Hello all, new to this forum. I recently posted this topic on Photo.net and wanted to share with you all here that may be owners of the original 5D. Great camera; I use them professionally for weddings, events and family sessions. I cant justify purchasing/ replacing them with the MK II's from a business investment standpoint as my original 5D's are still cranking out great images that are generating bookings! So for me, like a lot of other colleges are saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Here's what my thoughts are on trying to get an Auto ISO firmware update from Canon:
Hello all, I like many out there are still using the original EOS 5D with great results. And while the the Mk II is and awesome camera with it's laundry list of features and upgrades, I just can't justify getting it especially when the original just keeps delivering. I shoot professionally with these great cameras and I've always appreciated the Auto ISO feature of some of the newer Canon bodies out there. With Auto ISO enabled I can concentrate on shooting and not having to stop and adjust the ISO for each shot when in different lighting situations. Sure, it's easy to tap the ISO button and adjust as needed, but not having to do so would be great and a time/ effort saver. I've gotten pretty fast at it, but it still requires one to take your eye off the action/subject or potential subject and jack with ISO's manually. With it I wouldn't run the risk of potentially missing shots dickering with manual ISO settings. In my humble opinion, those days are over. Even back in the day when I shot my two EOS 1V's doing photojournalism, I didn't jack with ISO's, I grabbed the camera body loaded with the appropriate ASA film needed for the situation. So in saying all that, I'm wondering if anyone else can appreciate this need/want and has wanted this feature available on their original 5D? I mean heck, the old 10D even has Auto ISO (iso 100-400).
Recently, during a phone call inquiry to Canon, I made a suggestion for a firmware update for Auto ISO selectable in the "M, Av, Tv, & P" modes ranging from 100-1600. They were very nice and forwarded my suggestion! What are your thoughts about this? This would be great for current owners of the classic, trusty 5D. It may save someone out there like me from having to upgrade to another Canon body just to have this feature, and /or switch to another brand if they're contemplating that. Anyone else willing to follow suite and shoot this suggestion to Canon as I did? I'm still getting paid bookings using this great DSLR and maybe others out there would like as I do; get the most milage out of their 5D...it's still a winner. Who knows, maybe if more people ask for it, they will produce a firmware update!