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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 05:38:52 PM »
Oh yea, the 5D is still a very fine camera.
It serves me well every day.
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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 05:38:52 PM »

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2013, 05:41:25 PM »
Still a decent camera..

Although I must rant.. it's been this many years and it's still the utterly unreliable 50/1.4 on (nearly) every camera's press photo..

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2013, 07:49:48 PM »
Still using mine!  And my 40D is still collecting dust!

Still using my 5D and 20D.

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2013, 09:53:06 PM »
My 5Dc is still going strong.  For a long time, when I wanted to have two bodies going, I paired it with my 30D (the controls are virtually identical).  When I upgraded to the 6D earlier this year, it was because I wanted to have live view, focus adjustment and auto sensor cleaning.  Thought those might be nice to have (and so far I do like those features).  I had no real dissatisfaction from what I was getting from the 5Dc (from a quality standpoint - my skill level is another matter).  The 30D has gone to e-bay land.
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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2013, 09:59:16 PM »
I still preferred the colors out of my 5Dc than my MK3s. I skipped the mk2 series because it wasn't worth upgrading for me.

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2013, 10:19:02 PM »
I still preferred the colors out of my 5Dc than my MK3s. I skipped the mk2 series because it wasn't worth upgrading for me.

I never understand comments like this. It is digital, why not profile your camera to get whatever "look" you want from it? The free with every Canon camera ever Picture Style Editor is a remarkably powerful program that you can even edit and save then upload your "look" to the camera Picture Styles menu, and every shot with that style comes out looking exactly as you'd like it to.
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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2013, 11:27:36 PM »
I still preferred the colors out of my 5Dc than my MK3s. I skipped the mk2 series because it wasn't worth upgrading for me.

I never understand comments like this. It is digital, why not profile your camera to get whatever "look" you want from it? The free with every Canon camera ever Picture Style Editor is a remarkably powerful program that you can even edit and save then upload your "look" to the camera Picture Styles menu, and every shot with that style comes out looking exactly as you'd like it to.

Thanks for that. I have been using Canon digital since my 10D and never looked at that software.

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2013, 11:27:36 PM »

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2013, 03:54:05 AM »
I still preferred the colors out of my 5Dc than my MK3s. I skipped the mk2 series because it wasn't worth upgrading for me.
I never understand comments like this. It is digital, why not profile your camera to get whatever "look" you want from it?
There's more to colours than simply three numbers. E.g., the colour separation (amount of "cross-talk" between colours) might be different between different detectors (I'm not saying it is for 5D and 5D2, just that it could be). The Bayer detector has three filters: R, G, & B. By making the filters broader in wavelength, you gain some sensitivity, but you also run the risk of having the filters overlap in wavelength and counting the same light twice, e.g. for both R and G, and that will decrease the colour fidelity in your image compared to filters where there is less overlap.

So, not all detectors necessarily reproduce colours the same way, and it is no possible to correct in software (because it would be an ill-posed inverse process).

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2013, 04:23:03 AM »
Most of the time, I shoot in MRAW, since 10MP is enough for the vast majority of my applications.

+1, there are not many that do this but I guess it also depends when you've started photography. I was never disappointed about the 10 megapixels resolution from the 40D that was my first DSLR, so I've pretty much accepted that as my base resolution.
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Not sure the 5D needed a retrospective
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2013, 06:55:03 AM »
After all, it's overall IQ was not outstanding and even for it's time. a primative camera operationally. Bear in mind the hyperbole-master Ken Rockwell had a hand in this article.

What is of great value in this article are statements by Tyler Stableford, one of Canon's "Explorers of Light."

"The 5D brought amazing image quality in a package so much smaller and light - and less expensive. The 5D was easier to pack into the mountains or hip bag on a ski day."

Canon should listen to their celebrity shooter here. The idea of bringing the next hi-rez camera in a 1 Series body with its traditional size/weight and pricing is a bad idea. Studio shooters will compromise on size/weight, many have by using the 5D series in this role. But few will want to carry a brick into the backcountry and fewer will pay a 1 Series price tag.
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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2013, 07:04:49 AM »
I still preferred the colors out of my 5Dc than my MK3s. I skipped the mk2 series because it wasn't worth upgrading for me.
I never understand comments like this. It is digital, why not profile your camera to get whatever "look" you want from it?
There's more to colours than simply three numbers. E.g., the colour separation (amount of "cross-talk" between colours) might be different between different detectors (I'm not saying it is for 5D and 5D2, just that it could be). The Bayer detector has three filters: R, G, & B. By making the filters broader in wavelength, you gain some sensitivity, but you also run the risk of having the filters overlap in wavelength and counting the same light twice, e.g. for both R and G, and that will decrease the colour fidelity in your image compared to filters where there is less overlap.

So, not all detectors necessarily reproduce colours the same way, and it is no possible to correct in software (because it would be an ill-posed inverse process).

I'm throwing a flag on this statement. First off, anybody willing to accept the overall IQ of the 5D over later versions should have no problem adjusting color in ACR or other top-end editors. Secondly, since your statement is non-specific, it has no vlaue in a 5D vs "anything else" conversation.
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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2013, 08:10:45 AM »
I still preferred the colors out of my 5Dc than my MK3s. I skipped the mk2 series because it wasn't worth upgrading for me.

I never understand comments like this. It is digital, why not profile your camera to get whatever "look" you want from it? The free with every Canon camera ever Picture Style Editor is a remarkably powerful program that you can even edit and save then upload your "look" to the camera Picture Styles menu, and every shot with that style comes out looking exactly as you'd like it to.
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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2013, 11:44:45 AM »
It's so wonderful to see how an article that simply reminisces about the 5D can devolve into snippy comments on this forum.  Why don't we all just agree that the 5D was notable in the recent history of photography.  Then we can each get on with our lives, and we can each go out and shoot some photos with whatever gear we find acceptable.

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2013, 11:44:45 AM »

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2013, 12:55:19 PM »
Although I must rant.. it's been this many years and it's still the utterly unreliable 50/1.4 on (nearly) every camera's press photo..

I agree.
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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2013, 07:13:15 PM »
It's so wonderful to see how an article that simply reminisces about the 5D can devolve into snippy comments on this forum.  Why don't we all just agree that the 5D was notable in the recent history of photography.  Then we can each get on with our lives, and we can each go out and shoot some photos with whatever gear we find acceptable.

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Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2013, 07:13:15 PM »