smythie wrote in post #13341896
I resist because all of the APS sized options that provide a resolution and ISO improvement and don't involve a backwards technology step in usability over my 40D are priced out of my justification range.
- A 1Ds2 is another option but ISO-wise I'm not sure if it is going to be worth the money for me and there is also physical size (it's bad enough dealing with the impression the 40D creates over a P&S, let alone a 1 series) and useability issues. Cost more than the 5D...- 1D2n doesn't offer any resolution improvement.
- A 1Ds is an intriguing option for me at the moment. They go for doable (for me) prices at the moment. I'm just not convinced it is going to give me anything that much better than the 40D does. Certainly not enough to warrant investing in the experiment IMO.
the 1D2 is a great camera, I used one side my side, usually one in each hand with a 7D. sometimes, if i wanted a LOT of shots of a really fast sequence, id hold the 7d on top of the 1D2(turned upside down) and fire away. it may sound dumb, but in practice it was pretty cool to be able to really catch the action. besides, two different sensors, two different ''look and feel''s
the 1Ds2 im sure would be a real kick @ss camera. ive never used nor seen one. but if i had the money at the time, I would have purchased one over the next subject....
I purchased this camera, thinking it would be a 1 series camera, real fast. Nope. its slow, slow to turn on, slow to operate, slow to do just about anything with- except autofocus in good light. the low light performance of a how old camera? yeah its not brilliant... but if you use a fast lens... IE a 50mm, the AF is fine enough(and always better than a 5Dc, period.)
the 1Ds1 should be regarded in 2010(and forward) terms of technology as a film camera with adjustable ISO on the fly.
Really, the files from the 1Ds1, look a little muddled sometimes, those are big photosites, but I have yet to see a camera that really yields the film feeling, with out actually shooting film.
even shooting with the cheapo 50mm/1.8 is magic.
Now that all being said. THE ONE LENS I on the 7D that has given me a close approximation to that magical film feeling is the sigma 30mm F1.4.
Honestly, I should have purchased that lens when I first started. but i knew nothing about photography and was just happy with having purchased a 7D as my first camera.
LOOKING back, I would have bought the 7D(sans kit) and the sigma 30mm and NOT have looked back.