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5dc still relavent
« on: January 13, 2013, 01:22:49 AM »
Thinking about buying a 5dc for 450$. Is it worth the investment ?

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Re: 5dc still relavent
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 01:37:12 AM »
Yes.  Photographic bargain, end of story.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 01:45:59 AM »
for 400 odd bucks a 5Dc is good value just check the shutter count and make sure its not due for a failure
with 5Dmk2 dropping in price rapidly i dont think i'd pay more than $500 for a 5Dc even a low shutter count one
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 10:27:41 AM »
Yes. The 5Dc still has better IQ than any APSc camera canon makes. You just have to work with it a bit harder.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 10:58:32 AM »
Thet depends on what you are shooting now and what lenses you have. $450 sounds like a good price, but if you are shooting aps C bodies now and you have mostly EFS glass - you'll need some full frame lenses in order to use it. If you are shooting with L glass already on aps C then it would make sense as an entry into full frame. If you are shooting anything else full frame - don't bother.

The tech in this camera is nearly ten years old now. They take great photos, but you will be at a disadvantage in several areas, especially high iso photography.

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 01:18:45 PM »
Thinking about buying a 5dc for 450$. Is it worth the investment ?

Hell yes :) The 5DC's user interface is painfully outdated, but damn does it take some nice images.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 11:05:54 PM »
theres no auto iso, which i think is the biggest weakness to it, if it matters

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 11:09:15 PM »
theres no auto iso, which i think is the biggest weakness to it, if it matters
5Dmk2 auto iso isnt even worth the effort either  not not much difference there
biggest downside on the 5Dc is no AFMA
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 12:31:22 AM »
every camera has a few limitations, 5Dc making more compromises due to aging tech

once you understand the boundaries and how to offset, you will be more than pleased with the results.

i've been using the 5Dc for 6 years and have found little reason to upgrade!

whatever money that does get put away for a new body always seems to get spent on another piece of awesome canon glass  :P
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 01:59:11 AM »
Hi,

for such a small amount it is worth each penny.

The 5d classic is a very good cam and a excellent start with 35mm format. From the same poin of view I bought a 1Ds classic some month ago.

Withour discussion - the improvements of the newer versions are significant - but the much higher prices also ...

Therefore to learn about shooting with the digital 35mm format and using a absolute 'classic' DSLR - if one can speak about 'classic' in this segment.

Joerg 
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 03:18:43 AM »
oh 100% yes!! I bought a slightly different 12mp full frame body - a Nikon D700, and I've been nothing but floored with the image quality that this sucker put out, day in and day out. As long as you know the limitations in usability then you'll be extremely happy with your purchase! Considering how big of a phenomenon the 5D was back in the day, $450 for one now is a huge steal.

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2013, 06:42:07 AM »
At Building Panoramics we have both the mk1 and the mk2. We still use the mk1 because the IQ is so good and also as we stitch the difference in resolutiion is almost irrelevant.

About 50% of our pictures are shot on the mk1 and 50% on the mk2. If you take a look at our website:  www.buildingpanoramics.com  I bet you cannot tell which pictures are shot on which camera. Some of the pictures have a "superzoom" link where you can zoom in to 100%. We have produced these pictures up to 3 metres across for display. I bet you cannot see any difference !

The biggest drawback of the mk1 is the very slow file transfer.

We are always shooting at 100 ISO, and our subjects do not move. It is when you are out of these shooting conditions that technology has moved on.  :)

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 08:51:35 AM »
I just recently purchased a 5D classic in November, and I was coming from a Rebel, and I can confirm that there is a huge improvement in image quality.  Even with regards to ISO, the 5d looks much better than my t3i at higher ISO's so I guess ISO quality depends on what you are comparing it to.  The hardest part to get used to was all the settings and switching everything around, because the UI is definitely dated, so there is a bit of a learning curve in figuring out how to quickly adjust all the different settings. 

I also had the 50mm f1.4 and 17-40 f4 to work with, so I got some great results, and I definitely noticed a richness and depth that I wasn't getting before.  It was definitely an improvement in IQ, just a more polished look and better colors than my t3i.

I also would say that $450 is a pretty good deal for a 5d classic that is in good shape.  When I purchased mine, I was watching ebay and they seemed to be going from the mid-$500's and up depending on how they were packaged, and who was selling the camera.  B&H and Adorama were selling used 5d's for the $600 to $700 range. 

One caveat is that it is heavier and bigger than my rebel, and it doesn't do video.  So I've kept my rebel as a backup body to use when I want a lighter/smaller camera or for video.

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