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70D vs 1D Mk 2 (?)

 
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Feb 17, 2014 11:31 |  #1

I know there are 1,000 threads of this type but I have a very specific choice about which I'd like the informed opinions of you people.

On a lark I bought 1 1D Mk 2 (well used) last November. I seriously enjoyed it BUT, being well used, it died about a month ago so basically I got a 3 month rental for $400.00 LOL.

Anyway, I bought a used 1D Mk 2 N from Adorama but, unfortunately, it has to go back since the AF isn't functioning properly. No problem there, Adorama sent me an RMA form and return label within 6 minutes of my speaking with Customer Service.

I really did fall in love with the 1D series but I'm also considering a 70D (likely through Canon Loyalty). Obviously the used 1D series will be 50-60% of the price of a 70D and I don't care a whit about video, which I can do with my T3i if really necessary. However, I'm curious about the real life performance of the 70D and the technological differences with the older 1D Mk 2.

Opinions anyone? Anyone familiar with real life on both cameras??

It's my decision and I won't blame anyone else if I screw up. I would just appreciate the consult.


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Feb 17, 2014 12:11 |  #2

Trade in the 1D2 at the Canon USA refurbed shop and get hundreds more off on a refurbed 5D3. You have to call them to arrange the extra credit for the trade in. For my wife I traded in an old Canon film SLR and got a great deal on her 5D3


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Feb 17, 2014 12:25 |  #3

I think it's better to sell the 1D2 (even for parts), then pickup a broken Canon P&S on Ebay ($10) then using that for the CLP.
Or is there something that I don't know about (like Canon paying used market value for an old DSLR when you "trade" it in?)


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Feb 17, 2014 13:39 |  #4

MCAsan wrote in post #16696320 (external link)
Trade in the 1D2 at the Canon USA refurbed shop and get hundreds more off on a refurbed 5D3. You have to call them to arrange the extra credit for the trade in. For my wife I traded in an old Canon film SLR and got a great deal on her 5D3


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Thanks. That's not a bad idea at all. I'm returning the 1D2 N but I have the bricked 1D2 to send to CLP.


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Feb 17, 2014 18:55 as a reply to  @ Bilsen's post |  #5

I'm also in love with the 1d series!

I had the 1d mark2 and after getting rid of my 7d I've bought a 1d mark 3 which is such a great camera!

Of course the 70d is also a great camera, but if you just want to take pictures and you have a t3i for video, I would go for the 1d series everytime. In my opinion the 1d series is a totally different kind of kamera, very sensitive autofocus, and extremely short shutter blackout time, or viewfinder blackout time, thats more correctly I think..:)


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Feb 17, 2014 19:30 |  #6

Thanks eos.


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Feb 17, 2014 19:33 |  #7

Given your potrait/glam work why not a full frame camera?




  
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Feb 18, 2014 02:27 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #8

If you just want a toy to try why not a 1ds classic? It came onto the market in 2001, ISO range from 100-1250 but a nice viewfinder and full frame. I don't know what the price actually is, especially in dollars..

I have a 1d3 and i am more than lucky but can't get full frame out of my mind.:)


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Feb 18, 2014 04:12 |  #9

Bilsen wrote in post #16696533 (external link)
Thanks. That's not a bad idea at all. I'm returning the 1D2 N but I have the bricked 1D2 to send to CLP.

Its better to sell your 1d2 for parts, then pick up a $10 broken point and shoot, then use that for CLP. Also I don't believe the 70d is available yet in the Canon return store.


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Feb 18, 2014 04:15 |  #10

eos-shooter wrote in post #16698206 (external link)
If you just want a toy to try why not a 1ds classic? It came onto the market in 2001, ISO range from 100-1250 but a nice viewfinder and full frame. I don't know what the price actually is, especially in dollars..

I have a 1d3 and i am more than lucky but can't get full frame out of my mind.:)

FF is going to give you so very little over the 1d3.


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Feb 18, 2014 05:00 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #11

Teamspeed: in another thread I'm asking for a bokeh comparison between apsh and ff. I will go for the 135 f2L and the bokeh looks amazing on ff. But..is there a visible difference on apsh?


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Feb 18, 2014 07:14 |  #12

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Teamspeed: in another thread I'm asking for a bokeh comparison between apsh and ff. I will go for the 135 f2L and the bokeh looks amazing on ff. But..is there a visible difference on apsh?

Bokeh, the look of oof object/highlights, is dependent on the lens. The dof, amount of area in seeming focus, is a combination of things: enlargement factor of sensor to final output, focal lenth , aperture, etc. Apsh doesn't change this much, being only a 1.3 crop.


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eos-shooter wrote in post #16698324 (external link)
Teamspeed: in another thread I'm asking for a bokeh comparison between apsh and ff. I will go for the 135 f2L and the bokeh looks amazing on ff. But..is there a visible difference on apsh?

Dont confuse bokeh (the quality of blur) with DOF and background blur.




  
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Feb 18, 2014 11:11 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #14

Well you are right gonzo. What I meant was background blur..
Sorry my English is not the best..
I know that bokeh is a skill of the lens.


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Feb 18, 2014 12:13 |  #15

I've never used a 1D series, but for what it's worth, Bsmooth is posting in my thread on the 70D and says the results seem better than his 1D Mark II can get for BIF. Feel free tolook through the thread for my own real world experience.


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