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04/26/2004 10:00:15 PM · #1
Well I gave my new 1D Mark II a "workout" this afternoon. I went to a high school baseball game and shot 983 images (and 1 .WAV voice annotation). 8.5 frames per second is a blast! (I definitely noticed a few people looking my way when they heard what that sounded like.) And let me say, the shutter button is very sensitive; it is gonna take some getting used to to only take 1 shot when the drive mode is set to high speed! (Most of the time when I meant to only take a single shot I would get 2 or 3. The shutter button has a much different feel than the 10D.)

It was windy, very dusty, and it even rained for a bit. So my 1DM2 is now pretty acclimated to the kind of "stuff" it was designed for.

I went hoping to find a few parents who wanted some "action shots" of their son playing. I put together a sample collage and printed it as an 8x10 at Sam's Club to show around at the game:

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All the shots in that collage were taken with my 10D, but I envision an 8 or 9 shot 1DM2 high-speed "action sequence" down the left or right side of a pitcher throwing, player at-bat, a slide in to home, etc...

I'm still shooting in JPEG mode with the new camera; don't know how I'd make it shooting RAW since I filled up two 1GB CF cards...
04/26/2004 10:05:02 PM · #2
Can't wait to see more shots and some of the action shots of the 1DMII.
04/26/2004 10:08:43 PM · #3
holy crap thats a pricy cam! does it also serve the purpose of a cook, lover and chauffeur? jeez..
04/26/2004 10:22:31 PM · #4
I too am looking forward to more shots!
04/26/2004 10:25:01 PM · #5
Just Checked out the Price, Wow that an Expensive camera,BTW for that price you can get a very small new 800cc car in India made by suzuki
04/26/2004 11:00:19 PM · #6
Originally posted by EddyG:

I'm still shooting in JPEG mode with the new camera; don't know how I'd make it shooting RAW since I filled up two 1GB CF cards...


Maybe you can hire runners to jockey your cards to have them downloaded and processed like Sports Illustrated does. ;) BTW, congrats on the new hardware. Happy shooting.
04/26/2004 11:03:42 PM · #7
Just for kicks, I put together a quick movie of a 22-shot 8.5 FPS sequence from the baseball game this evening. This sequence was shot handheld, with the 70-200/2.8L IS with the 1.4X TC, wide-open at f/4.0.

You'll need QuickTime to view it: Click Here

Remember, each frame is actually an 8.2 megapixel image which I downsized to 600x400. =]

When you consider the highest high-def resolution (1920x1080) is "only" 2 megapixels (and stuff at that resolution isn't even being broadcast), that is some serious resolution!

Message edited by author 2004-04-26 23:19:10.
04/26/2004 11:08:16 PM · #8
Originally posted by orussell:

Originally posted by EddyG:

I'm still shooting in JPEG mode with the new camera; don't know how I'd make it shooting RAW since I filled up two 1GB CF cards...


Maybe you can hire runners to jockey your cards to have them downloaded and processed like Sports Illustrated does. ;) BTW, congrats on the new hardware. Happy shooting.


LexarMedia has a (drool) 8GB card.
04/26/2004 11:10:33 PM · #9
Sweet sequence! Gotta love high speed photography.
04/26/2004 11:18:34 PM · #10
That is a very cool sequence!!
nice shots for your first time out, keep em coming!!
04/27/2004 12:09:29 AM · #11
Originally posted by EddyG:

Just for kicks, I put together a quick movie of a 22-shot 8.5 FPS sequence from the baseball game this evening. This sequence was shot handheld, with the 70-200/2.8L IS with the 1.4X TC, wide-open at f/4.0.

You'll need QuickTime to view it: Click Here

Remember, each frame is actually an 8.2 megapixel image which I downsized to 600x400. =]

When you consider the highest high-def resolution (1920x1080) is "only" 2 megapixels (and stuff at that resolution isn't even being broadcast), that is some serious resolution!


