5d classic

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a up everyone, i got the photography bug in the early 90,s with a canon 35mm film slr. Most of my pics were family days out and holidays with some motocross as i also used to race. With the dawn of digital i held back a while as my 35mm was still getting great shots although the cost of developing does add up. I bit the bullet and bought a canon 40d and find it to be a superb camera, with the ability to see your result on the lcd a big help. You learn a lot quicker how the various settings alter the look of your shots when you dont have to wait for the film to be developed. I do find i miss that sense of exitement when you go and get your prints and see the results for the first time.
One thing i did notice was the difference the crop factor made to my shots. In some ways it makes it easier as the apparent dof is deeper meaning the area of focus seems slightly deeper for a given f stop. Also the reach of my lens seems greater. Sometimes i found i missed the abillity to easily blur the background on family shots and portraits even with the kit lens at 85mm compared to my old camera. I could blur the background but not as much as i wanted. To help with this i bought an 85mm f1.8 so i can open up the aperture and this gave great results but i did feel i would like to try to back to 35mm.
Last week i made my mind up a bought a 5d from the canon refurb site, and coming from the 40d i felt right at home with it. Its about the same size and weight as the 40d and the controls are very similar. The full frame does make a noticable improvement to the looks of the shots. I plan to keep the 40d as well for the motocross etc. One big improvement is the high iso performance of the 5d with shots at iso 1600 looking better than the 40d at iso 400.

I took a visit with my wife to Chatsworth at the weekend and here are some of my first shots with the 5d

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Congrats and some lovely shots there :) I also picked up a 5D classic a few weeks ago. Given I was coming from a 500D, it feels very substantial and has the FF goodness we all desire :p Not tried high ISO yet but good to know it's capable!
 
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cheers Dunky, iso 1600 was usefull for the indoor shots at Chatsworth as it enabled hand held shutter speeds. I found 24mm seems much wider on ff but still not enough to get it all in. All the shots i posted are hand held and some are 3 or 4 shot panos dependent on the room sizes. The stairwell was a 3 shot vertical pano.
 
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