5D3 vs. 5D1

Started May 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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5D1 is still outstanding
In reply to aftab, May 17, 2012

The original 5D is still a heck of a camera and the used prices have to make it the best deal in digital right now. My 5D gets almost as much use as my 5D2. I like the simpler interface and the smaller file size, the vast majority of my personal shots don't need 21mp. Even 12.8mp is overkill for alot of my applications. Hard drive space is cheap but why waste it? And if I do nail that perfect shot, the 5D is capable of printing a sharp 20x30" poster of it.

Unless I' plan on shooting a video clip or know I will need ISO 6400 (as high as I'll go on 5D2) I never feel restricted taking the old 5D, and I often do.

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