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1D Mk II or 1D Mk IIN

 
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Mar 25, 2015 05:16 |  #1

Tricky one I think. To be used for sports photography, so shooting JPEG is a priority.
I can get a MkII for £100 less than a N. Would it be an upgrade compared to my 50D??
I am considering a 1D Mk III but the AF issues on early models is a concern.

Any opinions??
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Mar 25, 2015 09:23 |  #2

I have not used a Mark II, I have a IIn and a 1Ds II.

I believe the LCD screen on the IIn is larger, and it has a larger buffer. The transfer rates for an 8mp body are blistering when compared to today's large files, a real plus when in the media center and meeting deadlines. I have printed 16" x 20" and have no reservations about quality.

The interface on both is old school (everything is a two handed operation) but I got used to it very quickly, and transition between my 7d seamlessly. The 1 series are built like tanks and I really like the weather sealing.

I think you would like either body. The IIn is a fun camera, if you can swing the extra cash I would go that way.

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Mar 25, 2015 09:57 |  #3

I was in your situation a few months back and I ended up going with the 1dIIn. I agree with LARAB the two handed operation takes a bit to get used to, but you do get used to it. I came from a 7d original. I will say the only thing I really truly miss from the newer cameras is auto iso. There are times when I find I wish I could just have the camera pick, specially with a heavy tele lens and having to hold 2 buttons to change.

Everything said I do not regret getting the IIn, but I am considering saving to pickup a 7d2 for times I need more reach and higher iso. Good luck in your decision, sorry I cant speak on the original 1dii. Just make sure you can get by with the max iso of 1600. I personally do not have a problem using it at 1600 and find the noise more than manageable.


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LARAB wrote in post #17491197 (external link)
I have not used a Mark II, I have a IIn and a 1Ds II.

I believe the LCD screen on the IIn is larger, and it has a larger buffer. The transfer rates for an 8mp body are blistering when compared to today's large files, a real plus when in the media center and meeting deadlines. I have printed 16" x 20" and have no reservations about quality.

The interface on both is old school (everything is a two handed operation) but I got used to it very quickly, and transition between my 7d seamlessly. The 1 series are built like tanks and I really like the weather sealing.

I think you would like either body. The IIn is a fun camera, if you can swing the extra cash I would go that way.

-Brian


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I was in your situation a few months back and I ended up going with the 1dIIn. I agree with LARAB the two handed operation takes a bit to get used to, but you do get used to it. I came from a 7d original. I will say the only thing I really truly miss from the newer cameras is auto iso. There are times when I find I wish I could just have the camera pick, specially with a heavy tele lens and having to hold 2 buttons to change.

Everything said I do not regret getting the IIn, but I am considering saving to pickup a 7d2 for times I need more reach and higher iso. Good luck in your decision, sorry I cant speak on the original 1dii. Just make sure you can get by with the max iso of 1600. I personally do not have a problem using it at 1600 and find the noise more than manageable.


Fantastic, thanks. I think that has confirmed the purchase of a Mark IIN :-)
With a 2.8, 2, 1.8 etc how is the indoors performance for sports?? I am switching my 70-200 for the 2.8 soon.


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Mar 26, 2015 11:17 |  #5

I shoot outdoors almost exclusively, so I can't say too much about indoor performance. Outdoors, the 70-200 2.8L II seems to be the standard for Cycling events these days. I used the original version (non-is) and found the sweet spot to be f5-5.6 range. I shoot with a 135 f2 often, which can be a bit cruel when shooting wide open at an approaching subject. For more portrait-oriented (post race) stuff I absolutely love the 40mm 2.8 pancake. One of my favorite features - ISO50. On bright sunny days it is a life saver.

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LARAB wrote in post #17492758 (external link)
I shoot outdoors almost exclusively, so I can't say too much about indoor performance. Outdoors, the 70-200 2.8L II seems to be the standard for Cycling events these days. I used the original version (non-is) and found the sweet spot to be f5-5.6 range. I shoot with a 135 f2 often, which can be a bit cruel when shooting wide open at an approaching subject. For more portrait-oriented (post race) stuff I absolutely love the 40mm 2.8 pancake. One of my favorite features - ISO50. On bright sunny days it is a life saver.

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The ISO 50 is a feature I am very excited to use, especially with aviation work. I managed to pick up a barely used one on eBay with just under 14k actuations so I am super excited!
Having looked up some images from the web, I managed to find some great ones taken in very low light at concerts, even at 1600 this camera is quite good.
I won't be shooting any indoor sports for a while, so I am interested to see how it will cope with the more fast paced stuff like Gymnastics after the summer.
Thanks once again! :-)


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