Nothing different comes to mind compared to my other cameras when it comes to workflow/processing... Except if you do noise reduction, try going without, it's quite nice. And pay attention to skin tones in natural light, it's almost legendary.
-JAY- wrote: Nothing different comes to mind compared to my other cameras when it comes to workflow/processing... Except if you do noise reduction, try going without, it's quite nice. And pay attention to skin tones in natural light, it's almost legendary.
Yea i didnt think workflow would differ too much in general, just figured i'd ask anyhow just to be on the safe side ..
-JAY- wrote: Except if you do noise reduction, try going without, it's quite nice. And pay attention to skin tones in natural light, it's almost legendary.
Hmm anything particular in the skin tones you particularly like, and does it tend to shift in color at all ? from your experience with it ?
twoharts wrote: try shooting jpeg and comparing the skin tones to what you get with RAW. for my part i like jpeg better although it can go a bit red sometimes.
skin tones, especially for pale northwest kind of people. shoot raw+jpeg and see for yourself. tweak the in-camera jpeg settings until you get a jpeg you like and then see if you can do as good (or better) with RAW, especially using adobe or apple.
when i was using it as the main body i cleaned it once a week.
pacman829 wrote: What do you particularly tend to like better about the jpg versions?
How Often do you find yourself cleaning it on average ? (Assuming moderate use)
pacman829 wrote: Just picked one up for a decent price with an oem grip ..
so my questions are:
For those of you that own this cool "relic" of a cam, Any tips/workflow issues with this specific full frame body ? (Skin tone / color issues... etc)
What do you love/hate about it :
This is mostly going to be for my own personal shoots/ freelance gigs (Commercial/Lifestyle/Artist Development are the styles of shooting i'm normally involved in)
Same as any other camera (workflow). Not sure I would call it a relic... an early 1900's Ford Model T is a relic. Many people still use that body today and it's files beats many late model cameras. I made my bones shooting weddings and engagements with the 5Dc and a 20D for backup.
Pair it with middle to top shelf glass...85 1.8, 50 1.4, 100 macro...70-200 F4..or move up the line to full L's.
The AF is old..but then people said that right up to the MK II and still the world kept turning for many pros. No Live View, no video, no high ISO (beyond 3200) but given what your stated goals are that's not an issue. You will want low ISO files anyway..and it excels at that.
Buy good glass...anything else isn't worth fretting about.
I still use my 5Dc on a regular basis. It's one of my all time favorite cameras. It still puts out files that will put to shame many if not most of the current APSC DSLR's on the market. Resolution is not as high, but it's high enough for many professional print and web applications. One of the huge advantages of the 5Dc is the sensor. At just under 13MP, it's one of the lowest pixel count FF sensors that has ever hit the market. I'm not sure if it's the larger photo sites or just the cameras processing engine, but it puts out files that have a very nice analog look to them that I personally prefer to that of the 5DII.
even as a nikon user, i really love the 5Dc. i picked one up to play with over summer while i was sort of between cameras for a minute. fantastic skin tones (though the skin is slightly plasticy). the overall look of images out of that camera are unique...sort of unto themselves...i could tell them immediately from my other work. i hated to get rid of it, but money's money.
i was always careful not to blow highlights...'cause they're not coming back. i also found that i had to zero out the contrast in LR to make them malleable. they're nowhere near as easy to work on with curves and such compared to more modern sensors (even as old as say a D300 or D700).
I have the III now but still have my I as a backup and I actually like it better for little quirks like the sound of the shutter click and just because I know the controls without thinking about them, but I shoot the III. The only thing that does suck and was the main reason that I went ahead and upgraded to the III is because once Lion came out the mark I was no longer cable of tethering to Lightroom or Capture One. You can set up a watched folder and use EOS Utility but EOS Utility is a POS So because I shoot in studio and often have art directors or clients on set that want to see pictures on tether that forced me to upgrade. Other than that it's still an awesome camera.