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Feb 17, 2011 13:53 as a reply to  @ post 11855951 |  #76

Okay guys, once again it looks like I am TOTALLY switching gears. Looks like the 7D deal has fallen through... so did some more searching locally and found a used 5D Mark 2 (ultimately what i really want anyway) with about 4k clicks. Can get this for $1900. I can possibly raise my budget a tad, but really $2600 is max I can spend right now and for a while. So, if i go this route I have about $700 left over for a less that needs to last me a while. I was thinking I might be able to possibly pick up the 24-105 kit lens for that price if I get really lucky... would that be the best option? is 24 wide enough for my needs on a FF?


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Feb 17, 2011 13:54 as a reply to  @ OpticalPrime's post |  #77

that lens for $700 might be a pipe dream.... looks like they are advertised for $800-$900 on CL and local forums


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Feb 17, 2011 13:58 |  #78

Nice... I'd definitely get that 5d mk ii assuming it checks out. 24 would be wide enough, but yeah that is low for that lens. You could pick up a couple of cheap primes for now, something in the 24-35mm range, and maybe a 85 1.8.


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Feb 17, 2011 14:12 |  #79

I went for #3

I picked up a 5D with the Mirror fix (Canon Service), a used 24-105L, and 70-300IS for a wee bit over your budget ($2,150)


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Feb 17, 2011 14:38 |  #80

I would like a 5d II as one of my bodies, but out of budget totally for the forseeable decade...

You just have to stop at some point!

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Feb 17, 2011 17:18 |  #81

OpticalPrime wrote in post #11862382 (external link)
Okay guys, once again it looks like I am TOTALLY switching gears. Looks like the 7D deal has fallen through... so did some more searching locally and found a used 5D Mark 2 (ultimately what i really want anyway) with about 4k clicks. Can get this for $1900. I can possibly raise my budget a tad, but really $2600 is max I can spend right now and for a while. So, if i go this route I have about $700 left over for a less that needs to last me a while. I was thinking I might be able to possibly pick up the 24-105 kit lens for that price if I get really lucky... would that be the best option? is 24 wide enough for my needs on a FF?

Normally I always say "lenses over bodies", but that's a pretty good deal on a low-use 5D mkII.

I'd almost say get the body and a cheap used 28-135mm IS USM until you can save the extra scratch for the 24-105 or 24-70.




  
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Mar 03, 2011 12:38 |  #82

arent we forgetting the little extras? I know its not a lot but it sure raises the budget. Bag, memory, maybe filters, flash? I know kids indoors are hard to capture (I have 2) a flash makes it sooooo much easier.


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Mar 03, 2011 13:46 |  #83

One of the niceties that I haven't seen mentioned yet is built-in wireless flash control. The 60D can wirelessly control Speedlites, presumably the 7D can as well. You don't have to spend for the PocketWizard or the $250 ST-E2 transmitter.

The vari-angle (flippy-outty) screen on the 60D is nice, but a little gimmicky. I've only used it a couple of times - once with the camera on the floor and once holding the camera above my head to try to shoot inside a bird's nest. Some people really love it, though.

I'd rather have the 60D with two or three lenses and a Speedlite, than a 5D2 and a single prime lens.


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Mar 03, 2011 13:54 |  #84

I too go for the 60D and Glass. You can take great photos on a 300D with good glass!! Glass will be the key. Bodies change every 12-18 months. Heck maybe look at the t3i...and Good Glass!!


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