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Re: pulled 5D off the shelf for 1st time in 2022. it's still WOW!


gdanmitchell wrote:
artsupreme wrote:
The 5D is still a very capable camera today and will hold it's own in good lighting against the latest and greatest bodies.


I had the 5D and used it a ton.

At the time it was an extremely important product when it was introduced 17 years ago — the first "low cost" (by comparison to the 1-series) full frame camera. For those who wanted the larger sensor, particularly for folks like landscape photographers who didn't need speed or 1-series ruggedness, it was a game-changer. It was the camera that convinced me to get full frame.

It is as good now as it was then.

But that was then and this is now.

I would not say that it "holds its own against the latest and greatest bodies." I've had a couple of later cameras in the 5D series since that time, and each of them them improved on that original camera in significant ways: the inclusion of dust-management technologies (a big problem with the 5D!), addition of video, better performance at higher ISO (related: better noise performance), much improved AF, high MP sensors, and more.

Dan



I hear you I've owned them all and the newer bodies just make it easier to get the end result. For stills in good light, you wouldn't see much of a difference of the final images posted here on FM if we rewound many years back to the days of the 5D image threads. It can still get capture all the action shots and BIF shots but it was just much much more difficult to get the keepers. And yes, dust spots on the sensors were not fun with any of the old bodies.



May 25, 2022 at 11:35 AM





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