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RAW Image Task

Select one or more RAW images then click on the 'Process RAW Images...' option to launch the RAW IMAGE Task window. The main window is has a straightforward layout, the main viewing window in the middle, above this a toolbar, and the menu bar. On the left are thumbnails of the RAW images to be converted (you can batch convert images with the same development conditions if required). Output formats are JPEG and TIFF (8/16-bit). RAW Image Task isn't quick by any standards, any adjustment to a setting means a two or three second delay (even on a fast PC). This is primarily because RIT is designed to exactly emulate the camera's image processing pipeline (give exactly the same results as the camera).

In addition to this main window there are also four floating windows; Image Quality ADjustment, Properties, Histogram and Navigator.

Image Quality Adjustment - allows you to make changes to the 'development conditions' for the image (including Picture Style) Properties - displays shooting information about the current image, allows you to embed a comment into the RAW file
Histogram - A luminance value or RGB histogram of the current image Navigator - if the image is magnified the navigator indicates the displayed area and can be used to scroll the view

RAW adjustments which can be applied from the Image Quality Adjustment window:

Digital Exposure Comp. +/- 2.0 EV in 0.1 EV steps
White balance Auto, Presets (6), Kelvin, White Point
White balance fine tuning Blue - Amber & Green - Magenta
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome
Sharpness 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Contrast -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4
Color saturation -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4
Color tone -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4
B/W filter (in mono mode) None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green
B/W toning (in mono mode) None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB

Remote Shooting / EOS Capture

Select the 'Remote shooting' option from ZoomBrowser or CameraWindow to launch the EOS Capture remote control application which allows you to control camera settings and trigger exposures on a tethered camera. Images are saved to the local hard disk (and optionally also the storage card). Settings are adjusted by clicking on the setting on the display panel and pressing the left or right adjustment arrows. Additionally you can also execute 'Timer Shooting' (time lapse) which can be configured to take an exposure at specific intervals.

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Hai Ching Lee
By Hai Ching Lee (4 months ago)

Hi...!

I bought one last month for Usd500 in super good and working condition but without any lens......
I bought an L Lens 24-105mm f4 for another Usd 500...... a 50mm f1.4 for Usd350.......
After much testings around, I noticed 5D is not good at Indoor unless with the help of a Flash......However , at Outdoor I must say it is a Super duper Good Full Frame machine even though it is around 8 years old........!!!

I still feel it is a Good Investment as far as dollars and cents counts......
An FX cameras from Nikon like the D700 body will cost Usd1.3k in Malaysia......

I also own a Nikon D90 with standard kit lens 18-105mm, 70-300mm Tel lens, a Fx 24-50mm f3.5-4 and 20mm f2.8 and others...
Recently I bought an Adapter for Nikon lens to Eos FX body like 5D..........It WORKS very well but have to Manually focus......So now I can have Nikon lens on 5D body which safe me a lot for a start....!!
Used 5D MK-II is selling here at around Usd1.6k which I am looking forward to...!!

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JSnees
By JSnees (5 months ago)

I am using a nikkon D 5100. Have the opportunity to purchase a cannon eos 5d in excellent condition for $500 with 50mm f1.8 lens. Any advantages to this camera vs what I currently have besides FF? Good investment? I currently do not own any pro lenses from nikkon.

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SculptedPhotography
By SculptedPhotography (10 months ago)

The 5D was and is my first digital camera. It has served me with spectacular results. It's main minus for me has been its inability to use the higher ISO's, as anything higher than 200 produces visible grain in images that I print very large on my epson 24" printer. I almost always shoot with a monopod to assure the results.
Technology has changed and improved and I am searching for a replacement. I am invested in excellent Canon lenses and want to stay with Canon. I also want a camera that is not as heavy as my 5D (I am old and am fatigued by the weight of the 5D which I affectionately call "my brick".) Price is an issue too.
Still casting about trying to find a replacement.

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frosty 7
By frosty 7 (6 months ago)

hi i jus bot a canon eos 5d from a friend am i able to record video with the camera ?
thanks

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Ugo78
By Ugo78 (5 months ago)

No, unfortunately you are not able to shot video, neither by installing Magic Lantern (because the camera is not equipped with live view).

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InfraOptic
By InfraOptic (4 months ago)

Easy answer: Buy a Sony A7 mirrorless and a metabones adapter to use all Canon AF lenses.

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KariIceland
By KariIceland (10 months ago)

I wish you guys would do a new comparison with the 5D, would love to see it vs the newer dslr's

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qianp2k
By qianp2k (10 months ago)

Agreed! In all cameras announced around that time, only EOS 5D still attracts many discussions in DPR forums. How many are still talking Nikon D200 that announced just three months later these days? If you don't print/view in very big size, EOS 5D actually withstands most today's FF cameras very well till ISO 800/1600 in IQ, no mention crop cameras.

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sh10453
By sh10453 (10 months ago)

I love my 5D.
Using the 5D with quality Canon L lenses produces images that I do not see a difference between them and those taken by a newer camera (5D II, 5D III).

If video is not needed or required, then finding a clean 5D would be prudent.
Some very well kept, used lightly by some hobbyists can be found at around a $1,000 or less.

I have no immediate plans to shell out $3,000 or more for a newer model that is not going to give me much over the 5D, in terms of image quality.

But for commercial photographers, that's a different situation.

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Macandts
By Macandts (10 months ago)

Ditto. I could not be happier with my 5D. I'm also disappointed that the set up for image comparison keeps changing. It makes it difficult to compare any older digital camera with anything contemporary.

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MFog
By MFog (2 months ago)

I just sold my trusty old 5D. I love the camera but I will not miss cleaning the sensor every other week and fixing dust spots in lightroom! That was always a royal pain in the neck. Still a great camera.

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