High ISO performance

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  1. McQueen278

    McQueen278 TPF Noob!

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    How does a MkI or MkII Canon EOS 1Ds stack up in high ISO performance compared to cameras like the MkIII, 40D and 5D? I understand this will most likely be a subjective answer as I have had a hard time finding any scientific data on this subject, but I trust in the opinions of the TPFers who have experience in this matter! I only ask because I am considering a refurbished MkI or II EOS 1Ds as my next camera. I really want full frame for my wedding photography and it seems that a 5D and a refurb MkII are in a similar price range.

    If anyone can break down High ISO (800 specifically) performance in order of best to worse on these cameras, I would be eternally grateful!

    EOS 1Ds MkI, II & III
    EOS 5D
    EOS 40D (for comparison as I am very used to this camera)
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    While I can't help you specifically there I can say the 5D performs nice at ISO 1250. A speed which is often hit by the wedding photographers over at www.flashflavor.com
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you mean the full frame 1Ds MkII, that camera is not close in price (used/refurb) to that of a 5D. The 1dsMkII runs between $3500 and $4500 USD Used.

    Just stick with the 5D as it is a known good camera with excellent ISO performance. Reasons to go to the 1DsMkII is the build, metering, and AF performance of a 1series. That and the extra megapixels for cropping.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I also wouldn't go to the 1ds-mI... you are going way backwards in technology.. back to the year 2002.
     

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