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May 06, 2010 14:47 |  #1306

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133649 (external link)
I may let my 5Dc go soon....

i don't know whether to cue the dramatic music or an audible gasp from the crowd.


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May 06, 2010 14:49 |  #1307

:shock:


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May 06, 2010 14:51 |  #1308

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133564 (external link)
hahahahahaha Who needs a 1D eh !

The funny thing is I bought a 1D Mark IIn at the same time and the shutter went out on it at about 30K! I agree that dang 5D has been crazy reliable! I could sense last week it was going out.

So for now I'll be going back to the dang 1D Mark IIn, I think next month I'm going to go ahead and make the jump to the new 5d though.


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May 06, 2010 14:52 |  #1309

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133677 (external link)
Yeah....

Nooooo that means we're going to miss your wonder shots in this thread. :(


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May 06, 2010 14:58 |  #1310

Tawcan wrote in post #10133814 (external link)
Nooooo that means we're going to miss your wonder shots in this thread. :(

takes 2 clicks to go to another thread..lol

The point is that 5Dc prices are dropping insanely crazy is better to do it soon before the 5Dc goes for 800 dls


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May 06, 2010 15:01 |  #1311

I keep hearing about all these sensor cleaning woes. I'm used to auto cleaning sensors, but keep getting drawn to the 5dc. How hard is it to clean the sensor and how often do you have to clean it?




  
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May 06, 2010 15:15 |  #1312

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133649 (external link)
I may let my 5Dc go soon....

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May 06, 2010 15:23 |  #1313

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133649 (external link)
I may let my 5Dc go soon....

Gasp, WOW, never thought I'd hear that.


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May 06, 2010 15:29 as a reply to  @ qwerty11's post |  #1314

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May 06, 2010 15:37 |  #1315

qwerty11 wrote in post #10133861 (external link)
I keep hearing about all these sensor cleaning woes. I'm used to auto cleaning sensors, but keep getting drawn to the 5dc. How hard is it to clean the sensor and how often do you have to clean it?

Since I've had the 5Dc (maybe 6-7 months now / 5k clicks), I *had* to wet clean it once.

I also wet cleaned it again recently (2nd time), but only due to the fact that I'm going on vacation soon and wanted it to be clean for the trip (it was still OK with only a few visible spots, but I was afraid that if I'd shoot a landscape with an aperture smaller than f/8 or so the dust would become visible).

I use the rocket blower as needed, don't really pay attention to how often that is.

I change lenses fairly often, but try to do it in a clean environment whole holding the camera down.

Just my 2c.


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May 06, 2010 15:40 |  #1316

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133848 (external link)
takes 2 clicks to go to another thread..lol

The point is that 5Dc prices are dropping insanely crazy is better to do it soon before the 5Dc goes for 800 dls

I don't want to go to another thread to see your stuff! Waahh!

qwerty11 wrote in post #10133861 (external link)
I keep hearing about all these sensor cleaning woes. I'm used to auto cleaning sensors, but keep getting drawn to the 5dc. How hard is it to clean the sensor and how often do you have to clean it?

It's pretty easy to clean. First step is a Rocket blower -- that'll blow off the loose stuff. Then you can pick up various dry-cleaning tools such as the VisibleDust brush that gets a static charge and spins to collect dirt. A lot of people go a step farther with Sensor Pens, but I've never used one.

Eventually most of us then go to wet cleaning, the "classic" being Eclise fluid with sensor swabs. This gets the "tough stuff" that is stuck on the sensor.

Once you try this, assuming a careful approach and hands that don't shake or jerk, you'll see that it's not a big deal.

And, sensor dust really doesn't become an issue until you use a narrow aperture. If you are a landscape photog, for instance, you probably will see dust more, mainly in the sky. But when you shoot in wider appertures you won't really see it. I haven't cleaned my 5D sensor in maybe 1 1/2 years. I probably should.

Funny, I was doing some macro shooting with my 1D3 a few days ago, using an f/22 aperture. Now, granted, the 1D3 has the self-cleaning thing, and I honestly don't remember cleaning my sensor aside from a Rocket blowing since I got it over two years ago. Anyway, I had taken one of these macros and done a 100% crop of it for one of the threads here and <gasp> I noticed several tiney dots!!! Eeek:)!


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May 06, 2010 15:43 as a reply to  @ peterbj7's post |  #1317

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133649 (external link)
I may let my 5Dc go soon....

Alejandro Sandoval wrote in post #10133848 (external link)
takes 2 clicks to go to another thread..lol

The point is that 5Dc prices are dropping insanely crazy is better to do it soon before the 5Dc goes for 800 dls

I thought I felt a disturbance in the Force...

So, you buy a 5DII for $2000.00 and it depreciates to $1500.00 in the time it takes the 5DC to go to $800.00. You will always lose more to depreciation on a more expensive newer body.

Do you need video? Higher ISO? Live view? I don't think you do. I can see you using micro adjust though.


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May 06, 2010 15:46 |  #1318

qwerty11 wrote in post #10133861 (external link)
I keep hearing about all these sensor cleaning woes. I'm used to auto cleaning sensors, but keep getting drawn to the 5dc. How hard is it to clean the sensor and how often do you have to clean it?

Almost monthly when it was new, only once or twice a year now. Vibrating sensors don't make much difference here as the air is salty & sticky, and adheres to any sensor regardless of "auto-cleaning" facilities. Wet cleaning is always necessary. How often is largely a product of your care in changing lenses.

The cleaning process is a bit daunting the first time, but thereafter is easy and quick.


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May 06, 2010 15:47 |  #1319

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May 06, 2010 15:48 |  #1320

tonylong wrote in post #10134036 (external link)
using an f/22 aperture

Alright, I'll ask a stupid question -- doesn't such a small aperture cause diffraction?

I read (here and elsewhere on the web) that you can close down the aperture more on a FF vs. crop camera without worrying about diffraction, but what would the limit be? f/11? f/13? f/16? f/22? f/32?

Or is diffraction only a pixel-peepers worst nightmare and doesn't come into play when printing?


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