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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

1dsmarkii
Review Date: Jun 12, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: This is the full frame I was wanting for some time. It will be hard to top this choice for a dual card, ease of use dual position shooting, and solid water proof design if caught out on the race track.
Cons:
Sure, it's beefed weight when attached to 300mm f2.8 IS will keep most billy goats at lower altitude, but it's what we expected and need.

Aside from all previous reviews/
I wished the menu system wasn't multi dexterity compared to the 30D.

On the fly adjustments on the job need the ability to quickly rewind some mental memory footage, so the learning curve can escape if left in the bag over time vs used everyday.

Now the wish list of custom functions.
It would be helpful if a compiled best of was listed for most situations.

As for tack sharp with L glass, I'd have to say it's maybe operator error, but I was hoping for better than 50/50.
I'm about to have club member take my gear and test the outcome.

I do use reading glasses, but not while shooting. What I think is spot on manually prior to shutter action can be disappointing.