« on: November 10, 2014, 01:56:04 PM »
This weekend I purchased a used 5D off of ebay with battery grip, batteries, memory cards, etc. for $445. I have tried a FF once before and wasn't sure that the price tag was for me at the time. I realize this camera is old and that there are risks to purchasing a used piece of equipment, but I wanted to better analyze for myself the IQ difference between the 5D and my 60D. Even if I don't keep the 5D, I could resell it an make most (if not all) of my money back, so this was a better option than renting right now.
Most members here say that the IQ will be quite evident and I'm looking forward to seeing for myself. I had been contemplating moving up from my 60D to a 7D Mk II, but I also didn't want to rule out a FF option (most likely 6D). So why not buy an older FF and have both FF and crop for a while. I do have a few compatible lenses - 35-80, 50 1.8, 85 1.8, 70-200 f2.8 mk II, 70-300 IS USM - to get me started.
Regarding the 5D, is there anything I should consider getting for general maintenance? I've not cleaned a sensor before and am not sure what I need for that, or for anything else that might require more manual attention on this camera.