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POLL: "Should I sell my Canon 40D for a 5D Classic?"
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Should I Sell My Canon 40D and get a 5D Classic?

 
SunnyOctopus
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Mar 08, 2012 14:33 |  #1

I shoot portraits almost exclusively. I have three lenses, and they're all EF-S lenses. I really want a full frame camera for the shallower depth of field capabilities.

Should I sell my 40D and all my lenses and get a 5D classic? I'm afraid that the lack of live view will kill me, because I focus manually though live view almost all the time. I don't trust autofocus. I also don't know how important the auto-sensor-cleaning that the 5D doesn't have is.

I want to trade:

40D with Sigma 30 1.4, Canon 60 2.8, and Canon 18-55,

for

5D, Sigma 50 1.4, Canon 100 2, and an undecided 3rd zoom lens that also covers wide-angle.

What do you all think?


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Mar 08, 2012 15:45 |  #2

There's no way that's even close to an even trade. A 40D can be had for 375, and the lenses are all very reasonable secondhand. The kit lens isn't even worth buying used, it's so affordable.

A 5D, on average, sells for 850 without a grip, and it's older than your 40D. The Siggy 50 is a great lens, but more expensive than the 30. The 100 f2 is well priced, but you'll need to shop around for a 2.8 wide zoom if you don't want a 17-40.

Autocleaning function is nice, but you'll survive without it. Liveview in the 40D is less advanced than it is in even the Rebel XS, in that it cannot focus with the mirror up (no contrast AF). If you find that you use it a lot, I wouldn't dump the feature.

If you sell your entire kit, you can probably buy a 5D body. Not at all a worthwhile trade, imo.


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Mar 08, 2012 15:57 |  #3

How do folks LV with f1.4 lens. Never ever needed sensor cleaning after using my cameras for 4-5 yrs but then I don't shoot landscapes at f16 either. Intially when I moved to 5dc I didn't like it but now using it exclusively for portraits I love it.


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Mar 08, 2012 16:27 |  #4

Yes.


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Mar 08, 2012 17:08 |  #5

Yes I have had a 40D and also have a 5Dc and it blows the 40D out the water.


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Mar 08, 2012 17:13 as a reply to  @ MGiddings Photography's post |  #6

Coming from somebody who has owned both bodies.I also agree that the 5D is hands down a much better camera then the 40D.




  
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Mar 08, 2012 17:24 |  #7

This is a yes. If you have any EF-S lenses you will need to replace them as they will not work with the 5D. Something to keep in mind.


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Sunapollo
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Mar 08, 2012 17:25 |  #8

If portrait is the only thing you shoot I think you should go with the 5d




  
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Mar 08, 2012 17:32 |  #9

Yes, even the canon 1.4 is great with the 5D. I would definitely go for it if you're a portrait shooter.


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watt100
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Mar 08, 2012 18:34 |  #10

SunnyOctopus wrote in post #14050973 (external link)
I shoot portraits almost exclusively.

What do you all think?

if you shoot portraits exclusively then yes, full frame makes sense




  
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minatophase3
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Mar 08, 2012 18:57 |  #11

I have both cameras and the 5D is clearly a better portrait camera. I can't imagine using live view for portrait shooting though. The 5D has auto focus despite what you may read. As long as you use the center point and the subject isn't moving it will be fine.


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dawnkyung
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Mar 08, 2012 19:05 as a reply to  @ minatophase3's post |  #12

I upgraded from a 40D to a 5D classic and never looked back.


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Mar 08, 2012 19:08 |  #13

I have both, the 40D rarely gets out of the bag unless I'm shooting sports or in a two body situation. The 5D is that much better.




  
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NivoMedia
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Mar 08, 2012 19:20 |  #14

This should not even be a poll ;) we all know your going to get the 5D classic bro...

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ps: go ahead man, treat yourself :D

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kaokao1215
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Mar 08, 2012 19:23 |  #15

The 5dc is GREAT. I went from a 40d to 5dc(40d got stolen), and could not be happier. The only thing that I didnt like is that it does not show your ISO in the viewfinder (it only shows for like 5 seconds, then disappears)




  
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