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5D vs 5DII - worth the money?

 
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Aug 11, 2011 19:21 |  #1

I know this has been discussed but for the life of me I can't seem to put in the right words to get something to come up.

Currently have a 5D and it is my go to for anything other than wildlife. I know there are several features on the MkII that aren't on the 5D. Video - don't care for, MA - nice to have but not necessary, FPS - about the same, ISO performance - about the same (I think the MkII maybe a stop better). That leaves MPs, which I would like for cropping when needed.

Is it a worthy upgrade or so little difference I might as well wait and see what comes down the pipe? I'm in no way disappointed by my 5D, just wish I had the extra room for cropping a little tighter sometimes.


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Aug 11, 2011 21:03 |  #2

You mentioned cropping and that was a nice plus when I went from a 5D to a 5DII.

The rear LCD makes it considerably easier to chimp.

In my case, I am usually shooting at high ISO and the 5DII is at least 1 stop better than the 5D, imo.

The sensor shaking thing should not be underestimated. My 5D was in constant need of cleaning.

Without MA my 24L would be useless. The rest of my lenses don't need it although I have adjusted it for my 85/1.8 because I prefer a bit of front focus, for how I use it.


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Aug 11, 2011 21:11 |  #3

I think it's worth it for the cleaning feature.




  
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Aug 11, 2011 21:19 |  #4

rick_reno wrote in post #12919918 (external link)
I think it's worth it for the cleaning feature.

lol you could pay a professional to clean it many times for the 1200 dollar difference.




  
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Aug 11, 2011 21:25 |  #5

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Aug 11, 2011 21:27 |  #6

huntersdad wrote in post #12919223 (external link)
...I'm in no way disappointed by my 5D...

Than skip the 5D2, wait for 5D3 / 3D ;)


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Aug 11, 2011 21:39 |  #7

I knew they were here - just couldn't get the right combo of words.


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Aug 11, 2011 21:50 |  #8

im in the same boat but i dont think i can live without my 17-55 is i ever moved up to FF...but if it were my coin i would do the 5d2 for the more awesomeness as it relates to iso and image details.


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Aug 11, 2011 21:57 |  #9

huntersdad wrote in post #12920061 (external link)
I knew they were here - just couldn't get the right combo of words.

I used "5D worth it 5D2"... Hope that helps :)


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