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5D classic, why should I not get one?

 
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Mar 14, 2017 20:44 |  #31

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Then yours must have been completely silent!  :p

My 5D shutter (mirror, actually) isn't silent - hence, it scares birds away and puts mammals on the alert :-(

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Nope, not silent. The 5Dc has the heartiest Ker-CHUNK of any camera shutter I've ever heard. I liked it.

The birds around here would love a 5Dc. I shoot them with a Mossberg 590. It makes considerably more noise than a 5Dc. :)


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Mar 15, 2017 09:11 |  #32

I loved my 5Dc when I had it and saw an opportunity to upgrade to a 5D MK ii and did. I loved the 5Dc so much that I did not sell it, but gave it to a friend. I still miss the "look" of the pics that came out of 5Dc and am still thinking of selling my MK ii and getting back 5Dc. Wife thinks am crazy for selling a new one to get the old one.  :p


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Mar 15, 2017 10:34 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #33

It's not really the shutter noise, focal plane shutters by them selves are very quite, just go listen to a Leica. No it's mostly the mirror making all that noise, and the bigger the mirror generally the more substantial is the noise. I say substantial because it is not just the volume but the specific combinations of all of the variables. If you want a serious mirror noise you need to try out an old medium format SLR.

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Mar 15, 2017 11:13 |  #34

Testing 40D, 5D, and 7DII with noise meter app on my smartphone, at a distance of 10' all three fell in the 40-42dB range of noise (1/500 f/2.8), although all three were very different in the type of noise emitted!
The 7DII measured 40dB, the 5D and 40D measured 42dB, with same lens mounted on all cameras. A normal speaking voice measures about 50dB.

Most of the noise is mirror slap...if one slows down shutter to 1/8, and uses mirror lockup, the peaks are at mirror lockup and when (after shutter is released) when mirror drops...one cannot see a significant waveform change when shutter itself opens first curtain or closes second curtain.

This is the 40D sound, with mirror up slap at 42dB...(the 43dB shown is the noise of me touching the phone to pause the graph)

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Mar 16, 2017 09:59 |  #35

The ONLY reason I don't still own one is because it doesn't work with the camranger.

Frankly I felt jipped when I went from it to a 5d2. I liked the images from the original better. As others have said the 5d3 is much improved but you can buy a bag full of original 5d's for what one costs.

For portraits in good light it is a hard camera to beat.


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Mar 16, 2017 23:05 |  #36

Thanks all for the pro and con comments. Picked up a 50stm that is due for delivery tomorrow and leaning toward giving the classic a spin. Clearly it's a back to basic rig but that should work as I don't do video and it seems there is not much downside for stills where light can be controlled.


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Jun 21, 2017 11:50 |  #37

DreDaze wrote in post #18300180 (external link)
...also you don't have a ton of FF compatible lenses

HUH?


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Jun 21, 2017 12:35 |  #38

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HUH?

At the time he posted he had 4 lenses...3/4 wouldn't work on FF...what's the "HUH?" About?


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Jun 21, 2017 12:44 |  #39

If you need high ISO I'd recommend a A7 since they're stupid cheap, but if you're after the best portraits 5D for sure. I love the red channel in the early canons, which makes the modern ones look like total crap.


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Jun 21, 2017 13:15 |  #40

DreDaze wrote in post #18383545 (external link)
At the time he posted he had 4 lenses...3/4 wouldn't work on FF...what's the "HUH?" About?

Ahhh Makes sense. I thought you were saying there aren't many FF lenses out lol. I was like what the LOL. My bad.


Back on topic. I had until last year a 5Dc and regret selling it. It was actually a VERY VERY good IQ camera and took great landscape and portrait pics. With the 100 L macro it was a beast as a portrait combo!


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Jun 24, 2017 12:04 |  #41

How risky is it to get a 5Dc with no mirror fix done? Does all of them fail eventually? If it does how much does it cost to fix it?


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Jun 24, 2017 12:16 |  #42

harihacker wrote in post #18385916 (external link)
How risky is it to get a 5Dc with no mirror fix done? Does all of them fail eventually? If it does how much does it cost to fix it?

Honestly, the fix is quite easy to do yourself with some good super glue on the 4 mounting points. Canon stopped servicing the 5D in 2015.


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Jun 27, 2017 16:58 |  #43

For the price of the 5D, the image files it produces can't be beat. I've owned one and still wish I had it with it's beautiful colors and simplistic menu. Unfortunately I have since gone over to the dark side...


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Jun 28, 2017 08:29 |  #44

Been very pleased so far with the classic. To my eye, primes take on a different perspective and look that I find very positive.


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Jun 28, 2017 08:53 |  #45

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Been very pleased so far with the classic. To my eye, primes take on a different perspective and look that I find very positive.

Wider and more blur...... ahhh, the full frame factor everyone talks about ;-)a

I'm just missing a proper 35 f2 in my kit, and I do miss the added background blur while being a widish lens. I have a 24 1.4 that gives an amazing look, but 35,50,85 is more my thing.


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