August 13, 2005
I got 5
I’ve been looking at rumors of the EOS 5D that have come up over the last few weeks. Pictures of the new camera body had been floating around for several days now, there’s even a pdf spec sheet. Nobody knows if any of it is true, but people have started drooling.
I don’t need a full frame sensor. I don’t need better dynamic range, if indeed that’s what the 5D is offering. I don’t need low noise at high iso’s. I also don’t need a lot of other stuff. I don’t need a car with 19 inch wheels, one that can shift gears in less than a tenth of a second. Or the way-too-expensive-for-me 35 1.2L, or the possibly-affordable-in-less-than-a-year 200 2.8L. But it doesn’t stop me from wanting them badly.
My 10D has served me well. The LCD screen is cracked in 17 places but it works. The sticky shutter isn’t sticky anymore. The 20D is too close to the 10D for my type of use. And it’s not like I’d have the time moonlighting as a photographer – I don’t even consider myself to be even an amateur. So for a hobbyist, a 5D won’t be able to pay for itself in the future.
But after all that. Ultimately. And we all know this. Acceptance would come after denial.
I know that if I can't take good pictures with what I have now, I'll never take good ones no matter what the camera is.
Nevertheless, I feel dehydrated.
Posted by quickness at August 13, 2005 06:48 PM