New 5D or Used 1Ds?

Started Mar 26, 2007 | Discussions thread
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lawdog Senior Member • Posts: 2,101
New 5D or Used 1Ds?

I've noticed that a used 1Ds goes for about $2,000 these days, which is less than a new 5D. I know the 5D has slightly higher resolution (albeit smaller pixel size) but I'm wondering why, other than size, it would be preferable to a used 1Ds. First, the obvious - new is better than used, 5D probably has lower noise at high ISO, and 1Ds only goes to ISO 1250. Also, I'm sure some people perfer the smaller, lighter package. Personally, I prefer the size of the 1 series, so that's not a drawback. Any other thoughts on why to buy one over the other???

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