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Eos 1D mk1, still usable?

 
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Apr 12, 2010 05:50 |  #1

I have the chance of buying an 1D mk I for not much. I have a lot of manual focus lenses, and the viewfinder is excelent so thats a pluss for me, but is this still a usable camera?




  
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Apr 12, 2010 06:07 |  #2

I would say it depends on what you are used to. It certainly is still a capable camera just not up to speed with todays current lineup.




  
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Apr 12, 2010 06:44 |  #3

Just pop into the 1D Classic Lovers thread and you'll know how happy they all are!




  
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Apr 12, 2010 06:48 |  #4

Quite limited dynamic range and moderate high ISO performance. You can't crop with the 4 megapixels, and the battery life is really short.

Other than that, it's a great camera! But I'm probably selling mine to get a mark IIN soon.




  
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Apr 12, 2010 06:58 |  #5

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Just pop into the 1D Classic Lovers thread and you'll know how happy they all are!


We are happy..:D:D:D:D:D


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Apr 12, 2010 07:05 |  #6

blue9 wrote in post #9978623 (external link)
I have the chance of buying an 1D mk I for not much. I have a lot of manual focus lenses, and the viewfinder is excelent so thats a pluss for me, but is this still a usable camera?


Still very usable IMO, taken Saturday using a 1D Classic and 28~105 lens.


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Apr 12, 2010 07:07 |  #7

Still had mine for a while and loved it. The only thing you need to be aware of is the orig batteries tend to have lost performance but there are loads of third parties which work a treat.

Only reason why I upgraded from the classic was for high ISO.


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Apr 12, 2010 08:39 |  #8

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Sep 19, 2013 15:00 |  #9

I run both 1D mk1 and 1Ds Mk1. I bought the 1D new, with the 1Ds coming from a previous owner (from new) with just 7,500 clicks. The two complement each other perfectly, one being full frame and the other x 1.3, so I run just three lenses: 2.8L 16-35mm Mk1, 1.4 50mm prime, and a 2.8L 70-200mm IS. Yes, you have to frame shots properly on the 1D but where I come from that's part of the skill of composition. I have the picture in my head before I shoot it. Yes, the LCD is rubbish but I never use it, so it's hardly an issue. The 1D has the benefit of X-sync @ 1/500th with my trusty old EX550 Speedlite. Would I change them? Not a chance! The colour quality on these 'old' cameras is unbeatable. They're both used every week and I haven't bought a piece of camera gear since 2007. Why would I?




  
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Sep 19, 2013 15:11 |  #10

Plus, it's a bit of history. The 1D was SO far ahead of it's time, it's amazing. It took Nikon 3 more years to come out a body with equivalent specs! (but still on a smaller APS-C sensor)

Bullet proof design with bullet proof AF and such great color rendition.
I'd enjoy owning one again. (but the stable is pretty full now)


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Sep 19, 2013 15:24 |  #11

The original 1d is what introduced me to the 1d series and right now because of it I am the proud owner of a 1ds miii. There are still times I wished I had never sold my first 1d due to the fact that some of my favorite images were captured with that body. The colors produced with that ccd sensor are some of the best I've ever seen coming from a canon body so I think you're in for a treat the first time you view them on a monitor or in print.


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Sep 21, 2013 00:59 |  #12

Still using a 1D with 140000 clicks and a 1dS with 35000 on the clock ,both great image makers and very capable even at 10 yrs old. I would far rather use these than the 400D and 450D I have .
The controls take some getting used to and high ISO is not that great but the auto focus is WOW.


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Sep 21, 2013 07:13 |  #13

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