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I'm torn between 40D or 5D, need your help !

 
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Jun 14, 2008 10:17 |  #1

Yes another thread of 40D vs. 5D.
I've been reading on comparisons of the 40d and the 5d...seems like there's a fair amount of opinions on both sides.

Glasses I have are 28-135mm, 16-35mm and 70-200mm.

Now i know it all depends on what i will be hsooting.....I mostly shoot 85% still automotcive and 15% people....which lense would you prefer for my use?

I just wanted get some idea from all the veterans or members that have both the cameras or similar shooting style that I do.

thanks in advance for the helpful replies ! !

Jeff




  
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Jun 14, 2008 10:22 |  #2

I shoot advertising for cars and motercycles on some freetime. When I do, I'd much prefer the 5D because the pop that you get straight out of the camera is much nicer and is less work in PP. That 16-35L and 70-200L lenses will work great on that 5D (if I were you I'd sell the 28-135 for a fast macro prime in the 50-100mm range). The 5D's FF sensor will really help with extreme perspectives with that 16-35L


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Jun 14, 2008 10:33 |  #3

5d sounds right for you.




  
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Jun 14, 2008 10:39 as a reply to  @ Isaac86hatch's post |  #4

I have the 40D and am extremely happy with it. Here's my opinion though - the 1.6x crop factor makes the 40D ideal for events where you can't get as close to the action as you would like. In my case, I love taking pictures as sporting events. I don't have photographer access so I am shooting from the stands. I need every little bit of reach that I can get. That makes the 40D perfect for me. However, since you say you take a lot of still automotive shots that allow you to use "foot zoom" (:D), the 5D seems to me to be a better choice for you.


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Jun 14, 2008 10:46 |  #5

kokonutjc wrote in post #5720860 (external link)
Yes another thread of 40D vs. 5D.
I've been reading on comparisons of the 40d and the 5d...seems like there's a fair amount of opinions on both sides.

Glasses I have are 28-135mm, 16-35mm and 70-200mm.

Now i know it all depends on what i will be hsooting.....I mostly shoot 85% still automotcive and 15% people....which lense would you prefer for my use?

I just wanted get some idea from all the veterans or members that have both the cameras or similar shooting style that I do.

thanks in advance for the helpful replies ! !

Jeff

if you don't need the reach of the 40d (sounds like you don't) i'd opt for the superior high-iso performance of the 5d.

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Jun 14, 2008 10:47 as a reply to  @ Field of 33's post |  #6

I'm on the side of the 5D in this one. It has an unmistakeable look to it in prints that have been processed properly. As an aside, I have the 40Dkit with the 28-135 and it looks great! The only place your 16-35 should sit is on a 5D. 70-200 either way.


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Jun 14, 2008 10:50 |  #7

Wow...such quick support on the forums today :)
Thanks again everyone for the replies ! !

I think the "shopping cart" will not be changing then...:)




  
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Jun 14, 2008 10:53 |  #8

I have both. Given what you shoot, I'd strongly recommend the 5D.

The lenses you have now are perfect for that body (not that they're bad on a 40D, but the focal length is a little weird), and I think you'll benefit more from having a full frame than you would a crop sensor.

40D is no slouch though, I compare it favorably with my 5D, and often times, it's the one I use the most, I really couldn't tell you why. 17-55 2.8 IS with that lens is a real dream! Now only if canon could make that lens a bit more weathersealed, and it would be just about perfect for any crop body out there.


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Jun 14, 2008 10:55 as a reply to  @ Zansho's post |  #9

If you currently have a crop camera and plan on keeping it, the 5D would be a great adddition. You're lenses get wider and the IQ is great.


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Jun 14, 2008 11:54 |  #10

Owning both, I'd say the 5D is going to be the better choice.


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Jun 16, 2008 15:06 |  #11

get yourself a macro lens as well, but after recieiving my very own 5D, this thing blows my loaned 30D out of the water in terms of high-ISO noise control


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Jun 16, 2008 15:55 |  #12

It sounds to me like the 5D would better suit what youll be shooting. Action or reach are the only two reasons I reach for my 40D over the 5D.


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Jun 17, 2008 06:14 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #13

Try this site for a comparison.

http://wyofoto.com …quality/40D_sho​otout.html (external link)

I have a 20d and was tossing up on a 40d or 5d. After reading this and a couple of other articles I bought the 40d yesterday. Unbelievable camera. Im amazed at how much lower the noise is on high iso's compared to the 20d

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Jun 17, 2008 06:49 |  #14

I suggest you 5D due less noice


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Jun 17, 2008 06:52 |  #15

5D also


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