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wowza.....! I love it


Superb handling 1st class quality pictures .  Real feel good factors

bit heavy compared to other lightweight DSLR and a bit more complicated

Recommendable Yes:

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Overall Look & DesignExcellent

Instruction ManualExcellent

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Got this for my Christmas self pressie as an upgrade from 350D. Probably not 4 times as good (comparing price to price) but so much better nevertheless. Seemed a better upgrade than going to 20D or 30D. More complicated to set up and use but thats half the fun of photography for an amateur like me. I just love gadgets and playing - great!! If you take in RAW then everything can be improved after all. I am still learning on this camera
The picture quality is first class even up to 1600 ISO. The colours are sharp and crisp
The full frame is more than a bonus. With a wide angle lens you can almost see behind you!!
On my old 350D I had to deliberately move the camera down so as not to cut off the top of the subjects heads. Now I have to move it up so as not to have too much clear space above the subject!
Perhaps the only complaint is that with some pictures regardless of which lens I use at the extremes of the focal length top and bottom there is a very very slight darkening in the four corners which suggest the light is not hitting the sensor totally evenly over the whole frame. This is not a great problem as it is a simple matter to adjust the focal length a bit but perhaps should not be there?

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chcouper 08.03.2007 23:47

Not a bad review, but I think it would be easier to read if you didn't use abbreviated sentences so much.

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Manufacturer's product description

The Canon EOS 5D offers advanced photographers a lightweight, robust digital SLR that uses Canon's superlative EF l...


MPN 0296B007, EOS5DKIT24105, 0296B175, 0296B127AA, 0296B040, 0296B139AA, 0296B156AA, 0296B124AA, 0296B172AA, 0296B255AA, 0296B269AA, 0296B189AA, 0296B203AA, 0296B025, 0296B054AA, 0296B083AA, 0296B244AA, 0296B221AA, 0296B038, 0296B021, 0296B008, 0296B051, 0296B004, 0296B086, 0296B022, 0296B115, 0296B002, 0296B043, 0296B177, EOS-5D/24105, 0296B149AA
Product Type Digital camera - SLR
Lens Included Body only, EF 24-105mm IS lens, EF 24-70mm lens, EF 24-105mm IS and EF 100-400mm IS lenses, EF 180mm lens, EF 24-70mm L and 70-200mm f/2.8L lenses, EF 50mm f/1.2 L lens, EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens

Exposure & white balance

Light Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 3200, ISO auto (100-400), ISO 100-1600
Exposure Metering Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot, partial (8%)
Exposure Metering Zones 35

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