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Mk2 or Mk3?

 
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Apr 26, 2012 19:53 |  #16

Have the money? then you know what to do...


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Apr 26, 2012 20:31 |  #17

x_tan wrote in post #14335317 (external link)
Shouldn't settle for less

But the cheap local zoo does do the job for the real one.

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See, no need 5D3 for 'fake Safari'

5D2 + 28-300L:
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You are right, nothing 'move'

I'll try 5D3 to shoot something move...

Ahaha, Nice shots! :D

borism wrote in post #14335337 (external link)
Have the money? then you know what to do...

bw!


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Apr 26, 2012 23:59 |  #18

5d2 is the obvious choice...


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Apr 27, 2012 00:13 |  #19

jthomps123 wrote in post #14336444 (external link)
5d2 is the obvious choice...

Not if you gonna upgrade down the line anyway ;)

That's how I usually think about these things. (Minus the times when price it outright ridiculous, like $2.3K for 24-70 II or when 70-200 II was $2.5K).


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Apr 27, 2012 00:19 |  #20

bomzai wrote in post #14336512 (external link)
Not if you gonna upgrade down the line anyway ;) .

This IS the op's upgrade. And being happy with a 60D he will be ecstatically overjoyed with the 5D2 - and have enough in savings to go on vacation and take some great pics. The mk3 in this case is uncalled for imo.


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May 06, 2012 23:26 |  #21

Guess for the photography pros who are taking pictures or making commercials for a living, it will make sense for them to have the latest gears to perfect and as complements to their skills. Besides, they will "look" better optically in front of prospective clients. On the otherhand, It will be an overkill for amateurs and weekend photo-takers to invest in the best gears as most features will not be understood and used in the first place. Of course, if one has the money to throw, why not? That is why camera gear manufacturers are always making big profits and laughing all the ways to their banks.

Having said that, the most I will do is to get a 5DII, as it is cheaper now and it is a FF, something most photography hobbyists would like to have. No?


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May 06, 2012 23:46 |  #22

I had the money, I chose the 5D2. I might be waiting for the 1DX because that sounds like the camera I really want. Might as well go for broke. :P


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May 06, 2012 23:53 |  #23

alwaysDSLR wrote in post #14390934 (external link)
Guess for the photography pros who are taking pictures or making commercials for a living, it will make sense for them to have the latest gears to perfect and as complements to their skills. Besides, they will "look" better optically in front of prospective clients. On the otherhand, It will be an overkill for amateurs and weekend photo-takers to invest in the best gears as most features will not be understood and used in the first place. Of course, if one has the money to throw, why not? That is why camera gear manufacturers are always making big profits and laughing all the ways to their banks.

Having said that, the most I will do is to get a 5DII, as it is cheaper now and it is a FF, something most photography hobbyists would like to have. No?

Pro only get what they can afford to do their job best;
Prosumer get all the very best gear which most pro can only dream about ;)


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May 07, 2012 00:03 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #24

X-tan is correct...I have a pro friend that has borrowed my 5D3 a few times, but when live depends on knowing the camera and all the in's and outs you wait and make sure.....

I think the choice boils down to AF....AF and ISO..I was making a big jump from a much older camera so it made sense for me and I could use the 24-105...the fit was great.

Full frame isn't everything. Full Frame pretty much requires good glass and you loose a bit of reach on your zooms. My guess if you shooting portraits, general and whatnot the 5d2 will be great..spend the rest on glass.

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May 07, 2012 01:47 |  #25

Whatever it is, it is still the person behind the camera that determines whether the picture taken is of certain standards. The camera is just a go between to facilitate and make it happens. :lol:


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May 07, 2012 03:11 as a reply to  @ alwaysDSLR's post |  #26
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5D2 now, 5D4 later.


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May 07, 2012 05:22 |  #27

My advice, since you can buy the 5D2 now, so i assume you already have the cash in hand to buy it, just save up for like maybe 2-3 more months or tops at 6 months for the extra to buy 5D3, it is really worth the 1500 difference :D

Myself just became the proud owner of 5D3, before was 5D2, boy i really glad make that choice.


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