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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

1dsmarkii
Review Date: Nov 3, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $700.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: -Dual file write (a back-up is always great) -Excellent IQ (equal to the 5D2) -Indestructible -Used price of $1600 +/- is a great deal -Add the new 70-200 IS V2 and you have a magic combination
Cons:
-2 button settings takes a while to get used too -Huge battery and charger -Dual write (one file type only)

I bought this as a back-up body. After using it a bit I started including it as a primary body depending on the shoot. The 70-200 v2 pretty much lives on this body and the combination can't be beat. It goes on all wedding jobs and portrait work. It holds it's own well against the much newer 5D2 on bread and butter jobs.

It's not so great at air shows or for birding (nothing beats a 7D for those).

I got mine from ebay for $700 and it needed a new shutter assy. Sun Camera did that for under $300. Talk about a great deal.

Anyone looking for a reliable back-up body won't be disappointed with this camera.