It seems like this forum is a lot better than most photography forums. And best of all, it's all about canon! yay!
Okay, so I've had my Rebel XT for a long time. Since Rebel XTs were the hit.. what was that.. 5-6 years ago? And I must say, I'm a guy who loves his nifty fifty. I pretty much got the XT body and the 50mm 1.8. I eventually got a low end zoom lens, but I thought the 50mm was always so much better! I eventually sold the zoom lens(28-105mm I believe) and got the 50mm 1.4. Oh yeah. What happened to the 50mm 1.8? I traded it for an iPhone. I thought it was a good deal. I phone + no contract = win. But last week I was out with the friend who I traded the 50mm 1.8 with and I dropped it and had to give him 100 bucks. so that wasnt too fun.
At the time when I got the XT I figured this was a good step up from me, and it would be a great body to learn on. but it's weird... there really isn't any legitimate reason to upgrade. It takes pictures just fine, when used properly it takes great shots. yada yada yada..
So at the moment my large lens collection consists of the 50mm 1.4, which is fine. Except.. sometimes it's trouble some. On the 1.6x crop it's not always great. Sometimes there just isnt enough room to walk back with out falling off something, or getting hit by car. This is where I think a FF would be useful. A 50mm on an FF is much more convenient, but not only that, I've always admired the quality FF sensors produce. Lastly, and this is actually the main thing, it's starting to hurt my hands when I hold the XT. It's just waaay too small. I've been saving up for the 17-5mm 2.8 EF-S which would give me crisp pictures as well as a good wide angle. But.. for around the same price I could get a 5D classic, and keep the 50mm, which I'd be completely happy with.
I just wanted to see what you guys thought. I know the 5D is old, but it takes good pics non the less. I've been concidering getting the 5D mk2, but that's mainly for it's video capabilities. My friends and I make videos, and I think a 5D mk2 with the 50mm 1.4 would be amazing. But price of course is an issue. I feel like if I were to get the 5D mk2, that I should just wait a year or so until the 5d MK3 comes out, and get a 5D mk2 at a lower price. It would still be more than I'd like to spend, and really video capability is just an extra that I dont exactly require. It would be nice, but photography is my main thing which is why I lean towards the 5D classic the most. the "I'm scared" part really is the fear of making the wrong choice. So what do you folks with more expertise think?