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Review of Canon 1DmkII

wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
edited April 25, 2004 in Cameras
Luminous Landscape does a hands-on review... more or less.

He likes it. I'm shocked.

Here's the review.
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http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au

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    DoctorItDoctorIt Administrators Posts: 11,951 moderator
    edited March 29, 2004
    Geez, like I needed someone else to verify that I'd trade my first born for that thing. Thanks waxy!
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2004
    lol3.gif
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
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    BaldyBaldy Registered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 2,853 moderator
    edited March 30, 2004
    Nice review. Good find. There's so much irrelevant detail in the dpreview reviews... This was nice to have him highlight what really matters and net it out.

    I'd love to own that camera.
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2004
    He's quite passionate about doing practical reviews... he writes somewhat dismissively of the reviewers who shoot dolls and measure noise, but never get out into the field with the cameras.
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited April 1, 2004
    A Sports Illustrated shooter gives his perspective on the new camera.

    Here.
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited April 1, 2004
    Sounds nice, but is it really three times as good as a 10D? It'd better be, cuz it's three times the price...and twice the weight. Still isn't full frame..1.3x multiplication factor.
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    cmr164cmr164 Registered Users Posts: 1,542 Major grins
    edited April 1, 2004
    fish wrote:
    Sounds nice, but is it really three times as good as a 10D? It'd better be, cuz it's three times the price...and twice the weight. Still isn't full frame..1.3x multiplication factor.
    Anyone see a review of the the new Kodak DCS 14C ? That is a camera that will kick Canon's tail if Kodak took care of the 14N imager issues.

    Canon lenses, 13.8mp, full 35mm frame....
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,700 moderator
    edited April 1, 2004
    cmr164 wrote:
    Anyone see a review of the the new Kodak DCS 14C ? That is a camera that will kick Canon's tail if Kodak took care of the 14N imager issues.

    Canon lenses, 13.8mp, full 35mm frame....
    Welcome back cmr164 - don't stay away so long - we miss youlickout.gif --

    Michael Reichman did a quick review of the Kodak full sensor 14n - He feels it is much better than the previous one - the noise issue seems to be much better as long as you stay below and ISO of 160 or so - IOSs above 200 seem to get noisy quicly. Also long exposures still are noisy compared to Nikon or Canon pro cameras. He thinks it will be good for weddings and portraits, but still will not challenge the dominance of the 1Ds.

    THe URL is here http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/Kodak%20ProSLR-mini-review.shtml

    The Pro 14c should be similar I think they are priced around $5k. So a 1DMkll or a Kodak Pro14c are in the same ballpark - speed or pixels - the same old tradeoffs methinks....
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    patch29patch29 Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,928 Major grins
    edited April 25, 2004
    Steve's posted their 1D mkII review here.
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited April 25, 2004
    patch29 wrote:
    Steve's posted their 1D mkII review here.

    But he hasn't told me what to think! No conclusion posted. lol3.gif

    Check out the sample photographs. In particular, the woman. Compare the ISO 100 with the ISO 800. My untrained eye can't tell the difference. Wow!
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
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