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Nov 20, 2009 21:04 |  #3226

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Well my friend offered me his mark 2 for $2,100, but my sale for my 1ds didn't go as planned (my fault). I have a choice..either keep my 1ds and buy his 1ds2 out of pocket, or pick up a 24-70L and 70-200L next week. I think I'm going to just invest in glass :(

As much as I love my 1DsMkII, I think investing in good glass is probably the smarter move.

Keep in mind, right now, the mkII is only one generation old. Once the MkIV comes out, it's going to be considered an absolute antique and it's street price will take another heavy downward dive.

Hold on to yours, the 1Ds classic, for another 8 to 12 months, enjoy the new glass and then next summer, you might be able to scoop up a MkIII for around $3K or a mkII for maybe 1200 bucks.

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Nov 20, 2009 21:08 as a reply to  @ The Ghost of FM's post |  #3227

Got rained out this afternoon – was looking to be an epic evening for clouds but the wind picked up and brought in a huge wall of grey. Salvaged one shot out of the 7 I took.

2 min exposure to smooth out the water (10-stop ND)

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Nov 20, 2009 21:54 as a reply to  @ sheawyatt's post |  #3228

Nice scene, Shea! ;)

The b&w processing looks nice too!

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Nov 21, 2009 05:59 |  #3229
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Shea I downloaded some lightroom B&W actions that really give you a variety in so far as processing. I can email them to you :)


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Nov 21, 2009 11:48 |  #3230

....., or pick up a 24-70L and 70-200L next week. I think I'm going to just invest in glass...

Mike,
If you buy those two lenses and click them onto the front of your 1DS....you may not even WANT to get rid of it ! I use those and the 17-40 a lot on my 1DS.....awesome combinations....all.


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Nov 21, 2009 11:56 |  #3231

Ofcourse, the must have zoom for all time are those: 16/17-24/40, 24-70/24-105, 70-200L

I mean three zooms from say 16 or 17 up to 200 are enough, i can travel with only those 3 and i do a lot without more another lenses, but i don't limit myself to 2 or 3 lenses anyway! ;-)a


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Nov 21, 2009 15:52 as a reply to  @ Tareq's post |  #3232

Well, I decided to go out and do a bit of post fall color shooting at the park today..found a couple of spots that might look nice once it snows but that's a few weeks away still, I hope!

One for now...


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And hopefully, one or two later, once I've finished processing a few more.

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Nov 21, 2009 21:10 as a reply to  @ The Ghost of FM's post |  #3233

The Ghost of FM wrote in post #9054042 (external link)
Nice scene, Shea! ;)

The b&w processing looks nice too!

Cheers!

Thanks Jeff, B&W was really the only option given the complete lack of any colour in the scene. B&W suits Victoria very well in the late Fall and through the winter, because there is basically no colour whatsoever.

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Shea I downloaded some lightroom B&W actions that really give you a variety in so far as processing. I can email them to you :)

Thanks, but I'm an Aperture guy! The B&W processing ability in lightroom is tempting though... I'm waiting to see how Apple responds to LR3 before considering a switch.


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A couple more shots processed from today...


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Nov 21, 2009 21:57 |  #3235

So uh, can anyone comment on the high-iso (1600, 3200) of the 1Ds2 versus that of the 40D, 1D3 and now 5D2?


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Nov 21, 2009 22:06 |  #3236

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So uh, can anyone comment on the high-iso (1600, 3200) of the 1Ds2 versus that of the 40D, 1D3 and now 5D2?

If you read through the first few pages of this thread, you should have all the answers to your questions.

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Nov 21, 2009 22:21 |  #3237

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If you read through the first few pages of this thread, you should have all the answers to your questions.

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Aie, sorry I missed that first few pages!

So basically it's the same as the 5D classic's high-ISO, which means it's ever so slightly better than the 40D, and so when comparing 1Ds2's 16mp to the 50D's 15mp, the 1Ds2 still trumps it. Comparing to the 1D3, knowing that the 1D3 > 40D by about 2/3 stops at ISO1600-3200, the 1D3 > 1Ds2 by about 2/3 stop.

Ok, enough math. Prices are really low now here in Singapore, with stuff going off at 3.1k to 3.3k SGD as it is on the forum. I might wanna go this way instead of a 5D2 and get myself a nice low-light prime.


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Nov 21, 2009 23:10 as a reply to  @ Headshotzx's post |  #3238

Brought my 1Ds MK II and 5D to the hills of Darjeeling and Sikkim... some pix

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Nov 22, 2009 00:16 |  #3239

Headshotzx wrote in post #9059256 (external link)
Aie, sorry I missed that first few pages!

So basically it's the same as the 5D classic's high-ISO, which means it's ever so slightly better than the 40D, and so when comparing 1Ds2's 16mp to the 50D's 15mp, the 1Ds2 still trumps it. Comparing to the 1D3, knowing that the 1D3 > 40D by about 2/3 stops at ISO1600-3200, the 1D3 > 1Ds2 by about 2/3 stop.

Ok, enough math. Prices are really low now here in Singapore, with stuff going off at 3.1k to 3.3k SGD as it is on the forum. I might wanna go this way instead of a 5D2 and get myself a nice low-light prime.

If you are a math freak or a pixel peeper, the 1DsMkII probably isn't for you if you're all uptight about ISO noise.

The reality is, this is close to a 5 year old model at this point. It's high ISO performance is probably the last reason on earth to buy one verses another camera. a 5DII will smoke it in that the department. That said, there's far more to life then high ISO performance and the 1DsMkII has numerous benefit features that have been repeated over and over and over again.

Also, as I see you asking for comparisons of noise in 1.3 and 1.6 crop bodies, I have to wonder just how preliminary your search is for a camera body, if you haven't at least made a firm decision about wanting/needing a full frame sensor body? Do you shoot a lot of wide landscape and portraits? Theses are the traditional users of full frame bodies because they need the full potential of the lenses for width and depth of field.

If you're not sure about these things, there are numerous threads here to help you through that thought process.

Good luck.

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Nov 22, 2009 00:27 |  #3240

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Brought my 1Ds MK II and 5D to the hills of Darjeeling and Sikkim... some pix

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Wow!

Beautiful series! And many great shots with excellent compositions, great subjects and good exposures! You certainly know how to use your gear well.

Looks like the trip of a lifetime to visit were you did! My brother went there back in the 1990's with his Nikon kit and took many similar subjects to yours, though yours came out nicer!

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