Thank you for showing me that a wonderful affordable pro camera is a great way to enjoy this hobby. Here I am fussing about having to save up 3K for a DIII. I could see having a great time with an older pro Canon.
The camera is just so much fun! I'm really surprised with the image quality I love it. I actually had 2 older 1D cameras recently. Last weekend I bought a 1Ds mark II from a pawn shop and sold it a day later for a good profit. I've never had a 1D camera before but I do love them now! I love the blue LCD lights so much more than orange. Also this is my first time with the apsh sensor and I really like it!
speaking of the mkiii, would you say there is anything lacking from the 1ds that you really miss? I love old tech too, but I can't help but think you are romanticizing exactly how great it is.
I assume you haven't used it, think about this camera when it came out it was the best! It's only 4mp but honestly I really like it. It's 12 years old but focuses faster and more accurately than my 5D2!! 8fps is awesome too! Of course my 5D2 is better at iso1600 than the 1d classic but still it's damn good! 1d series are seriously one hell of a camera! They feel different perform different they are just in a different league even 12 years old!