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Discussion in 'Canon Deals' started by johnsey, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. johnsey

    johnsey Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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  2. rayallen

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    That is very generous of them but it is still way out of my budget. I will have to be satisfied with my 1Ds. :):):)
     
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    johnsey Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with that :) I wouldn't mind having an old 1ds or 5d MK1 as a walk around "beater" of sorts, they still make great photos, you just have to know your limitations with the camera. And you could always get a used 5dmk2 or a 6D if you do decide you want better ISO performance and more megapixels without breaking the bank.

    I would love to upgrade to a 5d MK 4, but unless my MK2 dies I really can't justify it. I'd rather spend the money on more glass.
     
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    Thanks, Johnsey. I am a fugitive here from pentaxforums and I have a good array of Pentax gear. But I was very fortunate recently when a good friend (who was a newspaper photographer) was downsizing and gave me a 1Ds and a 20D. Not new cameras but they are in good condition and still working. Shutter count on the 1Ds is 9653 so it is hardly run in!
    I enjoy learning new things and I am finding out what they can and can't do. I bought an adapter so that I can use my old screw mount Pentax Takumars on the 1Ds but that has its challenges! It's all part of the fun of photography and that is how it is meant to be.
     
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    Cool, I am also a member there (and used to follow PDML back in the late 90's) I been a Pentax guy since I was in JR high in the mid 90's; I don't have tons of lenses for k1000s and LX i bought back then. But I also stuck with Pentax into medium format and have an quite assortment of 645 and 67 lenses. I only started getting into canon when I went digital, when I bought the 20D in 2004, since canon/nikon were quite a bit more established in the digital realm.
     
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    It would be nice to own the newest cameras but budget restraint control what we use but the 1d series of cameras are competitive with 5d4 if you work within and know the camera's constraints.
    For non-pro work the 1D is a better perchase
     
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    Thank you, Craig, for your words of wisdom based on your experience with the 1D series. I have absolutely no complaints with the RAW files being produced by my 1Ds. It may be slow writing to the card but the output files have accurate tones and are very easy to work with. The 28-80mm Canon lens I bought on eBay produces nice sharp images. So I consider myself very lucky to now own a full frame Canon. It was not something I ever expected to happen. :):)
     
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    That's alright Ray, when the 1D come out they where the top Pro camera in the Canon line-up and the same for today's model. A new 1D will cost about nine and a half thousand dollars compared to the cost of a 5D
     
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    The price of technology decreases over time. The previous and original owner of the 1Ds that I have told me that when he bought it around 2002-2003 the price was AU$15000. That is very expensive compared to the specs and features on a 5D today. He found that he could buy one in Singapore for AU$12000 so he bought a plane ticket and did just that and saved a considerable amount.
     
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    Venturing off topic a little, I purchased a Zoom View Finder.
    I have 5 students in my photography class I teach, aged between 70 and 90 so they wear glasses.
    The view finder is mounted over the eye piece and allows the wearer to be comfortable using glasses and your nose doesn't cause the rear view screen to fog by moving your face farther away from the rear of the camera.
    It also gives a small amount of magnification through the eye piece which would aid me in using manual focus lenses. When I removed the rubber mount on the eye piece I found a lever (didn't know that was there) which activated a shutter for blocking out the light when taking long exposure shots and on the other side a dial for adjusting the eye piece focus, normally a rubber or plastic piece is supplied with the neck strap.
    I wonder if this continued in to the 5D range.
     
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    Yes, I found that little lever by accident and was most impressed with its simplicity and effectiveness. Sadly, it was not continued on the 5D range and I have read where 5D owners were complaining about the little cover supplied on the neck strap.
    One would have thought that on cameras at that level (and price) that they would not have deleted such a useful feature. Long live the 1D series! :)
     
  12. Craig Sherriff

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    The lever and it's operation is not unique to canon, it was a feature on the Nikon F90 film cameras also.
     
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    I was not aware that Nikon had done it too. Thanks for that info. No surprise really because it is a good feature to have.
    Both of my Pentax DSLRs were supplied with a little plastic slip-on cover which slides into the same grooves as the VF cup which, of course, has to be removed first. A lever and a builtin blind would have been much more convenient but a little more costly to implement for something that relatively few owners would use.
     
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    Yup many camera makers have used both caps and eyepiece shutters, primarily available on the mid to upper models in the product line. I could see many a landscape photographer who had a shutter on their medium format Pentax or Mamiya medium format and went full frame with the 5D noticing and being a bit surprised. With the modern DSLR it isn't really so much about reaching the sensor like it was with film; the issue is more about stray light fooling the light meter. I haven't really noticed any need with my 5d to cover the eyepiece, but I do shoot manual so the light meter is a non issue then.
     
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    They may or may not be necessary but they are pretty cool to have, especially if other makes and model don't have one.
     

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