Canon 5Ds – anyone still shooting with it?

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  • Eliott James
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    on: September 24, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Since I’m primarily a landscape photographer, and the prices have fallen sharply on the grey market,  I recently decided to purchase a 5Ds. I know so many people have moved to Sony. Anyone still with the 5Ds and what has been your experiences?

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    Eliott

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    Antonio Dias
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    Re: Canon 5Ds – anyone still shooting with it?
    Reply #1 on: October 4, 2020 at 12:10 am

    But of course! Still the highest resolution sensor Canon offers.

    Jeremy Roussak
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    Reply #2 on: October 4, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I’m still using mine, and have been for coming up to five years now. It’s a fine camera for landscape, with excellent resolution. Its low light capabilities are limited and I found its deficiencies for wildlife cruelly exposed in Japan last year: the autofocus just couldn’t keep up. It’s for that reason (and Kevin’s nagging at me – hi Kevin!) that I’ll be changing to a Sony system soon, probably in the New Year.

    Jeremy

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #3 on: October 4, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Jeremy, good you’ll be coming over to see what’s on the dark side ;-))

    Kevin Raber
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    Eliott James
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    Reply #4 on: October 4, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Yes, tech has moved ahead in some areas. I was concerned about the weight of a full size DSLR with an L lens. But it’s not an issue for me. I love the photos I’m getting with it, using the 24-105 L 11 lens.

    If funds were not a limiting factor I probably would have tried the Sony. The deals out there now are amazing, new in the box for the price of an entry level FF. I think I made a good decision.

    Eliott James Landscape and Seascape Photography www.eliottjames.photography

    John Hollenberg
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    Reply #5 on: October 4, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I have a Sony A7r II which I prefer for landscape use due to the dynamic range, no mirror slap to worry about when used handheld or on a tripod.  So far all of my lenses are Canon lenses used with a metabones adapter.  Also have a Canon 5DSr which I use for wildlife photography with Canon 100-400  mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II; I prefer to see the animal through optical view finder.  Of course, if I had Sony A7r IV I might change my mind.  Both cameras are great because the amount of cropping one can do and still get an image with a usable number of megapixels.  I got one shot of a heron fishing and caught the heron with mouth open and fish suspended in mid-air between open beak.  Even though I was at 400 mm on the 5DSr I had to crop the image from 50 MP to 5 MP because I couldn’t get close enough.

    Daniel Smith
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    Reply #6 on: November 7, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Sony does not make a camera with an optical finder. That is the killer for some of us.

     

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    Ronny Nilsen
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    Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Yes, still using my 5DsR for more than 5 years now. For landscape it’s still the highest resolution Canon, and I love mine.

    William Walker
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    Reply #8 on: January 21, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Yes, still using my 5DsR for more than 5 years now. For landscape it’s still the highest resolution Canon, and I love mine.

    +1!!

    Scott Martin
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    Reply #9 on: January 23, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Been shooting the 5Ds since it came out and love it. Love the shift tilt lenses! Recently purchased the Fuji GFX100 and had a “Oh Sh*t” image quality moment. Can’t even look at my DSLR gear anymore…

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    Andy Gawthrope
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    Reply #10 on: January 27, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    5Dsr still my main body – well until the new GFX100S arrives anyway 🙂

    Andy

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