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« on: August 22, 2005, 05:18:18 pm »

1/200 instead of 1/250 because of the larger shutter.

they did not have those extra millimeters of curtain travel to play with.

no pop-up?  there has not been one on a single digit series camera in that many years!

mirror lock button? is there one of those on the 1 series cameras?


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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 07:01:13 pm »

Flash and the picture mode is the one reason I don't know if I want to replace my 20D... I will probably end up getting the 5D in addition to my 20D.

I use my camera at my friends party or family hang out, and I usually don't carry my heavy flash around. Also the different picture mode comes in handy when your handing the camera to somebody to take a pictures.

I do agree with the print button. Specially for a camera that is missing the simple point and shoot modes I mentioned above.

Mirror lockup... yes, it would be nice to have, but I don't think its much of a trouble. I've gotten used to the function menu. Its easer then changing out my lens.

One think I wish they would have added is more focusing points. I know there are invisible ones, but more focusing point would have been nice.

I will have to put some serious thoughts on the camera though... between the 5D and the 1DM2n...


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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 01:05:58 pm »

In what has become a sport of mine, I like picking apart new camera models, working out their strenghts and weaknesses.. Each maker has their own approach, and Canon, bless their sole (sic), has a very peculiar but reasoned approach.

You want it all? Buy a series one camera
Can't afford it? Buy one of a number of other competent but non complete cameras..

Enter the scene the 5D, a pretty impressive camera just from the stats.  For the record, I will be trading my 20D in for this camera as it is (almost) everything I want...

However, why did canon leave all this stuff out?:
-Flash sync of 1/250th? Why only 1/200
-No pop-up flash (the original film Eos 5 had one)
-No A-DEP (one of Canon's better inventions)
-NO MIRROR LOCK UP BUTTON (in the pre-release photos I was hoping what turned out to be the printing button would be the Mirror Lock up button.. now WHO THE H...l NEEDS A PRINTING BUTTON ON A $3300 CAMERA?!?!!?!?!?!!#$#$%$%$^#^&

(Sorry to the administrators for my rant.. I normally abhor strong keystrokes!)

What Canon gives, Canon also taketh away... However, there is reason behind their madness.  Why else take all this stuff out unless they want you to upgrade to a 3D further down the track.. (except for the flash.. sorry folks, please fork out $200 for an external bulky unit, even if all you need is a little fill)...

So, what else is missing? Well too late to write to Canon now.. they don;'t listen to us "poor" consumers (this is a $3300 Camera!) Let's hope its quiet at least..
B&W photographer - Still lifes, Portrait


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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 05:19:48 pm »

I believe Canon's current line up of cameras is excellent.

There is something for everyone and at a wide price margin also. (But there is room in the price chart for one more mid-to high level pro camera...)

I personally love the 1.3 crop of my 1DM2 and will be sorry to see it leave the camera line in the future.

But the reasoning to kill it is sound.

Full frame chips are the future, now that manufactoring capabilites have improved.

The buget minded folks will still have the Digital Rebel and all of it's furture offsrping.

And the truely budget minded folks, who just want a snap shot of little Johnny with birthday cake on his face can purchase one of canons excellent al-in-one point and shooters.

If I did not already have an excellent 14mm lens, then the 5D would be perfect for me.

But for any one who shoot ultra wide, or just wants to stop worring if there 24mm lens is wide enought anymore, than the 5D is a great camera that can do it all, nearly.

For me, the resilution of the 5D isn't high enought to warrent the purchase.

I'm waiting for the full frame 16 or 22 MP that will come out eventually for around $5K. ( I nearly bought the 1dsM2, but I find the 8FPS more useful than more pixels right now)

That mid to high level camera is the only thing left for Canon to produce for the pro market. (IMO)

What  a great time to be a photographer!

Jim Bianchi
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005, 07:06:44 pm »

They left out the 16 bit A/D!!! I want more resolution on the shadow end!!
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