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talk me out of buying a 5dm2... (will have to sell my 50d & 17-55 2.8)

 
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Feb 10, 2010 22:22 |  #16

Do it.

just doooo it.

i came from 1d3 to 5d2.
i miss 1d3 yes... but 5d2 suits me better since i do more portrait/studio/concer​t shooting.

1d3 is a slightly better concert shooter for me because of AF points being much much muuuuuuuuuuuuch better than 5d2 but i have learned to live with focus/recompose method for CENTER point AF on 5d (which is the ONLY point that is most reliable for me)


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Feb 10, 2010 22:27 |  #17

I thing you should do it! You will love the full frame, I know I love it and it was well worth it! If it would stop snowing here I would have some pics to prove it...LOL Its really is a great machine!


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Feb 10, 2010 23:33 |  #18

Doc Fluty wrote in post #9585349 (external link)
...my type of shooting is mostly of my daughter indoors and outdoors... and landscapes

sounds to be the perfect camera for you...

The 5D Mark II has amazing things to offer like HIGH IQ, impressive ISO/noise ratios, and shallower depth of field. Though it only has a center point cross-type f2.8 af sensor, it definitely holds it on out in the field.

The 5d mark II definitely requires top glass to bring out it's amazing strengths... i personally found that the 70-200mm f2.8 performed better on the 5D Mark II as oppose to the 40D, but still, it didn't meet my HIGH standards, so i sold it for an 85L and 135L which i'm definitely happy with. When the 70-200 II hits the store, i will sell off 135L for the 70-200 II. All i needed was a much better long end with more sharpness that it offered. I miss the flexibility the 70-200 offered and the IS system it carried with it.

Oh and you'll miss your 17-55 thats for sure! there's not a full equiv out there for FF yet - we are all crossing fingers for a 24-70L II (or at least something with IS).

for walk around lenses, don't exclude primes as they offer HIGH IQ, flexibility in aperture, and a lightweight design. Think about a 24L II + a 50 f1.4 (or if you have cash and room in your bag to spare, the 50L would be nice) - something i'm adding onto my kit within this year or next. You can also get the 35L which does nicely as a compromise between 24mm and 50mm. Just step forwards and backwards to get those FOVs. the only reason why i want a 24L and a 50L is because the 24mm makes for a great lens when me and my girlfriend go out for dinners. the 50L is perfect for close portraits/walk around.


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Feb 12, 2010 10:22 |  #19

wel i went and ordered the 5d mark ii....

it would always be hanging over my head.. so i just got it...

so now my 50d and 17-55 is on ebay if anyones interested...

i cant list them for sale here cause i havent been a member for 30 days...

if your interested

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Feb 12, 2010 10:52 |  #20

Congrats on your order!


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Feb 12, 2010 10:54 |  #21
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Sold my 17-55/10-22, and grabbed a 5dm2+some L leneses...


completely worth ittttt




  
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Feb 12, 2010 11:10 as a reply to  @ post 9586020 |  #22

Hey Doc.....

I would only try to talk you out of the 5D MkII IF you were primarily a birder, or long distance wildlife shooter, and the reason is because you would lose so much reach with a FF camera. IF this were the case, and you were looking to spend some money on a sweet new toy, I'd say to upgrade to the 7D instead.

But anyway, if you don't do a lot of long distance shooting, the 5D MkII is freaking awesome !

I'd love to have a 5D MkII also :) ......but that would only be after I had bought my 7D, which I would probably still use 80-90% of the time.

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Feb 12, 2010 12:04 |  #23

I upgraded from the 40D to the 5DII, but kept the 40D as a backup. Haven't used the 40D much since I got the 5D, but I haven't been to any sports events yet! ;)


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Feb 12, 2010 12:07 |  #24

Too late to talk you out of it. But it looks like most people did the opposite in this thread, lol. ENJOY!


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Feb 12, 2010 12:08 |  #25

This thread is reverse psychology at its finest.




  
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Feb 12, 2010 12:32 |  #26

lol


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Feb 12, 2010 14:07 |  #27

I was just going to say DO IT, and then I see that you have! You will absolutely love it!


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Feb 12, 2010 14:38 |  #28

So which lens are you going to replace that 17-55 with?


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Feb 12, 2010 14:59 |  #29

Glad you made the "right" choice :)


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Feb 12, 2010 19:09 |  #30

DL.Photography wrote in post #9597240 (external link)
So which lens are you going to replace that 17-55 with?

one of the reasons i went ahead with the FF is for the low light advantage.. so for indoor shots i guess im going to need Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L... although im somewhat concerned because its not IS.

when i used my 17-55 i typically used that lens at 17mm.. and when i use my 70-200, im usually at 200mm....

i also will be looking at some 30-50mm prime lenses


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