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What to buy next, 5D II or 24L II

 
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Oct 12, 2010 18:20 |  #16

Don't necessarily be so quick to sell your Tamron; that is one jewel of a lens, and is on par with the Canon 24-70. Plus it weighs less! :D


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Oct 12, 2010 21:47 |  #17

I like the Tamron a lot and will probably keep it. I have always heard new glass before new body, why not get the lens first then the camera later?


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Oct 12, 2010 22:25 |  #18

How do you get the Canon Loyalty thing?


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Oct 12, 2010 22:29 |  #19

Even with the rockbottom 5d2 price through the CLP, I'm not sure I could convince myself to buy the 5d2 now when it's widely rumored that the 5d3 will premier in March :)


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Oct 12, 2010 22:38 |  #20

MOkoFOko wrote in post #11086400 (external link)
Even with the rockbottom 5d2 price through the CLP, I'm not sure I could convince myself to buy the 5d2 now when it's widely rumored that the 5d3 will premier in March :)

So would you get the 24L II or wait for the 5D III and maybe get that, i have been hearing late next year, when did you hear March?


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Oct 12, 2010 22:39 |  #21

MadTony wrote in post #11086380 (external link)
How do you get the Canon Loyalty thing?

Check out the canon loyalty program thread in Market Watch, alot of info there.


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Oct 13, 2010 03:56 |  #22

MOkoFOko wrote in post #11086400 (external link)
Even with the rockbottom 5d2 price through the CLP, I'm not sure I could convince myself to buy the 5d2 now when it's widely rumored that the 5d3 will premier in March :)

Rumors are rumors, nothing more but mere speculation. Up until a few months ago people were holding off buying a 24-70 because an IS version would most definitely be announced at the Photokina....

Next to that, even IF a new 5D is announced, the 5DII is still a great camera. The next version would be way more expensive and over budget for OP.

To stay on topic: I recently sold my 40D and lenses for a 5DII and ZE 50 f/2 and couldn't be happier. The jump in IQ and high ISO performance is amazing, I would definitely go for the gear shuffle and FF upgrade.


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Oct 13, 2010 08:05 |  #23

5D2 would be a huge upgrade from your 40D, get it first, sell your other stuff then get the 35L instead.


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Oct 13, 2010 08:09 |  #24

Get the 5D2, sell or trade the 10-22 to a 17-40L. Sell the Sigma 30 and pick up a 50 f/1.4

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I am looking at either the 24L II or 5D II and in a real bind and not sure which to get next. I can get the 5D II through the Canon loyalty program for $1690 or buy the 24L for about $1500. I like shooting landscapes, mostly on a tripod, and my kids and their sports. My current gear is listed below. I do not find my 40D lacking but would like to upgrade to FF sometime, just not sure if that should be now.


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Oct 13, 2010 09:07 |  #25

ben805 wrote in post #11088187 (external link)
5D2 would be a huge upgrade from your 40D, get it first, sell your other stuff then get the 35L instead.


5DII and 35L is a dream combo.

I don't use the 24L II as much as I'd like, it's not for sale though :D


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Oct 13, 2010 09:11 |  #26

If you shoot mainly on a tripod, why do you need a really expensive fast lens?


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Oct 13, 2010 09:40 |  #27

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If you shoot mainly on a tripod, why do you need a really expensive fast lens?

I do not take the tripod if I am just walking around, I try to use the tripod when I can, especially in the evening.


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Oct 13, 2010 10:22 as a reply to  @ jkokbaker's post |  #28

:rolleyes: fast lens like 24L1.4II has got capabilities that zoom doesn't have ... like a very good colors depth, isolation power combine with a rather smooth bokeh, very good micro contrasts.

So i would say that even with a tripod, it can also be interesting to add ND filters and play wide open with long shutter speed.


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Oct 13, 2010 13:21 |  #29

I wouldn't expect a new 5D3 until early 2012 at the very least. This is MY opinion av-course, but, there will not be a 5D3 until Nikon pushes out a new update for the D700. A Canon 5D3 will FOLLOW after the release of Nikon's update to there D700. There is also the fact to consider that the 5D FF series usually waits a good amount time before being released after the new 1Ds gets a refresh. Based on the past, the 5D series usually draws technologies from the newest 1Ds and is introduced pretty much as a watered-down version of the 1Ds, hence, the price difference as well.

Also, consider that the original 5D had a product life cycle of three years. The 5D2 has to have a longer product life cycle before going out.... by my guess close to 4 years.... since the 5D2 came out in late 2008.... that puts it around late 2012 for a new 5D3 by my guess.

^^^ These are just my guesses and assumptions so take them with a grain of salt, but, I think you shouldn't expect a new 5D3 any time soon.

OP I would get the 5D2... its got another couple years left in it before a new king 5D comes out, and enjoy! :D


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