Upload & Sell: Off
OP here. Just want to clarify things. My son told me on Sunday he does not want a 5D. He likes using my T4i when he wants to use something other than the film Minolta. On the Minolta he does not learn ISO, the class he is in uses 100 ASA film so all he knows is the ASA needs to be set at 100. The camera was from 1970 so he has to manual focus and use the light meter in the camera which I am always reminding him to check. He really prefers my camera, when he uses it, he shoots in P mode, does not care about background blur, but he is is interested in the composition of the shot which he is learning in school. He likes the auto focus, likes to be able to switch to the movie mode, and the IQ is great.
On the other hand, I grew up on film, for years shot with an Om1 and then OM2 system, before using a digital camera, I had a Minolta film scanner that I enjoyed using. When I bought my first digital, which was Canon D30, I sold off my OM2, lenses and film scanner which I now regret. It would be a lot of fun for my son. I have always used crop cameras, and after reading all the comments would like to try full frame for myself if I find a good deal on one. I am not convinced the IQ of a 5D would be better than my T4i, which is really good. I need to try full frame and see for myself, but I want to wait and get a good price in case I decide the T4i is better and I want to sell the 5D.