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    Default Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    For some years I used an eos 5 35mm. Well today I picked up an old eos 5D for cheap.

    Any of you have this camera in your history?

    In between times I sold all of my better lenses so this will be a slow process trying to find good glass for cheap too.

    In the interim, I am asking for suggestions on a reasonable lens that one might use for reviews. or put another way the Canon EF Macro 100mm f/2.8 USM that I had before is my target lens but although I know of one going for $400 I think I have spent enough this month already. Anyone know of an alternate worth considering?


    I still have a 28-105mm f4-5.6 to play with... (needs a good clean)... which I had forgotten about until I moved recently
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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    Canon 50mm f/1.8. It's very affordable even when purchased new. Good affordable lens for portraits, product shots, low light. If you want better glass, get the f/1.4, but it's triple the quid.

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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    Yup, as Jake said, the 50mm 1.4 is a great lens, I just picked one up not to long ago. I had the 1.8 version before, but the 1.4 has a much faster focus and much quieter. But for the price of the 1.8 its a good lens.
    I also use a 17-40mm F4 L, also have a 70-200mm F4 L, and a 24-105mm F4 L IS, all of them are great lens.. The 5D is a great camera and being full frame makes it even better.

    What are your goals?? Depending on what you plan on shooting, look for the lens that will meet your needs, if its a ALL around lens, I recommend the 24-105 F4, great lens to work with.
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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    ACK, I want the 17-40mm F4 L lens!! I have the 70-200 f4 L already. Sadly, full frame 5D was out of my budget, so I got the 7D last night as a present to myself for my upcoming 40th birthday. It's a big improvement from my Rebel XS.

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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    Congrats Jake! The 7D is a good camera, my 50D is still serving me well, but I have been eyeing the 6D Full Frame for a while.
    The 5D is great, but I want something that shoots both pics and HD video and the 6D is a great all around for both due to the sensor.

    The 17-40mm F4 is my fav lens to use. I use it for almost EVERYTHING. Most of my review photos are from the 17-40mm F4.
    One thing with this lens tho, the focus sometimes is a little slow, and for some close shots, I sometimes have to use manual focus, it doesn't capture the real close shots very good, but then again, this wasn't meant to be a macro lens.
    But if you can manage a manual focus, it works just as good.

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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    I found myself doing with cameras what is often done with computers ...Just waiting for the next big thing.

    Really though some years ago I decided to wait on upgrading the 3 Megapixel camera until double the density was available for cheap enough. This one is the original 5D with 12 Megapixel full frame sensor so 1st goal achieved. If I find myself enjoying photos again then it is always possible to get a mark2 or 3.

    Most of my 35mm shots were snaps, portraits and a bit of Macro, that sort of thing. Snaps can be handled by my other half's Fuji bridge camera for holidays and such.

    On past performance I would say that the lens I would use most is likely to be Canon 24-105mm f4.0 L IS USM or the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. I have used the mark 1 version of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM before or at least something similar and I loved it but I just saw the price these command now

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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    ACK, I want the 17-40mm F4 L lens!! I have the 70-200 f4 L already. Sadly, full frame 5D was out of my budget, so I got the 7D last night as a present to myself for my upcoming 40th birthday. It's a big improvement from my Rebel XS.
    Lucky old FART!
    Got yourself a present.

    Yeah, still using the old faithful Rebel XTi, hoping to get the 60D or T5i though.

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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Lucky old FART!
    Got yourself a present.

    Yeah, still using the old faithful Rebel XTi, hoping to get the 60D or T5i though.
    That's ok. I was using a Rebel XT for about two years. I upgraded to a T3i and that got stolen a few months later. I'm on the 60D and it's amazing, although I do wish I had a 7D or any of the 5D cameras.

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    Default Re: Decided to go digital: eos 5 to eos 5d

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    For some years I used an eos 5 35mm. Well today I picked up an old eos 5D for cheap.

    Any of you have this camera in your history?

    In between times I sold all of my better lenses so this will be a slow process trying to find good glass for cheap too.

    In the interim, I am asking for suggestions on a reasonable lens that one might use for reviews. or put another way the Canon EF Macro 100mm f/2.8 USM that I had before is my target lens but although I know of one going for $400 I think I have spent enough this month already. Anyone know of an alternate worth considering?


    I still have a 28-105mm f4-5.6 to play with... (needs a good clean)... which I had forgotten about until I moved recently
    Hell No, I have Canon 60D and looking for another one but never thought of 5D...it's way too pricey.
    If you looking for a good(not best) cheap lenses for Portrait shots then go for Canon 50mm f/1.8, will cost around $150.
    Last edited by sanusense; 27-11-2017 at 01:05.

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