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Aug 10, 2015 13:27 |  #1

I have recently purchased a grand dinosaur (Canon 1D Classic). I purchased it as a learning tool for sports photography to accompany my two other bodies - 7D and 2ti. I have a 70-200 F4, 40 F2.8, 50 F1.8, 85 F1.8 and a Sigma 35 F1.4 not to mention two converters / extenders. I would like to know if there is anyone out there who still uses this classic camera for sports. Any advice would be appreciated as I shoot soccer, football and basketball. I do understand that the ID Classic is a poor performer indoors but my initial impressions are pleasing. I love the feel of it. Any shared war stories of the ID would be appreciated. I am thinking - is the purchase of the 1D MkII at step up or just a lateral movement for sports shooting?


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Aug 10, 2015 19:31 |  #2

Paul Hendren wrote in post #17663697 (external link)
I have recently purchased a grand dinosaur (Canon 1D Classic). I purchased it as a learning tool for sports photography to accompany my two other bodies - 7D and 2ti. I have a 70-200 F4, 40 F2.8, 50 F1.8, 85 F1.8 and a Sigma 35 F1.4 not to mention two converters / extenders. I would like to know if there is anyone out there who still uses this classic camera for sports. Any advice would be appreciated as I shoot soccer, football and basketball. I do understand that the ID Classic is a poor performer indoors but my initial impressions are pleasing. I love the feel of it. Any shared war stories of the ID would be appreciated. I am thinking - is the purchase of the 1D MkII at step up or just a lateral movement for sports shooting?

Heya,

I shoot a 1D2, great body still.

The 1D... not really a sports body to me. I look to the old 1D when I think of weird lighting setups with it's sync speed capability. But it's limited ISO compared to today, and limited resolution makes it harder to use today unless you have really long lenses. I say this as a 1D2 user with 8MP. I'm real careful to compose, because cropping can be a problem when you have no resolution. Even harder with the 1Dc.

The 1D's certain feel nice if you like big, thick, heavy, metal cameras.

I would think your 7D walks the dog around the 1D though. In basically every way.

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Aug 14, 2015 06:17 |  #3

I have owned my 1D for several years and it still works as it should , Sports was what it was designed for and I still use mine for motor sports mainly with a Tamron 70-300 VC , the auto focus , A1 servo, and FPS on this camera are still very good, I don't do bigger than A4 prints , I also have a EOS-400D, 450D and a 1Ds classic the old 1D runs rings around them as a sports camera . A good battery will give around 250-300 RAW shoots so you need a spare. I run a 4gb card reformated to FAT32 I think . the rear screens are crap , they are heavy but really well built and once you are used to the 1 series buttons and menu you will find it hard to go back to a lesser camera.


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Aug 14, 2015 20:32 as a reply to  @ Steveod's post |  #4

That is a terrific response and I'm starting to feel those sentiments about this body. I have a 7d but I am seeming to gravitate to my 1d more for sports even though there are deficiencies like battery life and noise from poor lighting. If I'm not mistaken Sports illustrated provided their staffers with ID bodies when they first converted to digital.


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Aug 16, 2015 18:22 |  #5

Paul Hendren wrote in post #17669191 (external link)
That is a terrific response and I'm starting to feel those sentiments about this body. I have a 7d but I am seeming to gravitate to my 1d more for sports even though there are deficiencies like battery life and noise from poor lighting. If I'm not mistaken Sports illustrated provided their staffers with ID bodies when they first converted to digital.

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Aug 16, 2015 23:35 |  #6

I recently saw another thread or two about using the original 1D, so I am curious to know why one would choose the 1D "classic" instead of the 1D MK2. Both are so cheap they're almost free - so cost shouldn't be an issue. That being the case, what does the 1D 'classic" do so much better than the 1D2?


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Aug 17, 2015 00:58 |  #7

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17671690 (external link)
I recently saw another thread or two about using the original 1D, so I am curious to know why one would choose the 1D "classic" instead of the 1D MK2. Both are so cheap they're almost free - so cost shouldn't be an issue. That being the case, what does the 1D 'classic" do so much better than the 1D2?

only thing I can think of is faster flash sync speed.


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Aug 17, 2015 01:07 |  #8

1/16000 of a second shutter.
1/500 flash synch
Some of the best in camera Jpeg processing color output of any Canon DSLR EVER (it was due to the CCD)
The largest photo-sites of ANY Canon sensor ever.

And it did all of this fully 3 YEARS before Nikon was able to come close to matching the performance of the 1D. This amazing camera was that far ahead of it's time. Simply amazing.
Sorry I sold mine, (after I got a new 1D2) I'd like to have it even if it was just to sit on a shelf looking cool.


Drop on into this thread for much more about the SR-71 of DSLRs;
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=453274


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Aug 21, 2015 02:47 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #9

If I remember correctly to make a sensor that size Canon joined two together, you can see this joint in long exposure photos [which by the way they are crap at] as the sensor heats up giving uneven colour.
What is good over the 1D MKII , the CCD colours are better and the shutter life much longer because the shutter mechanicals do not fire @ 1/ 16000 of a second the sensor is switched instead . It is not usual to see the 1D with up to 400000 shots and still working ok, see if you can get that from a MKII or III . Being able to flash synch @ 1/500 is fun also .4mps is not a handicap at all , how many of you print bigger than A4 anyway, most of my stuff is for the web. Oh yes another plus for this old brick is the file size is small and batch converting RAW to Jpeg is very quick compared to more modern bodies.


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