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I would never own a 1ds II again...shadow dynamic range is non-existent (RAW), noise is worse than 5d classic, and overall responsiveness in every way is inferior to modern cameras except for shutter lag. It's outdated tech, very, very outdated...5d2 focuses better and in lower light (with center point), has TONS more dynamic range and shadow recovery, much cleaner images, more detail, plus it's lighter, batteries last longer or at least as long, shoots video, etc...
The only advantages of the 1ds II are spot metering selected af points besides center and very fast shutter lag...definitely not enough to justify buying such old tech.
I am kind of baffled with this response... one could possible ask himself whether you have used this camera at all or not... this was the absolute best DSLR one could own right up till 5 years ago. It has, through the years, taken some absolutt fantastic images I could only dream about achieving. Yes, 5 years may be a while talking about technology, but you make it sounds like this is, and was, a completely useless disaster of a camera.
Personally, I have owned a lot of cameras, but I have kept my 1DsII, basically because of the beautiful images that it produces. Yes, I also have a 5DII, I use it as my travel camera, but I have never felt it produces the same files as 1DsII. (BTW, I only use RAW..)
One other thing I don't think anybody has mentioned, the sound of the shutter...
That sound is absolutely music to my ears at least, no other Canon I have used sounds like that..
Have a nice week-end!
I agree with Rune, except that I prefer the 5D2 imaging and other updated features. The 1Ds2 is still a powerful imaging machine and takes beautiful pictures.