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Canon 5D vs. canon 50D.

 
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Mar 28, 2013 23:12 |  #1

My friend gave me a canon 50D but I think it would be better to trade it for a 5D. What do you all think?


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Mar 28, 2013 23:15 |  #2

Having had both, I wouldn't do it. The 5D is a fine camera but the 50D is better in nearly every way.


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Mar 28, 2013 23:34 |  #3

I find film cameras romantic, so naturally I shoot a 5D. FF sensor and a shutter button, Canon forgot to include any meaningful feature on it.


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Mar 28, 2013 23:36 |  #4

gjl711 wrote in post #15767695 (external link)
Having had both, I wouldn't do it. The 5D is a fine camera but the 50D is better in nearly every way.

Being a wedding photographer you think the cropped frame is still better than the full frame of the 5D?
The specs also give it better image and color Qaulity. Just wondering I did this comparison earlier.

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Mar 28, 2013 23:40 |  #5

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I find film cameras romantic, so naturally I shoot a 5D. FF sensor and a shutter button, Canon forgot to include any meaningful feature on it.

The 5D isn't a film camera.


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Mar 28, 2013 23:43 |  #6

Drrobinson wrote in post #15767740 (external link)
The 5D isn't a film camera.

I believe he may be referring to the look of the files that come out of the camera and how the noise is much more film like compared to some crop sensors and newer sensors. That and the fact the 5D is full frame so sort of comparable to 35mm format.


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Mar 28, 2013 23:49 |  #7
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If you need 6fps, sensor cleaning, 1.6 crop-factor, MFA, get the 50D. If you need image quality, get the 5D.


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Mar 29, 2013 00:11 |  #8

TSchrief wrote in post #15767771 (external link)
If you need 6fps, sensor cleaning, 1.6 crop-factor, MFA, get the 50D. If you need image quality, get the 5D.

how about if you need hi ISO?


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Mar 29, 2013 00:49 |  #9

ed rader wrote in post #15767832 (external link)
how about if you need hi ISO?

Then you buy a 6D :lol:




  
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ed rader wrote in post #15767832 (external link)
how about if you need hi ISO?

If you need high-ISO capabilities, go with the 5D. The 50D goes up to 12,800, but that setting is quite useless for most non-recreational photography. Oh yes, the 50D does have a 6400 setting. The 5D will be better at 3200 than the 50D is at 6400, I am sure. My 5D has less noise at 3200 than my 60D does at 1600. The noise it does produce at that level is finer and less blotchy. And the 60D is better with noise control than is the 50D. Once again: if you are after IQ, go with the 5D.


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Mar 29, 2013 00:54 |  #11

I went from a 50D to a 5D. I preferred the 5D by far, so I don't agree that the 50D is better in every way. If you need the more modern tech like a bigger screen, sensor cleaning, and higher FPS then maybe the 50D would be better for you (I found that I didn't miss that stuff much when I switched). But purely for image quality and FF look, the 5D won hands down. Purple fringing and amount of noise at high ISOs seemed to decrease significantly going to the 5D. and I love shallow DOF, so it was nice getting that look without having to take a step back and lose bokeh like I would with a crop to fit more in the frame.


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Mar 29, 2013 01:07 as a reply to  @ luvallpups's post |  #12

ed rader wrote in post #15767832 (external link)
how about if you need hi ISO?

TSchrief wrote in post #15767930 (external link)
If you need high-ISO capabilities, go with the 5D. The 50D goes up to 12,800, but that setting is quite useless for most non-recreational photography. Oh yes, the 50D does have a 6400 setting. The 5D will be better at 3200 than the 50D is at 6400, I am sure. My 5D has less noise at 3200 than my 60D does at 1600. The noise it does produce at that level is finer and less blotchy. And the 60D is better with noise control than is the 50D. Once again: if you are after IQ, go with the 5D.

If you expose properly the 5d I have does a better job than either the 7d or t2i I have owned. For portraits and landscapes the image quality advantage hands down belongs to the albeit aging 5d.


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Mar 29, 2013 07:29 |  #13

Thank you all for the helpful advice, now I just need to sell the 50d on Craigslist and buy a 5D on Craigslist haha. Unless you all have better suggestions.


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Mar 29, 2013 07:52 |  #14

Drrobinson wrote in post #15768361 (external link)
Thank you all for the helpful advice, now I just need to sell the 50d on Craigslist and buy a 5D on Craigslist haha. Unless you all have better suggestions.

Sell the 50D and get a 6D.


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Mar 29, 2013 08:28 as a reply to  @ gfspencer's post |  #15

OP, I don't know why you even asking with sig like yours.
If it would be like - Motorsport photography. But it is Wedding photography.
ISO 1600 is absolutely usable, and with fast prime and 3200 converted to b/W you'll get printable results with light source like single candle light.


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