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Aug 17, 2011 14:24 |  #1

This isn't one of those "which should I buy?" threads! I've got both bodies now.

The 7D is my camera. I just picked up a used 1ds as a backup/second body for a trip to Yellowstone. Figure I'll keep my supertele on the 7D for wildlife and have either my 200L or 35L on the 1ds for closer encounters and/or portraits and landscape. (I'll probably end up selling the 1ds after the trip unless I fall in love with it.)

I just wanted to say WOW. I'd never used a full-frame camera before and I can see now what a difference it makes! Because I do primarily wildlife, I don't see myself switching to FF permanently, but I get it now.

First of all, losing that 1.6x crop extension is a big deal! It's like I've suddenly doubled the size of my kit! I can't believe how wide the 35L really is, as I've only ever used it on a crop sensor.

The other big difference that I was less prepared for (even though I'd read about it) is the difference in depth-of-field. The 35L is f/1.4, which is damn shallow even on a crop body, but holy cow is it shallow on the 1ds!

I can see now that switching from crop to FF involves a steep learning curve. I can also see the allure of having both a crop and FF body in your kit as a way to gain versatility without having to invest in lots of new glass.

Just thought I'd share.


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Aug 17, 2011 14:32 |  #2

That has been pretty much my experience as well with the 7D and 1Ds


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Aug 17, 2011 14:45 |  #3

"WOW!" Was my first word when I first shoot with 5Dc.


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Aug 17, 2011 16:10 |  #4

I would have liked to have added a 1DS Classic to compliment my 7D also but after reading about one member having problems with theirs and Canon telling the customer it's now just an expensive paperweight due to no longer repairing them, I'm holding off until next year and going after a 1DS MII.

If Canon did still service/repair them though I'd have one in a second though.


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Aug 17, 2011 16:15 |  #5

I think it won't be long before the 1DS MII suffers the same fate


1D classic (2x) ~ 1Ds classic ~ 7D ~ S95
Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD ~ EF 50 f/1.8 II ~ EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM ~ EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS ~ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens ~ Tamron SP 17-35mm F2.8-4 ASPH LD ~ Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM

  
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Aug 17, 2011 16:18 |  #6

^ If Canon wont service these older bodies . . . Who can service the 1Ds now?




  
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Aug 17, 2011 16:35 |  #7

1xSHOT wrote in post #12953374 (external link)
^ If Canon wont service these older bodies . . . Who can service the 1Ds now?

Smaller, private services. But i would not buy so old body. 5D classic is about the same price, and it's so popular, that nearly every service will have parts for it for years. And it's better than 1DS in terms of weight, battery durability and image quality (mainly at higher iso-s). It would also work with larger memory cards. ;)


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