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Nov 09, 2012 23:02 |  #3406

Yarik wrote in post #15228459 (external link)
Wonder if when I decide to go for a FF camera at some point, maybe I should look into this little guy. Although a bit hesitant about the more dated features than my t2i, if they will bother me somehow as though i've downgraded or something.

I went from a T2i to a 5D. The only thing I still use the T2i for is video or when I want to travel super light. I don't miss a thing, going to the 5D.

Well, maybe I miss the LCD sometimes... but all that really taught me to do was chimp less. bw!


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Nov 09, 2012 23:07 |  #3407

Yarik wrote in post #15228642 (external link)
I guess my main concern would be, how does higher ISO come out of the 5Dc compared to the T2i? Better, same, worse?
And secondary concerns would be how the AF compares on it to the T2i, and if its LCD is much worse or not.
Sorry about all the rambling guys :)

ISO: 5Dc>T2i
AF: Not so great on either lol
LCD: T2i>5Dc

I made the switch from a T2i to a 5Dc and love every bit of it. The absolute worst thing I could think of is the screen, and even then, it's not AWFUL. You still get a general idea of what you're shot is going to look like. I love going on the computer afterwards to see how sharp the pictures are. If you don't use video or live view, I say go for it. I didn't do either and I'm happy with my switch. The only other thing I can think of is for longer exposure shots (seconds long kind of shots), it takes a little long to process. But then again, it's an older camera, it's not the worst thing in the world.

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Nov 09, 2012 23:23 |  #3408

Ok, thank you very much for the replies guys.
Just ordered myself the 85 1.8, and will start to save up for something else, so will not be buying anything for another 6 months to a year. But AM thinking of saving up for a FF camera (dont shoot much sports or birds), and in the future will have to decide between probably like.... 5Dc (if they are still around for sale in decent shape), 5Dmk2, or maybe 6D if they drop in price any. That'll be a pain i bet :).


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To Sell: 6D (Sold) / 80D (Sold) / EF 35 1.4L II (Sold) / EF 85mm 1.8 USM (Sold) / EF 135 2.0L (Sold)/ 600EX RT (Sold) / EF 70-210mm 3.5-4.5 USM (For Sale)
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Nov 10, 2012 07:14 |  #3409

The 5Dc becomes a bit noisy at ISO3200 (it's a boost ISO anyway, which is more or less the same as just increasing the exposure by 1 stop in PP), but even then, it retains a crap ton of detail at high ISOs.
I wouldn't hesitate making A2 sized prints from even ISO1600 shots, let alone lower ISOs.

The big fat pixels help in that regard, especially if you shoot RAW. Even when there is noise, there really isn't a lot of lost detail.

The only thing I hate about mine is the weight, and that's largely because I've spoiled myself with my X100 which is practically miniature in terms of weight and size(while still falling nicely in the hand - at least with the custom thumb grip), compared to the (admittedly not very large) 5Dc. The 5D's sensor still beats the X100's, though, at least it does in my view, in practice. Especially in regards to how they work with colour(the 5Dc is just flat out better for everything except skin tones, and even then the 5D is great, it's just that the X100 is more or less the best there is in that regard...) and in regards to dynamic range. Low ISO noise is better on the 5D as well(by which I mean practically non-existant - not that it really matters, just figured I should mention it), though the X100 has an aesthetically pleasing fine(and I do mean fine - finer than 35mm Velvia 50) grain at base ISO.

Anyways, my point is the 5Dc is an excellent camera, the large majority of my photos are made with it(if you look at my flickr, you can tell which ones are made with the 5D - the EXIF info is intact)... though I've barely used it as of late, because I simply can't be arsed with bringing it everywhere with me, like I used to, because I now own the brilliant little X100. Still, on more colourful, non-cloudy days I tend to bring it with me, and if I don't, I usually end up regretting it. It's just that there aren't that many days when it's a factor at this point, unfortunately. Though yesterday was indeed one of them.


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Nov 10, 2012 08:31 |  #3410

Thanks Dev.


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To Sell: 6D (Sold) / 80D (Sold) / EF 35 1.4L II (Sold) / EF 85mm 1.8 USM (Sold) / EF 135 2.0L (Sold)/ 600EX RT (Sold) / EF 70-210mm 3.5-4.5 USM (For Sale)
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Nov 10, 2012 11:16 |  #3411

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Nov 10, 2012 11:19 |  #3412

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Nov 10, 2012 19:29 |  #3413

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Nov 10, 2012 19:54 |  #3414

Hey everyone, I'm in the business to buy some more cf cards. I'm not too sure of the write speed/etc. I don't want to spend more than I have to if the 5d classic doesn't need a crazy card. (I have a 40d as well, so take that into consideration.) These kingstons look like a good deal, would those be fine? Or should I get a better quality like sandisc? Thanks
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Nov 10, 2012 20:22 as a reply to  @ goaliejake22's post |  #3415

My place is beginning to resemble an iHop with all the "pancakes" around....Joe

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Nov 10, 2012 22:44 as a reply to  @ Reinheim's post |  #3416

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Nov 10, 2012 22:46 as a reply to  @ Bignasty619's post |  #3417

Playing with new 135 f/2...


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Nov 11, 2012 04:28 |  #3418

goaliejake22 wrote in post #15231162 (external link)
Hey everyone, I'm in the business to buy some more cf cards. I'm not too sure of the write speed/etc. I don't want to spend more than I have to if the 5d classic doesn't need a crazy card. (I have a 40d as well, so take that into consideration.) These kingstons look like a good deal, would those be fine? Or should I get a better quality like sandisc? Thanks
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That card will be fine. It's not like the 5D has high requirements on 'em or anything of the sort.


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Nov 11, 2012 06:30 |  #3419
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I just bought a 5Dc yesterday. It appears to be in excellent shape. I put my 85 1.8 on it and took it outside for several dozen test shots. All was well. I had it out this evening in a large room lit by 3 or 4 incandescent bulb. Once again, it worked well with the 85 1.8 and a 430EX II. I put my 50 1.8 on it and got 90% out-of-focus shots, and yes, I was using the focus assist. Just for fun I mounted my Tokina 19-35. Same thing. Most OOF shots. I did notice that the shots I took in the better lit parts of the room were much better.

Both of these lenses (50 1.8, 19-35) perform well on my 60D in similar circumstances. I mounted my Sigma 70-200 and got much better results, maybe 90% in focus. But not all of them. And this is with a flash and AF-assist. Oh, all shots with all lenses were taken at 1/200 and f/2.8 to f/16, ISO 400 or 800. I don't use filters. I do use hoods.

Is this camera really this bad a low-light photography? Even with a flash? The shots I took with the 85 1.8 on the 5D easily bested the shots with the 15-85 on my 60D, in those lousy lighting conditions. With the 50 1.8 and Tokina, which are lenses I intend to use indoors under similar lighting, the camera fell on its face. My SX260HS does better. Is this normal? I thought about buying a 28-135 IS USM, but I don't want to encounter more of these problems in dimly lit situations.

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Nov 11, 2012 07:20 |  #3420

I don't know, it works just fine with my Sigma 50mm F1.4.
It's most likely an issue between those specific lenses and the camera, rather than the AF system itself. If you use the center point and proper focusing technique(continuous AF, holding the camera steady focusing on high contrast areas, et cetera), then it should have no issues in low light - the issues come from the (specific specimens of the) lenses not getting along with the body, which appears to be the case here.
The AF system in the 60D is very similar to the one in the 5Dc, slightly better if you use the non center point.

Try using it without the flash and focus assist stuff, see how that works out.


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