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PossibleDisappointment – But Not MineI'm afraid that this article is going to disappoint a few people. I had promised that once I received myCanon 1Ds Mark II, andPhase One P25back, I would do a side-by-side comparison. Well, both cameras arrived within a day of each other, and then immediately afterward I left for a five-day landscape and nature shoot inBig Bend National Park, in southwestern Texas. I was shooting alongside another photographer who also was using a new 1Ds Mark II, and two others shooting with P25 backs; one on a Contax 645 system as I was, and the other on a Mamiya 645 body. The Mamiya shooter was also working with a Canon 1Ds, and one of the other members (a poor deprived soul he was), wasonlyworking with his trusted Canon 1Ds).

All of these folks were highly talented photographers, some working professionals, and all of whom had many years of experience with high-end equipment. I figure that between us we had some 220 years of photographic experience. Lo...

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