Canon EOS 1V Review

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Rajhans Raut.'s review of Canon EOS 1V

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Written on: 18/07/2001 by Rajhans Raut. (1 review written)

Good Points
Build,Performance,Features,Auto focus

Bad Points
None,I can't think about it.

General Comments
Build -



Front and top cover have been craft from magnesium alloy, the mirror box is made from die cast aluminum so is the lens mount. The rest body is fininished in a combination of dicast aluminum and polycarbonate resin. In addition the top cover is finished with a four layer black coating that complements the rubber coating given to rest of body. Improved dust and water resistance have been built into 72 major seams and moving parts.Shutter (which is made from carbon fiber and super duralium) has been tested to 15000 cycles in order to ensure reliability.EOS 1V is handsome like Roger Moor and tough like Arnold.



Auto Focus-



45 point Area AF system.The 45 points packed within an 8 x 15mm zone and can be manually or automatically selected. AF speed is increased when the number of selected focusing points is reduced.

CMOS sensor used in EOS 1V works blistering speed.I found EOS 1V is three times faster than EOS 1N.It is faster like Shumacher's Ferrari.Autofocus speed of EOS 1V is more than enough.World's fastest.

It like a dream- quick ,silent ,accurate.

Features-

10 frames per second with the power booster.

Multiple exposure (9 frames), 20 custom functions with 63 settings. Further customization is possible by linking the EOS 1V to PC .A choice of 30 personal function settings are available with EOS 1V'S software

100% view finder



Metering-



Evaluative,partial,center weighted (8.5 percent),spot metering (2.4 percent) spot metering is also available with 11 or 9 focusing points.Canon's evaluative metering is as good as any body else's. (My favorite metering is Matrix metering of N90S).Evaluative is very good.Only in rare situations did it under expose by about 1/2 stop.



Handling-



Like Nikon's N70 ,EOS 1V is little complicated .But don't forget this is 100% professional tool.



Performance-



You have concluded correctly ; the EOS1V'S performance is excellent.

Very highly recommended.



Negative points-



10 Fps achievable only with booster pack.

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Superbabs.'s Response to 2972_Rajhans Raut.'s Review

Written on: 28/07/2001

150,000 not 15,000 cycles as you stated in your review.
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<br>This camera is my last 35mm body as I now use my Hassleblad for everything that doesnt move as much. I figure that if I have a 35mm I may as well in the fastest, best feel and connected (software feedback and logging) I can.

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41374_Bud.'s Response to 2972_Rajhans Raut.'s Review

Written on: 02/10/2002

Review was excellent. I have a Contax tvsIII. I want to get the best SLR for all occasions. I was a little disappointed with the Contax N1 24-85 lense I tried out. Nikon people recommend F100 to F 5, Canon recommends EOS3 or EOS 1V, It's going to be a sizeable investment regardless. Any reommendations?

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37827_Evan.'s Response to 2972_Rajhans Raut.'s Review

Written on: 14/09/2002

I was going to comment on the reviewers typo about the number of shutter cycles, but it looks like someone else caught it. One minor comment is that the 10 fps with the booster is only possible if you buy the rechargable battery pack, otherwise one is down to I think six or seven fps. Still, it's a wonderful camera, I know I have an EOS 1vHS, and otherwise agree completly with this gentleman's review.
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<br>Oh, another aside, not all Canon EOS bodies can handle infrared film, such as Kodak HIE. The EOS 1v is one that can do such, as is confirmed in the owner's manual, and also by my own personal experience, I've shot perhaps a good 20 or 30 rolls, if not more of Kodak HIE in my EOS 1v.
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<br>Evan

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36565_Charles.'s Response to 2972_Rajhans Raut.'s Review

Written on: 06/09/2002

Informative and helpful. Makes me want to buy the EOS 1V tomorrow morning!!
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<br>Thanks

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3332_Rajhans Raut.'s Response to 2972_Rajhans Raut.'s Review

Written on: 07/08/2001

Dear readers,
<br>I am very sorry for mistake.
<br>Shutter of EOS 1V has been tested to 150,000 cycles and is very durable.
<br>Dear Superbabs
<br>Thanks for showing me my error.
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<br>RAJHANS RAUT[Review writer]

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