Hogloff wrote in post #13327750
For what you shoot, I would move to the 5d system. Now you need to determine whether to purchase a 5dc for $900 or a 5d2 for $2000. From my viewpoint, here are the advantages of the 5d2 over the 5d.
- resolution...but only if you want to print larger than say 16x20 or crop heavily.
- liveview. I find i use liveview on almost 100% of my landscape shots.
- sensor cleaning. With my 5d, I always came back from a landscape shoot to find dust bunnies in my images. Not so much with the 5d2.
Other than that, for landscape and portraits I don't see any advantage of the 5d2. You could purchase a 5dc and a nice wide angle like the 17-40 for less than the 5d2.
I would go with the two bodies if you need to shoot any kind of moving object. The Autofocus on the 5d2 is really a toy compared to the 7d, my wife rates it as worse than her 40D.
And you have a backup body, or a body to have a second lens on.
I can tell you that the 17-40L will be of great value to you with that body combo, because it is a great walkaround lens on the crop, and a decent landscaper on the 5D.
And I have a slight suspicion that the 5Dc, if you downsize to 1280xwebsomething, actually renders some things better. Among the disadvantages you forgot the older batteries, although that generation of batteries holds up reasonably well.
My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.