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Sold my 40D. Get 50D or 5Dmk2 ???

 
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Feb 10, 2009 07:07 |  #1

I've just sold my 40D.

I loved this body, it was my 1st dslr, but the AF seems inaccurate on my copy. I believe that new bodies will help me with microajustements of lenses (50D, 5Dmk2, 1D series... !). My 24-105L, 85f1.8 and 50f1.4 seems soft on this body (but 70-200 f4L is tack sharp).

Now i'm looking for a new body and here is the question : 50D to keep my habits or take the plung to FF with 5Dmk2 ?

I'm used to shot long with 85mm and 70-200 f4L. I love the 24-105L too because I can shot far from subject with APS-C. I'm a bit afraid of FF because i will have to be near the subject.

Is AF accurate on 5D(mk2) ? What about a comparaison with 40D ?

I'm an amateur and I mainly shoot portraits and some landscape. I'm really looking for short DOF. I've rented a 85L on my 40D and loved the bokeh but I think I will have shorter DOF by switching to FF. Does 5D(mk2)+85f1.8 have more or less DOF than 50D+85L ?

So, 50D or 5Dmk2 ? Mayday, please help me !


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Feb 10, 2009 08:13 |  #2

Seems like the 5Dmk2 is what you want. AF can be micro-adjusted on the mk2 as well as the 50D, so keep that in mind.


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Feb 10, 2009 08:29 |  #3

cherrymoon wrote in post #7294176 (external link)
Does 5D(mk2)+85f1.8 have more or less DOF than 50D+85L ?

50D+85L will give you less dof if that is what you're looking for.


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Feb 10, 2009 08:41 |  #4
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Just take the plunge to FF. The 50D is not really much of an upgrade, just more bells and whistles. Buy a 100-400 L, if you need range or purchase extension tubes to increase the range


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Feb 10, 2009 08:43 |  #5

cherrymoon wrote in post #7294176 (external link)
Does 5D(mk2)+85f1.8 have more or less DOF than 50D+85L ?

Using same subject distance (10 ft)
50D + 85L - DOF = .19 ft
5DII + 85/1.8 - DOF = .44 ft

Using same subject framing (Close estimation... used a chart at 10 ft from 5DII, then mounted lens on 40D and had to move back about 5 feet to get the same framing.)
50D+85L - DOF = .42 ft
5DII + 85/1.8 - DOF = .44 ft

At f/1.2 the 85L has a much narrower depth of field. But if you compare it to the f/1.8 mounted on a full frame body and try and keep the composition the same, they are actually pretty close.


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Feb 10, 2009 08:47 |  #6

considering your shooting preference, I'd go with the 5D2. In any case, the 50D doesn't seem like an upgrade from a 40D. In fact, I'm supposed to get either one of the two (40D or 50D) and I'm having trouble deciding.


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Feb 10, 2009 10:24 |  #7

Thank you, seems there's no brainer !


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Feb 10, 2009 11:39 |  #8

I was actually just about to sell my 40D for the 50D, for the microadjustment and the back LCD. I reread the 50D review this morning on DP and decided the features were not worth it in exchange for the poorer image quality (noise) out of the 50D. A used 5D is now on the radar. If I do get a 5D, I won't be selling my 40D.

btw.... none of my lenses appear to need any in camera microadjustment.


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Feb 10, 2009 12:32 |  #9

If AF was an issue. What about a 1d or 1ds body? :D Will be difficult to go wrong with that AF system (other than the occasional OOF shot when you're going 10fps on the 1d3). :lol:

But I'm being half-serious about it. I find the AF great for my use on the 40D. Sure, the 50D has digic iv, but it is the same AF system. It may be a hair faster but I seriously doubt it is that much more accurate than the 40D. If you're going for an upgrade of the AF, go through with an actual upgrade. The 50D finally gets the microadjust and the nice LCD is nothing to scoff at, but AF was not the primary upgrade for the camera. I'm sure it's just as good if not slightly better than the 40D. However, it sounds like "slightly better" is not what you're looking for.

(Disclaimer to 50D folks: This is not a knock on the 50D AF.)


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Feb 10, 2009 13:27 |  #10
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Yeah every single person is going to say 5DII. Why even bother asking :p


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Feb 10, 2009 13:28 |  #11
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Get the 40D. It's 95% of the 50D and 75% of the cost.

nik.hisham wrote in post #7294698 (external link)
considering your shooting preference, I'd go with the 5D2. In any case, the 50D doesn't seem like an upgrade from a 40D. In fact, I'm supposed to get either one of the two (40D or 50D) and I'm having trouble deciding.


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Feb 10, 2009 23:25 |  #12

5dmkii would rock over your old 40d! :D




  
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Feb 10, 2009 23:34 as a reply to  @ zoom_zoom's post |  #13

MKII or you`ll be SORRY......;)


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Feb 11, 2009 00:01 |  #14

If AF was an issue, perhaps your body was at fault? Unless it was isolated to only a certain lens.


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Feb 11, 2009 00:28 |  #15

Synenergy52 wrote in post #7296801 (external link)
Yeah every single person is going to say 5DII. Why even bother asking :p

...;) exactly


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