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Apr 17, 2009 06:40 |  #1501

What's with the having to hold down the SELECT button while reviewing images through the LCD? I wish there was a custom function for this. After reviewing over a hundred images my thumb gets really tired. What was the engineering reasoning for this?


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Apr 17, 2009 07:17 |  #1502

XTremeSLR wrote in post #7748419 (external link)
What's with the having to hold down the SELECT button while reviewing images through the LCD? I wish there was a custom function for this. After reviewing over a hundred images my thumb gets really tired. What was the engineering reasoning for this?

I agree, it is a bit of a pain but, it does ensure that you have both hands on the camera, reducing the risk of dropping it! The other benefit of this functionality is that it discourages excessive chimping and there-by extends the battery life at the same time.

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Apr 17, 2009 07:26 |  #1503

XTremeSLR wrote in post #7748419 (external link)
What's with the having to hold down the SELECT button while reviewing images through the LCD? I wish there was a custom function for this. After reviewing over a hundred images my thumb gets really tired. What was the engineering reasoning for this?

To be honest, I think navigation usability probably wasn't high on the list when they designed it. Once used to the controls its acceptable but even now like you when curse the camera when scanning though pictures and accidentally de-press the select button.

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Futura,

Nice shot!

But I'm having trouble spotting the ducks?

Cheers!

Thanks. Rats, I guess this doesn't count as a duck shot :)


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Apr 17, 2009 08:50 |  #1504

XTremeSLR wrote in post #7748419 (external link)
What's with the having to hold down the SELECT button while reviewing images through the LCD? I wish there was a custom function for this. After reviewing over a hundred images my thumb gets really tired. What was the engineering reasoning for this?

designed to make your thumbs hurt. sadistic bastards!


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Apr 17, 2009 09:42 |  #1505

heheheh!


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Apr 17, 2009 13:13 |  #1506

I just bought a 1Ds II though the big toy is on the way to me. It is <18K actuations, original accessaries, 3 extra batteries, body in great shape except minor scratches on back wheel, according to seller. cost: $2400.
read through this thread, can't wait to get mine!




  
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Apr 17, 2009 13:21 |  #1507

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I just bought a 1Ds II though the big toy is on the way to me. It is <18K actuations, original accessaries, 3 extra batteries, body in great shape except minor scratches on back wheel, according to seller. cost: $2400.
read through this thread, can't wait to get mine!

You'll love it. Despite its ages, the image quality is well up there with the best of them.


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Apr 18, 2009 03:58 |  #1508

futura wrote in post #7740756 (external link)
I just picked up my copy a last week and my first impressions were I wow.

notice the ducks in the distance so a semi duck shot :D

I'll bet that duck looks great full view on 23" Cinema Display.
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Apr 19, 2009 22:57 |  #1509

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Just moved over from Nikon a few months ago. Still getting used to this camera. (I love it)



  
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Apr 21, 2009 10:36 as a reply to  @ goose_'s post |  #1510

Here's a few from our family trip to San Diego.

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Apr 21, 2009 10:52 |  #1511

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I posted that I was looking to buy a 1DsM2 on the FM Buy & Sell forum and in the first day I had five people respond. The responses ranges from about $2,200 to $2,600 depending on clicks and body shape.

Its a great way to find gear. I've bought basically all my gear used here or on FM, but I'm always a little l hesitant to post a WTB for lenses though as I fear I might get a lemon lens that someone has been thinking of ditching, but didn't have the heart to actually list it in the B/S. ;)


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Apr 21, 2009 10:54 |  #1512

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Just moved over from Nikon a few months ago. Still getting used to this camera. (I love it)

Great shot.


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Apr 21, 2009 10:55 as a reply to  @ goose_'s post |  #1513

Great photograph, Goose.

I am eying this camera because it's FF (suits my lenses) and has weathersealing and good AF. However, as a used one is exactly the same price as a new 5D mark II, I am unsure what I would want.

On one hand, the 1Ds 2 is already 5 years old, but that doesn't mean it's bad-- it just means that the newest one I can get would be 3 years of age, and exterior conditions might not be perfect. No issue with that, though. What I care about is the better AF, built (my 400D has duct tape all over, eyecup has a cut in it, rubber thumb-rest popped out etc) and weathersealing. File sizes won't be as big as the 5D2 so my 3 year old computer can still take it.

On the other hand, the 5D2 is the latest camera that is proven to be better at high ISOs which is important for me as I shoot in low light very very often. It also has 21mp which can be a blessing and a curse, because my computers lag with 21mp JPGs, but I can cram so much detail that it's awesome when I crop and print medium-size. The fact that I have to buy a separate battery grip turns me off, because I know I can't shoot without it, and that would increase the price even more.

To me, the 5Dmk2 will expand my ability to shoot (ISO6400) while the 1Ds2 will up the standard of how I shoot (AF, not getting scared of getting the camera wet to get a great photo etc).

I mainly shoot events and stage performances, many of which are low-light ISO1600 ƒ/2.8 1/60 and below without flash. I also shoot quite a lot of portraits, but either camera will be decent enough for that. Besides, I'm all for the strobist kind of portraiture.

Any help here would be good.


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Apr 21, 2009 13:30 |  #1514

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Great photograph, Goose.

I am eying this camera because it's FF (suits my lenses) and has weathersealing and good AF. However, as a used one is exactly the same price as a new 5D mark II, I am unsure what I would want.

On one hand, the 1Ds 2 is already 5 years old, but that doesn't mean it's bad-- it just means that the newest one I can get would be 3 years of age, and exterior conditions might not be perfect. No issue with that, though. What I care about is the better AF, built (my 400D has duct tape all over, eyecup has a cut in it, rubber thumb-rest popped out etc) and weathersealing. File sizes won't be as big as the 5D2 so my 3 year old computer can still take it.

On the other hand, the 5D2 is the latest camera that is proven to be better at high ISOs which is important for me as I shoot in low light very very often. It also has 21mp which can be a blessing and a curse, because my computers lag with 21mp JPGs, but I can cram so much detail that it's awesome when I crop and print medium-size. The fact that I have to buy a separate battery grip turns me off, because I know I can't shoot without it, and that would increase the price even more.

To me, the 5Dmk2 will expand my ability to shoot (ISO6400) while the 1Ds2 will up the standard of how I shoot (AF, not getting scared of getting the camera wet to get a great photo etc).

I mainly shoot events and stage performances, many of which are low-light ISO1600 ƒ/2.8 1/60 and below without flash. I also shoot quite a lot of portraits, but either camera will be decent enough for that. Besides, I'm all for the strobist kind of portraiture.

Any help here would be good.

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Apr 21, 2009 14:16 |  #1515

^^omg...that would be awesome;) but you can shoot with the 1Ds MKII for many years to come...

Use RAW when you shoot at ISO 1600 tho... I know the noise reduction on the 5d MKII is great, but I've heard some people saying the difference aren't that huge in RAW?




  
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