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Canon 5D or 1D mark2n?
Old 09-26-2006, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK... I am going to order a new camera... what do you guys think...

5D
with 12mp?

or

1D
with 8mp?


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Re: Canon 5D or 1D mark2n?
Old 09-26-2006, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely 1D Mark II N
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Re: Canon 5D or 1D mark2n?
Old 09-26-2006, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is the 1d going to give me as good of a potrait in a large print that the 5d would? They cost about the same... I just wonder what others think...
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Simple, 5D
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I'm not a Canon user, but from all the private instruction lessons I've given this year, I've run into both models, many owned by the same owner. In the end, for ease of use and based on the requirement that you only need 5-8 megapixels when it comes to getting your working published (line screen rule proves this for printing), then you're only wasting your money when you buy the more expensive one.

Again, I'm not Canon shooter, but I've had the ability to play with both models and work with clients that owned them both, we all voted for the 5D hands down. Just my thoughts, wishing you the best, rg sends!
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Re: Canon 5D or 1D mark2n?
Old 09-26-2006, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've had pretty much the same story as Rolando in what I've heard and seen myself. I've played with both. I think the 5D is the better route. I use the 20D, but if I were upgrading, I'd probably jump to the 5D.
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Re: Canon 5D or 1D mark2n?
Old 09-26-2006, 04:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I get a lot of 5D's through my workshops. The biggest difference is the menu system. There is very little you can do on the 1D without using two hands, the 5D can be run one handed.

I own the 1D. I just like the feel of the 1D in my hand, the 5D doesn't feel the same. I also like the battery life for the 1D.

Basically buy the one that feels best to you.

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I was seriously considering a 1DS for my studio work, but changed my mind. For the money, I can get a 5D and a 1DmkII. In your case, it all depends on what you shoot. Wildlife, birds in flight, large mammals, etc., get the 1DmkII. Studio work such as portraits, models, products, etc., get the 5D. Portraits and models outdoors? Get the 5D. It's smaller and lighter, especially if you remove or perhaps not even buy the battery grip. Don't forget the crop factor when considering your decision. Also, the FF sesor on the 5D might require a bigger investment in lenses for you, but that's OK, as good lenses will hold their value quite well.

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Re: Canon 5D or 1D mark2n?
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I get a lot of 5D's through my workshops. The biggest difference is the menu system. There is very little you can do on the 1D without using two hands, the 5D can be run one handed.

I own the 1D. I just like the feel of the 1D in my hand, the 5D doesn't feel the same. I also like the battery life for the 1D.

Basically buy the one that feels best to you.

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I had the same experience as Glenn. Both great tools, tough to go wrong. I just like the heavier 1D bodies. Not necessarily the most "tech based" reason to go with the 1D, but it works for me.
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Battery Life and Sturdiness of 5D
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Hopefully I can chase up a few of you 5D users for help with a question or two...

I'm currently shooting a Canon 1D (4.2 Mp) that I bought used. Love everything about the camera, but find myself at a point where increased memory would help significantly. Am looking hard at the 5D or the 1D Mark II N.

I'm very impressed with everything about the 5D, but have heard comments that the battery life will leave a 1D user disappointed and that the "battery pack" is cheap and flimsy. I realize that it won't be as sturdy as my 1D, given that it is an add on, but is it a major problem? This camera will see studio work and will only do outdoor work in the best of conditions. The ol' 1D will still be the foul weather workhorse.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Canon 5D or 1D mark2n?
Old 12-19-2006, 12:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I own the Mark2n and I love it, especially when shooting wildlife when there is a lot of action and you need to shoot fast. It is built like a tank and, partly because of the large battery, is very heavy and can tire you out after a day of shooting.
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