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Sep 11, 2011 14:38 |  #31

Thanks everyone for the replies and opinions! I am leaning towards the 24-70 for sure because I looked through my old pictures and the majority of them were taken with my 35 and 85 primes. I really don't want to lug around primes anymore :\


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Sep 11, 2011 14:41 |  #32

TijmenDal wrote in post #13085379 (external link)
You should be less concerned about missing shots and get what you had.
35mm, 85mm and 135mm is the perfect combination. Missing shots is not making you a bad photog, nor should you be worried about it. Just switch lenses when you go out the door. Take your 35, another time you'll slap the 85 or 135 on. Primes are so much more fun to shoot with if you ask me, so just go with it. Missing shots should be worth it if you ask me.

I think if I go with the 24-70, I'll pick up a couple primes in the near future. Maybe the 50 1.8 and 85 1.8. It'll definitely be a downgrade from the 35L and Sigma 85 I once had, but still good :)


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Sep 11, 2011 14:47 |  #33

danny819 wrote in post #13085389 (external link)
I think if I go with the 24-70, I'll pick up a couple primes in the near future. Maybe the 50 1.8 and 85 1.8. It'll definitely be a downgrade from the 35L and Sigma 85 I once had, but still good :)

Well, the 85 1.8 "will be good", but I'm not sure I agree about including the 50 1.8.


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Sep 11, 2011 19:38 |  #34

5D2 with 24-70 2.8L is glued to my camera 90% of the time. only time it comes off is to shoot with the 17-40 f4L. I never usemy 70-200 anymore. Even debating selling it...


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Sep 11, 2011 20:35 as a reply to  @ biggcstylez's post |  #35

Settled with a 5DII and 24-70:D


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Sep 11, 2011 21:21 as a reply to  @ danny819's post |  #36

Funny I stumbled on this thread.. I bought your 50D back in February.. lol... I have since sold it to fund my 7D. The 50D was in awesome shape by the way, and was still that way when I sold it. I got so much into photography that I wanted a 7D.

Good luck with the 5DMKII, wish I could afford that one!!!!


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Sep 11, 2011 21:58 |  #37

kenjancef wrote in post #13087113 (external link)
Funny I stumbled on this thread.. I bought your 50D back in February.. lol... I have since sold it to fund my 7D. The 50D was in awesome shape by the way, and was still that way when I sold it. I got so much into photography that I wanted a 7D.

Good luck with the 5DMKII, wish I could afford that one!!!!

Hey man haven't spoke to you since. Yea I sold the 50D to upgrade to the 5DII then ended up selling that too. Now I bought one again haha


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Sep 11, 2011 22:05 |  #38

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Hey man haven't spoke to you since. Yea I sold the 50D to upgrade to the 5DII then ended up selling that too. Now I bought one again haha

Was hoping to afford a 5DII, but got the 7D, which I am very happy with, and just got funds so I sprung for a 5D Classic. It would have taken a LONG time to save for a 5DII, so the money was burning a hole in my pocket.. :)


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Sep 12, 2011 00:24 |  #39
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Steve of Cornubia wrote in post #13083160 (external link)
Personally, I don't know why you would buy a 7D unless you were going to shoot sports or other subjects that require lightning-fast autofocus and frame rate. For just about everything else, the 5D MKII seems the best bet. as for lenses, if you're only going to have one, then the wider the range the better, for flexibility, so the 24-105L gets my vote.

:rolleyes:

Stupid belief is stupid.

If you're worried about length go with the 24-70 on the 7D. It is very comparable to what you had on the 5D before it, you could also put the 24-105 on the 7D and get even closer.


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Sep 12, 2011 04:02 |  #40

danny819 wrote in post #13086891 (external link)
Settled with a 5DII and 24-70:D

Time to update your sig!


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Sep 12, 2011 04:07 |  #41

TijmenDal wrote in post #13088742 (external link)
Time to update your sig!

Good call ;)


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Sep 12, 2011 04:55 |  #42

sbattey wrote in post #13088256 (external link)
:rolleyes:

Stupid belief is stupid.

If you're worried about length go with the 24-70 on the 7D. It is very comparable to what you had on the 5D before it, you could also put the 24-105 on the 7D and get even closer.

Nah, the 5DII is generally a superior camera unless you need fast AF and framerates.


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Sep 12, 2011 06:13 |  #43

sbattey wrote in post #13088256 (external link)
:rolleyes:

Stupid belief is stupid.

Why don't you tell us why you'd get a 7D if not for the AF and fps then? :)


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Sep 12, 2011 07:57 |  #44

jjcharity wrote in post #13083189 (external link)
5Dmk2 + 24-105 no contest at all.

rick_reno wrote in post #13083237 (external link)
I'd go with the 5D2 and 24-105.

JimmyDude911 wrote in post #13083260 (external link)
then i wouldn't recommend another camera. your 5D should be everything you need

ceriltheblade wrote in post #13083572 (external link)
i vote for the 5dII with 24-105 according to disussion above

agree with the above

danny819 wrote in post #13083644 (external link)
Now I am a little worried about the depreciation in price of the 5DII once the 5DIII comes out. If I were to buy the 5D Classic now, and sell it to pick up the 5DII once the Mark III comes out, I'll be losing money from reselling the Classic as well since it'll drop too. Either way I'll be losing money, or could have gotten the camera cheaper! Decisions, decisions, decisions.....

The 5D2 is as good a camera as you'll EVER need and evenn if the mk3 is declared tomorrow it will still be 3-6 months before you can get your hands on one and it'll be at top whack - i.e. at least £1000 more than the current 5D


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Sep 12, 2011 08:12 |  #45

Since you had and were happy with the 5D Mark II, you made the right decision. If necessary, adding a 7D down the road will give you two great bodies to do different jobs.
I love the 24-105 as my walk around lens on my 7D.
You had tough lens decisions, however, no wrong choice. Enjoy the 5d Mark II.


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