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Who is keeping the 5D2 when bought the 5D3?

 
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Apr 12, 2012 09:27 |  #1

i am debating between selling the 5D2 or keep it as a backup body..


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Apr 12, 2012 09:33 |  #2

My plan was to have the 5D2 as a backup to the 5D3. Still in love with the 5D2 as I still get excited when I load my pics up in Lightroom.

I did play with the 5D3 in store. I fell in love with that right away too.

I *was* going to go the route of 5D2/5D3, but I canceled my 5D3 order and bought 3 L lenses instead. The price on the 5D3 soured me.

I will buy the 5D3 either this summer or later. In no big rush. When I do, the 5D2 will still have a home with me, no doubt about it.


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Apr 12, 2012 10:22 |  #3

if you want money to buy the new one
sell the old 5D2
if you had some money
sell the old one for a new lenses with the new 5D3


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Apr 12, 2012 11:19 |  #4

I'm keeping.... But I need it :) In my situation more bodies means faster action without changing lens. If you need it for work keep it if you don't work as a photographer sell it, you don;t nee backup body :)


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Apr 12, 2012 11:34 |  #5

I honestly thought about switching back for a 5D2 with good glass but decided to keep the 5D3. Once you really use the 5D3 for all of what it's worth, you wouldn't want to switch back to a 5D2. Unless you have the cash to get a 5D2 as a back up.


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Apr 12, 2012 12:06 |  #6

Im still thinking if i really want to get the MKIII or just buy a 70-200mm II and a prime lens and call it a day.


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Apr 12, 2012 12:09 |  #7

After really doing some research on the new Mark III, its just a new 5D with better AF, but rather a whole new camera. If my plans work out properly, I will be keeping all my camera. Doesnt hurt to have a back up body, and frankly I cant have both FF and crop as my lens selections get all wonky, especially when I look at UWA lenses.


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Apr 12, 2012 13:19 as a reply to  @ Tony_Stark's post |  #8

I just sold my 5D2, will sell my 1Ds2 and keep my 7D as the companion for my new 5D3. I think with my lenses, that offers me the best combination overall. The only EF-S lens I have is the 17-55 which I plan on keeping too...even though the main use of my 7D will be for long lenses.


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Apr 12, 2012 13:47 |  #9

imports wrote in post #14253973 (external link)
Im still thinking if i really want to get the MKIII or just buy a 70-200mm II and a prime lens and call it a day.

I thought I wanted the MKIII too. But then I realized, it's 4 GRAND for basically the same thing I already have, and I'd still leave it in 1-point AF anyways!!! (95% of the time)

Instead, I'm getting three nice new lenses I've never played with before. (24L, 50L, 16-35L) It's going to be a fun week. And I won't feel burned by the 5D3 relea$e pricing.

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After really doing some research on the new Mark III, its just a new 5D with better AF, but rather a whole new camera. If my plans work out properly, I will be keeping all my camera. Doesnt hurt to have a back up body, and frankly I cant have both FF and crop as my lens selections get all wonky, especially when I look at UWA lenses.

I just sold my backup body. It was $2500 that always just sat in bag and never got used. Made sense to cash it in and get something that I'd....... USE!

I shoot weddings, and I'll pick up something like a Rebel T2i body for backup in case something happens in the middle of covering a paid event. And if I can't get it fixed before the next wedding, I'll drop 4 grand on 5D3 and just suck it up. At least I'll be prepared and having fun with new glass in the meantime.


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Apr 12, 2012 13:54 |  #10

thanks for everyone's comments.. seems like i really need a backup body since i am going to be shoot wedding starting this summer.... if i only have one body and something happens to the body, i am not able to work !!!!!! ..


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