Mine certainly isn’t the prettiest, and it is usually covered in Gorilla tape to cover logos and the corners of the camera. Canon later replaced 5D with 5D MII. Check this out. I b, MS-Optics 50mm f/1.0 - this is another commission, (SOLD) This Pentax MX is a commission sale. I offer a summary of some of his findings below... As you might expect, 13 years after its debut, used Canon EOS 5D cameras can be found for a great deal. Most of my lenses are old-school manual focus Nikon AIS , but I do have an adapter for my Canon FD lenses to my Nikon DSLRs. I can see them in more detail in the field if I want by transferring into lightroom on my phone using a card reader plugged into my phone (Transfers in seconds with usb-c). I’ve done a couple of events with it recently and, whilst it performed well, I really could have done with ISO 12,800 or more and face or even eye detection. It is the camera I use most often for family events when I don’t want to edit a lot raw files. The original Canon 5D was announced in August of 2005, and was revolutionary for its time. This means the rear screen is mainly used for menus and looking at your images as a pixelated mess. I’ve used it in the rain, dropped it, knocked it and even clipped the mirror with legacy lenses. For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the upkeep of 35mmc and get access to exclusive content over on Patreon. Besides that, the 5D does amplify red tones, and it does also have some sort of “organic”, Film-like rendering – that’s why i’ve bought it, back into 2008, when the 5D II was being avialable, but therefore, cheaper. A lot of the older lenses have a certain optical nuance that newer lenses don’t have, and I’m not just saying they can be softer than a pat of butter during mid summer. While the EOS lenses are great, some are often expensive or just out of reach. Full-Frame bodies were reserved for studio professionals and even those offerings were sparse. Less really is more, the Canon 5D Classic is a perfect example of this! I am so touched that I have managed to aid your decision with the 5D. It isn’t a pro setup, so don’t expect pro features! What I have learnt to appreciate with this body is it teaches you to slow down and think about your work, not sure why it just does this. The Canon 5D Classic was a product of the emerging digital era and the declining film era. The focus screens are also changeable to suit ones needs, but I’ve used the regular screens for AF lenses and MF lenses with no issues. I mean people were complaining about the new Nikon mirrorless … “It’s got no eye-af” seriously? In my opinion, it’s all down to the user. Mounting the Industar 50-2 is rather comical on the 5D Classic. And because it’s a Pancake Lens, it’s really very small and light. If I want higher resolution I just merge a few images in Lightroom (It is so easy and professional now). It’s hard to get hurt for a few hundred dollars if you want a DSLR. How much of this is the sensor and how much is the glass? Fuji X-Pro 3 – A digital camera design philosophy I can get on board with! Best regards from South West England. However, a large image buffer allows the 5D to keep shooting for a long time. The colours are so rich and vibrant and there’s a certain organic nature to the images of which the 5D creates. I do know that it’s an ageing camera, and one day it will one day pack up and not work. Although it is APSC, the filmic look and colors of the images are very similar to a 5D’s and there is much less risk of hitting the mirror from M42 lenses. In my mind, packing more features into cameras doesn’t make for better photographers, in fact, for the most part I feel they just overcomplicate the process for the large majority of users. Short of the fairly expensive Canon 1Ds MKii, most DSLRs of the era had APS-C sensors, which weren’t pushing blistering resolution or ISO performances. The Helios 44-2 is a good example of a lens that will clip the mirror when you get close to infinity. This LCD monitor is similar to 5D mark series cameras. I totally agree. Anyone who owns or is interested about acquiring the Canon 5D (Non-MarkII) Classic may join. Read the Optical Limits, DPReview Reviews, and others….that smallish Lens is really very good. Key Specifications. Then I just choose the best one in post (By doing this I maximise the use of the sensor). Thanks for the article. It’s rugged exterior of magnesium alloy really speaks to you that it was built to last, and built to be used and abused – the 5D Classic wasn’t made to look pretty or to sit on the mantle piece. I bought my 5Dc new in 2006. It's been over ten years since DPReview published the review of the Canon EOS 5D. I had no idea that eye af was a thing, seeing as I’m rather ignorant to new features on cameras. This LCD monitor is similar to 5D mark series cameras. You can even change the ISO with the same hand by pressing the button on the top in front of the LCD and operating the rear dial.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'35mmc_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_6',181,'0','0'])); Speaking of which, the top LCD tells you all of the info you need: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, drive mode, metering, exposure, file type, battery info etc. Thankfully, (unlike the Nikon F system) the EOS system is fairly friendly when it comes to using classic lenses. I took this out on a pro shoot as a back up body, and did a few shots alongside the rapid 7dmk2 and the pictures were great, they do have a film cinematic feel people try to emulate now with presets, but this thing punches them out naturally! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. With these family portrait tips, you'll learn a few strategies for taking much-improved Thanksgiving family portraits. […] with Om, my 2005-era Canon 5D is all I’ll probably ever require in a camera (and I’m not alone). Have been trying to learn more ETTR as this camera is a “noise collector” when used indoors under less than adequate lighting. The Canon 5D – our days often refered to as ‘Canon 5D Classic’ or ‘Canon 5D Mark I‘ (not official names) is a full-frame camera which came out as dslr camera for professional use in the year 2005.It is known for its great usability and handling and still delivers great pictures (came out 15 years ago! One of the best advantages of the Canon 5D - aside from the price - is that you can find EF lenses just about anywhere you look. Nikon F mount has a wealth of good lenses through the mount history, negating the use of other legacy lenses anyway.