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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #1
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What is your number one reason to consider buying a 5D.

1. Sensor: 35.8 x 23.9mm CMOS sensor with essentially the same pixel density with the 1DMK2.
2. Viewfinder: Pentaprism, 0.71x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, 3 types of interchangeable focusing screens, etc. (Yes, just like the 1-series. True?)
3. Focusing system: 9-point AF (plus 6 invisible Assist AF points).
4. LCD monitor: 2.5" TFT, approx. 230k pixel.
5. Metering modes: The usual plus center spot metering (approx. 3.5% viewfinder at center).
6. ISO speed: 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments) plus the 50 and 3200 expansion by custom function.
7. Shutter release: Soft touch electromagnetic release.
8. File format: Folder creation & selection is possible.
9. Others. Please specify.

1. does it for me.
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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #2
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Sensor size. Nothing else. A 70-200 length should mean 70-200 etc.

In a couple years we'll have no complaints about sensor size...thus I shy away from EF-S lenses.
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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #3
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1 is the number one reason for me too. But if it didn't have 2, 5 and 6 I probably wouldn't be seriously considering it.
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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #4
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low noise at high iso
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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #5
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Sensor size. Nothing else. A 70-200 length should mean 70-200 etc.
Hehe, shouldn't that read "A 17-40 lens should mean 17-40 mm"?
Most people don't exactly mind if their 70-200/2.8 'behaves' like a 100-300/2.8

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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #6
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Sensor size. Nothing else. A 70-200 length should mean 70-200 etc.

In a couple years we'll have no complaints about sensor size...thus I shy away from EF-S lenses.
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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #7
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Number 1 does it for me. I can finally get my wide angles back.
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Old 9th of September 2005 (Fri)   #8
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Basically I am a camera junkie. I probably didn't need to order it but for those occasions where my wide angles just aren't wide enough, this will partially fix it.

Most of the other things on your list I have in my 1DMKII.
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While I really like 1. I don't much fancy 3. Also, I'll rather buy the 1.3x 1D MKII when it's price drops a bit more. I'm not that much of a pixel guy, right now 6 million of them are perfectly sufficient, as I don't like cropping my photos much.
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#1 for me, with #2 and #6 being Mighty fine as well, and truth be told, #4 is pretty nice.

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hmmm. buy a 20D now then sell it at a loss a couple years from now go get full frame... or buy a full frame 5D now, get the extended warranty and shoot with it as long as I did with my AE-1? Will technology just jump leaps an bounds again and again or will camera design/technology plateau for a bit and stabilize like we did from classic 35mm (ae1 MF stuff) to EOS and then EOS to EOS DLSR.

Go buy the camera you like...
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I was interested in 5D as a wide angle 2nd camera but it has too compromised a feature set to be truly "captive". And I have realised that for me a 1D series body is a requirement for practical reasons. But as I am sometimes in need of _very_ wide FoV, 5D would be a solution...

PS. If I had the money I would buy all Canons
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Number one makes me want it but number $3,200.00 makes me think I'll just stick with my 10D.
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How's this for rationalization?
I figure that by getting a FF body, I'll save the $500-$800 I'd otherwise have to spend on a 10-?? lens since I'll be able to use my current Sigma 15-30 as an ultra-wide! So a 5D will really only cost me between $2400-$2700, and I won't have that other lens to haul around.
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Jon I love your logic, that's the way I go about justifying purchases that I really should not make. Number 1 and 5 do it for me. However I am interested in the new N too and cant decide which I would get the most use from, as they are both a lot of money I am treating them as the same price for comparison purposes, the debate goes on ... internally.
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