kcbrown wrote in post #12121705
I wouldn't even compromise on the full frame versus crop-only lenses. Get what makes the most sense for your photography with the camera and budget you have. If that's EF-S (i.e., crop) lenses, then so be it. You can always sell your lenses later if it comes down to it. Or you can keep them, and your crop camera, for a backup if you get serious enough about it that you start a business around it.
Keep in mind that there's some ultra
sharp glass out there for crop cameras these days (such as the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS), so it's possible to take full advantage of the resolution of modern crop cameras.
This IS in fact true. The Canon EF-S 17-55 IS has to be one of the best lenses I have ever used. I have an "L" lens also. The IQ and quality of the 17-55 Canon is among the best and it's a "crop lens" being an ef- "S" Also being a fixed 2.8 I will be able to sell it fairly easily if I ever feel the need.
I have the feeling I will keep my 7D for a LONG time as a back-up. Even if a person goes full frame it would be nice to have a camera which will extend the reach of any lens and shoot 8 frames per second. That 7D is very handy and some crop lenses are good. (but watch out because that's where Canon and Nikon put their junk too......i.e. 18-55, 18-200...etc...)
Sorry about getting off topic Autonomous. I would not get a 5D in your situation.