Original Canon 5D - still great after all these years?

Started Feb 26, 2015 | Questions thread
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CybrSlydr Regular Member • Posts: 377
Original Canon 5D - still great after all these years?

Hi folks!  Been a while since I've been in the camera game (about 2 years since my last post).

On a whim I came here to see what's going on in the photography world and read a few reviews.

What I'm seeing is one of the big things is video and autofocus... ability?  So much of the marketing is on taking 1080p video and so forth - something in which I have 0 desire.  So I'm looking back at the cameras that were out when I had mine - the 20D.

It occurred to me that a camera like the 5D, which was a, "Dream the impossible dream" sort of thing when I had my 20D is available for a good price these days (Adorama has a Very Good used for $500 [body only]).

What I'm here to ask is, for a purely picture-taking standpoint, does the 5D still hold up today?  I know that 90% of a photo is the person behind the viewfinder - but are my rosy dreams of the 5D still valid?

Thank you!

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