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is there something you don't like about your 5D?

 
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Nov 02, 2011 08:16 |  #16

kf095 wrote in post #13341436 (external link)
It doesn't have ISO in VF. No dust cleaning.

People paying same price as 5Dc goes for now for 100x to have it cosmetically old.

What does this mean?


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Nov 02, 2011 08:20 |  #17

I actually think the 5Dc has good autofocus. Then again I only do still, landscaps and portraits with it but it's dead on. Its my 2nd body to my 1DIV but I actually like it for trips etc. My only complaint is LCD. It doesn't represent colors. Other than that i love it.


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Nov 02, 2011 08:33 |  #18

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Auto focus is suppose to make things easier...not harder. If you have to put so much effort into "making sure that the line that you are focusing cuts the long side of the AF", then you are missing the moment or are compromising your composition. Center point is ok, outer points are just unreliable which makes them useless...especially in dimmer light.

I typically manually focus my 5d2.

That screams contradiction. MF'ing the 5D2 would take as much, if not more time than thinking about getting the outer points into a "cross" situation. In addition, taking the time to ensure the centre point (or any cross point for that matter) is over the subject requires the same effort as thinking about the outer points and no more than MF.


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Nov 02, 2011 08:38 |  #19

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What does this mean?

Ecxuse my English.

The ISO information is not present in viewfinder.
No dust reduction system to shake dust of the sensor.

FujiFilm x100 costs as much as 5Dc, but half the price of this P&S is due to cosmetically old design (Read first post on this thread).


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Nov 02, 2011 08:41 |  #20

kf095 wrote in post #13341766 (external link)
Ecxuse my English.

The ISO information is not present in viewfinder.
No dust reduction system to shake dust of the sensor.

FujiFilm x100 costs as much as 5Dc, but half the price of this P&S is due to cosmetically old design (Read first post on this thread).

Oh sorry, I didn't know what x100 was.


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Nov 02, 2011 08:44 |  #21

When I had mine, the AF was fine for me, but the lack of a sensor cleaning was bad my screen was embarrassingly dirty, also I would say the upload speed of the transfering of files, after I just started using a card reader and I was good. For all the bad I could still live with it. Great camera!!


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Nov 02, 2011 09:56 |  #22

It's ancient, tiny screen, no live view, just feels old. I'm getting a 5D2 in the near future.


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Nov 02, 2011 10:28 |  #23

theextremist04 wrote in post #13342121 (external link)
It's ancient, tiny screen, no live view, just feels old. I'm getting a 5D2 in the near future.

I want to wait for 5D2's price to drop further down.

A thousand bucks can get me some good glass.

How much lower can 5D2 go if 5D3 is announced?


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Nov 02, 2011 10:39 |  #24

kf095 wrote in post #13341766 (external link)
Ecxuse my English.

The ISO information is not present in viewfinder.
No dust reduction system to shake dust of the sensor.

FujiFilm x100 costs as much as 5Dc, but half the price of this P&S is due to cosmetically old design (Read first post on this thread).

the fuji also performs better at hi ISOs than ANY canon DSLR that i've owned so it's not as simple as you say.

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Nov 02, 2011 11:25 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #25

Lack of weather proofing / dust
lack of Live View - I loved LV on my 50D when shooting moonscapes, etc.
lack of info in VF

(I'm OK with ISO which shows when you press the middle button on top, which I do by feel), but the lack of mode (Timer vs One-shot vs Continuous, etc, etc) in the VF is a pain. Sometimes I'm all loaded up on the tripod and wan to check some of these parameters and the only way is either tilt the tripod down to check the top LCD, or remove the camera from mount, or find and display the shot info on the main LCD at the back. Would be so much easier if it were all in the VF.


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Nov 02, 2011 11:33 |  #26

I just don't see what good the VF info is. I honestly don't think I've ever even looked at info in VF. I would think you know the settings you are set before you take shot or even look through vF.


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Nov 02, 2011 17:12 |  #27

3 fps costs me lots of great images that I would capture at 5 or 6 fps.

The LCD screen is awful, and I depend on reviewing/examining images as I am shooting (to know what adjustments to make for the next shot).

Tons of dust seems to find its way into not only the sensor area, but also the viewfinder.

The joystick (multicontroller) fails to function when the camera gets even slightly wet.

Files are not as clean at 800 ISO or 1600 ISO as the mark 2 - and yet the pixels are much larger. What's with that?!

Yet despite its shortcomings, it is a good body for the money.


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Nov 02, 2011 19:18 |  #28

The 5Dc is such a classic, very "film like" images that hold up to a lot of post processing very well. Since the AF system is the same as the 5 Dmk 2 - I know a few pros that don't shoot video switching back to the 5Dc since the out of camera colors are better. I hate the AF points except the center for any type of backlit images.




  
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Nov 02, 2011 19:25 |  #29
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smythie wrote in post #13341745 (external link)
That screams contradiction. MF'ing the 5D2 would take as much, if not more time than thinking about getting the outer points into a "cross" situation. In addition, taking the time to ensure the centre point (or any cross point for that matter) is over the subject requires the same effort as thinking about the outer points and no more than MF.

Not really. Once you get the hang of manual focus, you don't think about it at all. Just look through the viewfinder and focus until what you want in focus is just right. With autofocus, you need to watch a little red rectangle in your viewfinder ensuring it is overtop what you want in focus...way more effort as far as I am concerned.




  
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Nov 02, 2011 20:18 |  #30

..but for aging eyes and glasses, much harder to MF




  
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