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The "look and feel" of 5D2 vs. 5Dc photos...is the 5Dc really better?

 
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May 02, 2012 18:51 |  #1

Hi guys,

I keep reading about how the 5Dc has this "look and feel" about the files that no other body, including the 5D2 can match. Sort of a film-like smoothness and warmth...is this true?

For those of you who have shot extensively with the 5Dc and the 5D2...have you noticed a big difference? Do you miss the 5Dc, or does the 5D2 produce equally smooth files and people just get nostalgic about the 5Dc?

I have a 5Dc right now and I loooove it, but I just bought a 5D2 (for the movie mode, the better high ISO handling, the UI, etc)...but I really don't want to sacrifice the awesome feel of the 5Dc shots...

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May 02, 2012 19:05 |  #2

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May 02, 2012 19:07 |  #3

I liked the output of the 5Dc better then the 5D2... But the 5D3 better then both the 5Dc and 5D2.


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May 02, 2012 19:10 |  #4

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14369221 (external link)
big pixels

That's what I thought, but my 1D3 had big pixels too (same size as the 5Dc, if memory serves) and it didn't have that feel...

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I liked the output of the 5Dc better then the 5D2... But the 5D3 better then both the 5Dc and 5D2.

Dang...thanks...was it noticeable? In what way was the output "better"?

I really love the way the 5Dc files look, but I like the performance of the 5D2 better.


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May 02, 2012 19:15 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #5

I actually put my 5Dc up for sale today and after looking at the files afterward I decided to keep it, the camera just produces a certain look, hard to describe and a perfect travel companion. Just couldn't part with it.




  
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May 02, 2012 19:27 |  #6

Joei wrote in post #14369282 (external link)
I actually put my 5Dc up for sale today and after looking at the files afterward I decided to keep it, the camera just produces a certain look, hard to describe and a perfect travel companion. Just couldn't part with it.

I know it's hard to describe, but what would you say the difference is between it and your 5D2?

The reason I'm getting the 5D2 is mostly for a trip to Europe for a month this summer. I want the better high ISO performance for inside churches, castles, etc, I want the LV for more exact focusing, I want the movie so I don't have to take my S100/batteries/charger (whose main purpose would have been video), etc...


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May 02, 2012 19:52 |  #7

I think the 5Dc files just have a more "organic" look. If that is a good way to explain them. Slightly cooler color cast, very true to what you see.

The 5D2 takes incredible images, but feel a bit more "digital" to me. The images are warmer, colors not as "accurate" to real life as the 5Dc (that whole organic thing)...

The 5D3 is improved on the 5D2 and is closer to the 5Dc look again.

But I believe it is the colors from the 5Dc which is what made it special. The 5D3 has seemed to gone back to that a bit from the 5D2. So I really dig that.

That is my best guess, honestly!


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May 02, 2012 20:19 |  #8

Invertalon wrote in post #14369497 (external link)
I think the 5Dc files just have a more "organic" look. If that is a good way to explain them. Slightly cooler color cast, very true to what you see.

The 5D2 takes incredible images, but feel a bit more "digital" to me. The images are warmer, colors not as "accurate" to real life as the 5Dc (that whole organic thing)...

The 5D3 is improved on the 5D2 and is closer to the 5Dc look again.

But I believe it is the colors from the 5Dc which is what made it special. The 5D3 has seemed to gone back to that a bit from the 5D2. So I really dig that.

That is my best guess, honestly!

Exactly this^^^^^^^^Tried to but couldn't explain it better myself:)




  
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May 02, 2012 20:56 |  #9

Just came in here to say: loooove the 5d sensor




  
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May 03, 2012 03:32 |  #10

Thanks guys...I agree with what you said about the 5Dc...wonder how much of that feel the 5D2 loses.

I'm not sure if any of you have shot with a 10D, but that's the only other camera I've had that comes close to this feel...I guess I'll just have to shoot both to find out...think I'll be disappointed with the 5D2?


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May 03, 2012 06:27 |  #11

I like the feel of the 5Dc images as well, and with the prices in the $700 range, it is almost a no brainer to get that camera if you have the budget. For such an old camera it does well up through ISO 3200 too. The 5D2 (much like the 7D and 1D4) images feel more "digital". Now that being said, you cannot really tell this from prints though, at least the ones I have done. Pixel peeping uncovers alot of stuff you may not see in prints though.

If the 5D3 brings some of that back, that is a good thing.

I look back at some of the 5Dc pics I have, and I still really, really like them.

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May 03, 2012 06:42 |  #12

Couldn't agree about the 5dc more as well. I have a 7d and the performance of that camera is just awesome.

Last night I was taking newborn pics of my son and had both the 5dc and 7d to use. Obviously diff. lenses on but the Classic just kills the 7d in terms of 'dreamy' files. It's amazing.
But when I put down the Classic and used the 7d and snapped away on burst, it's like going from a Volkswagen to a Ferrari!Solid, great feel, fast, etc. The 7d is a great camera.

But file for file I will take the 5dc over it.

I really like what I am hearing about the 5d3. That is very awesome news that it has that old school feel to the files. Let's hope they are comparable because that would be something I will consider in a few years if I buy one!


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May 03, 2012 06:44 |  #13

Where is the proof that the 5Dc looks different? Or that the 5D3 goes back to it? :P I've seen some pretty bad photos from the 5Dc as well as some gorgeous ones that made me want to buy it.

But then I realized...it's the photographers post-processing, not the camera.




  
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May 03, 2012 06:46 |  #14

In my opinion yes I prefer the look of files from the 5Dc compared to my Mk2. They just look better on screen.


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May 03, 2012 06:46 |  #15

Sell the 5Dc and buy it again in a few months I might be slightly cheaper. :)


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