Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS-1D (old model)
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jarnvarg, DP Review
9 January 2015
Excerpt: This is the first pro DSLR camera from Canon and is incredibly fast, 1/16000, 8fps just 4.5mp but for these days a great deal, well the price were from other planet, but today we can buy some for a few coins, for collectors, i have 2 and still in use good image quality, a CCD sensor instead of a...
Excerpt: + No AA-filter means very sharp files with lots of low-contrast detail. + Sharp files require very little sharpening, therefore noise is not sharpened. + Histogram is detailed (most important feature of a DSLR LCD). + Small file size. + Flashsync up to 1/16.000 ! (with manual flashes).
Summary: I own an EOS 50D and I bought the EOS-1D as a backup for it. While the 50D has many features not incorporated into the 1D, its solid body and ruggedness make it purfect as a backup. The newer EF-S lenses will not work with the 1D, however, the rest do. It's speed alone make it a great for a backup!
Excerpt: This might just be my favourite camera ever. But it is a very individual choice. The body is big and weighty, but you don't need big hands or be particularly strong to enjoy this. My hands are relatively small compared to bigger guys yet this camera fits me like a tailor-made glove!
Excerpt: I purchased one to replace my 20D as I felt it would not focus fast enough. In my opinion, image quaility is much better and reminds me of a film camera moreso than digital. The high ASA noise, to me, also resembles film.
Excerpt: Had mine since 2003 it's a work horse and a tank. dropped in confrontations and battle no real damage just cosmetic. Great images. Ideal as a sports camera never let me down. Get them on ebay for under £600 now so no excuses Problems: Battery life could be better All my purple pics are blue!!
Excerpt: My work horse - a real sports machine. I upgraded to the 1D from a D30 while covering UK ice hockey for magazines. It was like chalk and cheese! The build quality is amazing - I've used mine in horrendous weather conditions and it just goes on working.
Excerpt: I bought a second hand one from studio a year ago. If you found one, go for it without excuses. I had been using for sport photography and portraits too. Full quality with Canon luminous lenses.
Excerpt: A god buy if you can find one cheap and in good condition. Good picture quality and built like a tank. Very fast too. Resolution is not a problem and with a quality lens it will give you great results. Problems: Battery life not good. Too many menus and not very user-friendly. Typical Canon.
Excerpt: It's a undoubtedly a great Camera. Those who were used to the EOS 1V will surely like it. Very responsive (sometimes too responsive). With cheaper lenses, check settings with P, AV or TV then set to M and step exposure slightly up (e.g. slower).