A&P 5D vs 5DmkII

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  1. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    so the possibility of an upcoming bonus has me in a position to make a substantial gear upgrade...

    Where I'm wavering is on purchasing a classic 5D, or a 5DmkII...

    my purchase plans include a

    135L
    16-35L
    24-70L
    85 f/1.8


    but if I go with a classic 5D I could probably swing

    35L or 24L
    85L
    135L

    I think both set ups would serve me well... the primes would be nice for low light churches, etc... so I guess it really comes down to whether or not the extra 1k or so for the 5DmkII is worth it or not.... Anyone shot with both that would like to chime in? Or anyone still own both that would like to take some comparison shots for me?
     
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  3. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :rofl: the thought had crossed my mind... but I'm so familiar with the canon systems, and all of my friends shoot canon so it's easier to borrow gear if needed.
     
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    I was honestly happier with the pictures from the 5D than the 5DMkII. Id only go the MkII route if you want video personally.
     
  5. Jcolman

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    I have both. Each camera has it's use and place. The files from the 5DII are indeed better than the 5D, but you may need to upgrade your computer and software to handle the larger size. The 5DII also offers better low light (high ISO) capabilities than the 5D. I also like the live view option on the 5DII.

    Having said that, the only reason I bought the 5DII was for it's high ISO performance. I don't use it for video. My 5D is still a workhorse that gives me great photos. I'll grab the 5D for a lot of my shoots where I simply don't need 21mp of goodness. I also have a 1DsII and soon will have the 1DIII to play with. If the 1DIII blows away the 5D in terms of IQ, I may sell my 5D.

    About your lenses, the 85 1.8 is a great lens. I've thought about buying the 85L but I'm so happy with the images from the 1.8 that I don't think I'd see that much improvement by going to the "L".

    By all means, grab a 35L. It will quickly become your favorite lens.
     
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    if you don't care about video, i'd go with the original.
     
  7. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Jim, what are you talking about, having both? You've got 3 of each and we all know it.
     
  8. Perkwunos

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    I got CA from the 85 1.8 a few times, not sure if the L is better by much...
     
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    He never stated that he had "one" of both.
     
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    Touche
     
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  12. mojito

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    5d dinosaur is soooo slow for anything besides studio/landscape. And not just the buffer, but all aspects of it.
     
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    5D2

    Don't even think about, just do it. Trust me.
     
  14. Jcolman

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    I'm gonna disagree with you on this. My 5D has never let me down yet during a wedding, engagement shoot or any other shoot for that matter. I'm hesitant to get rid of if simply because it works so damn well. It's not up to 1D speed but it sure does a nice job.
     
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    meh, I guess old people can't keep up with slow cameras :mamoru:

    whatever works, but whenever I use one is painful.
     
  16. Jcolman

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    Remember....it's not a machine gun. :mamoru:
     
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    even waiting for it to review a photo/histogram

    review button . . . take a nap . . . there it is but the moment is gone :hs:
     
  18. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    thankfully our local pro store has both... I'll probably head down there before I purchase and see if they'll let me take both out for a test spin... I have a good working relationship with the owners son, so I'm hoping they'll let me. I'm kind of leaning towards the classic right now and buying more glass, then upgrading later in the year to a 5dII and using the 5D as a backup and selling my 20D
     
  19. Jcolman

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    Mine comes up almost instantly. :dunno:
     
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    That's a good plan. I may be selling my 5D with a grip if the 1DIII turns out to be everything it's suppose to be.
     
  21. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I should have the money in the next month or so...
     
  22. Bob Loblaw

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    I had a 5D mk1 for a day and I hated it instantly (coming from a 50d)
    the menu systems were like the 20d, and the screen was tiny and horrible resolution
     
  23. Jcolman

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    Tiny screen?? My 1Ds mk II has a tiny screen. The 5D's screen is huge compared to that.
     
  24. Bob Loblaw

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    it felt tiny :o
     
  25. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I only use the screen to check the historgram and basics.

    WHY YOU CHIMPING?
     

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