Magical IQ of 5D classic

Started May 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Magical IQ of 5D classic
In reply to qianp2k, May 31, 2012

This all sounds great, but the problem is that there is no side by side comparison to show that 5D images are any "creamier" that, say, Mark III or another camera with the same lens. Can you post a comparison?

qianp2k wrote:

Well said. I have read many times from owners of 5D and 1D3 (I happen own both of them) that they believe the magic partially is from the old less aggressive Digic II/III processor and low pixel amount, so larger pixel. They have noticeable creamy smooth color rendition that disappears a bit in higher models despite late models are better in virtually every technical aspects such as high ISO and higher resolution.

I use 1D3 as an example as 5Dc is similar. Rob Galbraith who reported initial 1D3 AF issues in early batches has many photos that can demo this magic creamy look

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-8740-9068
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-8738-8908

Go thru many pages of his reports and you have no doubt can see the magic creamy smooth color rendition.

Here again for the magic 5D portraits. I had followed had seen so many stunning 5D portrait and landscape photos. Therefore I skipped Canon APS-C cameras and directly bought very first Canon camera of any kinds - EOS 5D in Dec 2007 and switched from Nikon D50+kit lens. Never regret a bit despite 5D2 get announce in later of 2008.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1032&message=36646587

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