Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera OR Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR Camera for pro astrophotographer?
My sister is an expert in astrophotography and we want to get her a camera for her birthday. We want to get her a SLR we just cant decide which one would suit her needs in photographing deep space objects.
I think the 5D M2 would be a good choice of camera.
I suggest you check to see what make and model of camera she currently uses just so you will have an idea of the equipment she has.
Then see if you camera choice will fit with the current equipment she already has.
If this is not a big problem and you just want to get her a new camera and a good lens, that is also a good choice.
Which should I buy? Canon 1d mark iii or 5d mark ii.?
I have a Canon 450d and want to upgrade. I take photos at weddings and do family and senior portraits. Which would be better for me?
5D Mark II has the same sensor as the 1Ds Mark III and identical image quality. The 1D Mark IIII actually falls a little short of either in terms of image quality and resolution but makes up for it in speed. The 5D Mark II also has the highest ISO capability of the three. All that said, if you need the AF and build of the 1D/1Ds bodies to shoot in bad weather, go for it. Otherwise, the 5D Mark II is a workhorse among wedding and portrait pros I know. The price difference between a 1Ds Mark III and the 5D Mark II will readily pay for all or nearly all the glass you would want/need for shooting weddings or portraits. Prime example; the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L, 70-200mm f/2.8L and 135mm f/2L are some of the most common lenses used for weddings and portraits…You could buy all three for the difference in cost between a 5D Mark II and the 1Ds Mark III.
Something else to consider though if you are going to be a wedding pro. Equipment can and does fail, all the time. If you are shooting professionaly, you need insurance. If you can seriously afford the 1D, consider buying two 5D Mark II’s for the same price. That way, if one goes down in the middle of a wedding, you aren’t left compromising with a lesser body when you move to a spare.
Don’t know which to get, Canon 5D Mark ii or 7D?
I wanto save up for another camera. I have the Rebel XS and hope to eventually upgrade. But I’ve been back and forth between the 5DM2 and 7D. I understand that the 5DM2 is full body while the 7D is cropped, but still can’t decide. I love the HD video features, and with the upgrade to the 5DM2’s HD video said to come this year, that’s not a deciding factor really.
I love portrait photography and close up nature. I’ve heard a lot about both camera body’s, and still can’t decide. I’m guessing that canon is going to come out with a 5D mark iii at some point? Maybe I should just wait for that, which would probably have the benefits of the 7D plus the capability of the mark ii?
I’m at odds here lol.
The price isn’t really a problem. I don’t mind taking longer to save up for a more expensive camera if that’s what turns out to be the camera I want.
Just wanted to add that I have L-glass lenses. So they’d work on my XS and 5DM2 if I chose that camera.
Thank you all so far
It really depends upon how many EF-S lenses you have. You do know that none of those lenses EF-S lenses can be used on any 5D or 1D Canon cameras and that means only the 7D can use those current lenses. If you do choose the 5D, Mark II, you will have to replace all your current EF-S lenses.
Since most DSLR cameras are up dated every 18 to 24 months and the 5D, Mark II has only been out a short time, you will have plenty of time to replace all your EF-S lenses during that time frame. If you choose the new 5D, Mark III, you can keep using your entry level XS and finish learning how to use a fully adjustable camera and save your money for buying all EF lenses so you are ready for your new 5D series camera
If I’m upgrading from Rebel XSi, will I dislike the low burst rate of the Canon 5D Mark II?
I think my parents are getting me the 5D Mark II for Christmas, and I’m wondering if the 3.9 fps is a major con of it. Also, is the AF system all that bad? I’ve been reading some bad reviews about the AF in particular. I’m a sophomore art major who plans to pursue fine art photography indefinitely (just to give you some background if that will help you answer my question better!)
should I wait for the 5D Mark III? (I really don’t want to, but if you think it’s worth it, I’ll take that into consideration!!)
full frame is really important to me. otherwise i would probably go with one of the cameras with the aps-h sensor
Fine arts, right? Not sports or photojournalism? Then what does it matter if the AF speed and FPS is about the same as on your XSi??
The 5D Mk2 takes a beautiful sensor and puts it in a consumer grade body to keep the cost down. You’ve read the reviews: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos5dmarkii/
If you want a better all-around camera in that price bracket, get a Canon 7D with a cropped sensor, or a Nikon D700 with a FF sensor but only half the megapixels.
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