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Dump the 1ds and go 5dMKII?

 
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Sep 15, 2009 14:24 |  #1
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Since my trip to Cuba/Israel is on indefinite hold due to me moving again I am faced with no longer needing the pro-body weather sealing of my 1ds. I'm debating dropping her and going 5dMKII but I wanted opinions both for and against the move.

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Sep 15, 2009 16:00 |  #2

you would loose awesome auto focus and incredible build, however you would gain versatility, great high iso performance, and better battery life... you just have to figure out what is important to you

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Sep 15, 2009 16:07 |  #3
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1Ds MK1? Yes!

1Ds MK2? Yes!

1Ds MK3? NO!




  
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Sep 15, 2009 16:09 |  #4

Talking about a 1Ds classic, I would gladly trade it for a 5DMk2 without hesitation.




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Sep 15, 2009 16:09 |  #5

indefinate hold as in never or indefinate as in you will be going sometime and would need a weather sealed body again then?




  
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Sep 15, 2009 16:25 |  #6

tharmsen wrote in post #8650310 (external link)
Talking about a 1Ds classic, I would gladly trade it for a 5DMk2 without hesitation.

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the mark II would be tough, but it's menus are still terrible and it's AF isn't ALL cross types. The original doesn't offer anything over the 5Dii except sealing IMHO. And the 5Dii has a lot of nice features over both the original, mark II and hell, even the mark III in some respects.


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Sep 15, 2009 16:26 |  #7

Choosing between the 1Ds and 5D2 I would take the 5D2. In your case I would suggest at least considering the 1DsII, that would let you keep the build and AF you have now.



  
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Sep 15, 2009 16:32 |  #8
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SLC_Shooter wrote in post #8650302 (external link)
1Ds MK1? Yes!

1Ds MK2? Yes!

1Ds MK3? NO!

I thought about dumping the 1ds for a 1ds MKII and 7d as a back up....hmmmm Is the 1ds MKIII really that bad?


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Sep 15, 2009 16:46 |  #9

Considering I spent 6 months in Cuba in 2002 with a lowly Sony 707 and it survived quite well, I seriously doubt you should be worried about "breaking" a 5DII or any dSLR for that matter. I wouldn't go to the trouble of getting a 1D anything just for Cuba. I would go to the trouble of getting a snatch proof camera bag, though.

Actually the Sony spent well over a year, in total, in Cuba and works fine to this day.

We'll see how the 5D etc. does at the end of November.

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bohdank wrote in post #8650519 (external link)
Considering I spent 6 months in Cuba in 2002 with a lowly Sony 707 and it survived quite well, I seriously doubt you should be worried about "breaking" a 5DII or any dSLR for that matter. I wouldn't go to the trouble of getting a 1D anything just for Cuba. I would go to the trouble of getting a snatch proof camera bag, though.

Actually the Sony spent well over a year, in total, in Cuba and works fine to this day.

We'll see how the 5D etc. does at the end of November.

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I actually went 1ds for the desert... I'm going to the Mid East @ year end.


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Sep 15, 2009 16:53 |  #11

AudibleSilence wrote in post #8650460 (external link)
I thought about dumping the 1ds for a 1ds MKII and 7d as a back up....hmmmm Is the 1ds MKIII really that bad?

Somehow I don't think it's that the 1Ds3 is that bad, but rather that it's not enough better than the 5D Mark II for what most people do to be worth it.

The 1Ds Mark III is better than the 5D Mark II in most ways, except for video, and the LCD. It's probably not worth double the money for most people, though.


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Sep 15, 2009 17:21 |  #12

Do it... or save some $$$ on a good used 1Ds2 and use the difference on some new glass!


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ebann wrote in post #8650724 (external link)
Do it... or save some $$$ on a good used 1Ds2 and use the difference on some new glass!

My buddy is selling his well used 1ds2, but it's clean as a whistle. Time to list the 1ds I suppose. How much should I ask for it? 1k?


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Sep 15, 2009 20:07 |  #14

I would keep it. I really like the colors from that camera. The 5D2 is definitely better in every respect besides build quality and autofocus but its much more expensive as well.


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Sep 15, 2009 20:51 |  #15

I've had a 1Ds, and a 5D which I felt was a better camera generally speaking, plus a 1Ds2 & a 5D2 and both are way ahead of the 1Ds, and for my uses the 1Ds2 was the one I still own. Nothing wrong with the 5D2 but I do need the super fact AF of the 1 series. As for the 1Ds3 I've shot some sample shots, and had the opportunity to buy 2 at a decent price (a relative term) but the difference in money won't produce a proportional difference in images over my 1Ds2. I can buy some mighty nice glass with that money.


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