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JASPERIMAGE
9 Mar 2008 - 1:04 PM

Add a topic!Rumour has it that Canon will be replacing the 5D quite soon, has anybody got any information re this as I am considering an upgrade from my 30D.

Also I would have to change my lens's I have a Sigma 10-20 Wide. What are views relative to the best wide angle to use with a 5D.

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Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2008 - 1:31 PM

It's been discussed here and elsewhere many times. a quick Google will bring up lots of forum threads etc.

Nothing is certain but it will probably be replaced sometime this year

here's a link to start

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2008 - 5:32 AM

It is 6 months away at least (maybe 5 before the anouncment) - or maybe we will not see it this year at all.

Your Sigma will not work correctly with a full frame camera (you will get black corners). The field of view of your 10-20 lens is equlivent to 16-32mm on full frame. Have a look at the 17-40 F4 L (around 450)

ripleysalien
10 Mar 2008 - 7:14 AM

I would not replace the 30D you have Iv had a 5D for just on a year and recently got a 30D to back it up, my mate Ashley has a 30D and I thought it was an ok beast as I hadnt used one, Iv had the 30 for two weeks and so far I use IT 90% of the time instead of the 5.
Also like I said in other threads on this topic, you can pick up the current 5D for 1100 a new MK2 will ( i think ) cost between 2000 and 2500, I dont think the MK2 will be worth the extra unless its really a big update, get a current one keep the 30D and get a couple of L series lenses to ADD to your kit.

Steve

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10 Mar 2008 - 8:27 AM

I recently gone from 30 to 5 and as far as I can tell there's 2 significant differences. Firstly, the colour response in the 5 is strikingly superior. I don't think I'm imagining it. For landscaping work the 5 is therefore noticebly superior. Secondly, and I guess this matters depending on where your targetting the eventual results, is of course the output size and it's intrinsic quality. If you're only ever going to print up to, say, A3 then the 30 is perfectly adequate. Bigger sizes would benefit from the 5. Also, I don't see the point of putting anything other than the best lenses on the 5, which also relates to the planned output size.

User_Removed
10 Mar 2008 - 9:07 AM

...and I use the 17-40L too.

ripleysalien
10 Mar 2008 - 10:01 AM

the best wide angle on the 5D is the 16-35mm.
I have the 17-40 which is very sharp but they say the 16-35 is sharper, its nit picking but the 17-40 is a fantastic lens, so is the 24-105 so its how wide do YOU want.

Steve

rictac2
rictac2  9150 forum posts England
10 Mar 2008 - 1:33 PM

Hi Brian

You might even find a 5D in classifieds on ePz (or a profile) which would leave you plenty for you wide angle.

Richard

I'm ill, so don't tell Juddie I was up and about!

JASPERIMAGE
10 Mar 2008 - 1:35 PM


Quote: The best wide angle on the 5D is the 16-35mm.
I have the 17-40 which is very sharp but they say the 16-35 is sharper, its nit picking but the 17-40 is a fantastic lens, so is the 24-105 so its how wide do YOU want.

Steve

I like to shoot wide panoramic that is my style as I produce prints 24" x 10". I use the Sigma at the moment to achieve this so looking for compatible.

Thanks

elowes
elowes  92830 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 - 2:41 PM

16-35L or 17-40L. Both good lenses.

Advantage of the 17-40L is the price but disadvantage is the max aperture is F4. Not really a problem with landscape though.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2008 - 2:49 PM

A comparison of the 17-40L and 16-35L Mk I on LL showed each lens had its strengths, but overall the 17-40L was (just) the possible winner with less chromatic aberration etc than the 16-35L. The 16-35L Mk II is said to be better than its predecessor but the price is much higher of course. EPZ shop prices for comparison purposes:

17-40L: 499
16-35L Mk II: 1069

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2008 - 3:27 PM

got the 17-40 and 24-105

90% of the time, it's 17-40

when I do people, it's the 24-105

very occasionally I get the 80-200 out.

look at my portfolio if you want to see the results. Smile

elowes
elowes  92830 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 - 8:22 PM

For me the 24-105 is on the 5D all the time as a general lens. I find the 24mm wide enough for most things I do. The 17-40 tends to stay on the 20D.

I have yet to really take on the challenge of a 17mm wide lens.

JASPERIMAGE
10 Mar 2008 - 8:34 PM

Thanks for all comments, its just that I have had to take ill health retirement from my normal job, not photography, and have started my own business in seling my images via Gallery Shops, I have also been tasked with photographing business premises and golf courses and I feel that moving to the 5D would benefit me.

Brian Smith

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10 Mar 2008 - 10:32 PM


Quote: Thanks for all comments, its just that I have had to take ill health retirement from my normal job, not photography, and have started my own business in seling my images via Gallery Shops, I have also been tasked with photographing business premises and golf courses and I feel that moving to the 5D would benefit me.

Brian Smith

It depends on where the images are likely to end up. If it's as illustrations in brochures then, no, the 5D wont be an asset. As statement pieces on a clubhouse or boardroom wall, however, it will definitely be better than a 30. The 5 of course will do both.

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