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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:08 am 
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That is true but do you really need to be using that many lenses at once? Just out of interest what job do you do that requires 3 fully weather sealed kits?

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jameswilby5, it is just two weather-sealed camera-lens combos I have, not three. Actually, the bigger worry is dust blowing in the wind, at lens-changing time, but rain is a concern in this wet corner of Texas, too, except that now we have an ongoing drought. I work police patrol, with the added responsibilities of photography and fingerprinting. Having to flush contaminants from the outside of my equipment would not be out of the question, though I would hope to avoid it.

Really, having large dogs, an active nephew living with us, and a pool in the backyard, means that home/family life may be more hazardous to the cameras than my job, plus I like canoes and small boats. After my very elderly father-in-law eventually passes away, we will probably resume our volunteer canine search-and-recovery activities. My wife is legally qualified to collect human remains, which means I would be the one with the camera, and having to also hang onto a wet dog. Perhaps, I am over-thinking this, or
being OCD, but moisture damage is a concern.

Then, there are the wading birds I want to start photographing, in the local tidal creeks, bayous, and salt marshes, especially after I acquire longer lenses. The photographers who inspire me in that endeavor are using
weather-sealed cameras and lenses. This is major thread drift from the subject of the 5D, but I reckon I can take my own thread off-topic a bit.

Perhaps I have answered my own question; a long L lens might be a better
short-term goal than a full-frame camera that is better-suited to a studio environment.

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Only you know what you really need/want :D

However if you go for the 5d you won't have another weather sealed lens to go with that. However if you go with the lens you will have 3 weather sealed lenses and only 2 weather sealed cameras. If you really want total weather sealing you need another camera as well as another lens. So overtime you could get both but you need to decide which you want first. If you got a 5d you would leave one of your 7d's at home and if you got a lens you could decide which would suit what you are doing and then leave the other lens at home.

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This evening, I put my much-favored 35L onto a quite clean pre-owned 5D that is sitting in a dealer's display case. After just getting home and viewing the images on a computer, I now certainly do think the 5D is still relevant in 2011!

1.4 L glass + classic 5D = magic!

It will be very difficult to resist being at that dealer at opening time in the morning! :)

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Well, I took my 100mm 2.8L Macro IS to Houston Camera Exchange this morning, tested it on the 5D, shooting some images inside the building, and then bought the 5D! On the way home, I shot some images of brick buidlings and such things, then went home to review the images. I love the way the 5D renders skin tones, and the images I review on a computer monitor are very sharp, up to the point the pixels come apart.

This 5D behaves very well with the aforementioned 35L and 100L, and also with a 50mm 1.8 pre-mark II and 28-135mm EF IS, thus far. I am much less impressed with my 24mm 2.8 on the 5D, due to notable vignetting, which is noticeable on a cropped-frame camera, and much more so on full-frame.

Overnight, to help me decide, I had read much on Cameralabs.com, visited other forums, read reviews on several sites, and did quite a bit of pixel-peeping. When I require a fast-focusing machine-gun, I do still have my pair of 7D cameras, plus a 40D. I had considered trading the 40D for credit on the 5D, but the 40D was my first semi-pro camera, the one that flew with me on that night-time aerial photography assignment. No, the 40D still performs well, and has sentimental value.

At well less than half the price of a new 5D2, this 5D will not seriously hinder my eventual ability to purchase of a more modern full-frame camera.

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Well, I took my 100mm 2.8L Macro IS to Houston Camera Exchange this morning, tested it on the 5D, shooting some images inside the building, and then bought the 5D!


Cool, don't forget to update the signature. :lol:


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OK, signature updated! :)

This is a very enjoyable camera to use! I am getting really pleasing skin tones. The relatively weak AA filter may be coming into play in that regard. Noise is amazingly minimal, even at 3200 ISO. The low-quality LCD means that I must guess at some aspects of the image quality when reviewing after the shot, but thus far, waiting to truly see the images later on a monitor has not bothered me.

My 100mm 2.8L Macro has become a quite good walking-around prime lens, and my 28-135mm zoom is now much more useful than when on a cropped-frame body. Yes, the 5D is quite relevant. :)

Perhaps I can now skip the 5D2 and 5D3, and save for a future 1D X? Bjorn saved for a Leica M9; that has inspired me to consider doing a similar thing
for a 1D X.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:44 pm 
I have a 5D and 7D and think that the two make a perfect combo. With my 17-40L on the 5D and my longer Tokina on the 7D, I have pretty much all the coverage I need. They're somewhat bulky to schlep around, but you get used to it.

I suppose I could get almost the same from a 1DX and a 24-105, but that would come at the expense of marital harmony.


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