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Wife Approval on 5D Mark II

 
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Jan 04, 2012 21:35 |  #16

S.Horton wrote in post #13647975 (external link)
Well, that sounds like good news. But when you get the body, get the glass to match.

Do you want some lens recommendations?

iamatrix wrote in post #13648050 (external link)
Absolutely.

If you like the 50MM you have now, then get an 85 f/1.8 when you get your 5D.

After that, what you add depends upon what you will shoot, and what you prefer.

To see what the lenses can do, what's available and thus why you might choose one over another, start here:
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Jan 04, 2012 21:39 as a reply to  @ post 13648394 |  #17

If you want full frame, have you given any thought to the 5D classic/mark i? Significantly less expensive than the mark II and you can use the money saved for other lenses i.e. 85mm f/1.8 (great portrait lens) and maybe something wider than the 50mm, like a 35mm f/2 or 24mm f/2.8. Then you would have a full frame body with a 24/35mm, 50mm and 85mm. All great focal lengths for capturing family moments.




  
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Jan 04, 2012 21:40 |  #18

Mark b has good advice. You don't need a 5dii without more lenses, etc..... A ff sensor will get you bigger prints, do you need big prints? A lens will improve image quality more than a body, especially at web sizes and prints 8x10 and smaller.


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Jan 04, 2012 21:50 |  #19

Without starting another one of these endless crop vs FF threads would anyone care to tell me exactly what the advantages are of the FF sensor. Is there really a FF magic? Does it have to do with a thinner DOF? Is there a certain perspective the FF sensor gives that cannot be achieved with the 1.6? Will it make my 85 1.8 that much greater? Also, what are the advantages of the 5DII vs the significantly less expensive 5Dc? I am not trying to hijack the thread, but I have a feeling the OP would be interested in these questions as well in making his decision. Thanks


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Jan 04, 2012 21:55 |  #20

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Thoughts ?

Congrats. It is an awesome body for what you shoot. Does your wife have an approving sister? :)


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Jan 04, 2012 22:02 |  #21

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Without starting another one of these endless crop vs FF threads would anyone care to tell me exactly what the advantages are of the FF sensor. Is there really a FF magic? Does it have to do with a thinner DOF? Is there a certain perspective the FF sensor gives that cannot be achieved with the 1.6? Will it make my 85 1.8 that much greater? Also, what are the advantages of the 5DII vs the significantly less expensive 5Dc? I am not trying to hijack the thread, but I have a feeling the OP would be interested in these questions as well in making his decision. Thanks

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Jan 04, 2012 22:13 |  #22

I don't think you will be sorry upgrading to the 5D II. I went from a 40D to the 5D II and have never regretted the decision. In fact, I just purchased a second 5D II body with the great prices right now.


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Jan 04, 2012 22:27 |  #23

Thanks...seems like I have read that before, but good to go oer it again. Pretty much answers my questions and technically explains the "FF magic".


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Jan 04, 2012 22:27 |  #24

BlueLabel wrote in post #13648046 (external link)
Found a good video on YouTube that shows the difference of a Full Frame (5Dii) vs a crop sensor (60D).

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Man, the 5d ii is hella nice.


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Jan 04, 2012 22:47 |  #25

I went from the XSI to the 5D MKII last summer. The controls will be a little diffrent. The 5D MKII will make the XSI feel like a toy. If you can, get some good glass with the camera.Perhaps a 24-70 2.8L. No regrets about the upgrade.




  
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Jan 04, 2012 23:42 as a reply to  @ Timsxsi's post |  #26

If you have the wife's approval on the 5D2 why are you asking us :confused:

I got mine (5D2 and approval) a few months back .. and I (she) hasn't regretted it ;)


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Jan 04, 2012 23:51 |  #27
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Oh man. Wife's approval? Lol good thing I'm still 21 and not married. I buy all the toys I want :)
I'd say get a full frame. Trust me, even a 50mm 1.8 (nifty) will perform flawlessly on that 5dmkii. I will never ever go back to a crop sensor. Once you understand the differences, you will hate your xsi


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Jan 04, 2012 23:55 |  #28

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Oh man. Wife's approval? Lol good thing I'm still 21 and not married. I buy all the toys I want :) ..

Your day will come ;) I find it cheaper in the long run to ask approval up front than to ask forgiveness after I buy :)


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Jan 04, 2012 23:59 |  #29
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Your day will come ;) I find it cheaper in the long run to ask approval up front than to ask forgiveness after I buy :)

Hehe well... That's why I tell everyone; MARRIAGE IS A SCAM!
Lol, eh... So much for more camera gear. Need to save for a wedding...


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Jan 05, 2012 00:17 |  #30

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I will never ever go back to a crop sensor. Once you understand the differences, you will hate your xsi

There are lots of reasons to hate the XSi, but a cropped sensor isn't one of them. I have both formats and use them equally. Sometimes I have to look at the Exif data to see which camera I used. Other times it's obvious. All depends on the circumstances when shooting.


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