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May 18, 2004 17:21 |  #16

Oh well.. I guess it doesn't matter how I try to make my point.. :roll: but I mention the concession for backwards compatibility in the first post ... :wink:


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May 18, 2004 18:09 |  #17

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Oh well.. I guess it doesn't matter how I try to make my point.. :roll: but I mention the concession for backwards compatibility in the first post ... :wink:

You slammed both the camera and Canon pretty hard. I think we were all taken back a bit by that. Considering the power these batteries put out, dealing with minor refreshing seems quite worth it to me. Lithiums are not bullet-proof. They too can have slight memory issues and cannot be refreshed.

At least Canon gives us a charger that does refreshing.


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May 18, 2004 19:33 |  #18

Sorry,. really it was not ment to be a slam at all. :oops:

I absolutely love this camera.. and I thought I made that clear.. (the smillies were supposed to indicate.. like in kindergarten when you get a smile or a frown for a grade?) :lol:

Again.. I was asked (or rather the question was asked) ... so I answered honestly.. no slam meant.

Maybe the camera is too new for me to air any "wish lists" but really.. in six months the 'net will be filled with them.. just as there was for every other DSLR before it.. we've done it for the 10D 1D D60 and D30 before it..

There is ALLWAYS room for improvement.. well almost allways, but I have only held perfection in my hands on a very few occasions in my life.. and a Camera has yet to be one of them.

For the record.. the Three times I can recall holding perfection... In the order in which they occured;.....

1. I had been an avid blade collector.. knives, swords,.. well I was in a freinds house. a producer and writer,.. and beside the fireplace was a Katana... I asked if I might handle.. "yes... my father brought it back from Okinawa.. "

I had allways known that these were the best history had to offer.. had handled a few more averadge specimens in the past,. but I was not prepared for the rush I got.. this was a "Family Sword".. no Idea of the date.. but it was magnifcent. Not overly ornate.. but the most lethal device I had ever held. The weight .. balance and feel of it literally sent chills down my spine.. I drew the blade to expose only about 12" from the scabbard.. recalling the tradition that they are only to be drawn when needed (to draw blod).. I could feel the power.. and somewhere deeeeeeeep in the back of my mind.. I was aware of how easy it would be to split the producer down the middle.. ?!

It was perfection.

2. An Icecream scoop... I kid you not.. this one was in a flea market.. made of solid brass.. the handles squeeze together to send a ring across the inside of the sccop and eject the ice.. This one I could afford and still own

3. Her name was Paulette.... :oops: 8) 8) 8)


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May 18, 2004 19:49 |  #19

LOL! Good response CDS! :)

There has never been, and I doubt—at least in our lifetimes—ever will be a perfect camera. There will always be something missing, or some button in the wrong place. Not to mention that people's opinions of perfection differ quite a bit. That blade you find to be perfect might be too heavy for me, or too light for CoolToolGuy or too long for Tom and/or too short for Nil. It's all very subjective.

As for your dissertation on the likes and dislikes you were quite colorful... and called the camera stupid... and didn't have any smilies in what you consider the negative aspects of the camera... and used words like "crap" and "pathetic" to describe it. IMO that was quite a slam on both Canon and the MKII. Maybe you didn't mean it that way but it sure came across that way to me.


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May 20, 2004 12:24 |  #20

Thanks everyone... this is helpful to all of us.


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May 23, 2004 20:31 |  #21

Bump to the top ... in case there's more you guys want to add.


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May 23, 2004 21:49 |  #22

1. Pure unadulterated speed. I have to speed up to the camera, not the other way around. There is no waiting for anything with the MKII.

2. AWB. Auto white balance is phenomenal.

3. AI Servo. See #1. Focusing is super fast; super accurate.

4. 8.5fps. Again see #1.

5. Battery life. Wow! Amazing. Over 1500 shots, camera was ON for over 8 hours straight and meter still read full.

I'm sure I could come up with 5 more...:)


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May 24, 2004 11:03 |  #23

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5. Battery life. Wow! Amazing. Over 1500 shots, camera was ON for over for over 8 hours straight and meter still read full.

O-kay.. here's wher I need to admit my mistakes... despite my feelings of the size and weight of this cameras battery.. I was NOT expecting the battery life it offers! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Having owned a 1D and knwoing that this battery three times the size and weight of a 10D battery and yet does not last any longer in the 1D than a Bp511 does in a 10D.. I was not prepared for how much longer this SAME beast lasts in the MkiI

Easily three times as long.. easily!


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May 24, 2004 12:10 |  #24

Amazing isn't it what a power-hog a CCD is. The one thing I don't like about the batteries is that they are large and heavy and carrying an extra in the vest is quite a bit different than a couple of little BP-511's. But, I'll pay the price...


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Jun 04, 2004 12:54 |  #25

No new gripes or raves?


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Jun 04, 2004 13:26 |  #26

I appreciate it!

I just want to say, I far more appreciate someone telling me what
"they" feel is bad about a camera then someone raving about what
it can do. I can read Canon's info about what it CAN do. I want to
hear from USERS what they don't like and then I can make my own
decisions as to if it's "petty" or "important" to ME.

Thanks for all the feedback either way everyone !

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Mar 08, 2009 19:13 |  #27

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #207071 (external link)
3. Her name was Paulette.... :oops: 8) 8) 8)

And where, prey tell, is she now?




  
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Mar 08, 2009 20:14 as a reply to  @ MDJAK's post |  #28

IT.....IS.... ALIVE!!!!

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Mar 08, 2009 21:37 |  #29

K, why are we bumping up five year old threads...

I thought this thread was new (meaning it referred to the 5D Mark II) and was going to make a crack at listing five reasons to own a 1D II...only to be thwarted by the fact that it was ALREADY a 1D II thread.


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Apr 16, 2009 17:57 |  #30

MDJAK wrote in post #7482309 (external link)
And where, prey tell, is she now?

Sadly no Idea, but I'm up to #4 in the perfection dept now...


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