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I don't like my 5Dm2

 
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Jul 26, 2009 23:48 |  #31
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maybe you just need to get used to it more =) MHM I bet that's it.




  
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Jul 26, 2009 23:49 |  #32

Or maybe he just flat out doesn't like it. That could be it.


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Jul 27, 2009 01:20 |  #33
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ed rader wrote in post #8348700 (external link)
go where :D?

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Jul 27, 2009 07:35 |  #34

Karl Johnston wrote in post #8348007 (external link)
I dont know what's wrong with me..but I don't like my 5Dm2. I get better shots on my 50D and I don't know -why-. My 50D feels better, sounds better...and I don't know what it is but I just can't get the same level of consistency no matter what I do with the 5D mark II. I know the DOF is a lot greater, and the FOV..but as for detail..I don't know.

Is it possible my lenses aren't resolving the megapixels of the 5D2 opposed to the 50D? I figured that was just a rumor.

I'm thinking it's all in my head because I'm used to shooting the 50D more than the 5D. Has anyone else found that full frame isn't all it cracked up to be?

Karl

I've been there and had my doubts, having almost sold my first 5D in desperation. However, my local dealer offered me his first stock 5D2 and I couldn't really turn it down while the rest of the world seemed to be waiting another two months. The only issue I can agree about is that the shutter sound is so clunky compared to a MKII or MKIII.
Anyway, what I have found is that lenses are the key to getting the peak performance from this body. L lenses work best with the large sensor. My Sigma 12-24 does not resolve detail well despite being fine on my 1DMKIII.
My newest acquisition is the 135 L which is briliant but possibly too long for you.
What lenses do you use? and is there any chance you are adding filters that are degrading the image. I had a Heliopan UV added to a 400mm f/5.6 that caused a load of grief and was only identified as the culprit after the lens had two trips to canon.


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Jul 27, 2009 07:53 as a reply to  @ post 8348783 |  #35

I love my 5d II I rarely use my 30d anymore. I have to say i like the shutter button better but it was an adjustment for me. When I first started shooting with the 5d II it changed the way I shot.

I have and use twenty cameras going back to twin lens reflexes, Hasselblads, Canons, Nikons, Leicas (these are all film cameras I still use) Plus 1 350D, 2X30Ds, 1X450D, 1X 1D MKIII, 1 X IdsMkIII, 1 X 5D MKII and all have their high and low points and I suspect they all think the same of me.

Learn to love the differences and take time to learn the values of each camera, if you can't, give it to those who wish they had it.

No one camera does it all but all will do it well given our time and patience and love of our hobby.

I am 63 and still jump out of planes with a F2AS Nikon with 250 film back and motodrive on my helmet and two small Video cameras velcro attached to the sides of said helmet and still get better shot than friends with 50Ds.

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Jul 27, 2009 08:01 |  #36

Karl, post some examples, as it might be easier to see what you're referring to.


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Jul 27, 2009 08:22 |  #37

I prefer 1-series cameras, i have 5D mkI and i used 5D mkII of my friend and i didn't got WOW at all, i only feel happy when using 1-series camera always [not talking about my another top camera].


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Jul 27, 2009 08:26 |  #38

Karl Johnston wrote in post #8348007 (external link)
Has anyone else found that full frame isn't all it cracked up to be?

Not me, even a 1.3x crop is out of the question for me, but everyone has different needs.

If you are happy with your 50D, why not just sell the 5D? You could probably get most of your money back, and you would have a camera you're perfectly happy with, and $2500 in your pocket.


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Jul 27, 2009 08:39 |  #39
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I don't think it is a full frame issue. It took me a while to curtail my flaws as a photographer when I went from 5D to the increased resolution of the 5DII. Camera shake and small focusing misses seemed to be more evident on the 5D2. I did do some lens micro-adjust and that also helped, along with using a tripod more or shooting at faster shutter speeds.

Anyway, if you still don't like it... I will PM you with my address and take it off your hands. :-)




  
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Jul 27, 2009 08:41 |  #40

I didn't take good photos until I upgraded from the 40d to the 5dmkII.


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Jul 27, 2009 08:43 |  #41

davidinjp wrote in post #8350324 (external link)
I don't think it is a full frame issue. It took me a while to curtail my flaws as a photographer when I went from 5D to the increased resolution of the 5DII. Camera shake and small focusing misses seemed to be more evident on the 5D2. I did do some lens micro-adjust and that also helped, along with using a tripod more or shooting at faster shutter speeds.

It has always been true that moving to a larger format requires more exacting technique (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch in photography), but the results are ultimately superior.


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Jul 27, 2009 09:55 |  #42

twofruitz wrote in post #8350328 (external link)
I didn't take good photos until I upgraded from the 40d to the 5dmkII.

i can't tell whether or not this is sarcastic. :o


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Jul 27, 2009 12:30 |  #43

Karl Johnston wrote in post #8348064 (external link)
I think the biggest thing that pisses me off about the 5D2 is the shutter button. It's so insensitive

I am with you on this point.




  
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Jul 27, 2009 12:33 |  #44

alt4852 wrote in post #8350658 (external link)
i can't tell whether or not this is sarcastic. :o

probably not, cameras that cost more can take better photos - isn't it obvious?
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Jul 27, 2009 12:36 |  #45

watt100 wrote in post #8351437 (external link)
probably not, cameras that cost more can take better photos - isn't it obvious?
:D

Heh! The thing that bugs me is that my camera just doesn't take as good pictures as so many I see that are shot with the exact same equipment. My camera is obviously a defect -- that and those nice lenses I got to make it a "better camera":)!


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