09-24-2014 01:02 PM
Lately I have been doing some research and questioning if I should sell my old 5d in exchange for a new Rebel (maybe the t5i?). I take a lot of animal shelter photos, as well as travel/landscape/touristy photos. I played with the t5i the other night and it just seems so much faster and the images seemed to be very crisp and clear (on the LCD). I just don't know if that is a crazy idea. I haven't been in the freelance game in quite a few years so I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to what the better camera is at this time. I cannot afford another 5d to upgrade to the mark iv, iii or ii.
I was hoping you all could give me some opinions.
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09-25-2014 09:33 AM
If I woke up this morning in your shoes, I would buy the Rebel T5i. Not necessarily because the original 5D is not a good camera, it is. But because the T5i is more up-to-date in the way it operates with newer technology. The 5D is pretty long in the tooth.
The pictures it takes (the T5i) will be better but maybe not any more so than you require. How the camera handles and functions will be a plus.
The lens(s) you currently have will work on the T5i. They will appear to magnify the photo somewhat so you may want to get the T5i with a kit lens.
09-25-2014 04:04 PM - edited 09-26-2014 09:20 AM
The EF 24-105mm f4 is be a little long on a T5i (approx. 38-168mm). Numbers that are really meaningless unless you have a specific purpose intended. Most people use the 'free' tele to their advantage. Just remember it is not be as wide on the short side. You may want to consier a EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 as a compliment. That would be a killer set up.
I retract my suggestion of getting the kit lens with the T5i as it will be far inferior to the 24-105mm f4 L you are used to.
09-25-2014 04:13 PM
My go to lens is a 24-105 f.4, I also use a 50mm 1.8 on occasion. I haven't purchased anything in quite a long time after falling out of the photo world.
Since you already have FF lenses, why not consider a used or refurbished 6D? That would be a significant step up from your 5D1, wouldn't it?
10-04-2014 05:29 PM
10-04-2014 07:40 PM
I ended up finding a great deal via Adorama for a new t5i with the 18-135 lens, plus a pro-100 printer and accessories for $750 +no tax/free shipping. I really wanted a DSLR that was smaller than my 5d with a built in flash for quick day trips and shelter photos. Thanks everyone for your thoughts!