It’s the camera that effectively stopped my GAS as far as digital is concerned. I know that the centre point will always be selected for focusing, so I can focus on the subject, and then recompose when needed. The MKii also didn’t have the massive issue of the mirror coming off during use… The early 5D’s (serial numbers starting with 0 or 1 made in 2005/2006) had the not insignificant issue of the camera wanting to be a full frame mirrorless camera. Welcome to the community for Canon 5D Classis users. Whenever I use it with the f1.8 50, I am almost transported to the 1970’s when I went out with my Canon AE-1 and f1.8 50 FD lens (and ASA 25 Kodachrome). Would you like to write for 35mmc? I’m around 190cm or so, and the Canon 5D Classic fits perfectly in my hand, with everything within reach and without the need to become a digit contortionist. Canon 5D Mark III is also a similar camera with great features. The 5D Classic offers a 3fps continuous burst which is in no way fast. Btw, the Nikon F-mount may be just as friendly (as EOS mount) to other legacy lenses via adapters. Just a word of advice though, if one is interested in tying out classic lens, be careful of what M42 lenses you use as some can clip the mirror. Canon 5D Classic Mk 1. It’s served me rather well over the last couple of years, and I intend to use it until it’s dying day; I really feel as it’s in a class of it’s own. GoPros are highly capable cameras, but with these GoPro video accessories, you can turn your GoPro into an even better option for photos and videos. Would like to write for 35mmc? It is the camera I use most often for family events when I don’t want to edit a lot raw files. Canon EOS 5D Classic, EF 50mm f/1.8, ISO 500 The 5D was introduced at $3299. Go through our 30-Day Creative Eye Challenge and discover the long last secrets to finding awesome shots, anywhere, anytime (with any camera). In my experience they need an adapter with a glass element due to the Nikon’s flange distance, which hampers the optical quality of the lenses making them useless in terms of their original optical design. I do know that it’s an ageing camera, and one day it will one day pack up and not work. Thank you for this article! When you have taken your images with your 5D Classic, you might want to check them out on the preview screen on the back…? Shares. best regards! Sometimes, i am adapting some of my Contax Yashica Lenses, but the EF 40/2.8 STM is mostly being glued onto it these days. Hello Marc, well, now 5D has about 2500 shots done and I’m really delighted with it. Read the Optical Limits, DPReview Reviews, and others….that smallish Lens is really very good. Instead of having the monstrous bulk of the flagship Canon 1D series at a stratospheric price point, the Canon 5D has a significantly smaller form and was targeted towards general consumers. You get solid performance, a rock-solid and rugged body, and a huge selection of compatible lenses that allow you to take virtually any photo you like. I never complained about it’s image quality. I used so far 450d APSC but thankfully I have 50mm 1.8STM, Sigma 24mm and Helios 44-4 (thanks for an advise on this one!) And, just like the 5D, you can find smokin' deals on EF lenses, provided you know where to look. Me too. If you're after a cheap laptop for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list, you might consider one of these computers under $500. Although it is APSC, the filmic look and colors of the images are very similar to a 5D’s and there is much less risk of hitting the mirror from M42 lenses. Canon EOS 5D set at ISO100 using a Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens set at 24mm and f/8 Nikon D200 set at ISO100 using a Sigma EX 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 DG lens set at 16mm and f/8 I blo, This Rollei 35s is a bit of a gem from @filmfurbis, I’ve had this Tamron 17mm SP lens for years. I still frequently use a Canon 5D Classic or “Mark I” – the first affordable full-frame DSLR released almost 10 years ago. The price has dropped massively over the last few years and it’s now become an absolute steal – I’ve seen the Canon 5D Classic go for under £200 from time to time and I’m now even considered buying a second body in the knowledge that these cameras are ageing, and – despite the incredible build quality – mine won’t last forever. There is something magic about it. You can get a 5D in good condition with all the pieces and parts (battery, body cap, charger, and strap) for just a few hundred bucks. The 5D Classic was made to take a tumble and to be used as a photographic tool. I wouldn’t buy any 5D without the Mirrorfix nowadays. A quick search online shows you there are quite a few other mounts that will work with the Nikon F mount. It’s into todays very interesting times the opposite, not jam-packed with tons of features, nobody needs (well, at least not myself) and just the basics of photography. As much as I hate to admit it, buying faster lenses and / using adapted legacy lenses can add up to more than replacing the body such as a 6D which is on my radar screen right now and almost doubles the high ISO capability of the 5D.