PDA

View Full Version : 5D on the way!


Please support NSOP by using our affilaites:
      Receive a FREE GIFT from Think Tank Photo

   Camera Gear Rentals   

Stime187
12-27-2007, 07:46 PM
I have a 5D on the way... I'm pumped, learn me about it. :lol:

DotGrl03
12-27-2007, 07:47 PM
W00t!!!

subimatt
12-27-2007, 07:49 PM
Grats Scott!!!! When I played with one it seemed Identical to the 30D in feel, layout, and menus... so you should be right at home!

Stime187
12-27-2007, 07:53 PM
Grats Scott!!!! When I played with one it seemed Identical to the 30D in feel, layout, and menus... so you should be right at home!

Yeah, all I need to know is how to put to change the aperture and how to work the exposure comp. I really don't use much else. :lol:

- Scott

subimatt
12-27-2007, 07:55 PM
If you want to send it my way, Ill take notes after its thoroughly tested! :lol:


-Jelly!

Stime187
12-27-2007, 07:56 PM
Yeah, I already got the 17-40 L, it should be a nice combo for me. Now I just gotta order my new grad. ND set... :mad:

subimatt
12-27-2007, 07:59 PM
^ ahh... The realization with photo toys... theres always something else.. :(

Stime187
12-27-2007, 08:02 PM
^ ahh... The realization with photo toys... theres always something else.. :(

I'll be good once I have the filters... can't think of anything else I'd need. Its the setup I've been wanting since day one.

Now I just have to sell my 30D and the 24-105 L that I'm getting with the 5D. I essentially got the 5D and a Pixma Pro9000 printer for around $1750 after rebates and selling the 24-105 L. Not bad at all if you ask me. Cheap 5D + essentially free nice printer! :banana:

LucKie355
12-27-2007, 08:05 PM
I can't help you, but Congrats!! :banana:

-K

subimatt
12-27-2007, 08:08 PM
I'll be good once I have the filters... can't think of anything else I'd need. Its the setup I've been wanting since day one.

Now I just have to sell my 30D and the 24-105 L that I'm getting with the 5D. I essentially got the 5D and a Pixma Pro9000 printer for around $1750 after rebates and selling the 24-105 L. Not bad at all if you ask me. Cheap 5D + essentially free nice printer! :banana:

where?!!

Id totally go for that!

distorto
12-27-2007, 08:15 PM
how much for the lense?

also, congrats!

Stime187
12-27-2007, 08:36 PM
where?!!

Id totally go for that!

Via all the deals, rebates, and package on Amazon. You want full details? I'll write it up/break it down for you in another thread.

subimatt
12-27-2007, 08:37 PM
Via all the deals, rebates, and package on Amazon. You want full details? I'll write it up/break it down for you in another thread.

please do.

Stime187
12-27-2007, 08:38 PM
how much for the lense?

also, congrats!

PM me, it'll be BNIB. I'll sell it for $910 shipped (its $1k new + shipping).

- Scott

Stime187
12-27-2007, 08:44 PM
please do.

Done.
http://newschoolofphotography.com/forum/showthread.php?p=72605#post72605

jacobsen1
12-27-2007, 11:24 PM
CONGRATS!!!!
:dance:
think of the blue skies you'll get now!!!! :devil:


how to put to change the aperture
:confused:
not sure what you meant here, but I use Av/Tv 99% of the time. Usually it's Tv @ 1/125th so that I'm at the highest aperture I can get. Then I adjust the ISO if I need it higher and it won't go on it's own.


how to work the exposure comp.
not sure what CFs and settings I'm using, but it's just half press the shutter (so it has something to adjust) then dial the back wheel... Easy as pie.

I can give you a full run down if you like. I'm using the landscape mode when shooting JPEGs with some custom tweaks. I love this body. Not sure what it is even, but ever since I've gotten it I've noticed a IQ bump. I've also noticed I'm getting more shots I like with it, but that could be because it's opened more UWA doors for me, and we all know how I love that... But I've shot only ~4,000 (went over that at Okemo) frames with it, but my keeper rate is MUCH higher than any other camera I've ever owned. This thing just works and I love it.

Enjoy it. Get a L bracket and good clamp next. :D

Stime187
12-27-2007, 11:26 PM
:lol: I was mostly kidding on that, Ben. I was just meaning that since I only shoot still landscapes, the only functions I seem to use are changing apertures and exposure compensation. I should be able to figure it all out but I'll definitely post any questions.

And yeah, I can't wait.

- Scott

jacobsen1
12-27-2007, 11:27 PM
:lol:

no read what I quoted... you wrote it funny is what I was saying... :lol:

You'll love it. I'm psyched to see what it does for you, as I've loved mine and I've seen a huge improvement in my shooting since I got one.

What's your FF lens lineup anyway?

