Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Announced Jan 29, 2004 •
8 megapixels | 2 screen | APS-H sensor
sdeepayne
 
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I have had the 1D MK II for about 4 years now. I have shot in rain, snow, mud and love the seals. If you keep the same lens on until you are in a clean environment the sensor will be fine. It only has 8.2Mp so you can't crop too much but, takes great photos and you would never know that the MP are low for todays standards . Needs GOOD glass!! If you buy a pro-model camera get pro quality ("L") lenses. It does have the rare AF problem but, that has been at 3200 ISO at night of football ...

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1DII = 5D's chip (cropped), superb AF, 8fps,good LCD,bad JPEGs In short: Here we are in the middle of 2010, and the 6 year old 1D Mark II is still a fantastic camera with hardly any usability drawbacks. JPEGs suck, high ISO isn't jaw dropping and it doesn't do video, but that's about it, in my opinion. You could say the 1DII has the 5D's sensor (little cropped) with the 8.2um pixel array, but with great AF, ergonomics, short blackout time and 8fps. LCD resolution is still good (same as ...

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Canonet17
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I purchased this used to replace my 20D bodies and took some time to reallly setup this camera. Once learning its abilities, I am impressed. The 1/250 sec flash sync is limiting but sensor has great image detail. Great lowlight performance as I have shot @ 3200 and had usable images for sports. At first was hesitant to use for assignments, used to my 1D bodies, but now trust the camera to bring back great work. Problems: I wish Canon kept the 1/500 sec flash sync as on the original 1D bodies ...

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OleOUH
 
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Bought it usedas an upgade for my EOS 300 D. There is absolutely no comparison between the two. The 1D is simply the best camera that I have ever owned. Problems: None

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A great camera, nice IQ, compared to today's standards also, and it's very fast, autofocus and burst wise. Possible to get it for $1800 nowadays, and it really is a nice price for a camera like this. Problems: The two-hand operation of the camera is really horrible. The way how the 1D mk3 is designed (operation-wise) is so much better.

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drmrdex
 
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I have owned this camera since it first came out and to this day it's still a Peach! This is the first 1D series camera I have ever owned. I have owned intermediate film cameras, both Nikon and Canon, and I have no regrets sticking with the Canon line. I almost bought the first 1D, but thanks to my former photojournalist classmates, they told me to wait and save my money. I paid for it using a low interest credit card, and finished paying for it by shooting weddings, portraits and other money ...

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I am now using my second copy of this camera. Had to part with first for financial reasons, but found out some weeks later that once you've driven a Ferrari... it's hard using anything else ! So I purchased another Mark II and couldn't be happier. Having owned/shot/yried over 15 DSLR's from all manufacturers during the past 4 years, I fear not to say this is the best digital cam I have ever used. Image quality is simply magnifiscent, and the X1.3 crop factor seems for me the perfect ...

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I've been shooting with one since they first came out. My thoughts are: Image quality: A, some complain about the skin tones but that can be fixed easily by using the PS channel mixer (add some red to the GB channels). User Interface: D-, the UI is as unintuitive as ever. Canon really needs to revamp the 1 series, many pros feel the same way. Changing memory cards, enabling MLU, etc.. involves way too many steps EOS System: A, this is after all what you are investing in when you buy a body. ...

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ziggy53
 
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Sport shooter dream camera! This (and the "N" version) is simply the best combination of speed and quality of any camera on the planet. The luminance noise at high ISO is astonishingly low, allowing ISO 3200 imaging. Focus speed and accuracy, with a fast focus lens like the 70-200mm, f2.8L, is second to none. For sports, there is nothing better. For weddings, it's betweeen this and 2 other Canons. For general events, this is one to have. Accurate Colors, Fastest camera made, Great Resolution, ...

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A wildlife photographers dream. The perfect camera for wildlife and nature. Have it for about 2.5 years now and still love it. have used it a lot for model and portrait photography as well.

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