Hypothetical Question regarding an old Canon 1D

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by rwalker, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. rwalker

    rwalker Guest

    The other day I got a photographic catalog. In it, the original model
    of the Canon 1D was available used, depending on condition, for
    between $350 and $500. Now, (not that I'm thinking of doing this,
    which is why this is a hypothetical question), what would be the
    advantage of buying one of these except as a collector piece? It's
    only 4.5 megapixels. Would there be a major advantage in buying one
    of these over, say, a more recent Rebel with 10 or 12 megapixels? I
    know megapixels isn't everything, but I also know that my 8 megapixel
    Rebel XT takes infinitely better pictures than a little Olympus 3
    megapixel camera I inherited. (I also know that's a bit of an apples
    and oranges comparison).

    So bottom line, why would someone buy one of these old 1ds? I could
    ask the same question of Nikon users as well, substituting appropriate
    model numbers.
     
    rwalker, Feb 11, 2011
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Assuming it's in decent condition it's still a fine press camera, or
    good for any other purpose where high resolution isn't needed. The
    major things that it brings to the party that a Rebel lacks are
    environmental seals, interchangable finder screens, and two control
    wheels.
     
    J. Clarke, Feb 11, 2011
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    rwalker Guest

    Thanks. That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.
     
    rwalker, Feb 11, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Good for a student on a budget.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 12, 2011
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    rwalker Guest

    Excellent point!
     
    rwalker, Feb 13, 2011
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