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Canon EOS 1Ds, reviewed by bent toe

 
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Dec 03, 2014 12:59 |  #1

This is a BEAST like no other, even though this camera is +11 years old on the market, it still produces some amazing photos.
This camera is the best and cheapest way to get into FF.
The body is heavy and built like a tank together with real weatherproofing.
It might take some time to learn the layout of the camera since it has no dials what so ever. It's all about pressing buttons to get to the different settings.
The tft screen is almost useless, it's too small and even though you zoom in, its hard to see how your image turned out.

I always tell people that this camera is more like shooting with an old analog camera than a new digital one. It's slow, takes it's time and need careful attention.

I loved it like nothing else during our two years together and it never failed me once.

If you want to get into FF sensors and are on a tight budget, get it.. you wont regret it. And since it's built to withstand almost a WW3 together with a low price you don't have to be worry to bump into things or even drop it.


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Dec 13, 2014 20:42 |  #2

It's funny, but it was your photos that really pushed me into wanting an older full-frame. 5D III files have always seemed a bit too sterile. After a long search, I finally found the 1Ds II of my dreams. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Dec 14, 2014 10:28 as a reply to  @ LARAB's post |  #3

Happy to hear that larab!
The mkII is so much better.


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Nov 27, 2015 16:53 |  #4

I am currently shooting canon 7D, which i love, looking to get something else as a backup, my budget is tight at the time. one of the things that do excite me about this camera is the 45 focus points compared to my 19 on my 7D, ive seen some seller on amazon asking $500-700, is this camera worth it?
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Dec 13, 2015 23:59 |  #5

Steve Sanchez Photography wrote in post #17798628 (external link)
is this camera worth it?
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Yes.


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Apr 11, 2016 21:19 |  #6

How do you compare 1ds to 1ds mk ii?


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