Canon 5d

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  1. Frank Morano

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    Is the Canon 5d as good as most people say it is?
     
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    Yes.

    depending on what you have heard

    Got anything more specific to ask?
     
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    No ..depending on what you heard. (lol)

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    The 5d is a great camera, but it is due for a replacement soon from what most say, so might wanna wait.
     
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    The Canon 5D offers solid performance but miserably fails the drop test from the roof of a 10 story building onto concrete.

    They don't make 'em like they used to.
     
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    Hey, even a fall from waist high will crack the battery grip (don't try this at home) ...

    The 5D in a great camera ... but so are other Canon cameras. Is the camera worth about twice what a 30D/40D ... by inference is the 5D twice the camera of a 30D/40D or three times the camera of an XTi?

    No it isn't, unless you like making big prints without up-sampling ... mmmmh ...say 16"x20" and up ... or rountinely shoot at high ISOs and don't use noise reduction.

    I have a 20D and a 5D. Up to an 8x10 (at ISO 400-) one cannot see any dif between a CMOS APS-C sensor or a FF sensor ... (nor can one see a dif between an XT/XTi and the 5D once again ... up to an 8x10 at ISO 400-).

    The 5D is certainly wider when using similar focal length lenses ... but conversely ... the APS-C is certainly longer when using similar focal length lenses.

    The principal and most visible advantages the 5D has over a smaller sensor is less noise at elevated ISOs and at large print sizes. The 5D should be priced around $2,000.

    Gary
     
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    The 5D is certainly a nice camera. It does not do wonders, but wonders are reserved to the gods and not to technology anyway ;)
    I do like it, I like its bright viewfinder, I like my ultra wide angles to be ultra wide, I like its overall performance, I like its compactness compared to the 1D-series.

    For my shooting habits it was certainly the right decision (2 years ago). And even today I would buy the same camera.

    Might be right for you, might be not. It really depends on you, what you shoot, how you shoot.

    Waiting for a 5D replacement could take ages still. And said replacement will certainly cost at least $1000 more than the current 5D once it hits the market.
     

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