EOS 5 vs EOS 3?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Kevin Stephens, May 6, 2004.

  1. I'm thinking of getting an EOS3 and lenses to replace my Pentax MX, but
    noticed a lot of SH bargains on EOS5s

    How do they compare? I am intersted in the EOS 3 mainly for its toughness
    and longevity but something a little lighter would be nice, and I could put
    more money towards L series lenses with savings from a second hand 5

    Kevin Stephens, May 6, 2004
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  2. Kevin Stephens

    MrC Guest

    EOS 3 by a country mile. The 5 was good in its day, a long time ago, but I
    would rate the EOS 3 as the best pro-am camera currently available.
    gives a good view.

    MrC, May 6, 2004
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  3. Hello,
    I am using an EOS5 since 1997 and I find it excellent: you can do absolutely
    everything with it and it is very ergonomic (the 2 dials system is great).
    The autofocus is ultra fast.
    If I were you I would save money by getting a SH EOS5 and I would buy better
    prime lenses.
    Bertrand Collet, May 7, 2004
  4. Kevin Stephens

    PR Guest

    I cant agree. I have both EOS5 and EOS3 and whilst the 5 is good, the 3 is
    in a different league.

    OK - they both take good pics, but if that is all you are worried about,
    something less than a 5 will do. Any camera that has accurate meter/shutter
    will produce great pictures in the right hands when used with a good (and
    appropriate) lens.

    The 3 is built so well and personally the 3's multi point spot meter would
    be enough on its own to go for the 3.
    PR, May 7, 2004
  5. I cant agree. I have both EOS5 and EOS3 and whilst the 5 is good, the 3
    Well, if your budget is limited I think buying a cheaper body and saving
    money for a prime lens is the way to go.
    Bertrand Collet, May 8, 2004
  6. Hi Kevin,

    My choice would be the EOS3 as PR suggests, though this is more to do with
    reliability tha experiance in using the different models.

    I used to work in a camera store (J) and was aware that the EOS5 mode dial,
    if I remember correctly, could become very stiff (no puns please ;), or
    loose contact altogether, so if going for the 5 ensure that it is working
    smoothly and try for some type of guarantee.

    Stephen Leslie, May 9, 2004
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