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Looking to purchase a 5D. Good or bad?


Kris_Dutson 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 11 237 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 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 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 Plus
12 39.8k 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 Plus
11 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 12 10.4k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 12:20AM
I'm still waiting for a reply CB?.
Big Bri 14 15.9k 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 14 15.9k 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 Plus
12 39.8k 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 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 Plus
11 24.0k 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 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 Plus
11 24.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Apr 2007 8:47AM
I doubt it, 'cos there's no future in 35mm sensors
strawman 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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