D90 or 5D?


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hey guys, if you need to rent a camera for a shoot, which would you rent? a D90 or a 5D? i'm familiar with the nikon system and the rent for the D90 is much cheaper than a 5D...my colleague thinks otherwise and would rather i use a 5D...is there any justification for it? thanks
 

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If you are going for a shoot, it would be better to get something that you are already familiar with. You will not have much time to familiarize yourself with the Canon 5D if you have never used it before.
 

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Do you need full frame or APS-C? What is the shoot for? What kind of event?

Other than that, teebs has a point - can you afford the learning curve?
 

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thanks teebs, that's what i thought too but my colleague doesn't seem to see my point.

but spec wise, are there any real significant differences?
 

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a full frame would be a plus, but it's not a necessity. the event is a conference, nothing fancy but not Singapore(hence my friend's opinion should use something better)
 

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nothing fancy but not Singapore(hence my friend's opinion should use something better)
Huh? What difference does that make? I mean, seriously. Because it's not Singapore you should use a "better" camera? I don't see the logic. Are you not going to be allowed into the conference if your camera is not a certain model? It's the silliest thing I've ever heard.

Sounds to me more like your colleague isn't a professional at all, just a brand-conscious shooter.

Plus, Nikkor wide-angle lenses are quite good; better than the Canon ones IMHO.
 

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Huh? What difference does that make? I mean, seriously. Because it's not Singapore you should use a "better" camera? I don't see the logic. Are you not going to be allowed into the conference if your camera is not a certain model? It's the silliest thing I've ever heard.

Sounds to me more like your colleague isn't a professional at all, just a brand-conscious shooter.

Plus, Nikkor wide-angle lenses are quite good; better than the Canon ones IMHO.
haha! yes my sentiments exactly! thanks for confirming what i thought...wanted to see if there was any way what he said could be justified here..will cut and paste this for him to read.
 

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haha! yes my sentiments exactly! thanks for confirming what i thought...wanted to see if there was any way what he said could be justified here..will cut and paste this for him to read.
While Rashkae is right on the mark, I think we'd rather you justify your decision yourself instead of turning to the forums. After all, you are the photog, not any of us here.

OT: I wish Canon could produce a 14-24 or a 12-24 that can match the Nikkors.
 

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Nikon also has full frame DSLRs. You can consider renting these if you want...:bsmilie:

But seriously for a normal conference, you dun actually need a FF cam. What you actually need is a cam that you can use straight away. Imagine trying to figure out how to change the settings when the VIP is waiting for his photo to be taken...:bsmilie:
 

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thanks a lot for the input... been looking up the differences between the 2 as well and have decided i'll just go with the d90...firstly i'm familiar with it, 2nd the rental is much cheaper and 3rdly, i doubt there is a significant amount of differences in quality..if i shoot like crap, it will still look like crap even if i do use a better camera :)
 

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thanks a lot for the input... been looking up the differences between the 2 as well and have decided i'll just go with the d90...firstly i'm familiar with it, 2nd the rental is much cheaper and 3rdly, i doubt there is a significant amount of differences in quality..if i shoot like crap, it will still look like crap even if i do use a better camera :)
If you shoot like crap, it WILL look like crap but if you know how to use PS, then u can still make the pic look reasonably acceptable...:bsmilie:
 

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