A&P I out "jcolman'd" myself

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  1. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Was going to pick up another 5D and ended up with a 1DsmkII instead. :mamoru:
     
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    Do you have 2 or 3 bodies?
     
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    I've been jonesing for a 1Ds series for a long time so I said "fuck it" lets do it.
     
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    3 now.

    I still have the 5D and 1DmkIIn. I wanted another full frame and was going to get another 5D and didn't really need the 5DII so when I found the 1Ds for sale I said "fuck it" let's do it.

    Oh, and I still have my old Minolta film body and lenses.
     
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    Must be nice!
     
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    It's actually a business decision more than anything else. I don't really "need" a third body but I just don't like the 1Dmk2n in low light situations and wanted a good high ISO performing camera, full frame with lots of megapixals AND one that has blazing fast and accurate focusing. I really would like a 1DsmkIII but I don't want to spent that much $$$$.
     
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    Yeah, totally. I'm more jealous than anything. :rofl: How does the new 1Ds compare to the IIN?
     
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    Out of curiosity, what did you pick it up for?
     
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    It blows the IIn out of the water in terms of IQ. The IIn has the advantage of a slightly larger LCD and faster FPS but that's about it. The IIn is a 8.2MP camera. The 1DsII is 16.7MP. The IIN still takes some great shots but if you're looking for large, beautiful files, the 1Ds has it all over the IIn. Also, the 1Ds is suppose to be much better at high ISO. I'll shoot some pixel-peeping tests with all three cameras in the coming weeks.

    Compared to the 5DII, From everything I've read, the IQ of the two cameras are similar but the 1Ds still has the advantage in construction, better focusing, two card slots, weather sealing and a few other things. The 5DII has a better LCD screen, live view and video, but I don't care about the video feature. A larger LCD would be nice, but I only use the LCD screen to look at the histogram anyway so it's not that big a deal. Getting sharp, crisp images is my main concern and I think the 1Ds series has the edge.
     
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    Total price was just under $2400 with PP fees, two day shipping and insurance.
     
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    :bowdown: I've seen some PRO MX guys use a 1DsII and their images are amazing. I need to start shooting more well paying clients so I can get one.:x:
     
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    I picked up a couple of weddings this week so that's why I suddenly feel rich. :x:
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    the 1ds/1dsmkII is not really fun to use for shooting sports

    1dmkIII is highly preferable
     
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    Is the AF the same?
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    it's not about autofocus... and more about the rate the camera can take and crank through frames...

    the 1ds is just a slower camera
     
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    oh man thats crazy...
    I don't think I could ever do weddings... too much at stake.. thats why I like nature / urban photography / macro photography, they can't complain about their double chin / hair ;)

    although, bugs pay a lot less than brides :sad2:
     
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    I said the same thing not too long ago. Then I started looking at wedding photography and studying the techniques. I fell in love with the concept that you get one shot at it and you have to succeed. You have to stand out from the crowd. You have to deliver outstanding images. What a freaking challenge!! I love it!! It's the most exciting photography I've done in a long time. It forces me to think on my feet, think quick and nail it. That's why I don't mind spending the bucks for the gear to help me succeed.

    Don't get me wrong, I still love taking nature shots, commercial, portraits, etc where I can work at a slower pace, but the money from weddings is hard to pass up.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    stupid decision... In my opinion :wavey:
     
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    ok. Don't elaborate or anything.
     
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    2n is better at high iso if it doesn't have a banding problem, jut an FYI :hs:

    i never liked the Ds series for the slower AF and write times, but the viewfinder is tits
     

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