10 Reasons Why you Should Buy CANON 5D MARK Classic

Link for Canon 5D mark 1 Classic

Canon EOS 5D 12.8 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Couple mounts ago I decided to purchase Canon 5D Mark 1, because I wanted to feel the advantage of full frame.  I sold my Canon 700d for 350 euros, and for 300 I buy 12 years camera, together with grip and 2 batteries. People around me told me that this may not be a good purchase, since the camera is very old, and doesn’t have new features. After 3 months of using, I am able to give you some conclusions:

10 reasons why you should buy CANON 5D Mark Classic

  1. Price

Today this camera is very cheap. You can find it on the e-bay or amazon website for around 250 – 300 euros. You can find it maybe even for less money, but I think that is better to prepare more funds in order to pick up good one.

  1. Very good back up camera

Better to have old but good full frame, then new entry lever camera.

  1. This is a full frame camera

APS-C cameras can not replicate the quality that full frame can give you. As I mention above, my previous camera was 700D, I had beside kit len, prime 50mm, f 1.8 lens. Since I was using  prime on crop body, I can not describe to you what was the feeling.

  1. Very Simple Camera

Camera have very basic options, but it has exactly want you need for professional shooting.

  1. Camera has only 12MP

That is a really great file size. It is big enough to shoot wedding, portraits and you will need less memory space, but still got a professional photos.

  1. Battery life

Since this camera doesn’t have options that new cameras have, battery durability is longer. Canon entry level cameras are great, but not that good durability.

  1. Better budget for other equipment

Since you are going to spend less funds for the camera body, you will have more money to buy good lenses, flash, or piece of equipment you need.

  1. Professional built quality

Entry level cameras are very good, but in compering with this model they look very plastic

  1. Filmic and arty look

I am using this camera for about couple of months. I notice that  most of photos I shoot with this camera looks very artistic. Lot of people who shoot with mark 2 said that they dont have that look with that camera.

  1. EF lenses

Now when you have your ff professional body, you are able to find a lot of of EF lenses for your camera, and you do not have to worry anymore about crop factor and similar issues.

Possible Issues

With this cameras is that you have to periodically to clean the  sensor, since it doesn’t have self  cleaning option, like new camera models, and I read on the net that this model have problem with mirror, it may happen that they can fall off.

But when you take into account all plus and minus, on the end I think that this is a very good camera to buy.

Please share your experience with your Canon 5D mark classic, maybe we can help someone who is thinking about purchasing in this moment.


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