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Aug 12, 2013 12:41 |  #1

Are there things about your camera which can't be boiled down to a technical feature and you really like? Is there some element which you feel contributes to a higher level of image quality, or perhaps even more important allows you to get the shot you want more often than others?

I'm stepping a bit away from speeds and feeds here to try and get some thoughts about what makes a camera body great vs merely good. I'd especially welcome any thoughts about why some older digital bodies end up being classics.




  
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Aug 12, 2013 12:48 |  #2

As a owner of the 5dmk2, it is "FULL FRAME", so you know it's got to be good............ lol

Well, that and it says, in white print, 5D and has a little badge on the lower right hand side that says Mark II. Without that, it would be crap camera... ;) Not "crop", but crap...


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Aug 12, 2013 13:52 |  #3

Well, davidc502, there is that. Whatever "that" is :)




  
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Aug 12, 2013 14:24 |  #4

Once I actually get the forums, I stop thinking about, and comparing my equipment to whatever else is out there. Once I go in the field, I enjoy the hobby. The forums are what drives people to drink.


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Aug 12, 2013 14:48 |  #5

I still love my 60D. I like the way it feels in my hands, a bit more hefty than my old Xti.




  
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Aug 12, 2013 14:48 as a reply to  @ Frodge's post |  #6

I could get the shots I want with a few cameras. I like the way my 6D feels in my hands. I've had my hands on just about every Canon and Nikon DSLR out there and this is the first camera that really felt like it fits me well. And to me that is as important as any spec.


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Aug 12, 2013 15:04 as a reply to  @ Mavgirl's post |  #7

I now own a 7D and a 5D III, which I feel offers me the best of both worlds. The 7D with the crop factor allows the extra reach, as well as being able to use both EF & EF S mounts. The 5D III's ISO performance coupled with more features than I'll probably ever use and as mentioned above, the heft & build of both of these great cameras gives me a very confident feeling.

Just holding either camera with any lens attached makes me feel good.


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Aug 12, 2013 15:27 as a reply to  @ Sgt, Mike's post |  #8

I love the sound of the shutter at 12fps on the X. It really is distinctive.


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Aug 12, 2013 15:47 |  #9

The number "7".:D


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Aug 12, 2013 16:39 |  #10

scottsoutter wrote in post #16201740 (external link)
Well, davidc502, there is that. Whatever "that" is :)

That's right :lol:


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Aug 12, 2013 17:11 as a reply to  @ davidc502's post |  #11

The feeling of knowing that whenever I "see" a picture out in the streets, or wherever it is I am shooting, my camera is going to capture it for me. It is a feeling of reassurance and comfort. :D


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Aug 12, 2013 21:00 |  #12
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I love the fact that I can shoot my Yashica bodies with no batteries. Try that with digital!


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Aug 12, 2013 21:12 |  #13

I have a Yashica as well. What a great camera. Only problem with mine is the Asa spins when I change the shutter speed without lifting the knob....


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Aug 12, 2013 21:15 |  #14

Nup...nothing.
They're just cameras and lenses - tools for creating a photo.


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Aug 12, 2013 21:17 |  #15
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Frodge wrote in post #16202897 (external link)
I have a Yashica as well. What a great camera. Only problem with mine is the Asa spins when I change the shutter speed without lifting the knob....

That sounds like an easy fix to me. Perhaps just a bit of gunk in the works that you can clean out. Something is locking the two together when they shouldn't be. I believe you can remove the SS/ASA knob with a small spanner wrench.


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