Canon EOS 1Ds

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Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR

Features & Controls

The EOS-1Ds is fully compatible with over 50 Canon lenses thanks to its Canon-EF lens mount. And it's important to note that because of its full-frame image sensor there is NO FOCAL LENGTH MULTIPLIER. The focal length of lenses used on the EOS-1Ds are the same focal length as lenses used on EOS film cameras.

Canon EF lenses.  Photo (c) Canon USA.

Canon's lenses are known around the world for their image quality, construction and reliability. Whatever your professional needs are there is a Canon lens to cover the subject and shooting environment.

Take a look at the next two EF lenses, they're perfect for the EOS-1Ds

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM.   Photo (c) Canon USA.

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

To meet the growing demand of digital SLR owners, this ultra-wide-angle zoom offers a broader view, fast aperture, and closer focusing down to 11 in. (.28m). The first EF wide-angle zoom to combine three aspherical elements and Canon's UD glass, the lens remains compact while providing superior image quality across its range. Constructed to pro standards and highly resistant to dust and moisture.

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Canon introduces the new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens that replaces the current EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM lens. It incorporates many advanced and exclusive Canon lens technologies to provide improved performance including the use of two different types of aspherical lens elements and a UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element for obtaining sharper image quality. Its weather-resistant construction makes it extremely durable and reliable even in harsh weather conditions, such as rain or snow, and matches the weather-resistant construction of the EOS-1v 35mm film camera, EOS-1D and newly introduced EOS-1Ds digital models.

Read the EF 24-70 press release.

Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR. Photos are (c) 2002 Steve's Digicams

The EOS-1Ds is fully E-TTL compatible with all of the Canon "EX" series speedlights thanks to the dedicated flash hot shoe. Shown here with the model 550EX which can wirelessly trigger other 550EX or 420EX speedlights. The EOS-1Ds can X-sync up to 1/250th of a second making it perfect for daylight fill or high-speed flash shots. The standard PC sync connector allows you to connect the EOS-1Ds to studio lighting or other external flash units regardless of polarity.

Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR. Photos are (c) 2002 Steve's DigicamsCanon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR. Photos are (c) 2002 Steve's Digicams

The eyelevel viewfinder on the EOS-1Ds offers a 100% coverage (vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels), this is as good as it gets. It has a 20mm eyepoint and -3.0 to +1.0 diopter correction. On the right side is the eyepiece shutter lever to block light from entering during selftimer or long shutter exposures and the diopter correction knob is on the left side.

Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR. Illustration courtesy of Canon USA.

Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR. Photos are (c) 2002 Steve's Digicams

The back of the EOS-1Ds is the heart of its digital half. The large and bright 2- inch color LCD lets you review your images and access the menu system. The controls are well laid out and highly functional. The color LCD gives you 100% coverage when reviewing your images.

The EOS-1Ds now allows photographers to view images taken with the camera at a magnification factor of 25X to verify precise focus and exposure as well as checking for other details such as blurring or facial expressions. Users can scroll around the magnified image simply by pressing the Select button and turning the Quick Control Dial.

Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR. Photos are (c) 2002 Steve's Digicams

Here's a closeup view of the color LCD and associated buttons. On the left from top to bottom; Protect/unprotect images and voice annotation button. Menu calls up the onscreen menu system. The Select button is held down while rotating the large Quick Control Dial on the back to make menu selections. The Display button puts the camera into playback mode. The trash can button is used for deleting images.

Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR.  Illustration courtesy of Canon USA.

The monochrome LCD shows the selected white balance option, image size and quality, folder name and file number. The "CARD" icon tells you that there is a CF card in the camera. The five icons in the upper left are used during image playback to control the display.

The buttons below the data LCD are used to change the image quality, white balance and white balance bracketing. Off to the right is the Quick Control dial and its on/off switch, below that is the main power switch. Those four small holes to the left of the power switch is the microphone.

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