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If you had $3,000 to spend, what would you do?

 
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May 02, 2014 23:19 |  #16

6D and wait for the 7DII.....it should be worth the wait....


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May 02, 2014 23:24 |  #17

Edit -never mind, didn't read the OP properly :)




  
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May 02, 2014 23:33 |  #18

5d mark3


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May 02, 2014 23:36 |  #19

I would go to Colorado for the weekend.


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May 03, 2014 13:17 |  #20

5DIII


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May 03, 2014 13:56 |  #21

Buy the Tamron 24-70 & 70-200 f/2.8 set! Bang for yo Buck Dynamic Duo!!


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May 03, 2014 16:58 |  #22

Voaky999 wrote in post #16878687 (external link)
I would go to Colorado for the weekend.

I'm already going for two weeks in June. :)




  
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May 03, 2014 17:04 as a reply to  @ IlliniFan99's post |  #23

I like the 6D + 7DII answer. IF the 7DII ever materializes.




  
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May 04, 2014 08:12 |  #24

1d4


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May 04, 2014 08:17 |  #25

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I'd like to upgrade from my 60D. I shoot my kids sports, including low-light indoor basketball and outdoor lacrosse, some at night. Also take candids and portraits of my kids as well as landscape and vacation picks.

I feel like I'm currently set on glass as I have the following:

35MM f/2.0
85MM f/1.8
24-105 f/4.0L
70-200 f/2.8L IS USM MKII
70-300 f/4-5.6L

I'd like better high ISO performance as I'm having a hard time getting good images over ISO 3200. I also don't want to go backwards in FPS and would also prefer not to sacrifice the "reach" the crop body gives me, but am intrigued by FF for portraits and landscapes. Not sure I can get everything I want in one body so would consider going to two.

While I don't have a formal budget, I wouldn't feel comfortable going much over $3k as a hobbyist. A couple of options I am considering are:


  • Used 1DMKIV = $3,000
  • Used 5DMKIII = $2,500 - $3,000
  • Used or New 6D and 70D = $2,400 - $3,100
  • Refurb 6D and wait until rumored 7DMKII materializes = $1,400 + ?



Interested in what y'all would suggest or if there are other options I should be thinking about...

Heya,

1DIV or 5D3, based on what you described and current glass, with current budget.

Candids, landscape, vacation, etc, anything will work in a skilled hand. But when it comes to low light sports, unless you're a super skilled manual focus king in the dark (they exist...), you'll want a camera with great robust autofocus, and good ISO handling performance, and those cost bank.

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May 04, 2014 11:00 |  #26

If im spending your money...

I'd say 5D3 + 60D or 6D + 70D. And when i consider those two options, the question becomes do you want the better FF camera or the better crop caamera. My pick (for you) is the 5D3 combination.

Use the extra money saved from the 1D4 on your family (short trip, mother's day, etc.).


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May 04, 2014 11:37 |  #27
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I would buy more glass for my E-M1.


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May 04, 2014 11:50 |  #28

mikeassk wrote in post #16878428 (external link)
There is zero replacement for the benefits of a 1D series camera, but you may have zero need for those benefits.

That about sums it up. If you want what sets a 1D apart from the other bodies, then a 1D4 is your answer. If not, then I think the 5D3 is a brilliant way to go.

I don't see myself moving away from the 1D experience, but I know several who have gone from 1D4 to 5D3 and have no regrets (including pro sports guys).

You gotta watch that reach though, and be honest with yourself about how you're going to shoot. You can crop happily away on a 5D3, but there are limits.


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May 05, 2014 04:12 |  #29

I would buy the 5D3 ten times out of ten, and if you ever needed the extra reach you'd still have the 60D.


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May 05, 2014 04:25 |  #30

if I had 3K to spend, I'd go on holiday & use the kit I already have - It's old, but works just fine.


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