sunking39 wrote in post #13116787
If your direction is extreme sports, I wouldnt recommend the 5D, becuse of FPS and autofocus. For everything else, the 5D is a much better camera.
Why haven't you considered the 7D?, from what I can tell, that would be the camera for you.
But I am confused, are you interested in video or photos? And what do you want out of Magic Lantern?
First of all, I really appreciate both of your help. So I'll attempt to explain myself a bit better in order to give you a clearer understanding of what I'm "shooting for".
I have a lot of hobbies/interests, and I know damn well that there's never really a be-all-end-all for all situation. There just isn't. However if you do your research (That is if you have the time wade through forums for months on end) you'll find you can get pretty close but never fully there. It's just the way things seem to be. Agree?
Secondly I know how annoying enthusiastic newbies can be, so thanks for the help, and patients. I won't BS you and pretend that I understand any and all terminology, and suggestions regarding subtle naunches you throw my way, but I understand a pretty fair amount of it.
OK so, with that in mind I'm essentially looking for the closest thing to a be-all-end-all for all situation. The 7D looks outstanding, however after being show what ML can do with both video and image quality (And not being available for the 7D, at least not yet) it's caused me to shy away from it.
Enters the Mark series. From everything I've read, and seen thus far the 5D seems likes it's damn near close to being able to consistently deliver the highest quality in nearly every situation it's put in. Yes?
This camera will be use for both image and video, and will be used from everything from personal use (Mostly marco shots but the lens dictates that, as well as landscapes and deserted buildings), to school work/photojournalism, to live events and sports (skiing, and skydiving/BASE, ect... in the case of skydiving/BASE mostly helmet mounted, but not limited to) related work. The 1D4 looks like a killer set up for all this, but again from the admittedly limited reading I've done, while it seems to be good on the sports/live events side of the house, it seems to take a step back in everything else when compared to the 5D. Hmmm...
I want one camera I can go to for just about everything, something that I can learn with and that won't hold me back with it's lack of capabilities.
From prior experience, I've found that if you really get into something you need several "things" to cover all that bases. So another words in order to cover the full spectrum of what I'm looking for I'm guessing that what I really need is not one, but two cameras, each used for specific jobs. Making the ideal set up look something like:
1 5D pared with a 1D4 (Yes I did say "serious cash" and meant it.)
1 5D paired with a 7D or 60D
Or should I just buy the 5D and load ML on it and call it a day? This is what I was originality thinking of doing to be honest, and couldn't see the drawbacks of doing so. And regarding the FPS issue with the 5D, ML can supposedly max the 5D out somewhere around 70 FPS... what's the problem then? That out performs the 1D4 if I'm correct (Which ML is not written for last I checked). Right? And as far as Auto focus... OK I'm not sure exactly how to get around that one, but I'd be willing to bet it can be worked with.
Hopefully I've answered your questions to satisfaction and clarity. If not just fire some more Q's back at me. Thanks guys!