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Um... do I really need a 5d mkII?

 
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Mar 15, 2012 19:54 |  #1

So, I gathered the money for a new camera.

I don't wanna go back into reasons why I dislike my XS, but let's say it's mostly due to the ergonomics of the camera itself, it's just darn to small. bw!

But, I'm looking at the price of the 5d mkII, and I am sort of leaning towards the original 5d.

I don't shoot video, I don't shoot high ISO (heck I am even happy with 1600 on the XS).

I don't need the resolution.

All I want is the bigger viewfinder, better WB and a FF (I'm tired of standing 15 feet away from the model and constantly shouting).bw!

First I had thought about getting the 5d classic as a back-up body and selling my XS, but now that I thought the whole thing through... I'm wondering what does the 5d mkII have that the original doesn't????

The screen is much better, but apart from that, I just don't see why would I drop a nice trip, or a Mac Book Air, or more flashes for a body that does the exact same thing as one that costs half the price????

Is the 5d reliable enough (with changed shutter?)????:oops:


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Mar 15, 2012 20:04 |  #2

If you're not doing high ISO the 5D (original) is stilll a great camera just keep in mind that they have been around a while now and might be getting high shutter counts. If you can swing 1700$ you can grab a MkII and it will more than put a smile on your face for a LONG time.

If you don't want a FF look at a gently used 50D ;-)a


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Mar 15, 2012 20:05 |  #3

jakovmarkovic wrote in post #14093954 (external link)
So, I gathered the money for a new camera.

I don't wanna go back into reasons why I dislike my XS, but let's say it's mostly due to the ergonomics of the camera itself, it's just darn to small. bw!

But, I'm looking at the price of the 5d mkII, and I am sort of leaning towards the original 5d.

I don't shoot video, I don't shoot high ISO (heck I am even happy with 1600 on the XS).

I don't need the resolution.

All I want is the bigger viewfinder, better WB and a FF (I'm tired of standing 15 feet away from the model and constantly shouting).bw!

First I had thought about getting the 5d classic as a back-up body and selling my XS, but now that I thought the whole thing through... I'm wondering what does the 5d mkII have that the original doesn't????

The screen is much better, but apart from that, I just don't see why would I drop a nice trip, or a Mac Book Air, or more flashes for a body that does the exact same thing as one that costs half the price????

Is the 5d reliable enough (with changed shutter?)????:oops:

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Mar 15, 2012 20:06 |  #4

The 5D classic is a great camera. From the sound of it you would be a happy owner for one.


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Mar 15, 2012 20:07 |  #5

Just buy the 5dmk2 and be done with it. You know you want one, and if you don't get one, you'll be asking yourself why you never did.

Especially if you've saved money for it... Go for it.


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Mar 15, 2012 20:11 |  #6

The answer to your question is "yes".


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Mar 15, 2012 20:14 |  #7

Sounds like you're planning to go all out there. Keep in mind that there is a LOT of middle-ground between rebel XS and 5DII. If you're unsure about spending that much then maybe look at one of the in-between cameras or even just a more modern rebel, you'll be amazed how much nicer they can be to use.


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Mar 15, 2012 20:14 as a reply to  @ davidc502's post |  #8

Maybe I should get used to buying stuff new. :D I think it's been like 5 years or more since I bought anything new, apart from the things that were on the discount. Ahahahah

But, if I look at it that way, 5dII is on the discount. ahahahaa bw!

Yeah, I forgot about live view, I use it ALL THE TIME, as my meter sucks big time. It'd be hard to live without that.

Noooo way I am I getting anything but the full frame! So, the only middle ground is the original 5d.

If it were up to me I'd be using a Nikon d70 or something (those were the days ahaha).:lol:

Oh *rap, all that work and I am spending all the money just to do more work. :D


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Mar 15, 2012 20:17 |  #9

If you have to ask then the answer is probably no.


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Mar 15, 2012 20:17 |  #10

imo micro adjust isn't that big a deal.

the larger LCD and easier menu system of the Mk II is nice. but the 5D takes some really nice photos as well, at half the price.

i've got both cameras, and i enjoy using both of them (though i will reach for the 5D2 if given a choice).


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Mar 15, 2012 22:30 |  #11

davidc502 wrote in post #14094023 (external link)
Just buy the 5dmk2 and be done with it. You know you want one, and if you don't get one, you'll be asking yourself why you never did.

Especially if you've saved money for it... Go for it.

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Mar 15, 2012 22:38 |  #12

No, you need 1Dx instead ;)


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Mar 16, 2012 15:06 |  #13

5D is a great camera at a bargain price now. I have no issues with AF, and all my lenses focus perfectly on it including my Sigma 50mm 1.4. You'll really love it compared to the XS.




  
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Mar 16, 2012 19:30 |  #14

narlus wrote in post #14094080 (external link)
imo micro adjust isn't that big a deal.

the larger LCD and easier menu system of the Mk II is nice. but the 5D takes some really nice photos as well, at half the price.

i've got both cameras, and i enjoy using both of them (though i will reach for the 5D2 if given a choice).

Then either you've been lucky enough to have lenses that are spot-on, or you don't normally shoot wider than f/4. Having it on my 50D and doing some tests of my lenses convinced me I would not buy an older camera that does not offer it.


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Mar 16, 2012 22:14 |  #15

My 5d produces images with great iq, my only complaint is it's a dust magnet. I used to complain, but when it's pushed it's pretty fast.




  
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