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Canon EOS 5D

Review Date: Aug 6, 2007 Recommend? | Price paid: $2,600.00

Pros: full frame, low noise, fairly quiet, easy to use, menus easy to navigate, high resolution, all around great camera
Canonitis (dust magnet)

The main reason I'm writing this review is because of the few clearly misinformed misfits who saw fit to rate the camera based on their obviously limited experience with Canons and photography in general.

It is a dust magnet. All Canons are. If you're buying anything beyond the entry level Rebels (excellent cameras in their own right), you should know this. It's also very easy to clean. Noise is the lowest I've seen. ISO of 3200 is a tad noisy, but usable. The full frame sensor means you can use your wide angle lenses to their fullest potential (love my 15mm fisheye!). The build quality is perfectly fine. You're not paying for a weather sealed behemoth, you're paying for a good, full frame, high resolution camera. You'll get that.

I noticed one reviewer spoke of the limited lens selection. Hogwash. Everyone sells a Canon mount. Sure, it won't take the small frame "digital only" lenses, but there are plenty of "full frame" lenses that duplicate the range, specs, and quality of these new "digital only" lenses. B&H currently has 157 different models for sale that work with the 5D and, indeed, all full and partial frame digital cameras.

This is clearly not a camera for the few small minded fools who complained of irrelevant "faults". It's for the average to serious photog who wants a full frame, high resolution, high quality digital SLR.


Canon EOS 5D

Review Date: Oct 25, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,699.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: build, grip, resolution, features, consecutive shot speed
sensor attracts dust more than any other camera I've tried, price

Absolutely a fantastic camera. For some reason, the sensor attracts more dust than other DSLRs, but as long as you have a good supply of sensor swabs, you;re set. Pricey, but worth the investment, espescially for wide-angle shots.