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Oct 02, 2012 13:11 |  #1
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to make it more fun for you... if you had $2599 to start from scratch, what would you buy.

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OK well i have had other threads about what to get, but im starting over.... from scratch.

Currently, All i have is a sigma 70-200 f2.8 and canon 85 f1.8

I am pretty set on the 5d MK II.

I travel a lot and i mainly use the camera to take pictures of my family and for when we travel.

I wish canon had a great 18-200 like nikon, but i like my canon.

So here is my thought. I dont have a budget yet, but this is where you come in. My wife says i can get whatever i want, AS LONG AS I SAVE UP FOR IT. so im starting.

I would like to have a lens thats a great walk around. I was thinking of making a 50mm the one that stays on most of the time.

But i was also thinking of selling the 70-200 and getting the 24-105 IS. or maybe 17-40

Im open to almost all options. I like the full frame option, but i could be persuaded into a 7d.

Money is not an issue since i have to save for it anyways, so that doesnt mean i could buy everything canon has to offer.



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Oct 02, 2012 13:40 |  #2

Personally, I would keep the 70-200 and 85, and get the 5DII with 24-105 kit for $2500 (or less, if buying sometime in the future). Do you not need the 100-200 focal length range?


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Oct 02, 2012 14:11 |  #3

If you are seriously thinking about the 5DII, don't hang about. Canon have just announced a big price drop to clear the remaining bodies and they will probably go fast.


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Im gonna get the 5d in the loyalty program.... and one of my options was keeping those lenses. I feel like i dont use the 200 too much. but it would be different on a full frame.... i like that idea the most.



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Oct 02, 2012 14:37 |  #5

Well since you mentioned the 18-200, there is a new rumored to be coming out according to canonrumors.com but again, it's only a rumor.

But with what is out right now, you seem to want FF, I would choose the 5D2/24-105 and keep your 70-200.

As for the price drop, you might want to wait. It's going to cost roughly the same, maybe a little bit more but not much more for a brand new one which means full year warranty then 90 days.


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RHChan84 wrote in post #15070854 (external link)
Well since you mentioned the 18-200, there is a new rumored to be coming out according to canonrumors.com but again, it's only a rumor.

But with what is out right now, you seem to want FF, I would choose the 5D2/24-105 and keep your 70-200.

As for the price drop, you might want to wait. It's going to cost roughly the same, maybe a little bit more but not much more for a brand new one which means full year warranty then 90 days.

Ah, good call on the warranty stuff. I always love the sound of NEW for not much more.

And i will have to read about the 18-200.

It wont be for a while.... at least christmas till i can get the 5d2



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Oct 03, 2012 23:54 |  #7

If you are setting a $2600 budget, why not save $200 - $300 more and get a brand new 5D3. Keep the lenses you have for now until you decide what lens you want or need. You will have arguably one of the best cameras on the market with a new camera warranty. -rick


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Oct 04, 2012 00:00 |  #8

The 24-105 is a great walking around lens. Not nearly as heavy or conspicuous as Canon's 70-200...


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Oct 04, 2012 00:33 |  #9

alazgr8 wrote in post #15077484 (external link)
If you are setting a $2600 budget, why not save $200 - $300 more and get a brand new 5D3. Keep the lenses you have for now until you decide what lens you want or need. You will have arguably one of the best cameras on the market with a new camera warranty. -rick

Where can I get the 5DIII for $2900? Please tell me!


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Oct 04, 2012 00:52 |  #10

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=The "Canon 7D" Kid;15077608]Where can I get the 5DIII for $2900? Please tell me!

I've seen plenty of deals around with this price like eBay and resellers doing great deals etc.




  
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Oct 04, 2012 02:44 |  #11

Ever consider the Canon 28-300mm L lens? It's a great travel range. Only problem is that it costs $2600 new. Then you still need to save up for the 5D2 too. Otherwise, my ideal two lens setup with the 5D2 would be the 17-40L and 70-200 f/2.8 ranges. They cover all of my shooting needs 99% of the time.


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Oct 04, 2012 03:59 |  #12

50 1.2L *drool*


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Oct 04, 2012 04:54 |  #13

If you can stretch your budget ever so slightly, why not get a brand new 5DmkIII + 24-105L http://www.hdewcameras​.co.uk …24-1054l-is-usm-964-p.asp (external link)
I just bought my 5D body from them and cant really fault there service

And i am in no way affiliated with the company, just a happy customer with a shiney new toy :P




  
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Oct 05, 2012 09:11 |  #14
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should i get the 24-105, 17-40, or 16-35 L?



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Oct 05, 2012 09:29 |  #15

On FF, I'd get the 24-105. 24 is pretty wide on FF, and it has a wider range. For me, 40 or 35 on the long end would be pretty limiting. Your usage may vary, of course.


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