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1Dx or 1Ds Mk 3 for Studio Product

 
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Mar 03, 2013 10:28 |  #1

Hi everyone thanks in advance for your opinions and help.

I have had my 1DS Mark II since they came out around 2005. I recently started getting really wide color temp fluctuations and every few frames I'll just get a blown out image. I had the shutter changed last year and the shop recently told me it was a sensor and board issue. I work as the in house at a branding firm and like any other pro I cant second guess if my camera is going to work when I need it to. I don't shoot people much, I'd say it only comprises of 15% of my work so I would love the opinions of any product shooters who've had more time and experience than me on these systems.

I have had some time with the 1DX at Adorama and love the new AF system and they keep touting the low light performance but I rarely shoot outside of iso 100 so low light performance is the least of my concerns but from what I saw its impressive, really impressive when compared to my 1DS Mark II.

I am stuck on either the 1DS Mark III or 1Dx. I've seen the 1Ds Mark III for around $26-2800 used here in NY and the 1Dx for $6800. Cost really isn't an issue my office will cover 70% of the cost as per our contract, i'm really leaning towards the 1DS Mark III since I can almost get 3 of them in excellent used condition for the price of 1 1Dx.


Again thanks in advance for your time




  
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Mar 03, 2013 10:33 |  #2

I think the autofocus in the 1dx would be overkill for a studio camera. If you are doing only studio work then the 1ds mark iii sounds like a perfect match.


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Mar 03, 2013 12:41 |  #3

Having just reminded myself of the specs of the 1Ds MkIII I think it would be perfectly adequate for your needs. The 1Dx really deserves to have it's features, such as ISO handling and AF system, pushed to make it worth buying rather than just sitting at ISO100 on a tripod.


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Mar 03, 2013 14:50 |  #4

modchild wrote in post #15671953 (external link)
The 1Dx really deserves to have it's features, such as ISO handling and AF system, pushed to make it worth buying rather than just sitting at ISO100 on a tripod.


This ^^^^ !


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Mar 03, 2013 16:47 |  #5

You said it yourself. You hardly shoot past ISO 100. So you would need to grab the 1Ds3 instead.




  
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Mar 03, 2013 17:52 |  #6

Yea I was really trying to justify the 1Dx but it just doesn't make sense to spend almost 3 times more for something that I would never even use to its limits. Well off to the store before work tomorrow to spend their money.

I really wish I didn't have to retire my 1Ds Mark II thats things been a trooper.

thanks again for your time




  
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Mar 03, 2013 20:20 as a reply to  @ Jasony01's post |  #7

Any NIB Canon 1Ds Mark III around there?




  
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Mar 03, 2013 21:05 as a reply to  @ Kaoma's post |  #8

Wow talk about overkill. Under studio tripod environment even a 5dc will be OK.


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Mar 03, 2013 21:08 |  #9

delhi wrote in post #15673580 (external link)
Wow talk about overkill. Under studio tripod environment even a 5dc will be OK.

I was thinking the same thing, why not just get a 5DII?


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Mar 03, 2013 22:10 |  #10

modchild wrote in post #15671953 (external link)
Having just reminded myself of the specs of the 1Ds MkIII I think it would be perfectly adequate for your needs. The 1Dx really deserves to have it's features, such as ISO handling and AF system, pushed to make it worth buying rather than just sitting at ISO100 on a tripod.

No, if anything it should be used by someone who will just use it.

Hardly matters what for.

You can bet your bacon ill use my RZ67 for sports!


If overall studio resolution is needed the D800e is what you want.

At the end of the day, the 35mm package is less than ideal for product shooting, however canons 90mm f2.8 is a compelling reason!


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Mar 03, 2013 23:15 |  #11

delhi wrote in post #15673580 (external link)
Wow talk about overkill. Under studio tripod environment even a 5dc will be OK.

well this is just silly.
The 1DS series the S stands for studio!

Lots of studio shooting is exactly what pushes the MP limit.

Studio shooting was why Canon made the first Full Frame high MP DLSR (nearly 3x more MP than any other camera made at the time) in the first place.


Anyway, back to the OP, 1Ds :-)


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Mar 04, 2013 06:30 |  #12

1Ds 3 all the way.




  
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Mar 04, 2013 07:03 |  #13

Why not a 5D3?


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Mar 04, 2013 07:31 |  #14

Either 1Ds or 5DII or III. IQ is about the same and you do not need all the bells and whistles of the 1Dx do you?


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