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5D: What if?

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Dec 01, 2006 12:29 |  #16

murtaugh wrote in post #2331756 (external link)
Ok i goofed. What I meant to say is that I do, do mostly sports, but am trying to get more int photojournalism. Even though I have been away from photography for a few years I strongly feel that my talents could do more good in the photojournalism world vs the sports world. and while i am don't have lots of cash for the 1D mkII/N the 5D would be a great place to start untill I could get enough work to make purchasing the 1D more justifiable.

I used to work as a photog for a major West Coast newspaper. Photojournalism, as practiced by a newspaper, is all about sports. Be aware that approx. one third of your assignments will be a sporting event.

The N is designed for news. Nothing finer. You won't visually see a significant difference in IQ between the 20D/30D, 5D and N up to an 8x10 (even then any difference is minimal).


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Dec 01, 2006 13:12 |  #17

Now a Hasselblad at 3fps would be extremely fast!! It's all relative. The 30 would be great for rodeo's. I'd be willing to take them on with my 5 and just bring my 20D as a back-up. With the 2fps loss, it just makes you pay a little more attention to timing. The 30D is a great all around choice. Granted the Mark IIn is a good bit faster, but like Gary said, you're not going to see that much difference between these cameras. I hate to admit it, but there's just something about the 1 series that just commands respect. I know that the guy holding the 30 will have very similar results to the guy with the Mark, it just has a presence that most others don't. Depending on your environment, you might need the weather sealing and durability of the Mark IIn. Plus the fact that it's rated at 200,000 actuations as opposed to the 100,000 of the 30! So much to argue about, but for me the priority is the glass and my ability as a photographer. Having a great camera is nice, but having great glass can make all the difference. I could go on for hours and never be sure of what's the best all around combo. I always want what I don't have. All of these will do the job. Remeber, there's a bit of a learning curve on the 1 series. There's no dials, and if you're used to that layout you can sometimes have to stop and think of what combination to push. If you were to go with something like this, spend a good deal of time knowing everything about your controls. Ok, I'm shutting up now... Good luck on this

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Dec 04, 2006 00:53 as a reply to  @ post 2338960 |  #18

Murtaugh, are you still in Bagdad? if you are is it dusty out there? the 5D is a "dust magnet". i always have to clean mine all the time...just a thought.

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