For one reason or another I have ended up with a lot of camera bodies:
- 450D - spare with stock lens.
- 550D - currently my holiday or anything non-macro camera.
- 600D - Standard macro rig, I have a Tamron 90 Macro lens attached.
- 5DMKII - was, until today, my go to macro rig, with the MP-E65. Sensor needs a professional clean but other than that has been my favourite rig this year.
- 5DMKIII - now houses the MPE-so should be my new favourite soon
I don't make money from photography, and I would like to end up with three bodies (one general purpose, one macro and one MP-E macro), but I am undecided which. I prefer not to change lenses - to keep the dust out of the bodies, hence having the bodies set up for separate jobs.
The 5DIII should soon become my tool of choice with the MP-E.
The 600D has the articulated screen so that is useful for macro.
The 550D is similar to the 600D minus the articulated screen.
Both are good cameras, clean and no dust or spots on the sensors.
Both could be general purpose, or macro bodies.
Ideally the 450D will be sold, it is in lovely condition so should make someone a good starting camera.
That leaves the 5DII. It has some spots on the sensor, but nothing that cannot be cleaned. Most are only visible at 100% view.
So in your opinion is it worth using the 5D MKII as the macro camera, or the general purpose (I would need to buy a lens as my general purpose lens is EF-S), or is it worth selling the 5DII along with the 450D? Is there any advantage to crop for the macro lens?
Any ideas appreciated.