Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Digital SLRs

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EOS-1Ds Mark II

The EOS-1Ds Mark II is a must have for those seeking to capture huge, beautiful images, fast. With a full frame 16.7 megapixel CMOS image sensor and Canon's blazing DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS-1Ds Mark II captures up to 32 consecutive shots at speeds up to 4 frames-per-second.

  • 45 autofocus points
  • E-TTL II flash metering
  • Flash sync: 1/250th second
  • Frame rate: 4 fps
  • User Reviews (4)

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    nielglass   Expert [Mar 13, 2008]
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    Awesome battery life. Excellent image quality out of the camera. Sharper images from the camera than the mark3 version. Excellent balance in hand. fast responsive shutter and superb images. The only area where the mark 2 is inferior to the mark three is in the rear display however the rear displays can be misleading as is illustrated in the M80 display. If you're genuinly chasing image quality and willing to get decent glass.... get the mark 2!

    Weakness:

    It is a heavy camera and you'll notice the weight. The size does draw some attention. You need to have the sensor cleaned twice a year.... but what a sensor!

    Better than you could possibly expect in a camera. I am interested in absolute image quality [AIQ] and am constantly pushing the boundaries using the best possible lenses and aiming to achieve the most accurate exposure overall. Used Nikon & Kodak but when I moved to the 1ds mark 2 I found the camera that gives me the best results under all conditions. Noise is negligable and I am amazed that canon even bothered to release a mark 3 with such a marginal improvement in specifications. Use your eyes and you can see that the mark 2 produces better results. I will wait until Canon offer a lot more before considering looking at a different camera. Recently I took a picture on Sydney harbour [on a moving vessel] of the opera house with a ferry moving at speed in front of the lower wall. I was using one of my lesser lenses the 24-105L series zoom for convenience. Took the image at ISO 250 at 1/640 f13. When I blew it up to A2 and took it in for framing you should have seen the crowd looking at the image! Sharp, clear & superb tonal smoothness and colour balance. No one had seen an image as sharp with so many details. Combine it with the right lenses and you will win every time.

    Customer Service

    Only needed to use online services and have been great.

    Similar Products Used: Canon 1d mark 3 & mark 3. Canon 1ds mark 3, Nikon D2x, Nikon D100 & Kodak 14n [the most unforgiving beast anywhere!]
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    stenowac   Expert [Mar 06, 2006]
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    Hardly any noise up till ASA 1600 and overall perfect image quality. With L-lenses you simply get lots and lots of image details - a huge plus for landscape photos. A plus for portraits too? Well, you get so many "compromising" details revealed in peoples faces that you need to do quite a bit of selective blurring in PS not to "offend" your customer! There is an impressing number of ways to adjust the camera's "software" to fit your various needs. Physically, the camera is built to last forever. I have used it in rain forests, deserts, and north of the Polar Circle. No problems at all!! And I have had the camera for nearly one year by now.

    Weakness:

    It is VERY big and heavy, and attracts a lot of (often unwanted) attention. And when combined with Canon's 70-200 mm 2.8 L zoom, for example, the combination gets seriously heavy. From an ergonomic perspective the controls (buttons, etc.) are not as good as Canon D20 or D5. - If you don't need the extreme amount of image details and top-top-pro quality (and don't want to spend the $8000) , go for the D5 - it is more handy too. Some have complained about dust on the sensor. My experience too, BUT only in the beginning, that is, until I took care shutting down the camera when changing lenses (and avoiding to change lenses in dusty places).

    The image quality is simply fantastic! Hardly any noice at all - and lots and lots of image details. Very robust.

    Customer Service

    No need

    Similar Products Used: Nikon D100 Nikon D70 Canon D20 Canon D5
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