Sometimes, Things like Magic lantern actually help the 5D2 retain it's value as well. With all the features it has, in some ways it could be more useful for some people than the 5d3 would be (given that Canon will cripple it to save the 1Dx).
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B&H is selling a 5D Mark II bundle for only $1999 -- it's a great choice at a great price (I paid $2700 nearly 3 years ago). With the included SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CF and free shipping, it's a no-brainer. Stop waiting and go get it!I'm waiting to get on this deal..... I have to wait until 1/3 to order so I get the tax write off, do you think the sale will last that long? I hope so!!
who cares what others call you or what annoys them.. do what pleases you.. live your life for yourself and not for the gratification of others...
-1. I have no idea what the cultural implications of this are in Malaysia, but simply telling someone to do whatever they want without a broader context is selfish and short-sighted.
PS: finally a thread regarding the 5d2 not related to "5d2 or 5d3?!?" or "should I wait?!?" LOOOOL....if you need FF make the jump now...sorry for the little rant LOL
I'd say that you don't even have to put "amateur" or "hobbyist" in front.
In my mind almost everyone who takes photos is a photographer. If you make your living with photography, I'd probably say "professional photographer".
..... manipulate the focal plane to go vertically rather than horizontal or every which way, but that's another topic for another day.
I'm coming to this discussion late, but thought I'd offer my experience. I bought a 7D early in 2011 to supplement my 5D classic.
There is no doubt that the 7D is a much faster handling camera than the 5D or I believe the 5D II. That's why I bought it. I always shoot RAW and use various programs for post processing. I typically shoot at ISO 100 or 200.
I had quite a bit of trouble getting images that I liked from the 7D at first. The images are definitely different than what my 5D classic produces. There is more detail, due to the additional megapixels, but there is also more noise. I had to get used to using more noise reduction for my RAW files and less sharpening. (Of course sharpening depends on the lens and other factors too.)
I decided to keep the 7D as a sports/action type camera, since the 5D is certainly not good for those subjects. I got the 7D as a refurb through the Canon Loyalty program so it was not terribly expensive.
Working with the 7D has made me really appreciate the image quality of the 5D. It's hard to describe exactly what it is that I like, but I will note that I can manipulate the tone curves a lot before the image starts to break down - much more so than with the 7D
So then with that said, how can you take a group portrait using the center point only for focusing on the 5D11? If that's the case, then everone off center will be out of focus...Thanks... and the fact that I almost always use Center point AF is why I never found the AF to be bad... by the way; is the 5d2 Af better than the 5Dc or are they the same (especially for Center).
The AF sensor is identical - Canon reused the same sensor from the 5D in the 5DII. But the 5DII uses Digic 4, whereas the 5D used Digic 2 - the newer and faster processor in the 5DII means the AF is slightly faster.
Well everything not on the same focal plane as what was focused upon from the center point... But then again that's where you use a smaller f-stop and try to get everyone in focus assuming that's what you want...
saving up for your 1dx?
Cash in hand, just waiting for B&H to start accepting pre-orders.
I got a 180L Macro for $910 a few weeks ago. Was in great shape and am VERY happy with that one.