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06/16/2007 03:18:10 PM · #1
just asking how many 5 D owner are actually pros and working ofr a living as photographers. if you do what kidn of work do you do?
im thinking in buying one of these. and i gues it will be my pro camara for quite long

06/16/2007 03:41:40 PM · #2
Not a pro, do sell prints, did just kicked out of a place for having a tripod and a big camera. To them, it qualified me as a pro *flex*.
06/16/2007 04:10:30 PM · #3
No where near pro. It is an AWESOME camera to have though, even if you're just doing it for a hobby, or school (like myself).

Can't recommend it enough.
06/16/2007 04:16:20 PM · #4
21_F.gif Judi is, and uses it over a MKII, AND, is considering buying a second 5D as a back-up / 2nd body.
06/16/2007 04:18:09 PM · #5
not a pro at all.
06/16/2007 04:23:29 PM · #6
I work with a wedding photographer who shoots with 2 of them...He is pro. He switched from Nikon(after 25 years) because he liked the color produced by the camera.
06/16/2007 05:22:09 PM · #7
Semi-ish.. I work most weekends as a wedding 'tog, sell some stock and the odd commision every now & again. On course to earn roughly £4000 this year from photography (about $8000) so whilst I couldnt make a living out of it, I make a little bit.

Although I am toying with the idea of getting a 1dMk3, the full frame of the 5D is high on my desirability list and I just cant afford the 1Ds Mk2 (or 3) to use the fullframe capability of that.. So 5D all the way..
06/16/2007 06:26:25 PM · #8
Used to be, but that was back in the film days.

You know, the olden days when we only had wood burning cameras, AND WE LIKED IT!!

;-)
06/16/2007 06:31:34 PM · #9
You burned wooden cameras?! BLASPHEMER!

I'm not a pro, but maybe someday. That would be fun.
06/16/2007 09:58:05 PM · #10
thanks guys. any more pros with 5d around?
06/16/2007 10:27:27 PM · #11
By 5D do you mean 350D?
By "Pro" do you mean Amature?
and by "make money" do you mean "DONT make money"?

If so then yes.. i am a pro with my 5D, and i make OODLES of money :P

Message edited by author 2007-06-16 22:27:54.
06/16/2007 10:33:25 PM · #12
Originally posted by kawana:

If so then yes.. i am a pro with my 5D, and i make OODLES of money :P


Me too!!
06/16/2007 10:33:58 PM · #13
Originally posted by kawana:

By 5D do you mean 350D?
By "Pro" do you mean Amature?
and by "make money" do you mean "DONT make money"?

If so then yes.. i am a pro with my 5D, and i make OODLES of money :P

haha by pro i mean
the only thing i can do
06/16/2007 11:03:25 PM · #14
I have a 5D and a 20D (...& a 10D) and do mostly weddings. You could do them with 20D's but I gotta say I LOVE my 5D! But the fps is better on my 20D and I'll use that for the bouquet toss & reception because of the monster files too.

Also I can't afford anything with the name Mark in it!!! :0P
06/16/2007 11:13:13 PM · #15
Well, I just got my 5D a little over a week ago, so I guess I'll chime in. Am I a pro? Not really. If I never made a dime from photography, I couldn't justify getting a $2,600 camera and pro lenses. I don't make enough money to pay the bills, but I do make enough money to pay for my camera gear. Between portraits and stock, I make a little money. Right now I look at my gear (5D included) as an investment in a profitable part-time business. You gotta spend it to make it, as they say. And years ago I invested a lot of money into a huge CD library and a PA system. 12 years later, and my DJ business makes a nice chunk of change for me. I hope to be able to say the same about photography soon. Sorry if that doesn't answer your question exactly, but take it for what it's worth. And oh yeah, one more thing. The 5D is an AMAZING camera! If you can get one, do it!
06/18/2007 09:31:17 AM · #16
Had my 5D for about two months now - (upgraded from a 350D) to say Im pleased is an understatement. Im not a pro - but I do sell lanscape prints at my local gallery which is paying for the new kit.

Ive also been asked to shadow the photographer at a friends wedding in a few weeks - so really hope I can break into that side if things.....

Tim

06/18/2007 09:42:13 AM · #17
I'm strictly amateur at this point, and happy with that. I think you'll find a *lot* of pros using the 5D in wedding and portrait work. It's also a wonderful camera for landscapes, but truly professional landscape photogs often go for medium format digital.
The response on DPC is going to be skewed to the amateur side, since the majority of photogs here are amateurs.
06/18/2007 10:23:46 AM · #18
not a pro at all
love my 5d!
i kiss her every evening when i say goodnight and sometimes sing russian folk ballads for her when she's tired of taking too many photos :P
i felt ashamed when i bought it only for this hobby, but it makes me extremely happy just to hold it in my hands so i had to get it!
:)
06/18/2007 10:36:55 AM · #19
argggggggggggggg me want a 5d ..... :(
06/18/2007 12:48:52 PM · #20
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

not a pro at all
love my 5d!
i kiss her every evening when i say goodnight and sometimes sing russian folk ballads for her when she's tired of taking too many photos :P
i felt ashamed when i bought it only for this hobby, but it makes me extremely happy just to hold it in my hands so i had to get it!
:)


You must have the happiest 5D on the planet. :)
06/18/2007 01:49:55 PM · #21
Yes! I am a professional craptographer. The proof is here
06/18/2007 03:20:01 PM · #22
Originally posted by silverfoxx:

... i bought it only for this hobby, but it makes me extremely happy just to hold it in my hands so i had to get it! :)

Now that's an attitude I should emulate! :-)

06/18/2007 03:46:11 PM · #23
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

Yes! I am a professional craptographer. The proof is here


Owch! These are realy ugly pictures :(
06/18/2007 04:06:48 PM · #24
I have had my 5D for a few months and love it, upgraded from a 10D. I am not a professional at all. My wife is a florist and I take the pictures for the website, so it was easy convincing her that I needed a $3000 camera for a handfull of new products every year.

Will I ever become a professional photographer? No, not if it ever feels like a job.

06/18/2007 04:08:39 PM · #25
I'm a hobbyist, but I absolutely LOVE my 5D.

Ah crap, I don't really have a 5D, but it wasn't all that long ago I was constantly whining on the DPC forums about my P&S. ;-)
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