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Is it worth buying a 1ds?

 
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Apr 04, 2014 09:48 |  #1

Would love to go full frame , 1ds for sale locally for good price, I have only shot crop body and own a rebel and 7d..
Would it be worth going with a older technology full frame..
Would like to go full frame for the dof and clarity I hear you achieve from the larger sensor.
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Apr 04, 2014 09:55 |  #2

If you're shooting in well-lit or controlled lighting environments (landscape or studio), where you can take your time, and shoot as lower ISOs, go for it. The 1Ds is a terrific body, but it is slower than today's newer cameras.

Writes to the card are slow, the rear display isn't that great, high ISO capability is limited, etc. - but if you're going to stick it on a tripod (or use external lighting), you can't go wrong.




  
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Apr 04, 2014 13:12 |  #3

Do you want the pro body? How about a 5d mk2 or newer?


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Apr 04, 2014 14:24 |  #4

I'd go for a 5Dc before a 1Ds.


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Apr 04, 2014 14:39 |  #5

raptor3x wrote in post #16809973 (external link)
I'd go for a 5Dc before a 1Ds.

Yep, or a 1DS2 if it's in budget.


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Apr 04, 2014 17:36 as a reply to  @ nellyle's post |  #6

Only reason I mention the 1ds is because someone is asking a cheap price and for full frame the cheapest I seen locally for me was a 5dc and it was 600.00 Canadian, this 1ds is cheaper then that...


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Apr 04, 2014 17:41 |  #7

Ishoot4fun wrote in post #16810385 (external link)
Only reason I mention the 1ds is because someone is asking a cheap price and for full frame the cheapest I seen locally for me was a 5dc and it was 600.00 Canadian, this 1ds is cheaper then that...

Take the 5Dc, u'll be far happier




  
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Apr 04, 2014 18:27 |  #8

If you can stay at iso 400 or lower and don't mind the slow write speed to card and small rear lcd then you'll be quite impressed with even the very old 1ds. That ff image quality is very good coming out of that sensor.

Be warned though that you'll be smitten by the ff bug after seeing the images these sensors produce.


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Apr 05, 2014 08:18 |  #9

My first full frame camera was a 1DS with just under 6K shots that was being sold locally at a very good price (like your situation). It allow me to get into FF cheaply and to have some fun while not breaking the bank. My previous cameras were the X0D series. As mentioned before, it is not a fast writing camera like today's models but as a learning tool, it was great. I learned that I liked the 1D series cameras and ended up buying a 1DS3 later on. 4 years later, the 1DS still does the job for me and it is being converted to a dedicated IR camera. I would say if you want it and can afford it, buy it. You can always sell it later if you don't like it. The 1DS series are great in my book.


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Apr 05, 2014 10:36 |  #10

Kind of depends on how cheap, are the batteries still good, & do you have access to an older computer with Firewire in case you want to re set things like Owner's name & Personal Functions. The 1Ds is hard on batteries so if they are old they won't last very long in use.


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Apr 05, 2014 12:03 |  #11

If I am not mistaken, 1Ds sensor is not CMOS


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Apr 05, 2014 12:45 |  #12

tongki wrote in post #16811757 (external link)
If I am not mistaken, 1Ds sensor is not CMOS

It is, it's the original 1D that was CCD.


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