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Re: 5Dc a good option?
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2013, 01:35:45 PM »
I've heard that the 5Dc IQ actually beats the 1Ds II because of better color definition and better high ISOs, which apparently are the same as the 5D II as some mentioned. At a wedding I'll use flash before using anything above 1250 ISO anyway.

As for handling I hated (hated) the 7D. The 5D II and 6D aren't much better but at least the AF makes sense. I dislike the mushy buttons. Nowhere near 1D/1Ds handling (even the old ones). I've never had a 5Dc but I'd assume it feels like the 20/30D and 1D II with firmer buttons and smoother/less grippy material. More satisfying imho.

And think about resale value. The 5D II will lose a few hundred before the 5Dc loses one hundred.

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Re: 5Dc a good option?
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2013, 04:22:26 PM »
I've heard that the 5Dc IQ actually beats the 1Ds II because of better color definition and better high ISOs, which apparently are the same as the 5D II as some mentioned. At a wedding I'll use flash before using anything above 1250 ISO anyway.

As for handling I hated (hated) the 7D. The 5D II and 6D aren't much better but at least the AF makes sense. I dislike the mushy buttons. Nowhere near 1D/1Ds handling (even the old ones). I've never had a 5Dc but I'd assume it feels like the 20/30D and 1D II with firmer buttons and smoother/less grippy material. More satisfying imho.

And think about resale value. The 5D II will lose a few hundred before the 5Dc loses one hundred.

Yes, the 5DC handles much like the 20D. One of the worst aspects of the Classic is the LCD screen. It's not so much the size, but rather the screen's weird colors. I always knew the screen sucked, but after shooting with the 5D3 for the past year, the Classic's screen might as well be black and white!

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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 08:43:59 PM »
I've heard that the 5Dc IQ actually beats the 1Ds II because of better color definition and better high ISOs, which apparently are the same as the 5D II as some mentioned. At a wedding I'll use flash before using anything above 1250 ISO anyway.

As for handling I hated (hated) the 7D. The 5D II and 6D aren't much better but at least the AF makes sense. I dislike the mushy buttons. Nowhere near 1D/1Ds handling (even the old ones). I've never had a 5Dc but I'd assume it feels like the 20/30D and 1D II with firmer buttons and smoother/less grippy material. More satisfying imho.

And think about resale value. The 5D II will lose a few hundred before the 5Dc loses one hundred.

Look, the 5Dc is a good budget option.  But let's not get carried away.  It does NOT have better IQ than the 1Ds Mark II.  Anyone who has owned these cameras need not repeat what I just said.
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Re: 5Dc a good option?
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2013, 11:04:29 AM »
I think after some more thought that I will buy the 5D2, this would be for around £999. This is still £500 cheaper than a 6D, that £500 saving is a lot of money to me and if I wanted to I could put that £500 towards a prime lens, I have been impressed with the 135mm f/2. If I was to spend an extra £500 on a 6D I would rather wait and get a 5D3, but for me at this time I feel a 5D2 a good choice.

Yes I know the high ISO is a bit better on the 6D and there is a small difference in image quality, but the 5D2 is still a massive improvement over my 450D. I didn’t hear people complaining about the 5D2’s ISO before the 5D3 and 6D came out, the opposite, people thought it was amazing! I also don’t need wi-fi or gps, plus I prefer the size and feel of the 5D bodies.

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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2013, 11:11:40 AM »
5dc or 5d2 both awesome still! If you can't make a great print with either of those cameras something ain't right. I love my 5d2 it was my first DSLR I bought new and it's hard for me to look at or through my 50d.
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« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2013, 11:34:32 AM »
I've been going with 5Dc for some time now, got it around 450 € second hand. If you aren't a professional, I wouldn't put my money on the bodies, and I don't know whether there is that big a difference between 5D and 5DII.

My worst deal ever was to buy 20D new. Now I could only get about 10 % of the price I paid back, and this hasn't changed. I don't want to buy 5DIII for that reason only. If you plan on using 5DII, be prepared to sell it after 5DIV or 6DII comes out, that way you'll probably get most of it back.

Currently I'm just using 5D and 20D until they break, after that it will be the next cheapest FF frame available.

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« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2013, 11:38:55 AM »
If you aren't a professional, I wouldn't put my money on the bodies, and I don't know whether there is that big a difference between 5D and 5DII.

I am a professional photographer and want to buy a decent camera that I will use over the next few years.
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« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2013, 11:42:34 AM »
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Re: 5Dc a good option?
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2013, 11:48:14 AM »
I've been going with 5Dc for some time now, got it around 450 € second hand. If you aren't a professional, I wouldn't put my money on the bodies, and I don't know whether there is that big a difference between 5D and 5DII.

My worst deal ever was to buy 20D new. Now I could only get about 10 % of the price I paid back, and this hasn't changed. I don't want to buy 5DIII for that reason only. If you plan on using 5DII, be prepared to sell it after 5DIV or 6DII comes out, that way you'll probably get most of it back.

Currently I'm just using 5D and 20D until they break, after that it will be the next cheapest FF frame available.


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Re: 5Dc a good option?
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2013, 11:59:48 AM »
It's not the first time I hear 5D would have better low ISO performance. Haven't seen that many 5DII images to make the call.

But if OP is a professional, then 5DII is pretty clear answer. I can live with the risk of 5D coming apart any day. Professional can't, and that would be enough for me to turn towards 5DII, the probabilities work in its favor. For amateurs I would say to get the original 5D.

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Re: 5Dc a good option?
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2013, 12:08:49 PM »
I know my 450D is a newer camera with a DIGIC III processor and the 5Dc has a DIGIC II processor, but would going back to an older processor matter?
yes.

With the 5Dc being full frame the ISO and image quality will be much better than the 450D, am I right?
yes.

Is there a big difference in image quality between the 5Dc and 5D MKII?
yes.

I do understand that the 5DMark ii is again better than the 5Dc, but I am trying to save money. I am basically asking is going from the 450D to a 5Dc a good option?
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« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2013, 12:08:49 PM »