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Did Canon just shoot themselves in the foot?

 
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Sep 18, 2008 21:01 |  #1

Will anyone be interested in buying an $8K clunker (1ds3) with the advent of Canon's snazzy new still/video camera (for only 2700) ?


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Sep 18, 2008 21:04 |  #2

If you have a lot of money to throw around I guess... but spec-by-spec the 5D II has some advantages over the 1Ds3:

•Better high-ISO noise performance
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•Much better LCD
•Software tweaks, vignetting correction
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•Compactness
•PRICE!!

I see what you mean... that 1DsIV had better come quick!


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Sep 18, 2008 21:06 |  #3

1Ds still has 1D level AF and two card slots.

Nikon actually went a lot further in de-throning the king with what they put in the D700. Why would you buy a D3?


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Sep 18, 2008 21:07 |  #4

Talked to a photographer who shoots with a Ds III, and will most likely be getting the new 5D. He said sure its great, but it isnt a 1D. AF, weather sealing, etc.



  
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Sep 18, 2008 21:09 |  #5

The specs say it can take the same amount of rain as a 1D series, but the mode dial is one point where water could potentially get in. The 1D has no such dial so yes, the sealing is a bit better.

You are mainly paying the premium to get the legendary 1D AF system.


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Sep 18, 2008 21:12 |  #6

Over 5 grand in premium for faster 45(?) point AF and better seals!


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Sep 18, 2008 21:14 |  #7

I don't think the market is the same for the two different Cameras neither do I think they compare.


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Sep 18, 2008 21:18 |  #8

pro wrote in post #6337269 (external link)
Talked to a photographer who shoots with a Ds III, and will most likely be getting the new 5D. He said sure its great, but it isnt a 1D. AF, weather sealing, etc.

The 5D2 is weather sealed...


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Sep 18, 2008 21:20 |  #9

Maybe not, but wait until you see the 1DsIV!




  
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Sep 18, 2008 21:21 as a reply to  @ MilesW's post |  #10

Yeah, I'm pretty sure pros shooting ungodly numbers of frames per year will still go with the 1Ds.


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Sep 18, 2008 21:21 |  #11

Same thing happened to Nikon. New technology does that !!!


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Sep 18, 2008 21:25 |  #12

MilesW wrote in post #6337313 (external link)
I don't think the market is the same for the two different Cameras neither do I think they compare.

How can you possibly say that they don't compare?




  
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Sep 18, 2008 21:27 |  #13

They compare. I have some friends that are selling their 1DSMKIII cameras and I am considering selling my 1DMKIII.




  
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Sep 18, 2008 21:30 |  #14

Bumgardnern wrote in post #6337384 (external link)
They compare. I have some friends that are selling their 1DSMKIII cameras and I am considering selling my 1DMKIII.

If you are considering selling your 1D MKIII for a 5D MKII then you oviously bought the 1D MKIII for the wrong reasons!


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Sep 18, 2008 21:32 |  #15
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shutterfiend wrote in post #6337303 (external link)
Over 5 grand in premium for faster 45(?) point AF and better seals!

Yep. Not nearly worth it unless you are clueless about how to get a photo in focus and like to take your expensive gear out for a splash in the rain :rolleyes: $5k will buy ALOT of goodies for a 5D MKII


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