Thursday, February 2, 2012

Flash Back on the Old Love

Megan -- Canon 1Ds & EF 50mm f1.8 Mark I

Going through some of my old pictures and found this one above that I took more than 3 years ago for testing the 50mm f1.8 version I (metal mount) on the original, very old 1Ds.  For some reason, I LOVE the colour from the 1Ds and its image quality at low ISO is still one of the best.  If not for the abysmal LCD screen, very slow operation and the one level of image magnification on playback, I would have kept this beautifully made full frame camera.  I really took this camera everywhere I went since it was my only camera at the time, and I am really glad that I did.

By the way, the 50mm f1.8 Mark I is really nice.  If Canon can upgrade the Arc-Form Drive motor to Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), it will sell like hot cakes if priced under $200.  But then again, Canon wants you to buy the 50mm f1.4 or 50mm f1.2L.

1 comment:

  1. Magnificent! Would you look at that? The image is SO crisp and detailed. I guess that's what you get when you use a high image quality camera. It looks awesome! But anyway, you should save your pictures in a hard drive or a flash drive, so that you won't lose the copy of each picture that you've taken. :)