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Used Choices - T1i vs 5D Classic

 
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Jun 08, 2010 23:55 |  #1

Used prices for Canon 5D Classic have dropped quite a bit. If you ignore build quality what advantage would a full-frame camera have over crop bodies like T1i/T2i. Are the sensors less noisier and images cleaner? Or is the advantage more WA only?




  
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Jun 09, 2010 05:00 |  #2

The 5d would produce less noisy images, as well as give you a slightly different look and feel to the crop cameras, mainly due to the shallower depth of field (it's easier to blur the background away on a FF).

The Rebels have the advantage of being newer, so come with larger screens, faster processors and can use a wider range of lenses (EF-S as well as EF).


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Jun 09, 2010 06:35 |  #3

I have a 5D Classic. I won't be dumping it any time soon for a T1a


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Jun 09, 2010 06:59 |  #4

I would go for the 5D. IQ aside, simply looking through that FF viewfinder is an inspiration in itself compared to the Rebel series.


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Jun 09, 2010 09:12 |  #5

5d all day every day. you cant beat or fake a FF


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Jun 09, 2010 11:03 |  #6

I have both, Id say the t1i would probably be the more versatile choice.


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Jun 09, 2010 11:17 |  #7

t1i has only two advantages over the 5d:
1) Cost
2) Display

For everything else expect for af - they're about tie - 5d wins hans down.


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Jun 09, 2010 12:11 |  #8

St1ll wrote in post #10331289 (external link)
t1i has only two advantages over the 5d:
1) Cost
2) Display

For everything else expect for af - they're about tie - 5d wins hans down.

...and size/weight. To some people, that makes a big difference in usability.


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Jun 09, 2010 12:29 |  #9

Plus holding a FF camera gives you a unique feeling.. think Golum longing for the ring ??..my precious !!
If you have both FF & Rebel at home, 99% time the Rebel will be sitting at the shelf.


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Jun 09, 2010 14:47 |  #10

There's no question about it. 5D FTW.

Now if only there'd be a FF camera with a fully silvered mirror...


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Jun 09, 2010 17:48 |  #11

St1ll wrote in post #10331289 (external link)
t1i has only two advantages over the 5d:
1) Cost
2) Display

For everything else expect for af - they're about tie - 5d wins hans down.

actually there are a few more advantages for T1i (500D)

you can do a side-by-side comparison here:
http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/sidebyside.a​sp (external link)

and of course you can buy the T1i new, the 5D classic was new back in .... 2005 ? better get a return warranty with that 5D classic !




  
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Jun 09, 2010 18:57 |  #12

desai99 wrote in post #10328868 (external link)
Used prices for Canon 5D Classic have dropped quite a bit. If you ignore build quality what advantage would a full-frame camera have over crop bodies like T1i/T2i. Are the sensors less noisier and images cleaner? Or is the advantage more WA only?


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Jun 09, 2010 19:02 |  #13

I also own both the T1i and 5Dc (I had the T1i first from Xmas and got the 5D from a trade for a car), and I'm finding that I'm much happier with the images produced from the 5D. But all in all, I love both cameras...


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Jun 09, 2010 19:04 |  #14

St1ll wrote in post #10331289 (external link)
t1i has only two advantages over the 5d:
1) Cost
2) Display

For everything else expect for af - they're about tie - 5d wins hans down.

Don't see how the 5D can win "hans down" when the T1i has more advantages and for everything else it's equal. Something doesn't add up here.



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Jun 09, 2010 20:08 |  #15

Poe wrote in post #10334042 (external link)
Don't see how the 5D can win "hans down" when the T1i has more advantages and for everything else it's equal. Something doesn't add up here.

because the sensor size gives added depth of field. depth of field is special.


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