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Jan 25, 2010 09:46 |  #1

Hi all,

I would like to see your opinions in the following in regards to parting with my 5D2 as I will be needing two bodies:
1) Trading 5D2 for 5D classic + 7D
2) Keeping 5D2 and add a 40D
3) 5D classic + 40D + new glass (Possibly 135L, or 17-55 F2.8IS) - I got a very good offer now that I can basically trade the 5D2 for 5Dc + 40D + 135L

Both option should cost me around the same price. I am currently rocking on 35L and 85L.

Cheers,
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Jan 25, 2010 09:49 |  #2

Keep the 5D2 and add the 40D if you really need 2 bodies.


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Jan 25, 2010 09:49 |  #3

40D and 5D take same batteries, etc. I think. The 135L does indeed rock.


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Jan 25, 2010 09:50 |  #4

Chris

I would take option 2

Your 5D2 is a great camera with superb IQ. A 40D would provide excellent backup. I have two 5D2s and am considering getting a 1D3 in place of one of them but at times the thought of giving up a 5D2 feels so agonizing.


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Jan 25, 2010 09:50 |  #5

I would say if you dont NEED the video and uber high res, 5D classic, 40D and 135L


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Jan 25, 2010 09:55 |  #6

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I don't "need" the video, but ideally, would like to have it if possible. The high res is beneficial when crop is needed, but I've shotted sRAW for my trip to Hawaii in Jan, turns out I can live with 10MP. By all means, I lived with 5D's 12.1MP for 2+ years...

I am leaning towards the option 2 due to the image quality between 40D and 7D is not dramatically different. If I have the 5D2, I probably could live with the one stop noise difference between 40D and 7D. I don't shoot fast moving objects.

With that said, I also like option 3 if I could add a 17-55 F2.8IS to the line up as a cheap walk around combo, and it'll work wonderfully well when I do work with 40D+17-55 and 5D+85L.

Perhaps option 2 and add a 17-55 down the road?


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Jan 25, 2010 10:01 |  #7

elysium wrote in post #9466557 (external link)
I would say if you dont NEED the video and uber high res, 5D classic, 40D and 135L

Best option/advice IMO.




  
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Jan 25, 2010 10:07 as a reply to  @ Lesner's post |  #8

I personally would go with the 5D/40D combo with some good glass, but I don't need the high resolution of the 5D2. Do you already have a lens that covers the 24-70 range? If not, the 17-55 IS is an excellent lens on crop.


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Jan 25, 2010 12:36 |  #9

I like option 1 as you would have a great portrait/landscape body in the 5d and an nice action camera in the 7d. But if you don't need video or the fast AF of the d then the 40d is a good choice and I might opt for option 3 as the 135mm is a fantastic lens. Coupled with the 35 and 85 Ls you can cover a good range especially with crop and FF bodies.




  
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Jan 25, 2010 12:46 |  #10

cy88 wrote in post #9466591 (external link)
......Perhaps option 2 and add a 17-55 down the road?


That sounds good to me Chris.

There's no harm in taking time to build up your equipment unless of course you're in a hurry. I think it would be such a shame to give up the 5D2.


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Jan 25, 2010 13:04 |  #11

get a 1dmkIII !!


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Jan 25, 2010 20:51 |  #12

cy88 wrote in post #9466535 (external link)
Hi all,

I would like to see your opinions in the following in regards to parting with my 5D2 as I will be needing two bodies:
1) Trading 5D2 for 5D classic + 7D
2) Keeping 5D2 and add a 40D
3) 5D classic + 40D + new glass (Possibly 135L, or 17-55 F2.8IS) - I got a very good offer now that I can basically trade the 5D2 for 5Dc + 40D + 135L

Both option should cost me around the same price. I am currently rocking on 35L and 85L.

Cheers,
Chris

I am shooting 5Dc and 7D. From pure IQ point of view, I still prefer 5Dc over 7D, 5Dii got to be better than 5Dc for quite some margin. So I will suggest to keep 5Dii and get 40D.

Now I would like to know why you want to make such a change.


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Jan 25, 2010 20:53 |  #13

Number 2!


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Jan 25, 2010 21:05 |  #14
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Add 40D man --




  
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Jan 25, 2010 21:08 |  #15

just add a 40d


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