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Thread started 16 Apr 2014 (Wednesday) 00:27
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POLL: "Is it worth buying the 5D Original"
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Apr 17, 2014 20:51 |  #31

I voted no because for me weather sealing is a high priority and I also like the technology options of the 5D2, mainly live view. But I also prefer the larger MP for details and crop-ability.


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Apr 17, 2014 21:00 |  #32

In my opinion, at the going prices for a 5Dc, you can't afford not to have one if you don't already have a FF camera. The files it produces are just soooo nice. So easy to work with.


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Apr 17, 2014 21:08 |  #33

Charlie wrote in post #16841628 (external link)
the EOS-M is fairly new crop body, and the 5D produces better looking images IMO. Even with the higher iso, the color rendition of the 5D is better.

If you shoot greater than 3200 for most shots, newer crops will be better, but if you shoot lower ISO, the 5D simply crushes most crop cameras.


Can you provide any evidence? I don´t think the word "crush" is properly used...
Crop camera can deliver almost the same IQ as FF, differences are negligible among Canon bodies... Stop confusing people with these big statements.... thanks! ;)


5D is fine camera for its price.
I would skip 5DmkII though and buy 6D instead or skip to 5DmkIII, if you need FF.


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Apr 18, 2014 02:10 |  #34

I voted YES (A resounding YES). This is probably the cheapest FF camera you can get now. I can't think of any other FF model - Canon or otherwise - cheaper than that. And the image quality is fantastic.

Sure it loses out to 5D Mk II/III or 6D, but mostly on handling (live view) and some specific areas like higher ISO, but if you don't need high ISO, the 5D is an amazing camera for the money.

I own both the 5Dc and the 6D. The 6D is amazing for the high ISO, which means a lot to me as I mostly shoot at night/in low light, and need live view for my manual lenses, but other than that - the 5D is amazing for its price.


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Apr 18, 2014 12:56 |  #35

palad1n wrote in post #16842387 (external link)
Can you provide any evidence? I don´t think the word "crush" is properly used...
Crop camera can deliver almost the same IQ as FF, differences are negligible among Canon bodies... Stop confusing people with these big statements.... thanks! ;)


5D is fine camera for its price.
I would skip 5DmkII though and buy 6D instead or skip to 5DmkIII, if you need FF.

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not the same lens, but somewhat comparable DOF settings (leaned back a little to get similar framing with the 5Dc).

5Dc 40mm F2.8 - 1/125 - ISO800
EOS-M 22mm F2 - 1/125 - ISO400

both shot raw, and reprocessed to the size of the 5D
the 5D has better contrast, color rendition, sharpness, despite higher ISO

the EOS-M doesnt have much room for improvement with skin tones, and it's a pretty glaring difference, low or high iso.

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Apr 18, 2014 15:26 |  #36

ISO 3200 & 70-200 2.8

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Apr 18, 2014 22:13 |  #37

CollegeKid wrote in post #16841508 (external link)
Illogical. The 5D is a very fine body. If it works for you, buy one. I could buy three of them for the price of a 6D. Chances are one of them will still be working when the 6D needs service. If the 5D is sufficient, everything newer is overkill. Why waste the money?

I didn't say it wasn't a fine body.

I don't want to be out of a camera while waiting to find another deal on eBay, and having to deal with the hassle of making sure it is in proper working condition every time I replace it. What is illogical is you thinking that everyone is fine with replacing a camera body with another one (which will probably also fail before the new or repaired 6D) when it fails instead of having it fixed with a shorter turnaround time. Even if you could buy 10 for the price of 1 6D, I'd go with the 6D.


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Apr 19, 2014 03:29 |  #38
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Sirrith wrote in post #16845135 (external link)
I didn't say it wasn't a fine body.

I don't want to be out of a camera while waiting to find another deal on eBay, and having to deal with the hassle of making sure it is in proper working condition every time I replace it. What is illogical is you thinking that everyone is fine with replacing a camera body with another one (which will probably also fail before the new or repaired 6D) when it fails instead of having it fixed with a shorter turnaround time. Even if you could buy 10 for the price of 1 6D, I'd go with the 6D.

Excuse me? The OP asked if the 5D was worth the cost. Seems lots of folks here agree that it is. I sold mine to acquire a 6D, because the 6D can do things the 5D can't. I repeat, if the 5D is sufficient for your needs, spending more makes no sense. I'd put the $1,000 difference in hardware I actually need. Simply an opinion.




  
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Apr 19, 2014 06:17 |  #39

5D anytime.

Bought the 5D3 with intention to replace the 5Dc but decided to keep it at the end. 5Dc makes wonderful pictures! No issues with high ISO so far....

If I couldn't get a 5Dc, I'd go for the 6D.




  
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Apr 19, 2014 07:17 |  #40

CollegeKid wrote in post #16845521 (external link)
Excuse me? The OP asked if the 5D was worth the cost. Seems lots of folks here agree that it is. I sold mine to acquire a 6D, because the 6D can do things the 5D can't. I repeat, if the 5D is sufficient for your needs, spending more makes no sense. I'd put the $1,000 difference in hardware I actually need. Simply an opinion.

Yes, and my opinion is that it is not. What is wrong with that?


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Apr 19, 2014 08:22 |  #41

Sirrith wrote in post #16840727 (external link)
I voted no because it is only a matter of time before repairs are no longer possible, and since these are old they will need repairs sooner rather than later.

Think CPS in the US works differently but, here in the UK, the 5Dc is still categorised as a platinum level qualifying body, so I doubt Canon will discontinue support and service for it any time soon.


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Apr 19, 2014 08:53 |  #42

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Apr 19, 2014 09:44 |  #43

I'm really enjoying the 5D having got one last year. I also own a 40D but only 1 EF-S lens. Most of the rest of my lenses I bought back in film days so it has been really nice to have them working at the correct focal lengths again.


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May 28, 2014 03:22 as a reply to  @ Citizensmith's post |  #44

5D is a nice fantastic camera.

In my case, I've the chance to buy a 5D for 330 Euro or a 5D2 for 700.

The 5D2 is in my case 370 Euro expensiver, but I think it is a better way for me to buy the 5D2. Why?

- Clean Sensor thing
- Better Display to check the sharpness
- FullHD Video
- LiveView at my stativ
- More MP to crop and see more details
- better high iso (check dxomark.com)
- Wireless flash with a 90EX as a master

Anybody think different? :)




  
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May 28, 2014 10:02 |  #45

Bjoernyy wrote in post #16935217 (external link)
5D is a nice fantastic camera.

In my case, I've the chance to buy a 5D for 330 Euro or a 5D2 for 700.

The 5D2 is in my case 370 Euro expensiver, but I think it is a better way for me to buy the 5D2. Why?

- Clean Sensor thing
- Better Display to check the sharpness
- FullHD Video
- LiveView at my stativ
- More MP to crop and see more details
- better high iso (check dxomark.com)
- Wireless flash with a 90EX as a master

Anybody think different? :)

I bought the 5D2 to replace my 5D and its certainly worth it if you have the option, however it doesnt diminish the value of the 5D. Its still a very good camera.




  
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