Anyone use a 1D for weddings?

Discussion in 'Wedding and Event' started by david_boily, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I've been shooting my weddings with a 10D. I like the results very
    much, but I recently bought a used 1D for press work. I was wondering
    if this would not be a better camera for weddings? I know the
    resolution is lower, but I've heard that the enlargements are nicer.
    I've obviously made some prints with both and even runa a side-by-
    side, but I'm still unsure. Real world experience would be

    Other factors are the serious weith of the thing, the better crop
    factor, the smaller file size, the speed ...

    Any comments? (From those who actually use a 1D please).
  2. Hello David,

    I use the 10D for weddings also. I have a good frind that recently made the switch to Digital from film after using his 1D partally for his wedding work. However, his style is mostly PJ and he realized that, for the formals, he needed something more capable of enlargments. He went back & forth between the 10D & 1Ds and choose the 1Ds. I think what you have would be a great combination for weddings; i'd shoot the 1D for the PJ stuff and the 10D for the "High Potential" formals. With the proper technique, i can enlarge up to 16 X 20 with almost no distortion - but this is about as far as, i've found, one can go. Not all shots can be enlarged to that extent either; they have to have minimal croping and clarity. So that's why i wouldn't take the chance with the 1D. Kindest Regards, Jammey Church
  3. James G. Dainis

    James G. Dainis Moderator

    "I know the resolution is lower, but I've heard that the enlargements are nicer."
    That could very well be. I have neither but the 1D has a 28.7 x 19.1 photo sensor compared to the 10D 22.7 x 15.1 photo sensor. That is 60% larger in area. Resolution, file size, is nice but is not the whole story. You could get a 6.1 Meg Kodak DX7630 but its sensor size of 7.18 x 5.32 mm would precluded getting very good prints larger than 8 x 10.
    And I do know one wedding photographer who uses a 1D for his wedding shoots after switching from MF.
  4. The 10D is actually a better camera for wedding IMO. While the sensor in the 1D is larger,
    the internal processing or something in the 10D results in less noise than the 1D. Even
    less than the mighty 1Ds ( I know, I've used all three cameras).

    As far as enlarging 10D shots, I routinely did 13X19 prints even from cropped files. Just
    get a good interpolation program. For normal sized images up to 12X17 image area, Fred
    Miranda's SI (step Interpolation) PhotoShop plug in specifically designed for the 10D is
    quite amazing, and very easy to install and use. I think it's about $12, or $15. and he e-
    mails it to you along with no-brainer instructions.

    BTW, there are some nice plug-ins for the 1D also.

    I recently sold my 10D, but only because I ordered a 1DMKII which I hope to high heaven
    has some of the technology of the 10D in it.

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