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I was just wondering if anyone can tell me from personal experience how the 5D mark 1

 
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Oct 25, 2012 09:24 |  #1

I was just wondering if anyone can tell me from personal experience how the 5D mark 1 holds out compared to the newer rebel cameras like the T2i, 3i and 4i.

I really want to get a full frame camera for my studio so I can use longer lenses in the same space, but I dont have the funds to get a mark 2 even with the price drops lately. So Im just wondering how the first one is still holding out, in terms of image quality, and noise. Im not really concerned with the mp drop from my t2i which is 18mp since you can basically upscale an 8mp picture taken properly to any size you want.

Another bonus for a newer camera is the lcd screen is larger. I love the size of my t2i's since I can do a picture viewing on it if I had to. Thats the main reason I sold my 20D, the screen was to small and you could barely see the image.


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Oct 25, 2012 09:30 |  #2

Image quality = Amazing, "film-esque", sharp. Resolution is no limiting factor here unless you want to print very very big. I have 3 30x20" canvases on my wall next to me right now, all from my 5Dc. All tack sharp even with your nose up against the canvas.

Noise = Assuming you arent doing long exposures, very very non existant even at 1600, 3200 is still very very usable (imo). Someone in the 5dc thread in the last page or so posted 3200iso pics, check them out, clean as after NR.

I went from 1000D to 5D, the upgrade was amazing. The colours, sharpness and general feel of the images are amazing compared to the 1000D. I am yet to be dissapointed in terms of Image quality.

I would upgrade to the 5D2 for one reason, high ISO long exposures. You will suffer some bad noise on the 5dc when pushing your exposures on higher iso.


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Oct 25, 2012 09:32 |  #3

Also, the LCD screen i find is just fine. You dont need a huge LCD imo for any type of photography, I view my pic as a reference as to how I have framed the shot and the colours and exposure etc. I zoom in if i am worried about OoF. I almost always have it set to the thumbnail + histogram setting anyways.

Sometimes I have taken what appears to be a bad shot on camera LCD, and it turns out to be a winner on the computer screen.


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Oct 25, 2012 09:41 |  #4

The 5d classic will amaze you in image quality as those before me have pointed out. Its amazing.

Another note, you mentioned the LCD screen - why not tether? You can shoot tethered to a laptop, hell even tv (I do this) and see it nice and big! No need to worry about the screen on the camera if that is an issue with you. Now mind you the colors will be off, unless using a calibrated laptop. But again, just another route to take.

For $700 you can get a camera that makes amazing files - dreamy...


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Oct 25, 2012 09:43 |  #5

I dont really do long exposures, maybe sometimes of the stars for fun or outside during the day to get trails but the iso wont be high in those situations.

I dont use the lcd screen to really check for focus, its more to show the customer and get their selection, in certain situations. I prefer to use lightroom for picture viewings, but if im doing an event like a reunion then Ill just show them the back of the camera instead of using a computer, much faster and less equipment to keep up with.

for the most part I shoot senior portraits in studio and outdoors and getting into beauty portraits *almost the same thing but more studio oriented*


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Oct 25, 2012 09:47 |  #6

npompei wrote in post #15167605 (external link)
The 5d classic will amaze you in image quality as those before me have pointed out. Its amazing.

Another note, you mentioned the LCD screen - why not tether? You can shoot tethered to a laptop, hell even tv (I do this) and see it nice and big! No need to worry about the screen on the camera if that is an issue with you. Now mind you the colors will be off, unless using a calibrated laptop. But again, just another route to take.

For $700 you can get a camera that makes amazing files - dreamy...

Its not always convenient to have a tv or laptop with you and its more to keep up with. :D


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Oct 25, 2012 10:16 |  #7

The LCD on the 5D is not a good tool to show your pictures to your clients - they will look like crap. I own the 5D and love it but the LCD seriously sucks. I would only shoot tethered if in the studio and show the results in LR or whatever software you want to use.




  
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