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« on: December 27, 2004, 05:50:34 AM »
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At higer ISOs the MKII is better, and of course the files are larger. Otherwise the answer is likely "no".

The MKII is a superior camera in almost every way to the original, but image quality isn't it's main advantage.

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 08:09:20 AM »
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Sorry about that. Another example of Canon's brilliant naming conventions aiding clear communication.

To address this question, the answer is yes. 16MP vs 8MP is clearly visible, even in a 13X19" print. Also, the 1Ds MKII has superior colour rendition, though this can be helped on the 1D MKII through the use of a custom profile.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2005, 02:36:13 PM »
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The metering mode for all 1-series bodies is on the top LCD only. This information is not displayed in the viewfinder on any Canon body AFAIK. Definitely not on the 1Ds or 1D-MkII. I have my bodies set so that manual mode is locked to spot, and everything else uses evaluative.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2004, 11:50:17 PM »
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Michael,

If one does not intend to make prints larger than 13x19, does the 1DsMKII produce superior images to the 1DMKII in the studio setting?  I am asking in terms of pure image quality.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2004, 05:57:17 AM »
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Michael You misunderstood the question.  I was asking about the 1DMKII vs the 1DsMKII.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2005, 10:37:16 AM »
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One of my pet peeves of the 1DsII is it's lack of exposure and metering mode indication in the viewfinder. Why, I keep asking myself? I like to switch between spot and matrix modes on the field, as I love the multiple-reading feature of the spot meter (just wish it was smaller), but have to futz around to figure out which mode I'm in after a while (memory is not my strong suite ). I understand the 1DII does have them. Go figure ...

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2005, 05:50:18 PM »
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Thanks for the clarification, Jonathan. Someone in another forum had remarked that the 1DII did, but reading your comment I downloaded the 1DII manual pdf and sure enough, as you say, it doesn't either. I don't feel as left out now . I ended up blocking out other metering modes except evaluative and spot, so there's always only two choices, which I quickly determine when I press the FEL button to take a spot reading and I'm not in spot mode.

I also made spot the manual metering method, but I rarely use manual, I normally use aperture perferred for some DOF control, and just use exposure comp to place the spot readings where I want them.

Still, I wonder why they didn't include the modes in the viewfinder - there's space enough. It's a slip up as far as I'm concerned for such an advanced and complicated shooting environment. But that's just for me of course. Different folks may not care that much. Cheers!
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