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Sep 23, 2011 07:03 |  #8806

Ziffle wrote in post #13137317 (external link)
need a little assistance.

I am getting a little trash thrown my way that a 7D is better than a 1Dsii in AF.
for wedding shooting in low light, i have found this to be true.

I know ....the 7D better than a 1D camera .... stop the press - pull the plug on the servers!

There was mention the ability for expanded points on 1dsii. From what i read this is for long lens only.
So this does not help much on a 24L or Siggy 50mm F1.4.
90% shoot one shot.

any help would be really appreciated.
I am always up for some learning.


ps. 1) down loaded manual and have read several times. 2) down loaded several recommended setting docs and a white paper on the 1DIII that references the 1Dsii and 1DiiN.
pss. I have shot 4 all day wedding with the 1Dsii (60-70%) - the other 30-40% is with a 7D.
psss. I am not looking for an out right winner here -just want to glean the most out of each tool.

Thanks Mark

I dont own a 1DsII or a 7D but i do own the 1D mark IIN and in my experience all these expanded AF points dont really bring up your % keepers.

What I'd want from a good autofocusing body would be for it to acquire perfect focus, at the focus spot i want. Having expanded AF points only makes things worse by widening the area of contrast detection by the AF sensor.

The zone AF of the 7D sounds cool but then again the "ring of fire" mode on the 1DsII/1D2 should be able to track just as well.

One key point in the AI servo performance on the 1DII/1DsII is the AI Servo tracking sensitivity. 'slowest' seems to have the highest % keepers for me for most types of shooting, except for maybe high speed stuff where one would be shooting at shutter speeds of faster than 1/1000s


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Sep 23, 2011 09:18 |  #8807

inthedeck wrote in post #13149146 (external link)
Thanks guys. Never did quite figure out which I liked better, but, I did favor the B&W one. ;)

Anyone considering switching to a 1Ds3 anytime soon? Just curious. :)

Maybe next year if i can afford it.

It took me 3x 1dsIIs to get a decent one, so now i'm a bit sour on the whole thing. That and i really want the ability to shoot raw to one card and jpgs to another.


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Sep 23, 2011 10:03 |  #8808

Csae wrote in post #13150499 (external link)
Maybe next year if i can afford it.

It took me 3x 1dsIIs to get a decent one, so now i'm a bit sour on the whole thing. That and i really want the ability to shoot raw to one card and jpgs to another.

How come it took you three different 1dsII's before you got the one you liked? What were the most common issues?


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Sep 23, 2011 12:05 |  #8809

They were just busted up, it wasn't something specific to the 1ds II it was just owners who didn't take care of them and marked them as fully functional when they weren't.

As the bodies get older and perhaps pass through multiple owners the chances of this happening increase. My first 1dsII ( i think 1 or 2 years ago) was perfect, but i sold it for a 5d2, which i don't really regret, but i sorta wish i coulda found a body in that same shape.


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Sep 23, 2011 12:35 |  #8810

inthedeck wrote in post #13149146 (external link)
Thanks guys. Never did quite figure out which I liked better, but, I did favor the B&W one. ;)

Anyone considering switching to a 1Ds3 anytime soon? Just curious. :)

not a 1DsIII but maybe a 1DIV.

i will still keep the 1DsII.
it is the buffer that really annoys me.... all else is pretty sweet.


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Sep 23, 2011 12:38 |  #8811

I almost considered selling my wife's 5Dc for a 5d2, but, not sure if that's a wise option. Just means larger files, more hard drive space, etc. Though, I might dig the video aspect of it, with a kid soon to be around. I don't feel I'd trade for a 1ds3 anytime soon. ;)


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Sep 23, 2011 14:49 as a reply to  @ inthedeck's post |  #8812

German engineering at its finest...50 years ago. :lol:


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Sep 23, 2011 20:11 |  #8813

^^Nice piece of gear. Is it a video camera?


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Sep 23, 2011 20:29 |  #8814

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^^Nice piece of gear. Is it a video camera?

Close!

An 8mm film camera...no sound though, from the early 60's. ;)

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Sep 24, 2011 06:13 as a reply to  @ post 13149146 |  #8815

I'm new to the forums, although I registered a while ago.

I've just picked up a used 1Ds Mkii to upgrade from my original 1Ds and it is superb. I use a 1D Mkii for fast stuff (motorsport, airshows etc) and liked the higher resolution screen and speed of processing so thought upgrading my full frame body was the way forward.


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Sep 24, 2011 14:10 |  #8816

One from tonight. There was a nice mix of evening light and clouds tonight combined with a subtle HDR tweak.

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Sep 24, 2011 14:20 as a reply to  @ EWR72's post |  #8817

^^ Cool shot! ;)

I wonder what they're digging for?

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Sep 24, 2011 14:22 |  #8818

Who knows, but I am sure they are going to take as long as they can to finish the job which is how things work around here;)
Liking those product shots you´re putting up. You´ve certainly got a wide range of retro gear that looks pretty cool.


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Sep 24, 2011 14:52 as a reply to  @ EWR72's post |  #8819

Those are hydraulic hammers on the ends of the excavator arms. Normally, they're used to break up rock or concrete (they're kinda like giant jack hammers).


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Sep 24, 2011 15:38 |  #8820

EWR72 wrote in post #13156386 (external link)
Who knows, but I am sure they are going to take as long as they can to finish the job which is how things work around here;)
Liking those product shots you´re putting up. You´ve certainly got a wide range of retro gear that looks pretty cool.

Thanks! I guess I have a bit of a fascination for industrial design and try to bring out the artistry of it in my pictures of them.

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Those are hydraulic hammers on the ends of the excavator arms. Normally, they're used to break up rock or concrete (they're kinda like giant jack hammers).

That makes sense! Thanks for the info! ;)

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