Stime187
12-27-2007, 11:30 PM
:lol:

no read what I quoted... you wrote it funny is what I was saying... :lol:

You'll love it. I'm psyched to see what it does for you, as I've loved mine and I've seen a huge improvement in my shooting since I got one.

What's your FF lens lineup anyway?

:lol: Yeah, I'm too lazy to edit it and its funny how I put it...

My line-up is exactly what I've been wanting for so long...

17-40 L, 50 f/1.8, and 70-200 f/4 L... perfect for what I shoot. Essentially everything covered.

I've also got a new set of Grad. NDs on the way...

- Scott

jacobsen1
12-27-2007, 11:41 PM
I've found I shoot too many different things to live w/o the 24-70mm... But yes, for landscapes, that is a awesome kit. Although I do see a olympus 50mm f1.4 in your future... :cool:

Stime187
12-27-2007, 11:43 PM
I've found I shoot too many different things to live w/o the 24-70mm... But yes, for landscapes, that is a awesome kit. Although I do see a olympus 50mm f1.4 in your future... :cool:

I actually considered just that, how much did the whole deal run you? Lens + adapter? That was the really sharp one (comparatively) right?

Although, I really won't ever use 50. It'll just be there for if I need a bit of extra reach for a composition (I hate cropping to one)...

jacobsen1
12-27-2007, 11:59 PM
~$100. $50 for the adapter and the same for the lens. Might have been $110 by the time I got everything here though... And who knows if they are all that sharp. My comment was based solely on the fact that now that you have you're 5D, you'll want to upgrade nifty too... The olympus is of similar cost, but an awesome build, and awesome IQ...

I agree on the cropping. That's why I'm constantly on the fence about primes versus zooms. I love my zooms for the ability to get the perfect FL all the time and to be able to have 3 lenses to everything. But I love the IQ and low light ability of the primes when that's needed.

Colorblinded
12-28-2007, 12:36 AM
17-40 L, 50 f/1.8, and 70-200 f/4 L... perfect for what I shoot. Essentially everything covered. fairly similar to me... I have the 17-40 4L, 50 1.4 and 70-200 2.8L... I don't use the 50 1.4 too much these days, it's a little long on the 1D MK II for what I used to use that lens a lot for (looking forward to using it on a 5D MK II though).

My 100 2.8 USM Macro is a lens I use fairly often though... you ever thought about a macro?

Stime187
12-28-2007, 12:38 AM
My 100 2.8 USM Macro is a lens I use fairly often though... you ever thought about a macro?

I shoot macro from time to time with the 100 f/2.8, but I just didn't list it because it wasn't too relevant to my focal range.

mkfotos
12-28-2007, 03:15 AM
Congrats!

If you haven't already, get the manual and any software updates here: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=11933#DownloadDetailAct

(it's the EOS5DIM-EN.pdf (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:gotoDetail%28%270900031601%27%29) file).

Since you shoot landscapes, it probably won't be a concern, but the FF sensor will reveal imperfections and shortcomings of lenses like nothing else - even with L glass, vignetting, soft corners, chromatic aberrations, etc. are common when shooting wide open.

Get ready for wiiiide views :D and less reach :(

subimatt
12-28-2007, 09:08 AM
Mike, Do you have any examples of that? Im most likely going 5D as well, and would be curious to see the imperfection examples if you had any.

thechickencow
12-28-2007, 09:13 AM
Congrats dude, i'd be pumped too.

I'll be jealous in a year or two once I'm tired of my 40d.

mkfotos
12-28-2007, 10:12 AM
Mike, Do you have any examples of that? Im most likely going 5D as well, and would be curious to see the imperfection examples if you had any.

I'll try to find some, but suffice it to say that when shooting with cropped bodies, the parts of the image circle that cover the sensor are almost always the lens' "sweet spot"; this is easy to see when looking at MTF charts. The good news is that stopping down and/or using corrective software takes care of a lot of this. I have a 5D and shoot a lot with it, and wedding photographers that use the camera are legion, so it's just something to keep in mind, and not insurmountable.

subimatt
12-28-2007, 10:17 AM
^ Yea, all the wedding photogs Ive spoken with are 5D 5D 5D... was just curious as Ive heard about the softing and vingetting, but never seen it. All the images Ive seen with the camera and taken with it have been fantastic. Just nice to see some possible things to look out for.

Colorblinded
12-28-2007, 10:28 AM
Since you shoot landscapes, it probably won't be a concern, but the FF sensor will reveal imperfections and shortcomings of lenses like nothing else - even with L glass, vignetting, soft corners, chromatic aberrations, etc. are common when shooting wide open.

Get ready for wiiiide views :D and less reach :(This always amuses me for some reason :lol:

when I go to full frame, i'll be going back to full frame. There's nothing unexpected or unanticipated in that. It's where I want to be anyway, the cropped sensors were a solution to a problem for a while for me at least. They weren't really what I wanted.