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Old Feb 13, 2006, 1:03 AM   #1
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My new DSLR plan comes closer to reality. I am now taking a closer look
at the 5D. If acquired, I think I shall get together with the 24-105/4L
IS and the 430 flashgun to start my new DSLR system.
Just wish to seek assistance from you 5D guys on the following:-

1. Any *real* sample photos to share? Any 5D *user* galleries? (your
own or simply providing URLs ot those are just fine);

2. Have you ever wrongly chosen/used an unwanted ISO speed because of
there is no ISO displayed all the time neither in the viewfinder nor in
the monochrome LCD?

3. How about the wide angle image corner performance with the 24-105L,
especially at wide opened at f/4 at 24mm?

4. Is the combo (5D + 24-105L) too heavy for casual family shootings?
Or, maybe the set will be even heavier with the 430 flashgun plus the
spare battery pack too. Well, we all know that the 5D don't have the
handy built-in flash :-( for its professional status as ranked by Canon


5. Anything I should note before I get this (seems to be) wonderful
piece of DSLR "Kit"?

Any comments and inputs will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance
very much for any help!

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Old Feb 13, 2006, 3:32 PM   #2
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Here is a link to some of my 5D pics with a 100-400L. I don't have any 24-105 pictures to show. I did purchase the 24-105 but returned it after deciding it was too expensive for what is does. I'm still not sure about that. It takes great pictures and it's not too heavy at all. I think the wide angle performance is average. You can check photozone.de for a recent review. I primarily use a 85/1.8 as a walk around lens. I'm still trying to decide on good standard to wide angle options. The 5D is great for image quality. Low light performance is excellent. I'm usually pretty cautious about settings before shooting. It's just a matter of developing good habit patterns.
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Old Feb 13, 2006, 3:51 PM   #3
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Humrme wrote:
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Here is a link to some of my 5D pics with a 100-400L.
I could not find the link...:?

RiceHigh, great questions. I would love to find out answers to all these questions too. Just waiting patiently to hear from forum primes...


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Old Feb 13, 2006, 4:54 PM   #4
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That's because I forgot to include it, Sorry.

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Old Feb 13, 2006, 6:17 PM   #5
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I have a 20D and one of the most annoying pet peeves is the lack of ISO display in the viewfinder or the top LCD. You have to push the button to display the current ISO, or shoot a picture and look at the EXIF data on the back. Either way it is inconvenient and a gross oversight on Canon's part. I have indeed taken sets of pics at very high ISO's by mistake. Much less often now that I have become more familiar with the camera, but with such an amazing electronic device as this, I can't figure out how they left this out...

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Old Feb 14, 2006, 2:13 AM   #6
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Yes, making an ISO indication is very easy, at least it should be displayed on the monochrome LCD all the time, I think. Otherwise, the amazing 5D will be close to perfect.
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 4:35 PM   #7
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Is there firmware update available tomake ISO displayed on the monochrome LCD all the time. I would think that would be an easy update forthe amazing 5D...:idea:
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I think this is not possible as the ISO number uses the Tv numerics. However, it would be possible to display just the ISO symbol in the monochrome LCD for a certain higher ISO speed as warning via a new custom function.

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Old Apr 27, 2006, 9:21 PM   #9
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While looking at lenses, take a serious look at the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 lens. I own one and use it with my 5D. Very sharp and fast! Much less expensive than the Canon!
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