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Need help. 1Ds MKI or 5D classic

 
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Nov 05, 2009 19:09 |  #1

Hi there all.

I am just needing some help to decide. I rushed out nd brought a 5D classic at an unbeatable price, so hear lays in my conundrum.

I also have a canon 1ds mk1.

Now I am starting to get into the portrait scene, while also still enjoying shooting my love of landscapes. So I need a camera for this purpose.

The 1Ds feels so good in my hands, alot of nice features, but very terriable battery life. (mine feels like 60-80 frames). I think the 1ds might also be weather sealed with some of the lenses I own. Both have the same max shutter speed, but the 1ds although it seems alot has 45 focus points compared to the 5d's 9 + 6 user assists

The 5d is a bit smaller, although a battery grip would balance it out a fair bit.

So i need a bit of help! Opinions?


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Nov 05, 2009 19:18 |  #2

Get new batteries for the 1Ds :P


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Nov 05, 2009 19:21 |  #3

Yeah i thought about that. Dont know if there is anything for the mk1 anymore thou, since its so old.


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Nov 05, 2009 19:27 |  #4

I did the same a few years back. Had the 1DsI, bought the 5D as backup. Yeah, the 1Ds is weather sealed and has more focus points. But the 5D is so much lighter and less bulky. I do a lot of vertical so I bought the 5D grip, which makes that bulk less of an issue. Both are old cameras now, but the 5D is a newer DIGIC, which makes huge differences. (I also had a 1DsII, eventually sold both 1Ds bodies and 5D, and now have 2- 5DII. No regrets, except I like the feel of the 1D series).

I think it comes down to better build and sealing. I don't beat my cameras and don't make much money from photo right now. I loved the 5D, and regret selling mine. Even if just for my kid to use when we travel. I travel a lot and do street work for galleries and books — I don't miss the weight or huge battery and charger.

Of course you can buy a battery for the 1Ds. Sell them both and get a 5DII !!


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Nov 05, 2009 19:30 |  #5

Yeah that was another option, dont know if I can justify $3k (au) to the mrs!


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Nov 05, 2009 19:33 |  #6

Then the 5D, man. Its newer. Unless you shoot in storms.


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Nov 05, 2009 19:36 |  #7

Newer doesn't always mean better :p


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Nov 05, 2009 19:39 |  #8

Thats what I was thinking.


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Nov 05, 2009 20:09 |  #9

the 1Ds cant get near the 5D at high ISO. You need to have something that you are not afraid to shoot at ISO1600

I had two 5Ds and traded one and some cash for a 1dsmkII. I still have a hard time not using the 5d.


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Nov 05, 2009 20:23 |  #10

Newer doesn't always mean better.

Duh. But DIGIC I vs II does. I had 'em both and for the fraction of Mp difference, I'd say the images from the 5D had better quality.

I had two 5Ds and traded one and some cash for a 1dsmkII. I still have a hard time not using the 5d.

Yeah, I'd go for the 1DsII over a 5D — 1DSII and 5DII is a much tougher call. Neither is the OP query.

Now I am starting to get into the portrait scene, while also still enjoying shooting my love of landscapes. So I need a camera for this purpose.

So you don't need the build of the 1Ds series.


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Nov 06, 2009 01:42 |  #11

Overall the 5D is much newer technology, and in almost every instance will give you better images. If you don't need the rugged construction of a 1D body then 5D all the way. Plus Canon is still servicing the 5D the original 1D series have almost no parts left for repair.


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Nov 06, 2009 10:33 |  #12

Overall the 5D is much newer technology, and in almost every instance will give you better images. If you don't need the rugged construction of a 1D body then 5D all the way. Plus Canon is still servicing the 5D the original 1D series have almost no parts left for repair.

Like I said, +1


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Nov 06, 2009 11:29 |  #13

The toss up remains, 5D slightly better IQ and ISO noise handling,
1Ds Much better everything else. :)


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Nov 06, 2009 11:47 |  #14

5D hands down for most of us would make more sense. Now a 1DsII, that's another story.


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Nov 10, 2009 14:04 |  #15

The toss up remains, 5D slightly better IQ and ISO noise handling,
1Ds Much better everything else.

Again, +1


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