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Upgrading from Canon 5d to the 5d mark ii*****Is it really worth it??

 
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Jun 17, 2011 17:24 |  #1

Hey everyone,
I have been toiling over this decision for a while. I am a wedding and portrait photographer who shoots a lot of beach weddings. My wife and I just love our classic 5d cameras!! I have just had a hard time trying to decide if we should upgrade to the markii or not. I know you probably have had a thread about this very subject so forgive me if this is a repeat. But what are some pros and cons when it comes to the Mark 2?? Thanks in advance


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Jun 17, 2011 17:53 |  #2

I would only upgrade if you need the extra megapixels for large prints. The micro adjust on the Mark 2 is also great, but I assume your focus is spot on with your current body. If the 5d has been working great for you then go with the old saying...if it ain't broke don't fix it.


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Jun 17, 2011 18:20 |  #3

I upgraded for the higher iso. Plus I also got a great deal. I think that the mark 2 is a great camera but I don't think that your going to see much difference shooting in good light with the same lens. It depends also if the extra mega pixels will help with cropping.


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Jun 17, 2011 18:27 |  #4
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The same images on your 5DII will be crisper with more detail. I believe it has a better dynamic range, plus extra megapixels will not hurt. ISO performance is about half-stop to 1 stop better, and adds video. Everything else is the same ;)


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Jun 17, 2011 18:32 |  #5

aboss3 wrote in post #12611993 (external link)
The same images on your 5DII will be crisper with more detail. I believe it has a better dynamic range, plus extra megapixels will not hurt. ISO performance is about half-stop to 1 stop better, and adds video. Everything else is the same ;)

there u have it...


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Jun 17, 2011 18:38 |  #6
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This may be very useful:

http://www.dxomark.com …/483|0/%28brand​2%29/Canon (external link)

Check the ISO comparison, the difference is there along with dynamic range.


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Jun 17, 2011 19:03 as a reply to  @ aboss3's post |  #7

I chose to stick with the 5D for the simple reason that I don't see the extra $1400 difference. Extra pixels would be nice, ISO on my 5D is excellent so no real change there, MA would be a nice feature, don't give a crap about video.

All said and done, I love my 5D and currently don't have a need to upgrade.


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Jun 17, 2011 19:41 |  #8

I'm in the same boat. The only things that have been tempting me is the ability to MA, larger files, cleaner high iso and to some degree the better screen. But honestly I personally find the AF on the 5D classic limiting for my style of shooting so I'm holding out on the MKII until the 3rd re-iteration of the 5D comes out to see if there's an update to the AF. Unless I find one for a really good price otherwise in the meantime I've just paired up the 5D with a 1DMKIII which pretty much covers all my bases. For now anyways.


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Jun 17, 2011 19:48 |  #9

I think this is in the wrong section.




  
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Jun 17, 2011 20:16 |  #10

I went to the 5d2 from a 5d because I needed better high ISO performance. The extra pixels have turned out to be a real bonus.

If you don't need better high ISO an more pixels to crop or print LARGE stick with the 5d.


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Jun 17, 2011 20:34 |  #11

davidshooter wrote in post #12611698 (external link)
Hey everyone,
I have been toiling over this decision for a while. I am a wedding and portrait photographer who shoots a lot of beach weddings. My wife and I just love our classic 5d cameras!! I have just had a hard time trying to decide if we should upgrade to the markii or not. I know you probably have had a thread about this very subject so forgive me if this is a repeat. But what are some pros and cons when it comes to the Mark 2?? Thanks in advance

liveview is awesome!
micro focus adjustments are great to have!
captures twice as much detail, has a lot more reach!
takes movies!

I suppose for wedding and portrait stuff like reach and 21MP are not critical though and son, so hard to say in your case though.




  
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