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Traded my 60D for a 5D

 
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Nov 14, 2013 23:31 |  #1

Traded my 60D. I badly wanted to try full-frame. Ohhh it also came with the box, manuals, and a BG-E4 grip with its box as well.

Did I make a good deal? So far the only thing I don't like about the 5D is the crappy LCD display, and the pictures seem somewhat smoother and not as sharp (I just got it, haven't tried it in outdoor lighting)

What's the best way to take advantage of a 5D classic?




  
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Nov 14, 2013 23:47 |  #2

I wouldn't have done it. Heck I was looking at the 6D or the 5D mark II and even they are almost not worth selling my 60D for (let the flaming start lol)

5D mark III or nothing. Okay maybe 7D replacement whenever it comes out. :D


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Nov 14, 2013 23:58 |  #3

awesomeshots wrote in post #16452960 (external link)
I wouldn't have done it. Heck I was looking at the 6D or the 5D mark II and even they are almost not worth selling my 60D for (let the flaming start lol)

5D mark III or nothing. Okay maybe 7D replacement whenever it comes out. :D

Huh? Having come from a 60D and owning the 5D mark 2, the 5D2 destroys it.




  
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Nov 15, 2013 01:00 |  #4

Just shoot lots. If you're happy with the trade then so be it. I've had both at the same time and I grabbed the 5D much more often.


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Nov 15, 2013 01:34 |  #5

how were you able to determine the number of actuations on the 5D...i've been wanting to get one myself, as they just seem to provide a lot of bang for the buck with the low prices they are selling at


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Nov 15, 2013 01:42 |  #6

I know a few photojournalists who still use a 5Dc. I reckon one of the reasons you don't see many for sale on ebay and the like is because it's still a great camera for people. I'd do it myself if I wasn't such an all rounder.




  
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Nov 15, 2013 01:45 |  #7

DreDaze wrote in post #16453060 (external link)
how were you able to determine the number of actuations on the 5D...i've been wanting to get one myself, as they just seem to provide a lot of bang for the buck with the low prices they are selling at

I agree. If I ever start picking up more frequent paid work I'll probably pick one up as a backup to my 6D :cool: Right now it's hard to justify though, still haven't made enough to cover my 6D cost (but I'm nearly there! :D)


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Nov 15, 2013 02:03 |  #8

Roshan wrote in post #16452971 (external link)
Huh? Having come from a 60D and owning the 5D mark 2, the 5D2 destroys it.

He traded for a 5D not a 5D2.


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Nov 15, 2013 03:58 |  #9
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I think you'll miss the AF system of the 60D. It is much better than that of the 5D.




  
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Nov 15, 2013 04:04 |  #10
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Recently added the 5D to my kit for fun and have been picking it up far more than my 7D. Probably because it's new but have also been using it for paid shoots so I dig it. If you enjoy it then it was a good trade.


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Nov 15, 2013 05:47 |  #11

I would not have done it. But good luck with the new camera!


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Nov 15, 2013 05:49 |  #12

Roshan wrote in post #16452971 (external link)
Huh? Having come from a 60D and owning the 5D mark 2, the 5D2 destroys it.

He traded for a 5D not 5D mark II. And I said "almost"


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Nov 15, 2013 07:59 |  #13

awesomeshots wrote in post #16453254 (external link)
He traded for a 5D not 5D mark II. And I said "almost"

If you don't need video, the 5d produces much better files than the 60d. You're seriously underestimating the 5d, which will likely retain it's value better than a 60d at this point. For a general photography tool, it's hard to make a claim of the 60d being better than the 5D.


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Nov 15, 2013 12:14 |  #14

I love my 5D. Had it for 6 years and will probably never get rid of it. Eventually I need to upgrade to a 6D for extra resolution I need for commercial work but the 5D is perfect for personal stuff.



  
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Nov 15, 2013 12:41 |  #15

Is it normal for images to appear blurry on screen???

Going from a 60D ha!




  
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