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Old Apr 13, 2004, 6:46 PM   #1
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Default From Canon F-1 to ?

Been in the film age for a long time taking anything from Weddings to Wildlife with my ever trusty F-1.

Considering the Digial SLR step with a focus on the outdoors, landscape shots and wildlife.

Probably would like to stay with Canon or Nikon.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Old Apr 14, 2004, 4:13 PM   #2
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You are asking for two different cameras really. One for landscapes and another one for wildlife. Unless your wildlife is still life then you'll need a fast camera like new Canon 1D Mark II that can do up to 8.5fps. This is also good for landscapes with an 8MP size sensor, most of the other dSLRs are 6MP size.

If you were specifically doing landscapes then the Canon 1Ds with its full-frame 12MP size sensor would be the ideal choice. The full frame sensor means no focal length multiplier - so wide angle lenses are still wide angle lenses. Even the 1D Mark II has a 1.3X focal length magnifier because the imager is physically smaller than a 35mm film frame. The 6MP cameras have 1.5X and 1.6X magnifiers which makes true wide angle even more difficult to obtain.

We are currently working on the Mark II review and should have it posted in another week or so, it is an amazing camera. It is not yet available but should be in the market soon although it is going to be difficult to buy if not on a waiting list. Sports shooters, newspaper and magazine photographers will be snapping them up as soon as they become available. We expect demand to exceed supply for several months to come.

For less money the Canon 10D and Nikon D100 or new D70 can also prove to be quite worthwhile and very capable cameras.

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