I went form a 5Dc to a 5D3... When I got the 5Dc, the 5Dii cost about $2500...
Get the 5Dc for nice flesh tones and nice DoF.
However the other big advantage of FF is ISO performance... in that regard it is no better than the T2i... add to that no Auto ISO... So the only real advante over an older Rebel is shallow DoF...
I say get a 5Dii... thats a big jump over the T2i and 5Dc.
I know that high ISO is the same as a T2i. But upgrading from a T1i to a T2i seems like a step in the same direction going nowhere. I won't get that FF look, and I don't really see a big upgrade. I don't use the video mode on my camera anymore so I don't think I'll be using the T2i's video mode as much. That's why I'm so interested in the Canon 5Dc. It's a pure photography camera that doesn't have too many bells and whistles.
Meanwhile, to those saying about buying a 1Ds2 instead:
I would have been one of you until very recently. The 1Ds2 slots in at just over $1k, between the 5D and 5D2. And I was also contemplating buying one myself.
But there's a good thread to read here, especially the last posts on the second page, that has put me off a bit.
Notbaly the bit that a lot of settings are not settable in the camera, you must use EOS utility on WinXP via firewire to set them, no other way apparently. And seeing as I don't use XP, or even Windows (except at work, but that got Win7ed last week, it's still not working properly), that's pretty much a deal-breaker for me.
That and the crummy LCD, but seeing as I'm used to film then I could just treat it like a film camera in some respects.
Damn those images do look nice though.
Thanks Doctor, you saved my life (LOL)
I was completely considering getting a 1Ds2 but after reading that link, maaan I'm sure glad my heart is set on the 5Dc (well, it's like 75%. I still need more views from people.) I still have my WinXP machine, but It's so damn old and I don't know if I have a firewire cable to change stuff on the camera itself. Thanks so much for the warning, and you are right. Those images look soo nice from the camera.
Sounds like someone doesn't want the 5Dc getting too much interest, so the price will fall, so they can pick one up for themselves cheap
No, but good guess!!! I am patiently awaiting my 7D MK II. It will come.
Haha nice save just kidding. I thought that the 6D would be the replacement for the 7D, but lo and behold, it' replaced the 5DmkII :[ Why has canon not been helpful for the APS-C photographers. The T4i is mainly targeted at budget filmmakers. Why can't they make a dedicated photography camera that doesn't have a video mode anymore.
1DS2 is a little bit better than 5Dc in almost all aspects except LCD size. In fact if you compare 5D2 and 1DS2, 5D2 is just a little bit better. If you don't need to work that much in low-light I'd say 5D2 is almost the same as 1DS2. I'm waiting for 6D. If it turns out that it's not too good, I might resort to 1DS2 since I usually don't take shots in low-light. Just as 5Dc, your only gripe with 1DS2 would be the LCD. Currently 1DS2 is selling a lot cheaper than 5D2 in my place. I'm expecting the price to go down more for both so maybe next year, we'll see.
I like the 1Ds2, but from what Dr. Croubie said, I got a majorly turned off from the camera. I do work a lot in low light though, I can't really shoot in the day because of college so I'm out shooting at around 5:00pm - 6:00pm (good think the Sun doesn't set till like 8:00pm in California ) I also don't like how HUGE a 1D series camera is. I'm not a sports photographer, so I don't know if I can handle all of the extra weight from that behemoth of a camera.
(My T1i is gripped though... is that the same weight as a 1D camera?)