They work with VLC player to
Nice Shots and move
04/27/2004 08:43:17 AM · #12
Originally posted by faidoi:

LexarMedia has a (drool) 8GB card.

Considering you can almost buy a 1D Mark II body for the price of that CF card, I don't think I'll be getting one any time soon, as sweet as that would be!
04/27/2004 08:52:06 AM · #13
I'm used to the 8fps on the Canon EOS 1D so I'm not going to find the change. But it is great to shoot at 8 or 8,5fps. Especially at sporting events. It makes all the difference. I'm selling my EOS 1D and buying the Mark II as soon as possible :) Congrats on yours.
04/27/2004 08:57:40 AM · #14
Very nice Eddy! It's a stiff price to pay but still 'only' 6/10's of the price of the EOS-1DS... The 1DS is $9999 CDN here in Canada and the MKII a 'modest' $5899 CDN...(I'll have to ask my wife if I can take a second mortgage out!)

And on top of that is the cost of all the court side tickets to the basketball, baseball and hockey games so you can really take advantage of the potential of the camera!

Having said all this: I would love to get my hands on the MKII myself! I wonder if they take the 300D as a trade.... hmmmm...

I don't know if it's possible to live without 8.5 fps (and did I mention 8.5 mega pixels?) now that I know it exist! Why, oh but why did you have to educate me on this Eddy?!? My wife might come after you with the rolling pin... you could only hope we get a "conflicts revisited" challenge :)

My wife knows me too well - that once I start drooling, it's only the matter of time before it's in our house... in in my camera bag...
04/27/2004 10:11:47 AM · #15
Originally posted by Are_62:


My wife knows me too well - that once I start drooling, it's only the matter of time before it's in our house... in in my camera bag...


LOL!

04/27/2004 10:19:52 AM · #16
what you need is one of these
X-S drive II
30 gig drive here in Australia is about AU$ 260.00 (can get upto 80gig size)
so should be a lot cheeper over there
04/27/2004 10:22:57 AM · #17
I just bought a 20 Gig X drive version I of ebay for 120$us
04/27/2004 12:29:29 PM · #18
Originally posted by 1st-2-click:

what you need is one of these
X-S drive II
30 gig drive here in Australia is about AU$ 260.00 (can get upto 80gig size)
so should be a lot cheeper over there


Sounds like a greast idea! I just check it out and this is what I will be getting next (assuming I don't get the MK II first...) :)
04/27/2004 01:26:26 PM · #19
Reminds me of when I got my motordrive for my Nikon F3. I blew through a 36exp roll of chrome (and $15) in just over 6 sec. At least you don't have to stop and reload as often.
04/28/2004 09:37:26 AM · #20
Holy expensive equipment batman!

Unlike love and golf, photography is something that can be improved by tossing money at it! :)

But never forget: Cameras don't take pictures, people do
04/28/2004 10:42:05 AM · #21
Hey Eddy, congratz on the new camera! It is wonderful to see what the images actually look like. In regards for cards, well ebay has 2GB hitatchi for around 200 us dollars, (sometimes less sometimes more) but that would be a fairly cheep solution for a bit more pictures. That and a digital wallet (portable hard drive) to download while the next chip fills up you should be good to go. And I can only dream of the system :-)
04/28/2004 10:42:57 AM · #22
Originally posted by Are_62:

Holy expensive equipment batman!

Unlike love and golf, photography is something that can be improved by tossing money at it! :)

But never forget: Cameras don't take pictures, people do

heheh who told you that love couldn't be improved by the occational gift/trip etc... just pour in the cash.
04/28/2004 01:11:28 PM · #23
Originally posted by C-Fox:

... In regards for cards, well ebay has 2GB hitatchi for around 200 us dollars, (sometimes less sometimes more) but that would be a fairly cheep solution for a bit more pictures. ...


I got a 4gig Hitachi for $225

Message edited by author 2004-04-28 13:11:42.
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