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Canon EOS 5D

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Review Date: Apr 18, 2006 Recommend? | Price paid: $2,469.99

 
Pros: FF, low noise at high ISO, sharp images (almost 1d classic like), more robust feeling than 20D but not on par with the 1 series, huge VF (try holding up a 1dmk2 or 20D on one eye, and the 5d on the other), Huge file size (great for cropping), shallow DOF, wide angle lenses are WIDE.
Cons:
AI-servo banding with certain lenses, viewfinder gets dusty rather quickly, 'cheap' feeling CF door and BG battery door, AF spread too centered, huge file size (need bigger CF cards), occasional moiré, soft LCD display.

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Canon EOS 5D

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Review Date: Apr 17, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,600.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: FF, low noise at high ISO, sharp images (almost 1d classic like), more robust feeling than 20D but not on par with the 1 series, huge VF (try holding up a 1dmk2 or 20D on one eye, and the 5d on the other), Huge file size (great for cropping), shallow DOF, wide angle lenses are WIDE.
Cons:
AI-servo banding, dusty viewfinder, 'cheap' feeling CF door and BG battery door, AF spread too centered, huge file size (need bigger CF cards), occasional moiré, soft LCD display.

Affordable FF for the masses. Great 'feeling' body with the exception of the cheap feeling CF door and BG-e4 battery door. In landscape orientation, the camera feels great in your hands with the grip, but in portrait orientation, grip feels ‘chunky’ (not a good feeling). Images that come out of this camera are phenomenal. Sharp, without any PP, and large enough for serious cropping if needed. AF is good, but the focus points need to be spread out more.