Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS-1D (old model)
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Canon EOS-1D X 18.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera
D. A. Ponder "Share the Road", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Wow and OMG! Love this camera! However, don't plan on walking around with it hanging from your hand on a Cotton Carrier Hand Strap and with a heavy lens attached. You might suffer an elbow injury like I did. No other complaints. The battery is super!
Summary: I picked up an EOS-1D in excellent minus condition for $300 with a fresh battery (awesome deal). This camera is a Cult Classic. It has features that no other camera can beat, even today (2013). First of all, it has only 4 MP spread across an APS-H sensor. Which means that this camera has clean low noise from ISO 200-1600. It also focuses very quickly and shoots at 8 frames per second in raw (tiff) format.
Summary: Disclaimer: I did not buy mine through Amazon. I was in high school when I first saw this camera, but I could not afford it back then. Fast forward to now and I was able to purchase one secondhand, with the charger and battery, for $230. I put on a 40mm lens and started taking pictures with it. Coming from a 20D (which I still use), the controls of this camera felt a bit 'awkward' but besides that I love the fast, accurate AF and the images it produces.
William D. Colburn "buys things on amazon far..., Amazon
4 August 2013
Summary: The changes in the button layout from the 1D mk iv are frustrating. Otherwise, it's an amazing upgrade. And given how nice the mk iv is, I'm a bit shocked. I didn't think a camera could be that much better. Lots of other people have written at length about this camera. Read their reviews if you need more details. As for me, I'm happy, it's a great camera with little learning curve to get used to the changes.
Summary: What a great camera body. Fantastically sharp and I really like the expanded ISO capabilities. Paired with my 100-400mm lens, it makes a super wildlife duo. Really like the dual shutter release controls (Side and Top). Took a little getting used to the AF being different than the D5 MarkIII. One beautiful piece of photographic equipment.
Summary: I've been shooting digital for about 15 years, I've owned both 35mm and medium format digital cameras, plus I've own a digital camera rental boutique in Manhattan, and this one is my favorite. I'm a pro, which means I make money with my camera, not weddings, not portraits, but commercial advertising, fashion, editorial. I shot a video at 12800 ISO, could not believe that the image had no noise, and I was shooting in very near dark environment.
Summary: Love the layout of the function button; fit great in my hand; feels solid; works week; surprised my the mirror noise at high photo rate; ISO rate in low light is good; for the price it should be even better; and pixel should be more in the 28-30 meg for better image crop.
Summary: I shoot bodybuilding shows. I have been shooting them since 2002. I have around 486,000 images on my smugmug site mainly from bodybuilding shows. I shoot 26 to 27,000 images at a two day show. I have shot two BB shows with the 1Dx and a number of other events. For me another event would be a burlesque show, POI fire performers, or a concert. I avoid flash photography as much as possible. Almost all my images are available light.