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Looking to purchase a 5D. Good or bad?


Kris_Dutson e2
12 8.2k 1 England
16 Apr 2007 3:14PM
I suppose a 16-400 f2.8 L USM IS is hoping a bit....even if I had won the lottery. Wink

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tigerminx e2
10 237 South Africa
16 Apr 2007 4:11PM
Lol, that's pushing it a bit Smile

CB, I think you're right. Maybe I should dive into the pool so to speak. I already have a buyer for my EF-S 10-22mm, so it makes the transition a lot easier. I will definitely let you know.

Thanks again all.
Bruce.
andytvcams e2
12 10.4k United Kingdom
16 Apr 2007 4:16PM

Quote:There were some glitches with early models of the 5D, which have now been fixed


What glitches?.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2007 4:36PM

Quote:If Canon ever bring out a 28-135 (or thereabouts) L lens, I could be tempted!
I believe the 24-105 is the result CB.

I like the 5d but it is the cost of supporting lenses that puts me off. I worked out that even with the current cash backs it will cost me nearly 3,500 to get 5D and L glass to the same range of focal length coverage. lenses

17-40L
24-105L
100-400L
1.4x TC

I could restrict myself to the 1st two lenses for the 5D and keep my 300D plus 55-200 and 170-500 for wildlife/sports, but theny why bother upgrading. I know I am moaning Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
16 Apr 2007 6:19PM

Quote:I believe the 24-105 is the result CB.


Not an entirely satisfactory result. It is not as good at 24mm as the 17-40L is at 17mm!

I would rather have a less ambitious wide end and a longer top end. Even a 35-135 or 35-150 would be fine (given I already have the 17-40) and would, hopefully, achieve more consistent quality throughout the range.

The 24-70L is too heavy, too expensive and too limited in range. Also, if one listens to the whiners on DPR and Fred Miranda Wink the QC on the 24-70L is questionable, with many having to be repeatedly returned for replacement.

So far as I am concerned there isn't a totally satisfactory mid-range zoom for FF digi at the moment. I'm happy enough to wait until one comes out! Smile
ahollowa e2
10 1.1k England
16 Apr 2007 8:20PM
I have had mine for about 2 weeks (bought just before the rebate but was 20 less than with the rebate (kit with 24-105) as whe put their prices up by 150 when the 130 rebate started!!!
It replaced my 10D and is streets ahead. I think that compared to some of the later models the differences wouldn't be as great. My main issue with the 10D was the lack of a good Canon 17-85 lens to fit it. I needed to upgrade body and lens to get the lens coverage I wanted and this bought the price differential closer (until I decided to get the 24-105 as well but at 1950 it was such a bargan I couldn't resist especially as I don't have to pay for a year!!).

cheers

Al.
andytvcams e2
12 10.4k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 12:20AM
I'm still waiting for a reply CB?.
Big Bri e2
13 15.7k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 12:25AM
Andy, I have a really early model 5D and it has a major glitch. When I'm hungover and knackered, it won't go out at sunrise and get nice photos for me.

Wink
Big Bri e2
13 15.7k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 12:29AM

Quote:The 24-70L is too heavy, too expensive and too limited in range. Also, if one listens to the whiners on DPR and Fred Miranda the QC on the 24-70L is questionable, with many having to be repeatedly returned for replacement


Sorry, but DPR and FM must talk complete bollocks. The 24-70L is unquestionably the dogs gonads of lenses.
And if it's too heavy, you're a wimp.

John, I have the following for my 5D:
17-40L
24-70L
70-200L (F4 Sad )
100-400L
100 macro
50mm f1.8
(all the other lenses stay in the museum now)

Was it expensive ? Well, my I sold my third child for medical experimentation.......

Wink

Go on, buy one.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
17 Apr 2007 12:46AM

Quote:I'm still waiting for a reply CB?.


Sorry - you'll have to ask those on here who had to return their 5D's in the early days after launch. Certainly 2 or 3 on here (Abwhitt springs to mind... can't remember the others).

And a horde of others on DPR......needless to say! ;-D


Quote:The 24-70L is unquestionably the dogs gonads of lenses


Well, it can just about match a 50mm/f1.4 - but only just. And I already have that in my collection! Wink

Oh and it weighs more than the bloody 5D !

No thanks - you can keep the 24-70L. My lightweight - and two stops faster - prime does it for me! Wink
mattw e2
11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 5:10AM

Quote:....................... I'm going out with my 5D this afternoon to give it a proper road test!


THUD!!!!

Is this a strange v4 problem, or did CB really say that????
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Apr 2007 7:26AM
Oh I'm sure there'll be reference soon to some acquaintance offering him a king's ransom for a tired old 20D that he just couldn't refuse. That's the usual route to a U Turn.
Wink
mattw e2
11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 8:39AM
I wonder if the 5D has suddenly become the best thing since sliced bread?
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Apr 2007 8:47AM
I doubt it, 'cos there's no future in 35mm sensors
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 8:51AM

Quote:I wonder if the 5D has suddenly become the best thing since sliced bread?
Nah the Pannini has that slot Wink

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