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#1 toni-a

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

Sister is traveling to Netherlands for one month.
She asked me for a "good camera" the obvious choice is 750D with wifi capability, light weight, ease of use with presence of auto ISO.
5D and 30D are too complicated for her and heavy.
So I will have to live with nothing but my full frame gear (5D plus tokina 16-28 plus 24-105L plus 70-300IS plus 50f1.4 plus 100 macro which is not that bad.
It happened that I have to shoot all hospital employees babies next week for mother's day (celebrated in Lebanon march 21st)
So I will try to do with one single body...

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:42 AM

If your 5D breaks, luckily you still have the 30D as back up. 



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:16 AM

If your 5D breaks, luckily you still have the 30D as back up. 

30D is now in Dubai I lented it to my wife's sister who wants to experiment in photography as requested in the forum, however I still have my good old loyal 300D



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

Good to have a big enough family to start a side-business as photo rental-service.  :lol:


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

30D is now in Dubai I lented it to my wife's sister who wants to experiment in photography as requested in the forum, however I still have my good old loyal 300D

Ah ok. I have that "silly" little EOS M as backup, I gave my 350D and 450D away. So if I lend out my EOS M, I just have the 6D.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:20 PM

Ah ok. I have that "silly" little EOS M as backup, I gave my 350D and 450D away. So if I lend out my EOS M, I just have the 6D.

 

Why not getting a M5 ? It's got DSLR-like controls and an EVF. Plus the AF is supposedly quite a bit faster.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

Why not getting a M5 ? It's got DSLR-like controls and an EVF. Plus the AF is supposedly quite a bit faster.

I totally dislike EVFs. I have a DSLR for DSLR like controls. I'd rather get a 100D/200D instead. AF is fast enough, for the kind of camera. So, no reason to replace it with a M5. I only got the M because of the very low price, anyway.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:15 AM

My condolences to the OP. I felt my 30D sucked ten years ago - and getting rid of it was a liberation for me - so using it now is probably a pain. And since the 5D is operationally the same - though even slower - I can imagine a very frustrating experience.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

At the time, they were the nicest DSLRs to use. But yes, things have come a long way, controls wise. I had a 350D with a similar control scheme, and was fine with it back then. When I now handle a 350D, indeed I get puzzled and frustrated with how and where to set things.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

Well maybe this happened at the right time.

Got some ilford HP5 and delta rolls, and will be having a mostly film month..

so my main camera will be EOS 30 (film not 30D) digital will help me for verifying exposure in tricky situation if ever. 

 

As for mother's day babies shooting, 5D plus 24-105 should do the job, I will nonetheless have some help from friends Zahi and Ghas using 7D and 5DMKIII, and since I am the only one familiar with reflectors baby posing and lighting, I might be too busy to hold a camera all the time 



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

At the time, they were the nicest DSLRs to use. But yes, things have come a long way, controls wise. I had a 350D with a similar control scheme, and was fine with it back then. When I now handle a 350D, indeed I get puzzled and frustrated with how and where to set things.

Not the nicest, mind you - the 1D Mark II N was from the same generation but it was miles ahead in every respect apart from naked resolution - it was the same as the 30D and almost 4 MP less than the 5D. But so what, I was never chasing the highest pixel counts, else I would've been trudging along with a 5DS now (God forbid!)

 

At the time, of course, it was prohibitively expensive like every erstwhile-current 1D model is/was. Later, though, the prices came down to almost the 5D levels. These 4,5 years with the 1D Mark II N were so nice for me, even though by 2014 that camera became decidedly dated even for my applications, so I mustered a hefty sum to buy a 1D Mark IV. I expect that body to be good indefinitely for me because I don't often need sky-high ISO now (decent quality 6400 is all right by me, with 25600 as an emergency exit). I would've appreciated something like a 80D for backup though, or even a clean 1DS Mark III, but lately I've not been thinking of expanding my lineup - on the contrary, some events in my life are making me question the stuff I'm doing (even more than usual).



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

I vote for take 5D and 100 Macro, and 24-105L as the work horse.  I'm not sure if you'd need anything wider.  But those will give you predictable results.  Even if that were your only set up, you still have a lot of fun with it!

 

I have a 350 D, too.  I would argue that it could take good enough photos for most purposes, but the controls get hard to figure out, and the review screen...well...let's just say it is like the film era, in that I don't find out until the photos are on my computer!






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