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#1 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 11 January 2003 - 02:53 AM

If anyone is interested - The current cost of the Eos 1Ds in Singapore is just under $7000.00 plus shipping.

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Posted 11 January 2003 - 08:19 AM

Bob, you mentioned you got 2 1Ds'. Any initial thoughts on the camera overall?

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Posted 11 January 2003 - 09:50 AM

Hi Tom,

It feels the same as the standard EOS 1's in the hand - not as nice as the Dynax 9, but that's just me probably. A lot more refined than the D1.
Nice bright viewfinder.

The images directly from the camera are amazingly good (I used JPEG's to take some touristy snaps this morning) and the colour looks good with reasonable balance graduations and saturation.
The autofocus system is red hot too, but we will have to see how this performs soon with a big APO on it. It'll take me a while to get used to it.
A lot to adjust to on the software front and I think the next few nights will be spent ploughing through the destruction manual.

I shall post a full test during the course of the next few weeks or so, I don't have too much time with a hefty workload to catch up on and being married doesn't help... No peace for the wicked eh!

I am waiting for two new lenses to catch me up from Singapore over the next week too and a couple of new system flashguns - which will eventually get housed.

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Posted 11 January 2003 - 10:13 AM

Looking forward to the full test!!

I can understand the "married with children" issue, it certainly means you have to balance a bit....

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Posted 11 January 2003 - 10:46 AM

Now thats worth a thread.......Kids or Diving.....Hmmmmmmm

Bob, that price is good, it is the same price in UKú over here, also getting rave reports- 'best digital camera ever' etc. So look forward to the shots.

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Posted 15 January 2003 - 11:03 AM

Are you housing your 1ds'? If so how? I am thinking about trying to house my 1d.

Thanks

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Posted 18 January 2003 - 06:22 AM

I am checking out several avenues - Marc Furth has a good product.