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Old 04-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Canon 5D Classic

Been in the market for a new camera lately. I've decided that I'm not going for another crop-sensor body. I still have a 7D that I can use pretty much whenever, but it's not mine personally as it belongs to the company I work with. Looking to buy my own camera.

So, pretty much the only two cameras that fit within my price range are the 1Ds classic and the 5D(not a MKII or MKIII). I'm not really looking to stray away from Canon either.

Are either of these cameras obsolete? I'm looking more towards the 5D right now as it seems to be a better camera. Most of my plans for this camera involve landscape photography and a little bit of portraiture. Would the 5D be able to withstand heavy use? I've heard some mixed reviews about 5D quality.

I guess I'm just wondering what the crowd thinks. It's an 8 year old camera, is it still capable?

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 5D is great for portrait or landscape. it uses a DIGIC II processor so the same as in the XTi I havew and haha it's funny you're talking about getting a 5Dc I just bought one last night haha. It's burst speed is nothing to write home about 3fps or so and it's AF does leave something to be desired. But if you're shooting high speed that's what your 7D is for. I also am selling my XTi body and already bought a 1D Mark IIN (8.2MP with 8.5fps burst speed) for fast action. It's got a 45 point AF system with a bunch of cross types. If you're looking for something that will do what you need and can take heavy use though I'd go for the 1D series body. Built like a tank. The 5D is the same build quality as the other xD series but nothing will touch a 1D.

Personally between the 2 I'd go for a 1Ds just because well it's a 1Ds and it has better AF and such and with a 1Ds classic I can bet if you bought it your 7D would be collecting dust soon enough. A couple budies of mine also bought 1D MK II's recently and their 60D and 7D are sitting on the shelf while they shoot with a 7+ year old design that gives better IQ and can run the burst speed of most other cameras (1DX aside) into the ground.

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