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Apr 15, 2013 11:32 |  #1

Hello All,

I have a 5D (original) with a set of full frame lenses that I have had for the last several years. With newer cameras coming out (7D, 6D, Mark 3, etc), I am wondering whether or not I should upgrade. This would be only for landscape photography and I only use primes (with the exception of the 70-200 2.8 IS L).

So should I upgrade? If so, what would be the advantages of upgrading?

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Apr 15, 2013 11:35 |  #2

No.


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Apr 15, 2013 11:37 |  #3

^ Yeah what he said "No" :)




  
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Apr 15, 2013 11:42 |  #4

I'd upgrade for the dynamic range in the 6D.


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Apr 15, 2013 11:42 |  #5

What is the 5Dc not doing for you that you believe a new body would do? If it's landscape, the 5Dc does it amazingly well.



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Apr 15, 2013 11:43 |  #6

jaomul wrote in post #15830097 (external link)
No.

Why? Maybe explain your reason why not lol :p


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Apr 15, 2013 11:50 |  #7

AngryWabbit wrote in post #15830147 (external link)
Why? Maybe explain your reason why not lol :p

My thinking of why no is that though the 6d and others may have a better ISO sensor and resolution most landscape shots are taken in the lower ISO ranges where the only benefit of the newer cameras is resolution. 12mp can print happily at a4 @ 300ppi. If you drop to 200ppi you can go quite large and it should look as good at the distance these large photos are viewed at. Image quality wise there is no benefit of newer canon cameras as they have not really improved in dynamic range for a while. Op says they only shoot landsacpe so I see no benefit of spending money on a body which in real terms wont do photos better for the specified purpose. Thats only my opinion, it may be right or wrong


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Apr 15, 2013 11:51 |  #8

jay125 wrote in post #15830138 (external link)
What is the 5Dc not doing for you that you believe a new body would do? If it's landscape, the 5Dc does it amazingly well.

I agree with Jay here. You have to ask yourself how the 5Dc is holding you back? (if at all) Or do you want to upgrade just for the sake of upgrading. I know for me, my 5DII wasn't holding me back at all, I was intrgued by the improved AF of the 5DIII even though I primarily shoot cityscapes, so I upgraded anyway.

Also, what is your budget? If you're not looking to put a lot out of pocket, then a 5DII might make more sense for you over the 6D or 5DIII. However, if you have the fund available, then you could certainly purchase the 5DIII.

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Apr 15, 2013 11:58 |  #9

nburwell wrote in post #15830171 (external link)
I agree with Jay here. You have to ask yourself how the 5Dc is holding you back? (if at all) Or do you want to upgrade just for the sake of upgrading. I know for me, my 5DII wasn't holding me back at all, I was intrgued by the improved AF of the 5DIII even though I primarily shoot cityscapes, so I upgraded anyway.

Also, what is your budget? If you're not looking to put a lot out of pocket, then a 5DII might make more sense for you over the 6D or 5DIII. However, if you have the fund available, then you could certainly purchase the 5DIII.

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The 5D is a great camera and my point of view was always to spend money on the lenses rather than the camera. That is why I invested in lenses (latest being the 50mm 1.2) and have had a great time taking pictures with the 5D. My only reason to potentially upgrade would have been for newer technology and potentially higher image quality...


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Apr 15, 2013 12:17 |  #10
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I have had a 5D for about 4 months. I have looked around several times for one good reason to upgrade to 5D2/6D/5D3. I can't come up with one. I shoot my 5D with a 28-135 for walk-around and 28mm, 50mm and 85mm primes. It does everything I ask it to, better than lots of people would have you believe.


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Apr 15, 2013 12:25 as a reply to  @ jhzafrani's post |  #11

I also have 5Dc with 50L now. With this combo 5Dc holds 50L in terms of weather sealing.
Last week I missed at least two landscape shots because of this.
5Dc is also limiting use of my 100L for macro and close ups, due to small MP and no weather sealing also.
But I have no rush, well, no cash for upgrade.


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Apr 15, 2013 13:30 |  #12

Yes. You should.

I haven't seen your pictures, but I'm sure they look like they haven't been shot with a latest generation camera.

5Dc is obsolete at this point. The next generation of sensors would give you a higher dynamic range, which is pretty much the most important point with landscape photography. It sells for 400 bucks for a reason.


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Apr 15, 2013 13:33 as a reply to  @ kf095's post |  #13

Two advantages I can see are Live View, and Higher MPs, the 5D II would be a huge step up from the classic and give you both those advantages and not much of a premium secondhand, I know people have done landscapes before without Live view and High Megapixels but Live view sure makes life easier with 5 & 10 x magnification.

The higher MPx is down to how large you want to print and at what quality, I've had 55 inch canvas prints from a 1DIII that look fantastic , but the same size from a 5DII & III next to them look even better.

Nothing wrong with wanting newer bells and whistles in your hands.


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Apr 15, 2013 13:34 |  #14

take that money you're not spending on a body and spend it on a trip to get you somewhere that gives you unique opportunities to take the type of pictures you want to take...


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Apr 15, 2013 13:39 |  #15

SMP_Homer wrote in post #15830532 (external link)
take that money you're not spending on a body and spend it on a trip to get you somewhere that gives you unique opportunities to take the type of pictures you want to take...

Those unique opportunities would be wasted with his current camera.


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