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May 09, 2014 14:44 |  #16

I'm curious, what the heck did they tune up for $300? Outside of cleaning the sensor there is little else that can be done.


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May 09, 2014 15:16 |  #17

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The 5D as great as it is, has been surpassed a bit. The lack of the internal flash control menu limits it severely if you are into ETTL off camera flash. The lack of a dust shaker is a real issue. And even though its ISO performance was state of the art, its been badly passed. It still is an amazing camera, and if I had to live with it forever I could, but I would miss a few things.

I'm not saying he shouldn't upgrade... I'm not saying there aren't improved features available. I'm just throwing out the option that upgrading isn't always necessary. There are Cadillacs available... does that mean one should replace their Honda Civic or relegate it to a back up car?


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May 09, 2014 15:29 |  #18

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well the 5D wont depreciate much in price. They've practically bottomed out. Not a bad idea to keep for 6 months.

it's nice shooting with more than one body fwiw, even as a casual shooter/hobbyist. 1 year from now, a 5D hasnt depreciated much if any, while newer bodies will. Sometimes, it's a good idea to have multiple bodies to avoid lens swapping, such as windy and dusty environments. Shooting a fast prime one each body at an event is really neat as well.

They have bottomed out for now, every new FF release drops the value more. The 5D hasn't yet bottomed out.

We can have this talk again once the 5D is around $350 or so. ;)

Again, the casual or family shooter doesn't need all of that. It's nice to have, but that unused 5D could buy an upgraded lens, and as we all know, glass before body.


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May 09, 2014 16:06 |  #19

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I had my 5D since it first came out in 2005 and with the up coming addition to the family, i consider upgrading to a 5Dmk3 or 6D. I recently sent it back to Canon for a complete tune-up and updated to the latest FW for almost $300. The asking price for these are around $500 and i'm curious if it's worth selling it or just keep it for spare?

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My 5D is about six years old and I am also contemplating an "upgrade" to a 5D Mk3. I'm keeping mine regardless of what I do because it is still an incredibly nice camera. You haven't said anything about why you need to upgrade or what your needs are. If you are just taking candid's of the "new addition" and don't need all of the features of a new 5D mk3 save your money for better glass. If you'd like a new camera and have the resources, skip the 6D and buy the 5D mk3. For a net of $200 I'd keep the old 5D just for the security of having a backup.


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May 09, 2014 16:08 |  #20

5Dc right now are going for $500 with cards, grips, and other sundries asking price so you have to figure the sale price is going to be less than that.


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May 09, 2014 16:59 |  #21

gjl711 wrote in post #16893481 (external link)
5Dc right now are going for $500 with cards, grips, and other sundries asking price so you have to figure the sale price is going to be less than that.

I got my 5D about a year ago for ~400 ;)

price goes up and down for the item, and it's not much money tied into an item. I probably use it more than the EOS-M.


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May 10, 2014 15:21 |  #22

the OP will need to decide on the "keep or sell" question. lots of very sound pros and cons already posted. no need to add more.

personally, they'll pry my 5D from my cold, dead, tightly grasping grip. all it does is produce gorgeous images.

one comment - join CPS and the maintenance and cleaning (your "tune-ups") is included in your membership fee (on 5 cameras or lenses/yr for "gold" mbrshp).

heck of a deal. even less if you sell the CPS strap.




  
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May 10, 2014 17:55 |  #23

I just upgraded from the 5D to the Mark II and have no regrets. While the 5D is a fantastic camera, it does lack some very helpful features and its high ISO performance is nowhere near the level of newer cameras. I'll still keep my 5D as I am starting a photography business so a backup makes sense for me, however if you aren't in business, I see no reason to keep it asides from sentiment. Sell it, pick up a new lens and go have some fun with your new gear :)


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May 13, 2014 22:28 as a reply to  @ post 16893276 |  #24

Too bad you put $300 into the 5D-C. At roughly $450-$600 half the value for old tech is a wallet losing prospect. Tough spot but I feel you'll find more enjoyment with a 5D-III or 6D. Pass it along to another family member to use if the sale isn't that urgent.




  
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