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5Dc or T2i - Helping Newbie Dad Built a Kit

 
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Mar 01, 2013 11:45 |  #1

So I know I picked the two most random Canon bodies to compare but my dad is looking to get back into photography. He asked me about the t2i (which is about what he's willing to spend on a body). I have used the t2i and think it's great but here's the thing, he wants to essentially shoot landscapes exclusively. I thought he might benefit from a full frame, instead of a crop body, paired with a nice wide prime (or the 16-35 2.8 I'm about to buy - he's going with canon so he can borrow my lenses).

The only full frame that fits his price range will be a used 5D mark I. I've never had my hands on this camera though so I wanted y'alls opinions on the camera and if it's a safe bet to buy a used one. I'd love whatever help you can provide on the matter. Thanks.


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Mar 01, 2013 11:51 |  #2

If he is getting back into photography then the 5Dc is a great option. Its most like shooting film of any DSLR I have owned. Its simple, he doesnt have to worry about crop factor nonsense, and the controls are easier to use and more intuitive than the rebel controls.




  
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Mar 01, 2013 12:59 |  #3

If he doesn't need live view or video I'd go with 5Dc.


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Mar 01, 2013 13:05 |  #4

Yup I'd definitely go 5D classic for mostly landscapes


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Mar 01, 2013 13:16 |  #5

full frame all the way


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Mar 01, 2013 15:17 as a reply to  @ scas's post |  #6

I have both bodies and they both complement each other well. The 5D classic is the body I use about 80%the of the time though for as previously stated filmlike quality. For landscape or portraits it will shine.


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Mar 01, 2013 19:15 |  #7

Thanks, y'all. This is very helpful. I'm glad to hear the 5Dc is a strong camera.


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Mar 01, 2013 22:04 |  #8

If he is comfortable with editing on a computer the 5D will be excellent. But with that said the LCD on the T2i and the live view function is a real nice feature for landscape. The 10-22 Canon lens will be very similar to the 17-40 on FF. Both are excellent bodies just different strengths and weaknesses.


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