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The "look and feel" of 5D2 vs. 5Dc photos...is the 5Dc really better?

 
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May 03, 2012 12:08 |  #31

5D2 images have a harshness that the 5Dc lacks. I like my 5Dc.




  
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May 03, 2012 12:18 |  #32

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #14373216 (external link)
Wouldn't a 1DsII pretty much fit these requirements?

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May 03, 2012 12:18 |  #33

maybe I need to try my 5dmk2 on same subject and compare with 5dc. In my quick testing I don't see much differences except with 5dmk2 I am getting lot more detail. Color wise origianl 5dc has that red in skin color. I am always tempted by getting that 1dsmk2. I know it is kudgy with 2 hand operation, small LCD but I just like those 1 series bodies. Would be perfect match for my 1dmk2.


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May 03, 2012 12:20 |  #34

My wife must be right...I dont notice anything. I shot with a 5D for several years before getting my 5DII in December 2011 and I felt a warm fuzzy over these types of comments and I believed they were 100% true. But, when I finally did get my 5DII, I was relieved to see the files looked exactly the same to me, they just had more pixels.

But, like I said, it could be just me and Im sure someone will come along shortly to tell me that it is.

Having said all that, the 5Dc is still a great camera - if I ever fell on hard financial times, I wouldnt hesitate to swap the 5DII for a good used 5Dc.


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May 03, 2012 12:22 |  #35

MakisM1 wrote in post #14373356 (external link)
Used at $2099 @ B&H...:lol::lol::lol:

Used here on POTN for much much cheaper.


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May 03, 2012 12:23 |  #36

bobbyz wrote in post #14373358 (external link)
maybe I need to try my 5dmk2 on same subject and compare with 5dc. In my quick testing I don't see much differences except with 5dmk2 I am getting lot more detail. Color wise origianl 5dc has that red in skin color.

I haven't examined mkII or mkIII files, but my 5Dc blows the red channel far sooner than the other two.



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May 03, 2012 13:04 |  #37

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #14373396 (external link)
I haven't examined mkII or mkIII files, but my 5Dc blows the red channel far sooner than the other two.

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May 03, 2012 13:13 |  #38

I've used the 5D2 only once, so I don't have a "feel" about the images it produces. But I really like my 5Dc, compared to the 40D, T2i, 7D and all the Nikon's I've tried. Colors look very natural, particularly skintones, and images are packed with detail.


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May 03, 2012 13:14 |  #39

I like the 5Dc more than the 5D2. Not sure why, I can't put my finger on it, but the files do look a bit nicer. There is a reason I no longer own my 5D2 but still own my 5Dc.


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May 03, 2012 13:18 |  #40

bobbyz wrote in post #14373392 (external link)
Used here on POTN for much much cheaper.

You should be able to grab a 1DsII for about the same money as a 5DmkII.



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May 03, 2012 19:55 |  #41

Thanks guys...sounds like most of you are seeing what I've been hearing about, and I certainly like the 5Dc's files...the closest camera I've had with this "feel" was my 10D, also famous for its reproduction.

I'm glad I'm not the only one noticing the too-rich reds in faces...that's really been a thorn in my side, since I've been trying to get more into street photography.

I definitely want the 5D2, and I'm happy I bought it (it'll be excellent for architecture, low light indoor stuff, landscapes this summer in Europe), now I'm just trying to decide whether I should keep the 5Dc...having two FF bodies seems very redundant, though...I'll try to do some back-to-back comparisons when I get the 5D2, but if anyone has done anything or wouldn't mind doing some shots comparing the two cameras, I'd really appreciate it :)


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May 03, 2012 20:08 |  #42

This thread reminds me of the XP/Vista/W7 discussions. "XP was awesome but outdated. Vista blew. W7 is amazing." And, it actually parallels it quite well to this discussion, at least to me, except that there's probably more difference between the 5D2 and 5d3 compared to Vista and W7.

I absolutely love the images that the 5D2 captures, and in most circumstances there is hardly any IQ or rendering difference between the 5D2 and 5D3, at least from what I've seen from online comparisons.

I've only borrowed a 5Dc, and while it did produce lovely images, I'm often stunned by what my 5D2 can do.


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May 03, 2012 20:26 |  #43

xenophobe wrote in post #14375827 (external link)
This thread reminds me of the XP/Vista/W7 discussions. "XP was awesome but outdated. Vista blew. W7 is amazing." And, it actually parallels it quite well to this discussion, at least to me, except that there's probably more difference between the 5D2 and 5d3 compared to Vista and W7.

I absolutely love the images that the 5D2 captures, and in most circumstances there is hardly any IQ or rendering difference between the 5D2 and 5D3, at least from what I've seen from online comparisons.

I've only borrowed a 5Dc, and while it did produce lovely images, I'm often stunned by what my 5D2 can do.

That's good to hear...The 5D2 is a truly impressive camera (hence why I bought one) and I won't regret it (the high ISO, the MA, the LV, the video, the UI, the slightly better build/more weather resistance, etc will make sure of that), but I just loooove the files out of the 5Dc...also, apparently the 5Dc is sharper at a per-pixel level, though that's a bit of a moot point, since if you size them to be the same (ie: for printing purposes) the 5D2 gets the upper hand. I'm looking forward to the improvements in DR as well, ever so slight as they may be.


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May 03, 2012 22:19 |  #44

I absolutely love my 5dc. Since I only use the LCD to check histograms, is has not been a limitation. I have shot with a 5dii and would gladly trade anyone straight up :P. There was not enough difference between the 5d and 5dii to justify the cost for what I shoot.

The files do have a slightly different feel to them, with the 5dc feeling as close to film output as you can get with a digital camera.

I see myself keeping the 5dc until it dies, even after I finally receive my 5diii; which I can't say for any other piece of tech I have owned.


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May 03, 2012 22:40 |  #45

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