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Mar 29, 2013 08:29 |  #16

If you want to see some real world examples, check out this thread. As NickB points out, the bulk of the thread is a bunch if whiners and 5D fanboyz but there are a few posts in the thread with examples. It's an old thread but then the 5D is a very old camera.
https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=6151​06&page=11

Post #158 is interesting because it shows the 50D vs the 5D noise test pushed 2 stops viewed 100%. Pretty much no difference to my eyes.


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Mar 29, 2013 09:09 |  #17

if you already have a full frame, use that inside in low light, use the 50d for fast action. 50D is a very good camera, very underated by others.


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Mar 29, 2013 10:22 |  #18

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Sell the 50D and get a 6D.

I ultimately plan on getting a 5D M2. I just know that these two are about the same price so I was wondering which one to keep.


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Mar 29, 2013 14:44 |  #19

The 5D. That way you can easily swap between the 5D and 5D II using the same lenses.




  
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Mar 29, 2013 15:53 |  #20

I'd be scared to get 5D over my 50D, because of the lack of MFA in 5D, which almost nullifies its advantage as a FF camera. FF advantage over crop is the most pronounced when you are doing shallow DoF (fast lenses) portraiture. But fast lenses require very accurate AF (because of the shallow DoF), and if you don't have MFA, the FF camera at least should allow you to do accurate manual focusing - but 5D doesn't have LiveView, and I have doubts its focusing screen is good enough to do it visually, with fast primes. So it is quite likely you'll end up spending a lot of $$ to let Canon calibrate your lenses to your 5D. (May be Canon doesn't service 5D anymore?) I'd go for 5D2 instead.


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Mar 29, 2013 16:17 |  #21

gjl711 wrote in post #15768503 (external link)
If you want to see some real world examples, check out this thread. As NickB points out, the bulk of the thread is a bunch if whiners and 5D fanboyz but there are a few posts in the thread with examples. It's an old thread but then the 5D is a very old camera.
https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=6151​06&page=11

Post #158 is interesting because it shows the 50D vs the 5D noise test pushed 2 stops viewed 100%. Pretty much no difference to my eyes.

You're entitled to your opinion, even name calling and accusations but it doesn't make you right. The 5d is still better than the 50d for portraits and landscapes until you can prove me wrong. And the overall number of postings in the two dedicated threads of these particular bodies should offer proof enough that the majority of users also think the 5d is the better overall body. Your one thread link doesn't mean anything when compared to the overall body of work and postings here on this forum.

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I'd be scared to get 5D over my 50D, because of the lack of MFA in 5D, which almost nullifies its advantage as a FF camera. FF advantage over crop is the most pronounced when you are doing shallow DoF (fast lenses) portraiture. But fast lenses require very accurate AF (because of the shallow DoF), and if you don't have MFA, the FF camera at least should allow you to do accurate manual focusing - but 5D doesn't have LiveView, and I have doubts its focusing screen is good enough to do it visually, with fast primes. So it is quite likely you'll end up spending a lot of $$ to let Canon calibrate your lenses to your 5D. (May be Canon doesn't service 5D anymore?) I'd go for 5D2 instead.

I shoot with fast primes and I've found that bodies that I've owned that have MA are almost always the ones that need it. I have had no trouble whatsoever with front or backfocusing with any body that didn't have MA built into the body. The 5d focuses fine unless you really want to compare it to a 5d miii, 7d or 1d series body. But even then the 5d does just fine during normal shooting sessions.

And Canon does service the original 5d. With 5 gazillion of these bodies out there, they may have parts forever.


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Mar 29, 2013 16:36 as a reply to  @ post 15767695 |  #22

I use a 50D and have shot a good bit with a 5D. I won't go so far as to agree that the 50D is better in nearly every way, but I would put the 50D above the 5D as far as what I need from a camera.


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Mar 29, 2013 23:07 |  #23

Mavgirl wrote in post #15770146 (external link)
I use a 50D and have shot a good bit with a 5D. I won't go so far as to agree that the 50D is better in nearly every way, but I would put the 50D above the 5D as far as what I need from a camera.

I think this boils it down pretty well. Myself, I just want a FF sensor, a shutter button and an M setting. Sure, the display on the back is crap, but I was previously happy without one. For me, 5D is just perfect.


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Mar 30, 2013 00:53 |  #24

babel_fish wrote in post #15771241 (external link)
I think this boils it down pretty well. Myself, I just want a FF sensor, a shutter button and an M setting. Sure, the display on the back is crap, but I was previously happy without one. For me, 5D is just perfect.

+1 agreed.


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Mar 30, 2013 08:49 |  #25

This is all great stuff. I think m going to buy the 5D today!


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Mar 30, 2013 11:55 |  #26

ksbal wrote in post #15768627 (external link)
if you already have a full frame, use that inside in low light, use the 50d for fast action. 50D is a very good camera, very underated by others.

Agreed.
Went from 50D to 5DM2 and other than FF and better ISO, the 50D is just as good.
AF is better, a bit, with my 50D.


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