How good is the original 5D Mark I compared to the 2013 Canon's?

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The Davinator
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Re: no 5D mark I nor 5Dc
In reply to jayrandomer, Feb 7, 2013

jayrandomer wrote:

Dave Luttmann wrote:

Rexgig0 wrote:

RedFox88 wrote:

scrane wrote:

The newer Canons are far ahead of the old 5Dc

Let's talk about the right camera. There is no model called the 5D mark I nor is there a 5Dc, it's plainly the 5D!

With all due respect, we rarely label something as I, Mark I, or senior, until a II, Mark II, or junior arrives upon the scene. Once the Mark II arrives, it is much simpler to use 1, I, 5D1, or Mark I, than type a longer description. We know what it means, and it avoids confusion, as some folks use "5D" loosely, when referring to the current 5D model.

Moreover, unlike some automobile and firearms companies think, "Classic" is a title that is earned, not self-proclaimed. I believe the original 5D has earned the title of Classic. The early full-frame Canon DSLRs were a BIG thing in their day, causing much anguish among the Nikon folks, and at its introduction, there was nothing else like the 5D, the first light-weight full-frame DSLR. I do not, however, use "5DC."

To be clear, I did not mean this to seem argumentative.

If that is the case, why don't we see constant reference to the Canon 1D Classic and the Canon 1Ds Classic, and the Nikon D2x Classic and the Nikon D3 it because pros know the difference between 5D and 5D2 when the read a sentence?

What's the problem with using 5Dc? Sure, it was never called that by Canon, but enough people use the term that it has become recognizable. Do you get equally upset when someone says the EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS I? Or when someone mentions the 100mm macro (non L)? The additional information, while not conforming to the official nomenclature, helps clarify the exact intent of the statement.

You didn't answer why pros don't need to rename their cameras.

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