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Nov 17, 2008 23:09 |  #1

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It was between the 5d Mark II, 1d Mark III, and 1ds Mark II. After determining what I wanted and doing a lot of research, I picked up a low mileage 1ds Mark II with less than 5k actuations for less than a new 5d Mark II.

I got it today and did a couple of quick test shots around the house. The viewfinder is enormous. Getting used to the narrower DOF compared to the cropper will take some time to learn.

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Nov 17, 2008 23:14 |  #2

Lots of research IMHO always pays off - good for you.

At least you get to enjoy your new purchase while the rest of us wait and wait .......


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Nov 17, 2008 23:16 |  #3

Tasty David...

Verrrrrrrry tasty!


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Nov 17, 2008 23:28 |  #4
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1ds mk II is an excellent camera, no question about it. Congrat on your new toy.


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Nov 17, 2008 23:37 |  #5

congrats. keep us updated on your experiences


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Nov 17, 2008 23:43 |  #6

Thanks guys. 24-70 looks just right through the viewfinder. :) I need to start learning all the custom functions on this camera. It is totally different than my 30D. It took me a couple of minutes to figure how on how to change the ISO. :)


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Nov 17, 2008 23:47 |  #7

David S wrote in post #6708603 (external link)
Thanks guys. 24-70 looks just right through the viewfinder. :) I need to start learning all the custom functions on this camera. It is totally different than my 30D. It took me a couple of minutes to figure how on how to change the ISO. :)

Contrats! If you wanna check out my 5D MKII I live in San Diego as well..hoping to have it in a few weeks. :lol:


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Nov 17, 2008 23:50 |  #8

congrats on a fine camera. wish i can get one too.

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Nov 18, 2008 00:21 |  #9

Pioneer61 wrote in post #6708622 (external link)
Contrats! If you wanna check out my 5D MKII I live in San Diego as well..hoping to have it in a few weeks. :lol:

Definitely. Let me know when you get it. I am sure it's going to be one fine camera.


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Nov 18, 2008 02:59 |  #10

Nice work. I've just moved from a 350D to a 5D so we both have to adjust to FF shooting hehe. I know what you mean about the 24-70 - it's magnificent on a FF body.


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Nov 18, 2008 03:40 as a reply to  @ dtngo's post |  #11

That is a sweet body. I saw one today at the shop, it was so tempting.....


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Nov 18, 2008 03:45 |  #12

wow congrats.. wish I had a chance like that to find a 1ds mark2 with less than 5k actuations :(


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Nov 18, 2008 03:51 |  #13

Great purchase. Great find.
I'm looking at the same camera. :)


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Nov 18, 2008 04:29 as a reply to  @ alexanderGARDNER's post |  #14

Tried a ISO 3200 shot, and I am very happy with the results. There is so much detail retained in the high ISO shots that I can run very heavy noise reduction without losing too much details.

This shot was exposed to the right and brought down in ACR. White balance was corrected. No other PP was done including no sharpening.

Normally, I would do noise reduction in layers, but for this test, I just ran noise reduction on the whole image to see the effect on details of the subject.

Resized for the web after running ACR noise reduction:

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Resized for the web with no noise reduction:
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The full size image with no noise reduction:
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The full size image with ACR noise reduction:
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I also wanted to see how much noise there would be when downsizing the image to 1d Mark III's maximum resolution.

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10.1mp image with ACR noise reduction:
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Nov 18, 2008 09:28 |  #15

David S wrote in post #6708603 (external link)
Thanks guys. 24-70 looks just right through the viewfinder. :) I need to start learning all the custom functions on this camera. It is totally different than my 30D. It took me a couple of minutes to figure how on how to change the ISO. :)

hehe. congrats on the purchase of a very fine tool. when i first got my hands on a 1D camera the first question I asked myself was "where the **** is the mode dial??"


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