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EOS-1DS Photo Gallery!

Review First Posted: 9/24/2002

Canon EOS-1DS Sample Images Index Page

NOTE - all samples shot with a prototype camera.
Final production cameras may show different image quality characteristics.

 

At the request of a number of readers, we're providing the following gallery of non-standard sample images from the EOS-1DS, to show it's behavior on a wider variety of "real world" subjects. Click on photos to see full-size unretouched original images.

NOTE: that these are big files, so be aware that (a) they'll take a while to download, and (b) they'll chew up a pretty good chunk of bandwidth on us. (Read the "support this site" blurb at the top the carrier pages, and think about it while you're waiting for the images to download.

NOTE TOO: Some browsers have difficult with very wide images, and distort them a lot when they display them. (I don't know about others, but IE 5.0 on the Mac definitely does this. If the full-sized images appear to be stretched horizontally, you may need to just download them to your hard drive and view them in an imaging application, or possibly try another browser.)


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This shot was captured in the studio, under studio strobes.

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The images above were shot outdoors in open shade. The one above left had a gold reflector to Marti's right (stage left), while the others were shot when there wasn't enough directed ambient light for the color of the reflector to have much effect. All were shot with the "Auto" white balance setting, which generally left things rather cool. I'd intended to show you examples with different WB settings applied to the RAW files, but the copy of the FileViewer utility Canon gave me with the 1DS appears to be buggy, as it wouldn't apply any of my white balance changes to the images when saving out to JPEG. I've called Canon to see if I can get an updated copy of the software, will come back here and show you the results of white balance changes once I receive it.
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ZOUNDS! Check out that resolution! - You can see the individual strands of the spiderweb supporting the drops of dew!

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This is my standard "far field" test shot of the house. The detail to look for here is in the fine branches and pine needles above the house. - You can practically count the pine needles, and a little unsharp masking in Photoshop brings out astonishing detail. (Try 0.3-0.4 pixel radius, ~180%.)

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The set of "Davebox" shots above were taken with Auto white balance setting, at ISOs ranging from 100 to 1250, so readers could evaluate the EOS-1Ds' noise performance at various ISO settings.
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I included these clips from the resolution target, so you wouldn't have to download the whole thing to see what was going on.

Pretty amazing, isn't it?

- This is getting awfully close to the best that 35mm film can manage. Not *quite* all the way there yet, but dang, that's a lot of resolution!

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