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Canon must be retarded if the 1Ds is only 1 month older then the 5D, why wouldn't they put a larger LCD on the $8k camera for instance, and why the archaic button and menu system and the NiMH Batteries. Canon never puts all the features in any single camera, even the most expensive ones, whereas Nikon has got it mostly right feature wise for 7 years, even in its cheaper models.
Dustin Gent wrote:
When I simply want the best looking overall image, I use the 1DS2 (my 5D is basically mothballed, being too outdated).
?? Isn't the 5D and the 1Ds2 the same age? I guess my 1Ds needs to be thrown into the garbage
Ha-ha! More of my inelegant writing!
The 1Ds2 preceded the 5D by about a month in fall of 2005.
The 5D never matched the IQ of the 1Ds2, and its successor, the 5D2, has nearly double the MP/resolution, plus other important features, not the least of which is HD video and Live View.
Although the 1Ds2 has been superceded by the 1Ds3, many find it still very useful if the more high tech features are not needed. I guess anything I say in support of the 1Ds2 could be applied to the 1Ds and 5D as well. But there are noticeable differences in IQ between these cameras, in favor of the 1Ds2, which I consider makes the others somewhat outdated (but now terrific bargains). (Whew! It's tough work digging a hole! )
I had a 1Ds, but no more. That's not to say I don't admire your landscapes with the 1Ds, but it's not for me at this point.