On finding a used 1Ds Mark II...

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On finding a used 1Ds Mark II...
6 months ago

Just dropping by from the 7D/1.6-crop Canon forum. (Don't egg my car, please. )

So I'm hoping a 6D is in my future (currently $1,749 from B&H), but what about getting an older 1Ds Mark II, say with 50,000 actuations or fewer? A cursory eBay check showed prices ranging from about $800 to $1,200-plus depending on condition.

For those who shot with the 1Ds Mark II during its production run: Are there enough copies out there in good enough overall shape for semi-regular news use? (I'm a newspaper reporter who shoots his own art once or twice in a typical week.) And compared to the semipro 6D, would an old 1-series body make sense at the prices it commands? Or is the 6D so much better in low light that I should just buy new and be done with it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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