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Would I be lost going from the 7D/5Dmk2 to the 1d/1ds bodys?

 
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Mar 20, 2011 00:45 |  #1

I was going to buy a grip for my 5Dmk2 today and thought why not just sell my 7D and 5D and get the 1d and 1ds instead.
But I have only held a 1ds mk4 and it was not like my 7d in how you change settings ect, would I be lost ?

Have you went from a 5d to a 1d body? what is different ?


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Mar 20, 2011 02:17 |  #2

I went from 40D to Mark III now Mark IV it was and is still a learning curve but after having a 1d body in your hand you will never look back.


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Mar 20, 2011 02:43 |  #3

Obviously there is going to be a period of adjustment. I, for one, have the same "problem" with anything except the 1's.
The main difference is in the layout of the controls on top of the body. Instead of the knob, shooting mode is selected by pressing the mode button (left hand) and turning the main dial (right hand).

The controls you find over the top LCD on the 5D/7D is on the left side on the 1's. They work in the same way as changing modes. press 1 or two buttons with your left hand and turn the dial with your right hand.
To me this is a much smoother and more natural way of doing it, but others may feel different.

To be honest, the mode-changing-knob annoys me. I change settings many times more than I change shooting modes, so having a dial that only changes mode, taking up the entire left side of the camera (thereby effectively rendering my left hand useless) doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Again, this is just my opinion. Others may disagree. No one is right or wrong here. At the end of the day, what matters is that YOUR tools feel right in YOUR hands.

Would you be lost? I have no idea. I have talked to people who never got used to it, but most people I know / have talked to, who made that change, would never go back.




  
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Mar 20, 2011 04:09 |  #4

Do you really think you would have an advantage spending $13,000.00+ dollars on two new bodies over what you have now? I say buy that grip for your 5D2 and spend the rest on lenses.

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Mar 20, 2011 04:20 |  #5

shayneyasinski wrote in post #12054077 (external link)
......But I have only held a 1ds mk4 ......

And how was it?....;) :lol:




  
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Mar 20, 2011 06:53 |  #6

shayneyasinski wrote in post #12054077 (external link)
I was going to buy a grip for my 5Dmk2 today and thought why not just sell my 7D and 5D and get the 1d and 1ds instead.
But I have only held a 1ds mk4 and it was not like my 7d in how you change settings ect, would I be lost ?

Have you went from a 5d to a 1d body? what is different ?

Do you mean 1D classic and 1Ds classic or 1Ds III and 1D IV?


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Mar 20, 2011 14:18 |  #7

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Do you mean 1D classic and 1Ds classic or 1Ds III and 1D IV?



1D III and 1Ds IV


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Mar 20, 2011 15:08 as a reply to  @ shayneyasinski's post |  #8

I went from a 40D to the 1D MK IV. There is a big difference between them and it will take time with the manual, and the camera in hand, to get the hang of it. Having said that there is simply no comparison between the two except to say they are both digital and made by Canon. I still have the 40D and use it as a backup. It feels like a toy compared to the MK IV. It's an expensive body but I have NEVER had buyers remorse.
If you end up with the MK IV you'll find a lot of helpful advice on this forum. Good luck.
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Mar 20, 2011 15:35 |  #9

Sgt. Ed and I did the exact same thing and we both feel the same about our upgrades. The menu's are all very familiar, however, there are a lot more options and configurables with the higher end bodies.




  
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Mar 20, 2011 18:12 |  #10

shayneyasinski wrote in post #12056773 (external link)
1D III and 1Ds IV

You got it wrong again, there is no 1Ds IV.
Maybe you mean 1D IV and 1Ds III.

Well, of course those gear are nice to have, but it isn't portable enough and very pricey.
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Mar 20, 2011 19:06 |  #11

I wouldn't say the 40D feels like a toy (the Rebels vs a 1D, yes, but no xxD body except maybe the 60D). I went from a 40D to a 1D Mark III and it was a fairly natural progression. The layout is a bit different, but once you learn the button locations you're there. There are TONS of customizations and things you can do to setup a 1D series, that's where the real learning curve is IMO.

I'll second the portability comment. I'm wishing now I didn't sell my 40D, and kept it as a hiking camera for a more portable option. I'm thinking of maybe getting a T1i or something smaller/lighter for everyday shooting when I don't need the 1D3, since my wife has the G11 98% of the time. I've considered the mirrorless systems as well for portability. I love my 1D3, but there are times when it's just not practical to take a bunch of large gear. Either way, new expensive gear won't make you a better photographer unless you've exceeded the capability of your current setup, which would be very difficult to do with a 7D/5D2 combo.


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Mar 21, 2011 07:55 |  #12

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Toy was not a good word choice. I agree.
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Mar 22, 2011 01:34 |  #13

Well.... after some thought and shooting about 200 shots with both the 1ds2 and a 1d1 I am not sure I would go this route, they are big and as it was said that portability is not an option with these massive bodies and also I did not see a huge or any differance in picture quality so is spending $10G worth it.... no to me.


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Mar 22, 2011 02:22 |  #14

shayneyasinski wrote in post #12067563 (external link)
Well.... after some thought and shooting about 200 shots with both the 1ds2 and a 1d1 I am not sure I would go this route, they are big and as it was said that portability is not an option with these massive bodies and also I did not see a huge or any differance in picture quality so is spending $10G worth it.... no to me.

the 1D is 4 mpx i guess the picture quality might have been lacking a little :lol:


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Mar 22, 2011 03:17 |  #15

shayneyasinski wrote in post #12067563 (external link)
they are big and as it was said that portability is not an option with these massive bodies.

They are big, yes. But not bolted to the floor. I carry mine around all the time. Mostly just in strap over my shoulder.

Hell,, My girlfriend's purse is 15 times bigger, and she never goes anywhere without it :lol:




  
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