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5D in the modern world - still up to it?

 
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Oct 16, 2011 21:37 |  #16

if you are good enough you can get away with a disposable...




  
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Oct 17, 2011 03:32 |  #17

I own two 5D classic - because the first one is very old, and I suppose that it had captured many thousands pictures before I bought it.
It is probably a classic camera - but that is not bad. I love to use it with my classic manual lenses :-)

But as far as I read in the formus, the both 5D cameras classic and MarkII are not good for people who need a fast AF. Probably that could be a big downside for BIF.


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Oct 17, 2011 05:09 |  #18

Be careful in your quest for a 5D classic.

Heard quite a few horror stories lately of people finding " great deals " on places like Craigs List only to find out days later ..... sometimes hours later ..... they bought a piece of crap.

For my money *IF* I was going to buy a USED camera body, I would be willing to step up ... spend a little more and but it from a dealer who gives me some recourse should a problem crop up.

Our local dealer gives used buyers a couple of weeks to wring out a used camera body.

Craigs List / Online sellers might give you a couple of minutes!

Caveat Emptor !

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Oct 17, 2011 05:17 |  #19

Good advice, actually my main location for buying second hand if from another forum that has a iTrader part to it which basically works like a much more transparent feedback and generally if you get something from a long established trader you're pretty safe as its no-where near as easy to build up a good rep there as on eBay for example and from feedback on some secondhand shops you still get better after sales!

Personally I wouldn't touch craiglist with a barge pole, it seems its either nicked or you;re going to get mugged! That and near me there has never been anything of interest whenever I've looked.



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Oct 17, 2011 05:33 |  #20

Also the more I think about it the more I can see me waiting until the v3 is out and either getting a MkII or the MkIII as noise handling is one of the draws for me on a FF and I've no doubt the classic was great for its time I may feel let down being used to the 60D



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Oct 19, 2011 20:52 |  #21

I just got hold of one last week £550 ebay... you could probably get a better one than mine for the money but I got fed up being choosy and bit the bullet. I had a 40D beforehand and although the 5d interface goes back to what I'm used to with my old 30D, I'm loving the upgrade and full frame. (too poor for a mk 2 I am!)
I'm definately happy with the noise, I honestly thought it would be worse than it is. Having not used anything more up to date than the 40D I couldn't comment on how it fairs to a 60/7d etc... I'm a fan of the photographer making/taking the image, not the camera , so for almost a third of the Mk2 price... I'm over the moon... I don't need video, I think megapixel counting doen't enhance photography etc etc... I'm happy. On the downside, mirror lock up is lost in the custom functions. I've used the one (and only) custom user dial setting to overcome that though... I'd give one a try, if your happy, the money you saved (£1000 +-) can upgrade a lens.. 50mm 1.8 to a 1.4 say, looking at your arsenal... Bite the bullet though, full frame is beauty.


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Oct 19, 2011 20:57 |  #22

Actually, the 5Dc still beats the 60D in high ISO quality. Exposed properly, ISO 3200 on the 5Dc is absolutely usable. I skipped the 5DII and still use my 5D for landscape work - the files are magic!




  
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Oct 19, 2011 22:11 |  #23

£550s a bargain isn't it?

I would love to get one for that but they usually go for more don't they?

I guess thats why I've started saving for the v3... damn why does no-one want to give me one for free ;)



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Oct 19, 2011 22:14 as a reply to  @ 5Dmaniac's post |  #24

5dc will eat any 1.6 crap, sorry, crop for breakfast.
It is up to you to see and accept it or not.
I'm not talking about speed chasing...


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Oct 19, 2011 22:17 |  #25

wait till 5D mark III comes out prices will probably drop


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Oct 19, 2011 22:19 |  #26

the 5d2 will be a capable camera for years to come.




  
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Oct 19, 2011 22:47 |  #27

Had both, decided to sell the 5DII because I am satisfied with the 5Dc. The only big difference for me was live view and ISO, but I can live without it. I personally don't think it's worth paying twice the amount for the 5DII. BUTTTTT, if I shot for a living or at least a decent amount of money, I'd abandon the classic.


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Oct 19, 2011 22:59 |  #28

harcosparky wrote in post #13260579 (external link)
Caveat Emptor !


Truly amazing.......This is the first time that I have EVER seen this quote without the English translation following it immediately. I have a couple of questions about this.

Why is a Latin phrase quoted anyway, and.

Why is it always (OK almost always) followed by the English translation.




  
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Oct 19, 2011 23:30 |  #29

I love my 5D, and I get some great photos out of it in tandem with my 5DII


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Oct 19, 2011 23:49 |  #30

John_N wrote in post #13276918 (external link)
£550s a bargain isn't it?

I would love to get one for that but they usually go for more don't they?

I guess thats why I've started saving for the v3... damn why does no-one want to give me one for free ;)


That's why I hit the buy button, but since then (2 weeks) there has been a plethora of better condition models for £560/£570 one with grip! There's bundles of 'em...


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