08-24-2018 09:09 AM
Hello Canon community and photographers.
I'm writing here because I'm upset and I can't find any proper solution for my issue.
I'm a family/wedding photographer. Recently my canon 1DS mk2 broke with shooter issue straight on a wedding (in the middle of the picture there is an overexposed line) I was happy that I still had my 5D as a backup camera, but that day I had no luck. The picture I took looked posterized, both on LCD and Monitor. I have tried to reset, clean, color space, different settings and literary everything possible to fix it. So I called my friend and within an hour he brought 5Dmk2 and I finished the wedding shoot. That day was complete hell to me. After that I start researching the issue, but so far no answer.
I live on the small Spanish island where you cannot find anyone who can fix it or at least knows about issue.
Please help me to find the issue, what might cause this posterized effect on photos.
I will appreciate any help or advice. Sorry for my English, I'm still in progress.
Here are my examples of photos:
08-24-2018 09:31 AM
I don't see any posterization. I see ...
In the first picture: The leaves in the foreground are grossly out of focus because the lens can't handle the required depth of field (at least not at that aperture). And the subject's eyes are virtually invisible. because the picture needs fill flash.
In the second picture: The focus point is somewhere in the background instead of on the subject, and the dynamic range of the scene exceeds the capability of the camera.
08-24-2018 09:36 AM
Your only hope is a corrupted CF card. Try a brand new CF card. Make sure you get a top quality one not a cheapo.
There are not many places that repair the old 1DS Mk II or 5D anymore. You can try Midwest Camera to see if they can.
08-24-2018 09:43 AM
Thank you for your reply! I really appreciate.
I understand your point. I want to ask you to watch them again. Look at the first picture the lady's face, the strange magenta/green lines and all over the picture there is strange 8bit colors in highlights and shadows.
On the second photo, you can see pretty much the same. Hude magenta spot on her shoulder, right corner shadows are blue instead of dark.
I have tried different lenses, different apertures and all kind of setting. The result is the same.
08-24-2018 09:54 AM
Yes, that's true not many places our days to fix it, especially if live on a small banana island But I really love them, they are perfect to shoot weddings/portrait and they are still great with colors (1ds mk2). I do living from photography for a 5 years already and now I in a position where I'm stuck! I don't earn much, enough for a happy simple life, but not enough to buy new camera.
After one week I have full day wedding and all I have is 550D crop 1.6x. Fun and a new challenge to me.
08-24-2018 10:13 AM
I still do weddings after 16 years of retirement. Can't quit, I guess. I have had all the 1 series cameras at one time or another. I still have my 1D Mk IIn. There is something special about the Mk II series cameras, I agree.
The Mk II is really cheap on the used market. I think that is where you need to go. Check ebay. Make sure you use Paypal if you buy there.