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Nov 10, 2008 17:38 |  #1

I am about to purchase this camera and wondering what the high ISO (1600 and 3200) performance is like. Any inputs and some pics would be appreciated.


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Nov 10, 2008 19:53 |  #2

IMAGE: http://lh5.ggpht.com/_z3rAnHnUjjY/SMXc_CzL2tI/AAAAAAAAQV8/1Vo2BHfmZFE/s800/VZ1Q7794.JPG
A crop from an ISO 3200 test shot in florescent light, 1Dsmkll and Canon 70-300 DO lens at 300 mm, 1/25 sec.

There's a full file JPG and the same shot from the RAW that you can download & inspect (very large files) here.

http://picasaweb.googl​e.com …ample?authkey=X​XjF_HzFcTI (external link)

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Nov 10, 2008 20:08 |  #3

Thanks cicopo. It looks like it maintains excellent details at ISO 3200 if that is 100% crop. I go to the link you provided and don't see the image you attached here. I would like to open the RAW file with CS3.

How do you like it compared to your 1D Mark IIn and your 40D?


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Nov 10, 2008 20:20 |  #4

The RAW was converted to a JPG. I can't upload RAW files to that site. As for the 1Dsmkll vs my other bodies, which included a 5D when I bought it, IT'S AWSOME.
Take a look at message 458 here.
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Nov 10, 2008 22:17 |  #5

This is my next target body... Just got myself a 1Dmk2... can't believe the ebay price nowadays below $2500...


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Nov 11, 2008 19:30 |  #6

I agree. The prices are too good. I think I know what my next body is.

Looking around, I like the fact that the 1ds Mark II maintains great detail at high ISO at expense of heavy NR. ISO 1600/3200 is all I need so this is a perfect camera for me.


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Nov 11, 2008 20:21 |  #7

Having just read a big discussion about buffer & file transfer speed on the 1Ds3 I should point out that the 1Ds2 buffer fills quickly if shooting RAW + large fine JPG which I do, but it won't take me long to adjust to that. The other thing which caught me off guard & confused me for a bit was the fact it only writes to ONE card at a time, while my 1D2n writes to both. The 1Ds2 writes the RAW + the JPG to the same card, and you choose which one that is, BUT the 1D2n can be set for RAW to one card, and JPG to the other, OR RAW to both etc. Since the 1D2n is the newer body I guess that logical update was added since the cards were already there, and it makes for a true back up file system.
As for the smaller LCD I don't use it for much more than a quick glance to see if I think the exposure is close enough to tweak, either from the image or histogram. Having shot, processed, & printed film for the first 30 or so years of my hobby the ability to see the shot on the LCD part is a big bonus, no matter how big or small it is.


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Nov 11, 2008 20:33 |  #8

Thanks for the input cicopo. I didn't know it can't write the RAW to one card and the jpeg to the other. Good to know.

Yeah, the LCD thing is not a big issue unless I have live view. I only use the LCD to check the histogram and might check the pics if I have some down time. Nothing to worry about.


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