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Sep 27, 2014 23:28 |  #1

I currently use a T3i and I am curious to besides the full frame difference what is the best choice stick with T3I or worth the upgrade to 5D Classic ??


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Sep 27, 2014 23:41 |  #2

I owned a t2i and 5D at the same time so I'll give you my thoughts on this. First the t3i is a 1.6x crop sensor vs the 5D 35mm sensor. Secondly, depending on what your current lens are along with what you like to shoot should be taken into consideration before buying a 5D. If a traditional film like look in portraits or landscape photos is what you're after then the 5D will satisfy that want or need.

Be aware though that if you like the controls and layout of the t3i, the 5D will seem spartan in comparison. Definitely has a no frills feel after using the newer bodies.

Both are very good bodies overall.


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Sep 28, 2014 00:08 |  #3

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Sep 28, 2014 01:13 |  #4

I prefer the images from the 5d, but that's not to say the t3i isn't also good. The 5d with right lens is great for portraits but is older and as mentioned sparse on tech.


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Sep 28, 2014 03:39 |  #5

USA!USA! wrote in post #17181346 (external link)
I currently use a T3i and I am curious to besides the full frame difference what is the best choice stick with T3I or worth the upgrade to 5D Classic ??

Heya,

The T3i is better than the 5D in many ways.

The 5D has the edge on depth of field control. Nothing else.

I shoot a 5D and a T4i together. I use my 5D still, because I simply like the way the files look. Kind of like film in a way. It has a unique look that has not been replicated down the 5D line or any Canon line so far. It's otherwise not as good as modern cameras in almost all of the properties you'd look for in a modern camera.

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Sep 28, 2014 06:22 |  #6
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If image quality is your utmost importance, then the 5d will be much better than your crop. If modern day convenience is important, then stick to your crop.

Personally, I'd switch to the 5d as the end result is more important than some of the conveniences.




  
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Sep 28, 2014 06:33 |  #7

It's very very hard to dislike the images coming out of the 5d. Sure the tech might be old and the screen is what it is, but that thing takes a seriously nice picture if you do your part. I would always say get a 5d so long as your lenses will work on it. It will not work with EFS stuff.


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Malveaux missed one. Compare the 5D and T3i at ISO 1600. Big difference. However, I'd seriously consider getting a 6D if you are thinking FF. It is well worth the $800-900 price difference.


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Sep 28, 2014 08:46 |  #9
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GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17181678 (external link)
Malveaux missed one. Compare the 5D and T3i at ISO 1600. Big difference. However, I'd seriously consider getting a 6D if you are thinking FF. It is well worth the $800-900 price difference.

Depends on what you shoot. My full frame cameras hardly ever go over ISO 400 and I usually manual focus. If it was me, I'd rather spend the $900 on a nice lens to go with the 5d.




  
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Oct 01, 2014 01:15 |  #10

While FF is great, it depends on your reasons for the upgrade.
I wanted a thinner DOF and better high iso performance (1600+)
I had not need for the AF in the 5D III but wanted the better low light performance
when comparing the 5D II and 6D

I love my 6D and find it to be a huge improvment in those areas compared to my T4i

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