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1dII or 1ds classic?

 
Steave
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Jan 28, 2010 18:50 |  #1

I'm looking at getting another body in the coming months, and I've really fallen for the professional touches of the 1 series body. I realize these two are geared towards different aspects of photography but I cant imagine being dissapointed with either, so I'm turning to you guys for help.

Some bullets:

1. I want to be able to move from good lighting (read: outdoor) to poor (indoor) without incurring too much noise, I've read that the 1ds might have a problem with this. Is the crappy ISO that much of an issue or do you find it workable?

2. I'm looking for a slight IQ bump over my 50D, I know the 1ds will give me this, but what about the 1dmkII? Will I really miss FF and the extra 2.9 megapixels?

I shoot quite a wide range of different things. No sports or model work yet, but I'm always keeping my options open. I've looked at all the facts on both cameras, so now I'm asking for POTNs opinion.

Thanks,
Steve


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Jan 28, 2010 18:58 |  #2

I switched a couple months back from 40D to 1Ds, here's my two cents.
The 1ds low light performance is a major downer. Tops at ISO 1250, workable if your using a flash or a fast prime but it's gonna be nowhere near what your probably used to from your 50D. After playing with the 7D the other day and seeing what its ISO range can do, i think my 1Ds time may be short lived. The buffer speed and battery life are also major downers. You'll find yourself waiting for it to write to the card and missing out on shots. The lcd is completely unusable, with the exception if you are familiar with the histogram. However all that being said it does take amazing pictures outdoors and it feels indestructible and focuses like a madman. The pictures have a certain quality to them, mentioned in lots of other threads, almost like film.
Can't speak for the mark II, but I don't think you'll lose any picture quality over the 50D, the sensor is bigger and at least your pictures will be in focus:)


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Jan 28, 2010 19:48 |  #3

That's exactly the type of answer I was looking for, thanks for your insight!
(your gallery looks great btw!)

Anyone else have a different opinion? Some other thoughts? I'm all ears!


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Jan 28, 2010 20:06 |  #4

Check out a thread I started about the 1DMk2 complimenting a 50D. George had some good insight there has he owned a 50D, 1Ds, and 1Dmk2.

Thread here https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=810982


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Jan 28, 2010 20:27 |  #5

ImRaptor wrote in post #9493786 (external link)
Check out a thread I started about the 1DMk2 complimenting a 50D. George had some good insight there has he owned a 50D, 1Ds, and 1Dmk2.

Thread here https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=810982

Thanks raptor, I'm definitely starting to swing towards the mkII. That really sucks about your shutter, hope you can get it worked out. Now to compare prices between adorama and keh :)

And I hope you dont mind if I add you to my watch list on DA?


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Jan 28, 2010 20:36 |  #6

Steave wrote in post #9493902 (external link)
Thanks raptor, I'm definitely starting to swing towards the mkII. That really sucks about your shutter, hope you can get it worked out. Now to compare prices between adorama and keh :)

And I hope you dont mind if I add you to my watch list on DA?

So far Adorama has been taking good care of the situation. I think the wife is starting to laugh at me and my pouting about loosing my 1Dmk2 before I could even really play with it.


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