Summary: Ok after going up the Canon food chain I've reached the top. I decided last year to shoot with 1-series only after getting spoiled by the performance of the original beast (1D). That led to a Mk2N and now this, man I've got to get more work now . The images and the detail that this camera puts out are just AWESOME. I'm glad I went with the 1DsMk2 instead of a 1DMk3, I just don't think it could get much better than this.
Pros: 16.7 mp, large bright viewfinder, dual memory slots, Handling, AF, IQ, Custom features, Size and Weight, Solid, long lasting battery, 4fps
Cons: None really, if I had to be picky no dual writing like my Mk2N, 4fps
Summary: After years of shooting with a 60D, Mark II and then a 5D I found myself about to return to Iraq. I bought the 1DS Mark II because of its' reputation for durability and dependability, both of which have been tested here. I have used it to document the history of our unit here, while also using it on patrols in low light and high contrast situation. The auto-focus is quick and reliable, the color exceptional and quick to write images to card.
Summary: This camera is a photographers' dream. It can meet the demands of any photographer. Whether you are a weddingsphotographer, or simply use it for your summer vacation. Either way, it's still a great camera! Problems Encountered: None!!
Summary: I'm a professional advertising photographer from London UK. Have been practising for 39 years. I'm a still life specialist and have always concentrated on technically demanding work. 90% of my work has been on 5x4. I'm knocked out by the 1ds2. With suitable sharpening of RAW images, my view is that it can compete with 5x4 let alone 6x6. My clients agree. Have a look at my work for Lanson Champagne in the Lanson bar in London's Albert Hall!
Summary: My 1Ds arrived 2 days ago!this camera far exceeds any dreams or expectations that i had.from the way the camera feels in my hands (powerful),to the joy of a 100% viewfinder,the feel and sound of the shutter button,the quickness of the focus,the amazing resolution.and surprisingly,this camera is not that difficult to use.i keep the camera in manual mode and adjusting the shutter speed,f stop,and ISO is intuitive,it makes sense,and is logical.this camera was worth the...
Summary: I am a pro photographer in Atlanta and have been a fierce NIKON loyalist who recently switched to CANON. I still lament not being able to use my F5, the best SLR there ever was or ever will be. The necessary switch to digital took me briefly to a D100 and then to a D2x, although I had set out to purchase the 1Ds Mark II. I shoot a lot of jewelry for publication and resolution is everything to me as many of these images must be enlarged significantly.
Summary: I have been a loyal Nikon user since the early 80's, and had not really planned on a change. I had thousands of dollars of Nikon lenses and equipment. My most recent Nikon bodies are the D2X's and the D200 as my back up. I was happy with both until on a trip with my brother a Canon user he let me use his 1Ds Mark II for the day. I shot with both the D2x's and the 1Ds Mark II with 70-200 f/2.8 IS lenses from Nikon and Canon to make the comparison fair.
Summary: The 1dsmk2 is for sure, the king of the hill. It has easilyreplacedall of my medium format equipment and for that matter surpassedit. For anyone serious about large sharp images, this camera isfor you. Until you experience it, you will never know whatyou aremissing Problems Encountered: None!!
Summary: I shoot thousands of pictures annually. I have the Nikon D2x and found it an excellent piece of equipment. The Canon however, with its full size optical sensor was to much to pass up on. I'd read the Canon was heavy well having had both the D2X and the 1DS Mark II side by side they weigh about the same so that is nonsense.