Pros Tremendous Resolution (16.7 MegaPixels), packed with a Rigid Magnesium Body, backed with the entore range of EOS Accesories, makes this Camera the one stop heaven for professional Photographers...
Cons Slightly bulky and will accept only high capabaility Memory cards, making this a slightly expensive weapon of mass destruction...
Summary Brillian Camera. The best in it's line, Coming fully packed with all the accesibility options and a killer Resolution.
Pros Full frame sensor
Cons No .TIFF file format
Summary For being a pro camera, why does the EOS-1Ds lack support for the .TIFF file format? Come on now, Canon!
"Unbelieveable"on by rpeterson18
Pros Quick, Quick, Quick, Solid, Responsive, Quality
Cons Price - but its worth it
Summary This is by far the best digital camera I have ever owned. The price tag may be a little steep for some, but it is well worth it. The 45 autofocus points are indispensible, the write times are fast with a decent CF and SD card. The low-level light performance is excellent. The 1.3 crop factor is actually a bonus in cutting out the chromatic abberations of many lenses. The battery life is exceptional. It has weather sealing, a variety of focus screens, infinite combinations of custom functions.... The list goes on! A slightly higher resolution would be nice, but speed is the key for many of us right now. I can't praise this camera enough.
Pros Image Quality, ISO performance, buid quality, battery life, viewfinder, auto focus, full frame, shutter life (200,000), 16.7mp, raw file size, raw files compatible all my 2yr old programs so now need to upgrade :)
Cons Weight, LCD size, low frames per second, camera bulk (but to be expected at this level), built in remote speedlight controller, dust on the sensor, accessing settings through multiple buttons pushed (ISO, drive, WB)
Summary Considering this camera is now 5 year old technology, the images it produces are stunning. I can understand why this camera sold at such a high price in high numbers, as there was nothing like it. Since I'm only breaking into professional photography, this more than exceeds my needs and the needs of my clients. The quality of the RAW files is amazing, as I can push the exposure in Lightroom without degrading the image. Truly amazing. The view through the viewfinder is like looking through a window! It is so bright and big, it is a joy to use even compared to my 5D classic.
Make no mistake, this camera is heavy and big in every sense of the word. Mount a 70-200mm F/2.8 lens on it, and you'd better make sure you've been hitting the gym. The camera instills confidence in my clients, and perception is part of the name of the game. But that's the beginning, and when using strobes the quality of my ISO 100 files are clean, clean, clean. Superb, just superb image quality.
I don't understand why Canon had the multi buttons needed to be pushed to access some of the settings, its completely horrible. The LCD is pretty tiny too, the batteries are very heavy.
All in all, I have no regrets in buying this camera used. I bought it with about 22,000 actuations on it, but the camera is rated at 200,000 so there is plenty of life left in it. Dust is a bit of an issue, but I have been spoiled with Olympus bodies (no dust showing on any images ever).
If you are serious about photography, would like more resolution than the classic 5D offers, don't need the speed of a 1D, and don't have the money for a Mark III, then I highly recommend this camera. The only regret I may have will be the day I let this camera go.
Pros The pros are that it has amazing resolution, great color reproduction, adjustable settings and features, a great grip and a sturdy body. Its pictures are beautiful and sharp.
Cons When using the continuous shooting, the shutter sounds very annoying. It sounds like it is giving an enormous amount of effort and it takes a lot of time for it to process the files. It unfortunately requires high capacity memory cards(8GBminimum)
Summary It functions amazingly and takes beautiful, sharp photos. You can make a 40- 45 inch enlargement at high dpi. It requires high capacity memory cards, especially in the RAW format. The shutter responds very quickly after the button is pressed. It is very sturdy, and its vertical grip is great. Can be taken anywhere whether in the middle of the Sahara to Antarctica and it still it functions the same. The controls and button combinations are confusing at first, but after a couple of days of shooting, you will feel right at home with this camera. A great buy, and it will perform amazingly for its high price tag.