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Canon EOS 1D

Review Date: Apr 22, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $775.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: AF speed & accuracy, 8 f/s, 1/500 synch speed, unbelievable image quality and its built like a tank.
Its heavy, and only 4 MP, and battery life is weak.

I was looking for a back-up to my 20d and after looking long & hard at what's out there, I saw lots of good things about the 1D. I always thought they were out of my league, price-wise, but when Canon announced the 1D Mk III, it started a cascade of trade-ups resulting the the 1D falling to below $800. Well I couldn't resist, and, like many others, now have an 8MP back-up to my 4MP 1D. I recently shot hockey in a strobed rink, and when the 1D battery died, switched to the 20d. When we looked at them afterwards, the difference was stunning - so much so that I think the 20d needs to be serviced. At this price, this has got to be one of the best deals to be found.