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I'm Selling My 5D Mark II

 
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Jan 19, 2009 14:59 |  #31

cdifoto wrote in post #7111281 (external link)
The 5D II is too much camera for a lot of people. So is the 5D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 1D, 1D II, 1D II N, 1D III, 1Ds, 1Ds II, 1Ds III...

Hey, when did the 10D turn in to the red-headed stepchild of the photography community? :p :lol:


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Jan 19, 2009 15:01 |  #32

40D:

IMAGE: http://sternbunch.com/photos/11/images/IMG_9392_41.jpg

5D MK2:
IMAGE: http://sternbunch.com/photos/12/images/IMG_9463_67.jpg

$2,000.00 difference? you tell me.



  
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Jan 19, 2009 15:01 |  #33

TaDa, since I see that you own both I'll pose the question in your direction then :D. Likely you have made print enlargements from both your 40D & 5D. How do you feel they compare? Again, I'm talking about something larger than 8x10.

I agree with the rest though - the 5DII is primarly a dSLR rather than a "movie camera." It's strengths are as a the former.

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The 40D is a fantastic camera as well. If the OP does not see the value in his latest purchase, I completely agree with him that he should return the body and invest the difference in money in glass.
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Jan 19, 2009 15:02 |  #34

i think that you made the right choice honestly. if you couldn't see a major difference and you found the camera to be lacking than selling it is the right choice no matter what all the "fans" will tell you. i also owned the 5DmarkII for about 2 weeks and sold it because much like you, i didn't think that it offered me what i wanted and found it lacking for my use.

at the end of the day, it is your money and your camera so you should do what you feel is right.




  
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Jan 19, 2009 15:04 |  #35

My 5d2 would kick the living hell out of my dearly departed 40d, no matter how you look at it. The 21 MP detail is simply amazing, my 14mm is superb on FF, and ISO 3200 on 5d2 is definitely better than ISO 800 on the 40D.
If the OP doesn't see the differences, it's definitely ebay time.




  
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Jan 19, 2009 15:04 |  #36

Likely not - but then it's really hard to judge on a 72DPI screen, with two different images. The acid test is a well done print.

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40D:

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$2,000.00 difference? you tell me.


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Jan 19, 2009 15:04 |  #37

blonde wrote in post #7111555 (external link)
i think that you made the right choice honestly. if you couldn't see a major difference and you found the camera to be lacking than selling it is the right choice no matter what all the "fans" will tell you. i also owned the 5DmarkII for about 2 weeks and sold it because much like you, i didn't think that it offered me what i wanted and found it lacking for my use.

at the end of the day, it is your money and your camera so you should do what you feel is right.

Blonde - did you recoup most of the initial price?




  
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Jan 19, 2009 15:04 |  #38

rickyste wrote in post #7111547 (external link)
$2,000.00 difference? you tell me.

Wait... are you trying to convince everyone else that there is no reason to buy a 5D MKII over a 40D?

I figured you were just at peace with your own decision, which is fine... but were you expecting to convince everyone? :confused:


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Jan 19, 2009 15:05 |  #39

sapearl wrote in post #7111548 (external link)
TaDa, since I see that you own both I'll pose the question in your direction then :D. Likely you have made print enlargements from both your 40D & 5D. How do you feel they compare? Again, I'm talking about something larger than 8x10.

I agree with the rest though - the 5DII is primarly a dSLR rather than a "movie camera." It's strengths are as a the former.

:lol: :lol: :lol: I did notice that he ignored your question. It's actually a tough question. The images from the 5D are a ton more forgiving in post, so the 5D helps provide a better file for a large print. That being said, as far as the actual pixelation of the image, you can start noticing minimal difference in the details with an 11x14 print. At 16x20, the 5D will easily win, but even then, you have to be looking pretty damn close at the image. On a wall, it's extremely difficult to tell.


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Jan 19, 2009 15:06 |  #40

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Sounds to me, you dont know how to use the 5D II to its fullest to even justify the purchase to begin with. Sell it, buy the lenses, etc you want with the $.

The fact remains that the 5D and 5D II beats the 40D in every aspect with the exception of AF, thus the higher cost of the camera. Sounds like to me that an XSi would be suffecient enough for you.


what is up with the condescending tone? whats to know about the 5DmkII which is one of the simplest cameras out there to use? what does he need to know a secret phrase in order to get the "magic" from the camera?

instead of ragging on the guy just because he does not find the almighty 5DmarkII to be perfect, why not share your wisdom and teach us how to "use the 5D II to its fullest"?




  
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Jan 19, 2009 15:06 |  #41

Agreed.

If the OP is satisfied with the 40D great ... that's why Canon produce many different cameras.

Personally I never really digged my 40D always prefering to use my 5D1 ... but the 5D2 (for me) is in a different league, with the 40D and 5D1 now sold.


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Jan 19, 2009 15:06 |  #42

Hey Blonde, didn't you become a Noink? :)


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Jan 19, 2009 15:07 as a reply to  @ post 7111531 |  #43

I totally agree with you on this. I don't think anyone will "see" $2000 of difference.

Well, maybe the guys who shelled out all the money will! ;)




  
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Jan 19, 2009 15:07 |  #44

SAPearl - not ignoring your question, just trying to protect my good name. I did print both, on a Pixma Pro 9000, 13 x 19. Like TaDa said, if there are differences on well taken shots (or at least as well as I can take them) I had to look really close to find them.




  
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Jan 19, 2009 15:07 |  #45

TaDa wrote in post #7111537 (external link)
Hey, when did the 10D turn in to the red-headed stepchild of the photography community? :p :lol:

I left off the D30 and D60 as well. Oops. The Rebels aren't even real cameras so I never count those. ;) :p


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