A&P Canon's answer to the Nikon D2h

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  1. mojito

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    Canon has announced the 1Ds MKII, a 16.7 megapixel full-frame replacement for the original 11 Megapixel 1Ds, which is now two years old.

    The camera has a turn-on time of just 0.3 seconds, and is capable of four frames per second at full resolution, for bursts of up to 32 JPEG, or 11 RAW images (compared with 3 fps for up to 10 frames on the original EOS-1Ds camera). The camera also offers ISO speeds from 100 to 1600 in 1/3-stop increments, and is also capable of ISO 50 and ISO 3200. As with the just-released 8 megapixel Canon 20D, E-TTL-II flash metering technology and the Digic II image processing chip are featured. The 1Ds Mark II will have a retail price of approximately U.S. $8,000, and shipments will begin in November.



    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/canoneos1dsmkii/
     
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    :rofl:

    "The timing of the EOS-1Ds Mark II's announcement was interesting if not totally surprising coming just five days after Nikon announced the twelve (point four) megapixel D2X, the megapixel one-up-man-ship continues."

    Canon always pulls this shit.
     
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    Just shows how far ahead of the game they are. Nikon finally creates a camera to compete with Canon's 2 year old model, and its the must have cam for 5 days, all before it even hit production
     
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    The D2X feels like a "part 1Ds Mark II part 1D Mark II"... remember it's got two modes, one for performance and one for studio/quality.

    But at the end of the day.. it's performance is neither as good as the 1D Mark II nor is it's studio/quality mode as good as the 1Ds Mark II...

    I suppose it's suitable to those who shoots both performance and studio and can't afford both 1D's but I don't think theres many out there.

    I mean most motorsport photographers (i.e formula 1) usually don't shoot studio/quality photos as well (i.e new Pontiac press photos) and vice versa.

    And even if they did.. they can afford/would rather buy two seperate bodies anyway! One 1Ds Mark II for studio and a 1D Mark II for formula 1!

    If I can nab a 1Ds Mark II for under $11,000 AUD and can pick one up before December... i'll take it! If not i'll have to go for the 1D Mark II.

    I'm really disappointing in the price :( but I suppose it's not too surprising either) :(
     
  5. mojito

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    We're paying more for being able to change the ISO in 1/3 stop movements and wireless technology than we are for the upgraded sensor.

    Has the 1Ds even been discontinued yet?
     
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    Just insane. :cool:
     

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