- The cheapest way to go full frame;
- Great tonality and colors;
- Love the shutter sound;
- Big and bright viewfinder;
- Solid build;
- Very sharp when viewed at 100%, which means a weak low pass filter;
- Image quality is pretty nice at low ISO;
- ISO 50 is pretty handy for great flexibility on doing long exposures;
- No AutoISO, only available at green mode;
- ISO3200 max (extended);
- Recovering shadows brings a lot of noise (unless using ISO50);
- LCD screen has poor definition and has a green tint;
- No Liveview;
- No dual cards;
- No 100% viewfinder;
- Slow fps: 3 only;
- No silent mode;
- Power switch has an extra mode that blocks changing the aperture, which for me is pretty useless. But the annoying part is that lots of times i inadvertently bump the switch to that position and sometimes I miss the proper exposure because of that.
Conclusion: 5D is a back to basics, no bull* features, wonderful full frame camera. I'll keep shooting with until is dead. Its a classic. The only thing i really miss is liveview and a decent LCD screen.
Final note: bought mine on ebay and it looked perfectly new as out of the box. Just after a dozen test shots, the mirror fell! But then i just used superglue and now works fine! So just be sure the mirror was already fixed by Canon before buying.
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