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Apr 20, 2018 17:48 |  #1

I'd like a ff camera. And the 10 fps would be great. Also the price is right. Any reason not to buy it?


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Apr 20, 2018 18:34 |  #2

You do realize the 1d4 is not full frame. APS-H. 1.3x crop. The 1Ds or 1Dx bodies are full frame.

But yes, it is a very capable camera. I still use mine on a regular basis.

What will you be shooting with it? The 1D bodies are bricks to carry around for more than a little while. But for me, the ergonomics, durability, fps, AF and IQ make it worthwhile for most of my shooting. Though I do have a 5d3 when I do want something smaller for family events and such.


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Apr 20, 2018 19:01 |  #3

The specs shows ef mount which, as far as I know, is ff


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Apr 20, 2018 19:09 |  #4

Yes, it uses EF mount as EF-s lenses image circle would not cover the aps-h sensor and extend too far into the mirror box and hit the mirror.

But the 1d4 is not a full frame sensor.


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Apr 20, 2018 19:11 |  #5

Don't write off the 1D4 too early. 16mp spread across a larger-than-apsc sensor gives it a very good ISO/noise profile. Killer AF and near-infinite customiz-ability make it extremely useful in a huge variety of situations. I sold mine because I tore up my shoulder, or I'd still be using a 1D4.




  
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Apr 20, 2018 19:21 |  #6

Ah, so its sensor is between ff and aspc?


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Apr 20, 2018 19:22 as a reply to  @ Cormac's post |  #7

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Apr 20, 2018 19:31 |  #8

All Canon DSLR bodies accept EF mount, only a major subset of APSC accept EFS, as info.

Yes the 1d4 is a good camera for the money.


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Apr 20, 2018 19:49 |  #9

Because it has a 1.3x crop sensor, it might not be the best choice if you are really big into wide-angle shooting.
Another consideration is weight, 2.6 lbs without battery.

I own two 1D4 cameras that I use for aviation photography. Although 8 years old, it still is an amazing camera.


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Apr 20, 2018 20:10 |  #10

It's not about shooting wide. I wanted ff for better high iso. My 80d does fine. Maybe an almost 10 y/o camera wouldn't be the best in this regard? Tbh the 10 fps is what caught my eye


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Apr 20, 2018 21:48 |  #11

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It's not about shooting wide. I wanted ff for better high iso. My 80d does fine. Maybe an almost 10 y/o camera wouldn't be the best in this regard? Tbh the 10 fps is what caught my eye

The 80D will be close to the 1D4, but once you resize it down to the resolution of the 1D4, it might be a tad bit better overall. Let's just say they will be close enough, if you like the 80D, you will like the 1D4. Or you could consider the 7D2....


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Apr 20, 2018 22:27 |  #12

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The 80D will be close to the 1D4, but once you resize it down to the resolution of the 1D4, it might be a tad bit better overall. Let's just say they will be close enough, if you like the 80D, you will like the 1D4. Or you could consider the 7D2....

Good to know. I chose the 80D over the 7D2 for the newer sensor, and the flippy touch screen. Which is great. If I went with full on aspc again, I'd likely wait till the 7D3 is out. Which I might still do. Just getting some info on some other options. Hard to find relevant reviews about older gear. What was "an awesome camera" 10 years ago, may not have the features I'm looking for today.


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Apr 20, 2018 22:38 |  #13

Cormac wrote in post #18610568 (external link)
It's not about shooting wide. I wanted ff for better high iso. My 80d does fine. Maybe an almost 10 y/o camera wouldn't be the best in this regard? Tbh the 10 fps is what caught my eye

I replaced my 1D4 with an 80D. I am happy with that move, performance wide. The ONLY reason to go 1D4 when you already own an 80D is 10fps. I get by just fine with 7fps.




  
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Apr 20, 2018 23:29 |  #14

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Good to know. I chose the 80D over the 7D2 for the newer sensor, and the flippy touch screen. Which is great. If I went with full on aspc again, I'd likely wait till the 7D3 is out. Which I might still do. Just getting some info on some other options. Hard to find relevant reviews about older gear. What was "an awesome camera" 10 years ago, may not have the features I'm looking for today.

The only thing the 80D has over the 7D2 sensor-wise of significance is that if you shoot below ISO 800 and underexpose or have a wide DR scene, the shadows can be brought up a bit cleaner.


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Apr 21, 2018 08:59 |  #15

Getting pretty old IMHO,there's better NEWER options.


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