Hello everybody! My girlfriend just told me that her father is willing to give her $1000 to spend on a new DSLR. She really wants a full frame so I told her to debate between a 5D Classic and a 5D Mark II.
If she chooses the 5D Classic, it'll pretty much be free because its about $1000.
If she chooses the 5D Mark II, she'll have to put in about another $1000 herself. That will pretty much mean that she'll be able to buy it for $1000.
She does not shoot professionally. She mainly shoots portraits of friends and family, street photography, and creative shots. She doesn't know which one to get!
What do you guys think? What will you guys do if you were in her situation and don't shoot professionally, but want full frame?
She has a 580EXII and a Canon 50 1.4. Video isn't important to her, but won't hurt to have it. Sensor cleaning is a super bonus, along with the improved iso capabilities of the Mark II. Live view might come in handy, but not a deal breaker.