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Should I make a move to the 5D now or wait?

 
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Jun 17, 2008 15:46 |  #1

I've recently read some rumors of the new 3D / 6D FF camera options that might be out later this year. I'm not here to start a rumor thread but work on the possibility of this happening.

I actually love the 17-55 f2.8 IS on my 40D, and find myself using it way more than the 24-70L (which is also fine glass). I was planning on selling the 24-70L to make room for a few more Primes I've been wanting to add to my collection.

However if later this year a new up to date FF comes out from Canon, I'd most likely want to part with the 40D and the EF-S lens.

What should I do? The 24-70 is pretty much new so should I hang onto that now? Or sell now and rebuy it when the new FF option comes out?

Should I list it on eBay?

I'm sort of new to forums, but it's looking like a great place to get advice!!


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Jun 17, 2008 15:51 |  #2

I say wait to get the 5d when/if the 6d comes out, there should be a significant price drop by then, as for the 24-70, L glass tends to have a great resale value, you can sell now, get your EF primes, and then swap the 17-55 for a 24-70 when you make the move to FF.


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Jun 17, 2008 15:53 |  #3

or you could buy the 5D now and sell your 30 1.4 to me ;)


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Jun 17, 2008 16:06 |  #4

Oh yea I forgot about the 30 1.4 not being compatible! I love that lens too! Oh the choices I need to make... now I have to swap that glass out for expensive f1.4 L primes.


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Jun 17, 2008 16:10 |  #5

I was in a similar mindset... with the current promotions, though, I bought the 5D kit, sold the lens, and now run both a 40D and 5D... you've got 2 awesome lenses that will work well with both cameras!


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Jun 17, 2008 16:13 |  #6

I'm guessing the 85 f1.8 produces better on the FF than the 40D?


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Jun 17, 2008 16:16 |  #7

WagnerRX03 wrote in post #5739854 (external link)
I say wait to get the 5d when/if the 6d comes out, there should be a significant price drop by then, as for the 24-70, L glass tends to have a great resale value, you can sell now, get your EF primes, and then swap the 17-55 for a 24-70 when you make the move to FF.

Not to be a naysayer, but don't count on a huge drop in the 5D price. When the 40D came out, the 30D dropped about 15%, and almost a year later, a new 30D will STILL bring over $700. (Heck, I just sold my 350D for $350!

The 5D is the go to camera for too many pros. And I would not necessarily count on the 5D Mark II being too much like the current 5D. If it changes a great deal, many people with stick with the old one.

The great truth is that the 5D is an awesome camera. If it had 14 bit files and 6 fps, it would be damn near perfect. But I won't pay another 1500 for those features. So.......

If you covet the 5D, buy it now.


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Jun 17, 2008 16:50 |  #8

Go for it - you can start shooting tomorrow. Any replacement for the 5D is just a WAG at this point and won't be out any sooner than September, if then.


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Jun 17, 2008 16:52 |  #9

martingaslow wrote in post #5739823 (external link)
I've recently read some rumors of the new 3D / 6D FF camera options that might be out later this year.

Zero possibility. Buy the 5D now.


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Jun 17, 2008 16:54 |  #10

cosworth wrote in post #5740220 (external link)
Zero possibility. Buy the 5D now.

So there is no 6D coming out soon?


-LFaluade :cool:

  
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Jun 17, 2008 16:55 |  #11

martingaslow wrote in post #5739991 (external link)
I'm guessing the 85 f1.8 produces better on the FF than the 40D?

The 85mm f/1.8 is absolutely teriffic on my 40D, producing some of my best shots to-date. Effecive FL of 135mm is also great...

Having said that, on a 5D it becomes a whole lot more versatile... I find it's on my 5D quite a bit more than on my 40D these days!

mattograph wrote in post #5740018 (external link)
The great truth is that the 5D is an awesome camera. If it had 14 bit files and 6 fps, it would be damn near perfect. But I won't pay another 1500 for those features. So.......

If you covet the 5D, buy it now.

Double Negative wrote in post #5740205 (external link)
Go for it - you can start shooting tomorrow. Any replacement for the 5D is just a WAG at this point and won't be out any sooner than September, if then.

That's exactly my reasoning as well... the 5D, despite being 3 years older than my 40D, is simply amazing. I still find myself grabbing the 40D quite a bit too (today, outside, 24-105L attached chasing after kids on a bright sunny day, the 40D really does well!) but if I'm going for more composed shots, or low light, the 5D is the right tool for the job.

Should the 5D2/3D/whatever come out this fall, even if I buy it I still have 6 months of spectacular results... and not sure if it'll be worth the delta in price either!


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Jun 17, 2008 16:58 |  #12

LFaluade wrote in post #5740234 (external link)
So there is no 6D coming out soon?

Nope.


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Jun 17, 2008 18:37 |  #13

I'd ask myself why do I want to go FF anyway?


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Jun 17, 2008 18:43 |  #14

gasrocks wrote in post #5740898 (external link)
I'd ask myself why do I want to go FF anyway?

Have you ever shot with one?

If you haven't, don't. You'll just get hooked and all.


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Jun 17, 2008 19:16 |  #15

gasrocks wrote in post #5740898 (external link)
I'd ask myself why do I want to go FF anyway?

Don't borrow anyone's FF camera... you'll find yourself spending more than you intended.

Seriously, if you do, you'll know why!


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