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09-30-2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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I bought a 5D Mark II and I am a little disappointed.

I was kind of hoping it would handle high ISO a little better.
My wife was taking some shots with it and I decided to take a similar shot with the k-x. Granted both shots are a little out of focus and the white balance is a little off.
The 5D Mark II was making a weird ping sound with the shutter so I returned it for a replacement. I only played with it for about ten minutes before I boxed it up and sent it back for a replacement. Perhaps I should have just returned it instead?
Both Shots 3200 ISO
This from the k-x


This from the 5d


09-30-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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Very good indeed...
Well, the 5D probably has the advantage in some other usage factors......but the K-X really plays way above its price range as far as High-ISO performance is concerned.

Eargerly awaiting the K-5...
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And I am actually more and more considering the K-x
- Is the K-r worth 50% more?
- Is the K-5 worth 200% more?
09-30-2010, 03:56 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by JoepLX3 Quote
And I am actually more and more considering the K-x
- Is the K-r worth 50% more?
- Is the K-5 worth 200% more?
This is the eternal question and one that no one can truly answer. It is truly difficulty when it comes to glass. Is the FA 31 worth four times as much as the new DA 35? Is the DA 16-45 worth three times as much as the kit lens? There are always differences, but to put a price tag on those is difficult to say the least.

09-30-2010, 04:21 AM   #5
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At this resolution, it's anyone's game.

However from what I saw, the MKII has both the resolution, DR and noise advantage over the Kx at this sensitivity. Though I'm, not sure if that was exclusive to RAW or JPG.
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wow I'm very surprised to hear that although I was under the impression the Mark 2 was more of a wide landscape type camera and refined artistic/ portrait camera

it most likely the only full frame camera Id' considered in that price range

of course what the heck do i know

nice pics tho sorry for your disappointment
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everybody should have a K-x

lol

considering its price, size and the optical quality of the kit lens, even if you own a different system (canon/nikon), i think one should always have a k-x
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What made you decide to purchase a 5D Mk II?

09-30-2010, 06:15 AM   #9
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At the posted sizes I can't see any noise on either picture... Care to link full sized versions?
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The IQ on the 5DII should blow the Kx away...I think more than ten minutes of experimenting are needed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raylon Quote
The IQ on the 5DII should blow the Kx away...I think more than ten minutes of experimenting are needed.
+1 on that
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Surely you didn't purchase a 5DMKII for the express purpose of posting low resolution jpegs on the web?

So don't evaluate it using that criterion.

In comparing the 5D output with the K-x (or any crop sensor camera), I suggest you output a few prints that are at a minimum of 12x18-in. I'd also spend a few weeks getting to learn the camera.

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Your samples are showing a lot more detail in the shadows with the Canon and you're getting a faster shutter speed, what's wrong with that?
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Simico- For you

Full Size from k-x
http://captivatedstudio.com/Images/_IGP2947-2.JPG

Full Size from 5D Mark II
http://captivatedstudio.com/Images/IMG_0018-2.JPG

Noahpurdy- I specifically got it to shoot weddings and for its low light capabilities.

Raylon- Indeed.

Miguel- Agree. I am sure I will be happy with it in time I was just hoping for a little more WOW factor in the ISO department. When you look at it full size the 5D does have an edge on the k-x just not as much as I was hoping for.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miguel Quote
Surely you didn't purchase a 5DMKII for the express purpose of posting low resolution jpegs on the web?

So don't evaluate it using that criterion.

In comparing the 5D output with the K-x (or any crop sensor camera), I suggest you output a few prints that are at a minimum of 12x18-in. I'd also spend a few weeks getting to learn the camera.

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+1. If you dont print big size pic or do not crop your photos a lot , you probably will not need a 5d2. I had it and I was so impressed. The only reason I sold it was because I dont use it enough to keep it. In addition, I dont print out big pic either.
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