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May 07, 2013 01:21 |  #5266

I love my 5d, as I've mentioned, and I love shooting at 85mm.

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May 07, 2013 01:30 |  #5267

photophilth wrote in post #15905606 (external link)
I love my 5d, as I've mentioned, and I love shooting at 85mm.

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Its either thats a toy or you made me really want the 85mm!




  
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May 07, 2013 12:57 |  #5268

So, i think my copy will arrive on friday. It'll probably take a while to adjust to the older camera, coming from the 650D. Anyone have any good "5D tips and tricks"? :)


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May 07, 2013 13:32 |  #5269

Maizzi wrote in post #15907204 (external link)
So, i think my copy will arrive on friday. It'll probably take a while to adjust to the older camera, coming from the 650D. Anyone have any good "5D tips and tricks"? :)

Yes, put a prime on it and press the shutter - magic happens!


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May 07, 2013 17:03 |  #5270

Maizzi wrote in post #15907204 (external link)
So, i think my copy will arrive on friday. It'll probably take a while to adjust to the older camera, coming from the 650D. Anyone have any good "5D tips and tricks"? :)

This part is true. I have a 60D and just sold my 50D to get the 5D. The biggest change is the loss of live-view. Not that it's a problem at all, it's not. I just find myself taking more control of the camera and the image process. It's more of a camera that you handle rather than some of the new bodies where the camera can do most of the thinking for you.

As npompei suggested, put a prime on it and start shooting. This thing rocks my 50mm 1.4, as well as my 17-40 and my 70-200 f/4 IS. It truly is sweet to use.



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May 07, 2013 17:40 |  #5271

Well, all i have for it are the 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, and the sigma 30mm for some crazy vignetting shots. :) i might look into getting the canon 50mm 1.4 at some point.

I almost never use live view, so thats not a problem for me. The thing i'm most worried is the bad AF i keep reading about. Coming from 9 cross type focus points the 650d offers, i might be spoiled..


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May 07, 2013 19:15 |  #5272

I haven't experienced any bad AF issues. Then again, I shoot center focus point only, so that might be part of it. You have a couple really nice lens choices there. Hope the battery comes charged so you can get right to it!



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May 07, 2013 20:00 |  #5273

Agreed primes on this thing ROCKS!
Center point is very good the outer points are not bad in good light. Then again I used to be very good at focus recompose method...after the 5DmkIII it is a bit rough. It is fantastic camera will not part with mine till it breaks! Even then I might try to get another one.

I also don't use the back LCD for anything but checking the histogram or to see if my composition is good. I am sure you will enjoy it!

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May 07, 2013 20:18 |  #5274

Kikkoman wrote in post #15905624 (external link)
Its either thats a toy or you made me really want the 85mm!

The ole 85/1.8 is a whole lotta good lens. Shot my new 5D with the 85mm. ;)

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May 07, 2013 20:56 |  #5275

Maizzi wrote in post #15908275 (external link)
Well, all i have for it are the 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, and the sigma 30mm for some crazy vignetting shots. :) i might look into getting the canon 50mm 1.4 at some point.

I almost never use live view, so thats not a problem for me. The thing i'm most worried is the bad AF i keep reading about. Coming from 9 cross type focus points the 650d offers, i might be spoiled..

The biggest adjustment for me was getting used to setting the ISO on every shot. I tend to use auto ISO on the 7D and T3i, so just making sure I check all the settings was important. Also, realizing the the image you get on the back screen is no where close to the quality you will see when you transfer your images to your computer. You have to somewhat disregard the quality of that image preview and use the histogram, because you really won't see the IQ until you are on your computer.

I use the 85 1.8 on the 5D quite a bit for portraits. I think you will like what you get. Here is one of them.


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May 08, 2013 09:35 |  #5276

Maizzi wrote in post #15907204 (external link)
So, i think my copy will arrive on friday. It'll probably take a while to adjust to the older camera, coming from the 650D. Anyone have any good "5D tips and tricks"? :)

vorlon1 wrote in post #15908888 (external link)
The biggest adjustment for me was getting used to setting the ISO on every shot. I tend to use auto ISO on the 7D and T3i, so just making sure I check all the settings was important. Also, realizing the the image you get on the back screen is no where close to the quality you will see when you transfer your images to your computer. You have to somewhat disregard the quality of that image preview and use the histogram, because you really won't see the IQ until you are on your computer.
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^^^what he said for sure!!!

I replaced my 60D a fews weeks ago with the 5D and couldn't be happier, because after moving to ff I never touched my 60D again. I would say that it is taking a little time adjusting to the old menus and inacurate lcd screen of the 5D.

For example this weekend I gave my son his first haircut and my wife decided to snap photos of it. I gave her my 5D since i was recording it with the 5D2 and after one shot she said immediately "this looks funny/they don't look right". Continued to say "you sold your 60D for this old camera". I told her to just keep shooting and when we opened them of the MBP she was speechless. Yeah baby!!!:cool:

Funny thing is that she perfers the 5D files over my 5D2 and truth be told I do too. It's just something about files that are just a hair better. I'm trying to talk myself into buying the smaller t3i so that I'll have two dslr's to video with, but it would just sit there until I needed it for video. So I'll probably end up someday just getting a 6D for video, plus the 6d allows you to shoot 29.59 minutes of video instead of 12 minutes.

And btw when you get your 5D pop your 50 1.8. It's a perfect match for me. Even though I have the 50 1.4 I perfer the bokeh of the 1.8. It renders beautiful portraits, but if you're shooting in low light without a flash to assist then it's the 50 1.4. The 1.4 is my most used lens for weddings.


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May 08, 2013 13:30 |  #5277

You guys are making me anxious, can't wait! I haven't shot with the nifty in a long time, now i shall! I also feel like the 85mm is gonna rock my ass off, as I really liked the focal length that the 50mm gave me on a crop sensor. The 50mm 1.4 could be a nice addition to my upcoming wedding shoot..


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May 08, 2013 13:56 |  #5278

Maizzi wrote in post #15911369 (external link)
The 50mm 1.4 could be a nice addition to my upcoming wedding shoot..

"ohh, it will be" .. <~ Kramer from Sienfeld .. ;)


  
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May 08, 2013 15:21 |  #5279

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Yes, put a prime on it and press the shutter - magic happens!

Haha! Agreed! 100%!


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