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Canon EOS 1D Mark II

1D2
Review Date: May 12, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $3,700.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Weighty which I like, solid, robust, FAST!!!, needs manually tweaking to get good results which adds a personal touch, FAST!!!, only had for a day so I will leave it there!
Cons:
Didnīt buy one last year. No "pop up" flash...(joking)!

Only had this for 2 days but have fallen in love with it. It is the first Pro "Digital " SLR I have had. Gone from 10D to 20D and now this and the leap was so significant. Reminds me of when I went from the beautiful Nikon F3 to the amazing F5 (before I "converted").

This camera is fast, I wasnīt expecting quite THAT speed when I first tried out the 8.5FPS!! If I miss anything now I will be gutted. It FEELS solid and it IS solid...very comforting. Going from 9 point autofocus on the 20D to 45!!!! on this is amazing...watch out sports and wildlife...I am coming!

If you are wondering if the extra money for this over the same pixel count on the 20D is worth it, I would say as long as you need the extra functions and speed, it is WELL worth the extra. Go on...spoil yourself! You only live once!!!

Nick
www.all-things-photography.com