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12-17-2007, 05:28 PM   #46
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For the same field-of-view with a full-frame sensor you need a 50mm lens and a 32mm for APC. The 32mm and 50mm lenses have different depth-of-field characteristics (50mm has less DOF, hense better for portraits).

12-17-2007, 06:03 PM   #47
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GREAT, WONDERFUL & SPONTANEOUS CAPTURE....BRAVO!!!

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12-17-2007, 06:27 PM   #48
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I think that shot is really good too, and it reminds me how much I like a lot of the portrait/people pictures coming from the 5D, its really rempting me that cam, but as others, I dont like the canon ergonomics. And, altho a different case, I have tried my dads 350D on several occasions and that cam is realy not user friendly, the interface is stupid and doesnt make sense and gives you some stupid limitations.
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Actually 20D has well known focus issues as well as on board flash failure and main circuit board failures. Well documented, but Canon never bothered to issue a recall, sadly. Just as they never bothered to fix the high ISO banding issues either.

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I'm the first one to admit that the shot I posted could have been taken with any number of cameras. Although I must say, I've missed many such moments with my K10D & FA Limited lenses due to the slow AF speed. This one was shot with the 5D, which isn't the fastest focusing camera out there but it's much faster than the K10D - at least with the lenses I have on both. What that means is that I have a much higher percentage of keepers. Your mileage may vary, of course.

I'm sure the K10D focuses much faster with other lenses, and perhaps the K20D will be even faster. I hope so. I'm still really on the fence about what I'm going to do. Many here don't like the 5D's ergonomics, but they don't bother me too much - especially in light of the results I'm getting. I also love the lack of crop-factor. The 100/2 is, well, a 100/2, which happens to be a perfect focal length for me for portraits. Unfortunately, Pentax's offerings at this equivalent FL aren't working out for me - the FA77 is INCREDIBLE, but the AF speed is just too slow :<. The DA70 is also pretty slow when it comes to AF, and the 2.4 aperture seems a bit limiting.

I also love the FOV of the 50/1.4 on a FF body. It's significantly different than a 35/2 on an APS-C, as mentioned before, and of course the DOF is even shallower - making for some very dramatic results shot wide open.

Anyways, January should be an interesting month!
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Here's something I DON'T like about the 5D: dust! Seems to get into the camera and on the sensor quite easily, due to the lack of weather sealing apparently. I never once had to clean dust out of my K10D. Those are two featuers that are definitely lacking in the 5D: dust-reduction and weather sealing.
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