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Feb 20, 2015 20:38 |  #16

I'm breaking the rules, but I think this should all fit in your budget....

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Feb 20, 2015 21:04 |  #17

The first option of:

5D MK III, 70-300L, 24-105, 100L

would give you a very nice kit. You could then add a fast prime of your favorite focal length (35/50/85) later to round things out.


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Feb 20, 2015 21:21 |  #18

I'll throw my vote in for the 5D MK III, 70-300L, 24-105, 100L combo that you mentioned.


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Feb 20, 2015 21:32 |  #19

Hrm,

This just seems like a game of planning gear. No direction. Kind of makes me wonder if you actually shoot, or if you just sit around looking at stuff and thinking about shooting, but don't actually go do it. Not trying to be rude, mind. It just seems that most throwing thousands of dollars around would have an idea of what focal lengths and properties of camera/lens/flash they want/need, instead of just buying the most popular stuff and calling it a good general photography kit.

What do you shoot that needs the AF system of the 5D3?
What do you need 300mm or 400mm for?
You're ok with the 24-105 it seems. So why would you really care about the 70-200 F2.8L II I wonder?
What does the MKII really do over the 70-200 F4L IS that you really need? That one stop?
What do you use the 100L for? Do you shoot portrait, or is it just for macro?

What do you actually shoot?
How often?
Is this just a hobby or do you do work, or studio work with this?

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Feb 20, 2015 21:35 |  #20

Why do you think you need to sell anything? What is not accomplishing your needs? We need more info than a sum of money and a list of gear. It would be as if I said - $10,000 and a Jeep Wrangler. What should my next car be?


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Feb 20, 2015 21:35 |  #21

Nice kit. Eventually throw in something very fast for low light, or something macro if you want to get up close and personal with bugs or watches and you should be good to go. ( Well, for now anyway. )


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Feb 20, 2015 21:39 |  #22

Jarvis Creative Studios wrote in post #17441701 (external link)
Why do you think you need to sell anything? What is not accomplishing your needs? We need more info than a sum of money and a list of gear. It would be as if I said - $10,000 and a Jeep Wrangler. What should my next car be?

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Feb 20, 2015 21:46 |  #23

I love my 24-105, it's such a great workhorse of a lens. Everytime I consider selling it I just can't do it-I look at some of my pics it's taken and realise it's going no where ;)

I'd save up and get the 5d3 and the a 70-200 2.8ii




  
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Feb 20, 2015 23:51 |  #24

Buying a 5D3 six months before the inevitable 5D4 announcement seems crazy.


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Feb 21, 2015 06:46 |  #25

MalVeauX wrote in post #17441693 (external link)
Hrm,

This just seems like a game of planning gear. No direction. Kind of makes me wonder if you actually shoot, or if you just sit around looking at stuff and thinking about shooting, but don't actually go do it. Not trying to be rude, mind. It just seems that most throwing thousands of dollars around would have an idea of what focal lengths and properties of camera/lens/flash they want/need, instead of just buying the most popular stuff and calling it a good general photography kit.

What do you shoot that needs the AF system of the 5D3?
What do you need 300mm or 400mm for?
You're ok with the 24-105 it seems. So why would you really care about the 70-200 F2.8L II I wonder?
What does the MKII really do over the 70-200 F4L IS that you really need? That one stop?
What do you use the 100L for? Do you shoot portrait, or is it just for macro?

What do you actually shoot?
How often?
Is this just a hobby or do you do work, or studio work with this?

Very best,

I looked into your bio and in your own words you claim to be a HIGH FI snob. Why not just listen to an ipod?
I would like to start to shoot BIF, but 5D2 and a 70-200 f4 makes it much harder. Can it be done? Of course it can, just like listening to an ipod instead of thousands of dollars of audio gear.
Do I need 300-400mm? I don't know, I have never had it.
As for the 100L, I do what everybody else does with it. I shoot indoor hockey.
Photography is only a hobby for me, but I repair copiers, printers and other business equipment and I have all different tools that do different things. I sometimes won't use a specific tool for months, but when I need it I'm glad I have it. To me photography gear is the same way, but in my case funds are limited.
Some of the above is tongue in cheek, but some is not.


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Feb 21, 2015 06:48 |  #26

mclaren777 wrote in post #17441837 (external link)
Buying a 5D3 six months before the inevitable 5D4 announcement seems crazy.

Unless it's around 2K I won't be buying it.


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Feb 21, 2015 07:07 |  #27

if you shoot hockey and birds in flight, then this should be your kit

1) 7D2 with a 100-400II (BIF)
2) 5D2 with 70-200 2.8 (Gen 1 - you need 1/1000 SS for hockey so don't need IS)


- sell 24-105 ($600)
- sell 100macro ($700)

3) buy 40mm 2.8 pancake for a light walk around setup ($150 used)


I would NOT!!!!!!! spend the money to upgrade a 5D3 from a 5D2 (they are already popping up at $1900 new)
- all the new stuff coming from Sony, Nikon, etc will have a 5D3 at $1000 in 12 months

Put your money in the BEST glass possible:
- 70-200 2.8 II is the Best
- 100-400II is the Best


Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.

  
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Feb 21, 2015 07:17 |  #28

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #17442126 (external link)
if you shoot hockey and birds in flight, then this should be your kit

1) 7D2 with a 100-400II (BIF)
2) 5D2 with 70-200 2.8 (Gen 1 - you need 1/1000 SS for hockey so don't need IS)


- sell 24-105 ($600)
- sell 100macro ($700)

3) buy 40mm 2.8 pancake for a light walk around setup ($150 used)


I would NOT!!!!!!! spend the money to upgrade a 5D3 from a 5D2 (they are already popping up at $1900 new)
- all the new stuff coming from Sony, Nikon, etc will have a 5D3 at $1000 in 12 months

Put your money in the BEST glass possible:
- 70-200 2.8 II is the Best
- 100-400II is the Best

I was joking about shooting hockey with the 100L.


6D/ 24-105 f4 IS/ 85 f1.8/ 70-300L IS

  
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Feb 21, 2015 08:25 |  #29

I like this option: 5D MK III, 70-300L, 24-105, 100L


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Feb 21, 2015 08:37 |  #30

For birds in flight, 100-400 mk1. For incidental birds in flight, more general long distance, tamron/sigma 150-600.

Skip the ZE 2/35 in favor of the canon 35f2IS, the new canons are superb.


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