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The manual focus screen for the 5D MkI is the Ee-S screen. I had a 5D MkI and the Ee-S screen so I could manual focus my third party lenses. Lenses needed to be f/2.8 or faster otherwise the viewfinder would be too dim. Also metering wouldn't always be accurate with the Ee-S screen installed.
But as far as IQ is concerned? I like wide and from reviews I read (Photozone / OpticalLimits) it is quite decent from 20-40 but not so great from 17-20...Personally I found it too wide, I ended up swapping it for a 24-105
Absolutely!There is definitely something special about the files from the 5D mk1! I’m lucky that despite having sold mine I can still borrow one from my Dad.
I absolutely agree with all you say and I also agree that it is worth saying.Sorry to say this but I feel the need.
5D's are nice cameras but they are dust bunny magnets and in a big way, the back screen is small and relatively poor, they're "only" 12mp which could limit your options (cropping and printing etc,) there's no live view and they are limited to a very low by todays standards maximum ISO which will mean that if you're shooting in low light you're going to be at double digit shutter speeds even with an f1.4 lens and the ISO maxed out and being honest these days the performance of these cameras is matched and indeed exceeded by the much more flexible offerings from MFT and APS-C mirrorless which are pretty easy to find at reasonable prices on the used market and even the Sony A7 which is IMO a much more capable FF camera and far exceeds the abilities and image quality of the 5D and could be considered if you find a reasonably priced one.
Sorry to say these things and they are just my opinions but I thought it worth saying. I liked my 5D and I still look at pictures taken with it but although I too sometimes get carried away with nostalgia I just wanted to inject not a little negativity but a little reality and objective comparison to what's available today as I think it's worthwhile to realise that although the 5D is a fun camera to take pictures with it limits you in some ways and is bettered by more modern cameras for usability (in terms of low light/high ISO) and image quality.
If people go into and buy into the 5D experience with their eyes open and knowing the issues and arguable limitations then fair enough
But many recent features are a total waste of time for many of us and if you are going to part with a sizable wad of cash you really should do some homework?I maybe shouldn't have posted but I just thought it was worth adding a little context as it's easy to get carried away and not everyone reading this can afford to try things out and perhaps end up disappointed with a product which is now showing limitations against similarly priced newer used kit as the price of a used 5D, £200-300 maybe, buys a quite capable camera these days possibly with eye/face detect focusing anywhere in the frame and very possibly with care giving useable pictures at ISO 25,600.
I'd agree with this with the caveat that you're limited in some ways by what today are basic features and abilities and limited low light capabilities if you're shooting handheld.
I'll end by saying that at the time I couldn't really imagine wanting better image quality.
LOLFace/eye detect, being able to focus anywhere in the frame and being able to shoot at reasonable shutter speeds in low light and still end up with 5D beating IQ for a 5D price or even less are a waste of time?
Look. I've obviously ruffled some feathers and honestly I never meant to and I now realise I really shouldn't have posted and really should have known better than to say something like this in a model/marque thread. I only meant to add some balance to the enthusiasm and possibly rose tinted influenced gas.
The net... and with that I'm outa this thread.
Absolutely agreed on most points...in my early stupid days I chased cameras.It really depends on subject, for a portrait in a well lit location i would pick a 5D over my current Fuji set up. Likewise for a landscape shot, especially if I did not have to carry the camera! however for any action or low light it would be the Fuji.
My take on it is that the Fuji is good all the time, the 5D is great sometimes but rubbish at others.
Condescending clap trap.LOL
Don’t run away from the &@$#% you stirred now!!
But seriously, making such a fuss about face / eye recognition makes you sound very millenial...maybe you should stick with the latest Huawei?
Come to think of it, the face / eye recognition in my Pentax K-1000 still works to this day.
And no feathers ruffled...at least not mine. Balance, different perspectives and debate are always good things.
//off to shoot my 5D classic wearing rose coloured glasses...