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Mike ­ T.M.
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May 02, 2008 10:30 |  #1

I am in the market of replacing one of my 20d's and really can't decide on which to replace it with. 40D or the 5D. I shoot (sometimes) commerical, put mostly shoot weddings 10-15 a yr--part-time. Any fed back would be greatly appreciated!




  
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May 02, 2008 10:32 |  #2

Sounds like the 5D is the best fit for you.




  
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May 02, 2008 10:33 |  #3

Tough call. I have the 40D and it's fantastic. Since you said "one" of your 20D's how about get a FF in your arsenal? You will benefit from the 5D.


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May 02, 2008 10:43 |  #4

Completely agree with above....5D


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May 02, 2008 10:44 |  #5

5D Kit with the 24-105L. Sell the lens if you don't need it, and you will save money on the body this way.


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May 02, 2008 11:44 |  #6

I have both and use them for two different things; the 5D for portraits, landscapes, low-light intriors, UWA, and fisheye shots, the 40D for telephoto and sports photography. So I guess I'm agreeing with everyone else who says to get the 5D ;)


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May 02, 2008 11:54 |  #7

Yes, larger sensor = greater ultimate image quality. But ask yourself these questions...


  1. Will your average wedding customer appreciate the difference, so that more business comes your way?
  2. What lenses do you have, and will you have to spend not only for more expensive body, but also for new lenses to fill FL gaps?
  3. Is this a business, or will you suffer higher depreciation of a more expensive body without the ability to offset that expense with income?

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May 02, 2008 12:17 |  #8

All good points. I have to check what lenses I have(at work and couldn't tell ya), I'll try to guess: I have two Tamrons; one, 17-? and the other is 28-75. Canon,w/stabalizer 28-105 and an EF 28-75...i think.

What lenses will not work?

I don't think my "clients" would really know the difference, since I shoot RAW all the time. But I would like to pursue wedding photography and commerical more in 09.




  
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May 02, 2008 12:17 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #9

Weighing everything up the 5D is currently the best camera for weddings in the whole universe. Top quality image, very low noise at high iso, lightweight compared to the 1D or 1Ds and extremely good value for money. It makes a good comercial workhorse too.


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May 02, 2008 12:21 |  #10

Mike T.M. wrote in post #5447559 (external link)
All good points. I have to check what lenses I have(at work and couldn't tell ya), I'll try to guess: I have two Tamrons; one, 17-? and the other is 28-75. Canon,w/stabalizer 28-105 and an EF 28-75...i think.

What lenses will not work?

I don't think my "clients" would really know the difference, since I shoot RAW all the time. But I would like to pursue wedding photography and commerical more in 09.

Apart from EF-S mount lenses, all EF lenses will work on your 5D. I don't think the 17-50 has an image circle that covers FF sensor. The real issue is the AOV on the larger format, so that the lenses will have a wider FOV on the 5D than with what you are accustomed to with the xxD. Your 105mm will seem 'shorter' when used on the 5D and you might want to pick up a 70-200mm -- further increasing your costs -- if your intention is to use the xxD as a backup body only.


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May 02, 2008 12:30 |  #11

Oh, and if you happen to be looking for a NEW 40D...here's a link...I'm selling a brand new one, for my brother...

NEW 40D


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May 02, 2008 12:44 |  #12

Mike T.M. wrote in post #5446954 (external link)
I am in the market of replacing one of my 20d's and really can't decide on which to replace it with. 40D or the 5D. I shoot (sometimes) commerical, put mostly shoot weddings 10-15 a yr--part-time. Any fed back would be greatly appreciated!

I've been shooting weddings with the 5D, it's fantastic. Add a MKIII and you'd be set for a while. :)


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May 02, 2008 13:20 |  #13

5D is a good choice for weddings. With a wide angle you can get around a whole bunch of people in a small confined space, especially group photos crops up all of a sudden, and you do not have to retreat back to get everybody into the frame.

I normally use a 17-40L lens changing it to 70-200 to shoot portraits shots of people from a distance.


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May 02, 2008 13:32 |  #14

Peter Ho wrote in post #5447979 (external link)
5D is a good choice for weddings. With a wide angle you can get around a whole bunch of people in a small confined space, especially group photos crops up all of a sudden, and you do not have to retreat back to get everybody into the frame.

I normally use a 17-40L lens, changing it to 70-200 to shoot portraits shots of people from a distance.

To openly plaguarize, in order to make a point...

40D is a good choice for weddings. With a wide angle you can get around a whole bunch of people in a small confined space, especially group photos crops up all of a sudden, and you do not have to retreat back to get everybody into the frame.

I normally use a 17-55 lens changing it to 70-200 to shoot portraits shots of people from a distance. The 17-55 is plenty wide enough for groups of people without introducing perspective distortion that a 17-24mm range would give on FF! I switch to 10-22 if I want the superwide views of interiors.

Just wanted to make a point that format choice has nothing to do with great wedding coverage! I have shot weddings with APS-C, FF, and 645 and they all have been wonderful. :)


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May 02, 2008 13:35 |  #15

Does anyone know what a 20D can get and what the 5D's are going for?




  
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