Upload & Sell: Off
Finally I'm the proud owner of the 1 series.... which I've been craving for a loooong time.
It's not a 1D IV or 1D III or a Ds.
It's a 1D mark II. It has about 210.000 clicks, it performs flawlessly. It has some cosmetic wear, but nothing that I'm bothered about (since I got it for a real good price).
After playing 1 day with it , the thing which strikes me most is: how in the world could canon launch a body like 5D mark II which is SO SO crippled as far as functionality goes...
I will not even get into the AF debate, it's FUTILE. But the functions and customization level on this thing....just blows me away. And it's a digic II old body,not some fancy DIGIC IV machine.
I didn't have a chance to shoot that much,but it seems IQ wise, it's pretty much like 5Dc (although 5Dc might look a bit better, especially at IS above 1250).
I am pairing the 1D with my current 5D II and a 24L II, 50 1.4 and 135L. I was worried by the inconsistency within the files (shot by 2 different bodies) but I don't care about that anymore....
This thing makes using the 5D/5D II like a P&S camera as far as functionality goes..
What I would need on this 1D II is the the screen on 5Dc at least (1D mark II N), the joystick (present on 5Dc/5D II), and two CF cards instead of CF + SD.
Is there any other firmware besides the 1.2.6 ?
And can you suggest where I can get a replace battery (as I only have one, at this time).