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For how many years will a 5D2 still be a competitive body?

 
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Jul 17, 2012 16:07 |  #31

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If you think about it... the 5dc still pretty much battling it out with everybody else.. even tho its a 12.mp but still an awesome FF camera.. I've been wanting to add this bad boy as my second back up instead of t2i.. I want it so i can use and abuse it to do timelapse... I've been bugging this dude on craigslist for this 5dc with grip and extra four original batteries for 700 dollar..

Hmm.. correct me if I'm wrong but I thought 5dc doesn't have video..


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Jul 17, 2012 16:08 |  #32

k1msta wrote in post #14730812 (external link)
Hmm.. correct me if I'm wrong but I thought 5dc doesn't have video..

You can do a timelapse with a still camera. The software assembles the image files into a video.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 16:14 |  #33

Icic.. i Haven't experimented with timelaps. But thx for clearing that up.


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Jul 17, 2012 16:20 |  #34

k1msta wrote in post #14730812 (external link)
Hmm.. correct me if I'm wrong but I thought 5dc doesn't have video..


yes, correctly correct you are, my son... only wanting to use this to do a NON video project, but only STILLs... timelapse for example which would be a brutal:) for the sensor.. but thats what my second back up body is about.. HEHE


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Jul 17, 2012 18:02 as a reply to  @ ENto. Abyss's post |  #35

I would imagine the camera would remain competitive as long as you can get media cards and batteries and lenses for it. Once key parts become obselete or unavailable, then it goes on the collectors shelf.

Remember, really, it IS the photographer and not the camera. If a camera can't handle fast sports, try portraits. If it doesn't do birds in flight, try landscaping. And so on.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 19:01 as a reply to  @ Rainyday's post |  #36

5d mk2 is going to be competitive on video market for years, because video industry is not going to change standards for a while.
On photography market it seems to be the same. Same print size, same printers.
Half of the good picture is in the light, not in the camera, same for video.
If you want to be competitive learn and keep learning how to use light.


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Jul 17, 2012 22:57 |  #37

Who are you competing with? In landscape and portrait shots, I see no difference between the 5D2 and 5D3. I compare photos side by side in my library, and I couldn't tell which camera it came from. I just don't see sensor technology getting a well exposed sharp photo any better for many years. Technology will focus on ISO, Dynamic Range (not as important if you understand and maintain good exposure), and MP. As long as the 5D2 is working, I think it will last a lifetime.


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Jul 17, 2012 23:09 |  #38

I love my 5D2, but I disagree about the 5D2 matching the newest version. Maybe at ISO 100 with studio lights on, but not all of us shoot in those conditions. I put my cameras through limit-testing situations in pitch black, but with the onus that the shutter can't exceed 25 seconds.

Have my images improved in moving from one to the other, and can I notice it? You bet I can.




  
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Jul 18, 2012 00:26 |  #39

I sold my 5Dc today, I feel lost.




  
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Jul 18, 2012 02:35 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #40

Whatcha gonna get next Rick?


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Jul 18, 2012 08:26 |  #41

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Whatcha gonna get next Rick?

Not sure, I'll decide sometime between Photokina and Christmas what to get. I want to see what Canon does at Photokina.

I'm hanging onto the 17-40 I bought for the 5Dc back in December until I decide.




  
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