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    ckristoff
    ckristoff  9938 forum posts Wales
    20 Oct 2007 - 11:29 PM

    Friends,
    by Christmas I may bite the bullet and buy a digital SLR.
    The camera I'm considering is the Canon 5D, but a second choice would be the Canon 40D. Can anyone suggest which camera I go for? My current SLR is a Canon EOS 3. I assume I shall be undertaking a steep learning curve. Is the manual for the 5D easy to understand?

    I already have L glass which I'm sure is compatible with the 5D. 17 -40 L zoom, 24 - 135 L zoom, 100 - 400 L zoom and a 1.4 extender.

    My main interest in photography is landscape and I'm experimenting with macro. The images I've seen on EPZ taken with a 5D are truly inspiring.


    Frank.

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    andytvcams
    andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
    21 Oct 2007 - 12:17 AM


    Quote: Is the manual for the 5D easy to understand?

    Very easy and the 5D is a good choice.

    mjsayles
    mjsayles  81019 forum posts
    21 Oct 2007 - 12:18 AM


    Quote: The images I've seen on EPZ taken with a 5D are truly inspiring.

    The 5D is a great camera, but remember, it's the photographer that makes the inspiring images, not the 5D!

    ckristoff
    ckristoff  9938 forum posts Wales
    21 Oct 2007 - 12:25 AM

    Mjsayles,

    you've seen my portfolio eh? Smile

    Perhaps I'd better dust off my Fed 4L and go back to basics!! Ha ha! Smile


    Frank.

    mjsayles
    mjsayles  81019 forum posts
    21 Oct 2007 - 12:31 AM

    I havent seen your portfolio, no.

    I stand by my comments tho!

    jondf
    jondf  82475 forum posts
    21 Oct 2007 - 12:58 AM

    The glass you have would work well with either camera. If landscapes, portraits and architecture are your thing, the 5d would be good. If action/sports type shots are your thing, the 40d would be good because it has a longer focal reach than full frame cameras and a faster consecutive shot speed. Ultimately it's your choice but as said above, it's the person behind the camera that counts. Some of the world's greatest images were shot with the most basic of cameras and what's more, the majority of them were on film. Likewise, on this website you'll find pro-standard amateurs getting stunning results with what could be termed 'old hat' equipment.

    chrissd
    chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
    21 Oct 2007 - 5:10 AM

    5D the image quality just blows me away Smile

    daydo690
    daydo690  6 New Zealand
    21 Oct 2007 - 9:03 AM

    Ive got the Olympus E150 and its a good camera once you get the hang of it

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