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Upgrade to 5D?

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Dec 18, 2008 21:10 |  #16

I bought a refurb from Adorama. It had a 90 day factory warranty. It didn't have a regular box but came in a Canon box with an expandable foam packing. The camera looks and performs like brand new.

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Dec 29, 2008 18:04 |  #17

shingo43 wrote in post #6905104 (external link)
tell us what do u feel after upgrading please
I have 40D as well, and I tried 5d in store, I think 5D's menu is such a mess

Ok so I just received the 5D (Came from MA, USA) and well I'm loving the DoF it provides, screen is same resolution as the 40D but smaller.

Slightly bigger in size to the 40D, menus are older style and after you get your head around it will you understand how to navigate quickly.

Only one custom setting on the dial compared to the 40D's 3 x custom settings.

Haven't had a chance to load up anything on the screen yet so can't comment on IQ.

I do miss the 6.5fps of the 40D but I'm sure I will learn to work around it on the 5D.

That's my initial impression coming from 400D -> 40D -> 5D.

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Jan 08, 2009 02:19 |  #18

Thanks for all the info and insight everyone! Unfortunately I have to hold off until summer before I upgrade (when my 40D will be worth even less!! maybe it will become an antique haha)...I cant wait to get probably a refurbished one :)

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Jan 12, 2009 22:00 |  #19

I actually just made the same upgrade 2 weeks ago and don't regret it one bit. The viewfinder on a FF really is amazing...I can literally look around in the viewfinder, almost like it's peripheral vision. And it handles high ISO (1600, 3200) soooo much better than my 40D. I ended up getting the kit with the 24-105L. I almost got the 5dMkII, but figured....why pay $2699 for a FF body only, when I can pay $2575 for a FF body AND L lens.

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Jan 12, 2009 22:05 as a reply to  @ mclaydigital's post |  #20

Good point! When I switched from crop to my first 5D and shot some motorsports, I was STUNNED at how much I could see in the viewfinder with a 5D!

I guess I take that for granted now. But when friends come by or for a meet and I try their crop, I'm like WTF, I can't see anything looking through this :mrgreen:


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Jan 12, 2009 22:50 |  #21

The outer points are plain weak though with the Nifty. I wonder how they fare with better lenses....

And yes, sadly the Nifty is all I could afford for now. :lol:

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Jan 13, 2009 00:03 |  #22

my local BB has a 5D with the 24-105 for $1999.99. Very tempting.

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Jan 13, 2009 01:14 |  #23

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #6878487 (external link)
self promotion of gear for sale should really be done in private message and not in the public forum. It does nothing to contribute to this thread, and in all honesty, is pretty annoying. The OP is asking for advice and you are trying to sell him something.

Speaking of annoying.. you left his advertisement in your post for 4 weeks, even though he changed it an hour after you called him out on it.

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