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

    Thanks
    Kevin
     
    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.
    http://www.photographyreview.com/35mm/Canon,EOS,3/PRD_83221_3105crx.aspx
    gives a good view.



    C
     
    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
     
    Bertrand Collet, May 7, 2004
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  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
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  5. I cant agree. I have both EOS5 and EOS3 and whilst the 5 is good, the 3
    is
    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
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  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.

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
    Stephen Leslie, May 9, 2004
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