Some Maxxum 5D comments

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Alan Browne, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I DL'd the brochure and spec sheet from K-M.

    Negatives:
    1. Mirror viewfinder (not pentaprism). If it's the same as in the
    Maxxum 5, it is really not great for low light shooting.
    (Considering it has anti-shake for low light shooting...)
    2. No direct exp compensation controls (you need to select a function
    wheel position and hold a button down to set comp)
    3. No second control wheel. No big deal unless shooting
    manual exposure.
    4. Overall less direct control of photographic functions.
    5. The display is just as large as 7D, but coarser
    (115Kpix v207Kpix on 7D)

    Positives:
    1. Really the same camera as the 7D... just minimized.
    made for light work, travel, etc.
    2. Smaller. (about 350D size).

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 19, 2005
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  2. Alan Browne

    G.T. Guest

    It looks nice. Wish it had come out 18 months ago, I would have thought
    twice about buying my Rebel. Love that 2.5" display.
    That's a HUGE step down from the 7D. I played with a 7D awhile back and
    that thing must have been 5 times as big as my XT.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Aug 19, 2005
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  3. Toss on a vertical control grip and a Bigma lens and my hernia doc is
    set for life! ;^)

    Bob ^,,^
     
    Bob Harrington, Aug 19, 2005
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  4. Ba dum.
     
    Bob Harrington, Aug 20, 2005
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  5. When do they get a 8D or a 9D? :p I'll be the first to buy it. 7d is
    close, but not close enough. But well, my 700si works fine for now.
     
    Geir Eivind Mork, Aug 20, 2005
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  6. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Many of us salivating for the prospect of a 9D.
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 20, 2005
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  7. Alan Browne

    Apoc Metal Guest

    Really? What's the difference?
     
    Apoc Metal, Sep 22, 2005
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