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5d mk II vs second 7d vs 135L

 
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Dec 04, 2015 11:44 |  #1

So I got my bonus today and have been getting more and more back into photography after a long break once I left my last job. I am thinking of doing the following and am not sure so I wanted to get some opinions.

I have the gear below. A friend is selling his 7D with a grip, and he offered me a really good deal on it so I would replace the 50D and give it to a friend for Christmas as he was looking to upgrade and this is a good step up for him. With the prices of 5d mk II's getting really low now I was thinking of picking one up. I can do that or do the 135L is another option since I am slowly loving primes more and more.

I mostly shoot cars, general event stuff(journalism stuff), some weddings, and product. Though I am shooting people a bit more now a days. I recently got the 35mm Sigma Art and have been really impressed with it. I don't shoot as much studio stuff as I used to and do a lot of available light which is why I am thinking the 135L. Any opinions let me know.

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Dec 04, 2015 11:50 |  #2

If you already had a ff body I would say the 135L but since you don't I would suggest the 5DII since you say weddings are part of your goals.




  
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Dec 09, 2015 18:29 |  #3

Ended up getting the second 7D. Got it got a really good deal and after talking to a few people, it is worth it to have the second identical camera, makes it easier to go between them at events.


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Dec 09, 2015 18:39 |  #4

Smart choice on 2 of the same body

The 135L is an amazing lens. I use it on my full frame body. My girlfriend uses an 85 1.8 on her 7d to get VERY similar results. Both options would be great for your future kit.


| 5Dc | 7D | 1D3 | 1Ds3 | 17-40 4.0 | 28 1.8 | 40 2.8 | 50 1.8 | 85 1.8 | 135 2.0 | ∑ 24-70 | ∑ 70-200 OS |
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Dec 10, 2015 11:58 |  #5

Why I posted it, they are all solid choices in the long run.


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Dec 16, 2015 13:10 as a reply to  @ The Fox's post |  #6

I had shot with different model Canon DSLR cameras for years. Usually one model apart. However before a trip to Venice, Greece and Istanbul, I purchased a second 7D. I have really enjoyed shooting with two exact same models.


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