rugged..


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Feb 11, 2011 20:01 |  #6

trickydan wrote in post #11825395 (external link)
one of the reasons i have a 5dc is because of the 'super oof' u get with it! and its probably the one thing thats kept me back from a 1d2, but if u reckon you'd have to nitpick to see the difference i might just get a 1d2! and for the price, a pro camera with decent 1600 sounds pretty good! edit: im trying to get into weddings and may be going to Vanuatu and PNG this year so was thinking of something a bit more rugged..

the 1D2 with a 17-40 will serve you well for a weather-sealed travel setup.
Mine has the 24-105 attached most of the time.:)

The 1D should be better suited to weddings for its better AF system.
Most photographers dont frame their subjects at the centre of the image most of the time and this is where the 5D's AF performance will not suffice. The peripheral AF points in the 5D are reliable under decent daylight.

Just a warning on the 1D though, there is a pretty steep learning curve to it with its 2-finger operation. Learning to maneuver around the menus is already a challenge. After that you have an array of AF options to play around with.


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Feb 12, 2011 21:34 |  #7

Just a suggestion but have you considered the 1D3? Far better high ISO than the cameras you suggest, better colour space, far better user interface, better af (despite what the uneducated critics say!). A number of friends/aquaintances of mine have them and find little if anything to criticise about it, it certainly outshines my 5Dc for landscape work. There is a downside, namely you loose some of your UWA performance.
I would suggest you try one and consider selling your two cameras to fund it.
P.S. if you don't crop too much the 1D3 will do excellent A3 prints.
Just a suggestion.

I use the 1D4, *$%£+! expensive! But if there is any way you can stretch to one GO FOR IT!


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