Canon 5D still worth buying?

Started May 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP SanjayNair Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Canon 5D still worth buying?

SanjayNair wrote:

Hello everyone. Was contemplating buying a used 5D classic body which comes at a bargain price, considering I have been wanting to start using FF to get the wider coverage for my landscapes and better depth for portraits. I have been looking at used lenses for it too, and the prices are in the range I can afford at the moment. I am aware it lacks live view and SD card support and the lesser AF points. I dont really use live view expect the time I do astrophotography, which wont really be an issue for me. I will be using my Nikon D5000 as a second body anyways, if something of that sort comes up.

The shutter count of the device I have contacted about, is close to 70k. Any advice would be very much appreciated..Thanks!


For the landscapes I'd say the advantage would be minimal, perhaps you could say the 5D might be able to get away with using cheaper older lenses to give similar performance.

More DOF control would be my #1 reason for buying a 5D over a D5000 today, especially again if your on a tight budget for lenses as well.

Thanks. But how exactly are the lenses cheaper for 5D ? Or did you mean the used ones which I was refering to? And yes,its a tight budget

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