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Studio/Portrait/Street shooting: 5DMII or 1DsMII?

 
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Oct 29, 2011 20:18 |  #1

I'm looking for a second body, and I need a camera that excels in portraits on a studio setting while also very good for street shooting. Skin tone and dynamic range are also a big deal to me.


Which body would you recommend, the 5DMII or 1DSMII?




  
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Oct 30, 2011 19:10 |  #2

Go for a 5DM2. a 1DSMII is more for sports IMHO.


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Oct 30, 2011 21:27 |  #3

They are both wonderful, but I am partial to the 1series cameras, so I say the 1dsii will suit you best overall.


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Oct 30, 2011 23:06 |  #4

For studio, subjects don't move much so I'd go for the 5d mkii.


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Oct 31, 2011 00:38 |  #5

For studio work, the 5d mark II will be better!


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Oct 31, 2011 18:22 |  #6

The 1DSmk3 is obviously a better camera for what you list, but the price tag which comes along with it may make it unsat for you.


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Oct 31, 2011 18:42 |  #7
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splitfyre wrote in post #13329896 (external link)
Go for a 5DM2. a 1DSMII is more for sports IMHO.

Ya know what's funny? The s in Ds stands for studio.


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Nov 01, 2011 09:17 |  #8

At least when a mugger tries to take your camera, with the 1D series you have a legitimate weapon to fight them off with.


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Nov 01, 2011 11:31 |  #9

The OP is asking about the 1Ds Mark II, not the Mark III. Used copies of the 2004 Mark II are about the same price as a new 5DII.

I'd definitely go with 5D Mark II.... It's much more suitable as a street camera.... Both would be quite viable as studio and portrait cameras, but 5DII still wins for a number of reasons... As a 2008 model, it's a couple generations newer and a lot more up-to-date.

For other reasons, please see this thread that's making exactly the same comparisons:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1110226


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