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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Bob in Boston,

All I can say is, you need to try a 1 series.  If you do you will never go back to any other camera.  There is a 1 series and there is everything else.  I have a seven year old grandson that doesn't seem to have any problems with carrying one or shooting with it.

 

I regularly carry my 1D Mk IV and the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8.  Plus my 1D Mk III or 1Ds Mk III with the 24-70mm f2.8.

I use hand straps on each and the heavier 1D Mk IV (12 lbs with the Siggy) on a Black Rapid.

 

Right now the best buy, on the planet, in a camera body is a good condition used 1D Mk III.  All I can say is you need to try one.  The minute you pick it up, you will know.

 

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Oh, BTW, if you do happen to get a wild hair and actually want to try one, avoid the 1D, 1Ds, 1D Mk II.

The stellar models, that we can afford, and have at least some up-to-date features are; The 1D Mk IIn, 1Ds Mk II,and the Mk III pair D and Ds.

While the Mk II series has limited controls, the Mk III pair have everything you are currently used to having.

 

Hey, Mikey, he likes it! Smiley Very Happy

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Oh, BTW, if you do happen to get a wild hair and actually want to try one, avoid the 1D, 1Ds, 1D Mk II.

The stellar models, that we can afford, and have at least some up-to-date features are; The 1D Mk IIn, 1Ds Mk II,and the Mk III pair D and Ds.

While the Mk II series has limited controls, the Mk III pair have everything you are currently used to having.

 

Hey, Mikey, he likes it! Smiley Very Happy


Well, it'll be a while, at least. I'm still getting used to my new 5D3. I thought my 7D's were great cameras, but the 5D3 really outclasses them. If I were to win the lottery or something, I might be inclined to buy another one.  Smiley Happy

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Bob from Boston,

As good as the 5D Mk III is, and I love them as they are very outstanding cameras, the 1D Mk IV is better, IMHO, of course.

And the price for a real nice Mk IV and a 5D3 is about the same.

 

I guess I am used to the weight factor because I came from a world where I carried F1n's with a motor drive attached with 12 AA batteries.  I usually had a 600mm or a 400mm great white on one, too.  I carried that combo all over these United States for years.  Up and down the Rockies to the ruins at Mesa Verde and a ton of other places.  From the western deserts to the swamps in the South lands.

 

It's all good, right?

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