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Need Help picking between 5D MK II and 5D MK III, both with lens packages

 
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Mar 14, 2013 09:07 |  #16

bobbyz wrote in post #15713911 (external link)
Who needs 24-105mm.

I do. :)


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Mar 14, 2013 11:14 |  #17

Thanks everyone!

I should mention that budget wise they are very close to each other, with package A costing $250 more than Package B.

As far as refurbished lenses go, Canon Canada does not offer refurbished lenses or bodies direct, though there might be a possibility to find some refurbs through stores. I am definitely checking out used lenses but tend to stick to Kijiji and in-town deals so I can check out the lens in person.




  
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Mar 14, 2013 11:21 |  #18

I'd say B


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Mar 14, 2013 11:25 |  #19

Save a bit more on package B and swap the 50mm 1.2 and 85 1.8 with the 50mm 1.4 and 85 1.2




  
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Mar 14, 2013 17:28 |  #20

Yeah, swapping the 50mm 1.2 for the 50mm 1.4, and the 85mm 1.8 for the 85mm 1.2 actually makes the package more expensive, unfortunately.




  
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Mar 14, 2013 17:53 |  #21

B easily. The 85 1.8 is a fantastic lens.


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Mar 15, 2013 21:14 |  #22

Humble Egomaniac wrote in post #15713096 (external link)
@CyberDyneSystems: Portraits are really just for my own enjoyment. Street photography is really what I am into, as well as event photography (concerts mainly). Thus, low-light performance is an issue, which is pushing me right now towards the 5D MK III. I'm really into photographers like Bill Brandt, Robert Doisneau, HCB, Saul Leiter, etc. I do want to get into more artistic portraits such as Bill Brandt's nude series, but I am not sure if I need the 85mm f/1.2L just yet, especially when I am still developing my own style. Portraits being an artistic endeavour for myself rather than a professional, money making one kind of pushes me more to the 85mm f/1.8. Though I am sure I will upgrade to the f/1.2 at some point.

85mm f/1.8 takes a fantastic portrait shot too!

Based on the above, I think you are really a MkIII candidate.. register now and I'll try to get you in the club :)

Seriously, your on the right track. The money is much better spent on the 1.8 and MkIII with your requirements .


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Mar 15, 2013 23:21 |  #23

definitely B. Definitely.




  
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Mar 16, 2013 00:00 |  #24

B any day every day. The 5DmkIII is amazing and its not like the 85 1.8 is a slouch.




  
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Mar 16, 2013 00:09 |  #25

It just occurred to me, that my 5D MkIII which is right beside me now as I was just delving into the menus to answer a question on the forum, is wearing the 85mm f/1.8 at this very moment.
Great combo!


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Mar 16, 2013 00:49 |  #26

I'd go with option B. Also keep in mind that there are FD to EOS adapters out there. Search around the forum a little bit and you'll get a good idea of something you could use. That way you can still use some of your favorite FD lenses too.


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