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Jun 02, 2012 14:06 |  #1

I dont know where to post this thread as I have couple of plans or options in mind. I have £3000 to spend for additional gears. I am no pro and only a hobbyist (sometimes I shoot weddings). I mainly shoot portraits and people but sometimes I do some landscape if I feel like doing. I have options in mind but I am torn with all these. I am posting here so that I can have an idea as to which I go for. Here are my options:

1. Get 35L + 85L and be happy with it with my 7D. (I love these lenses and im itching to get it.)
2. Get 5D II + 35L (wanting to get a full frame as my main camera and 7D as my backup)
3. Sell 7D and Sigma 10-20 to get 5D II + 35L + 85L (leaving me with only one camera)
4. Sell 7D and Sigma 10-20 to get 5D III + 35L (I dont know if my money will still be enough, this will leave me with my trusty 70-200 mk2 and 35L if I get it.)

With these options, it is pretty sure that I will be getting 35L. So now guys, if you are in my shoes, which option would you go for?


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Jun 02, 2012 14:14 |  #2

If you are not a pro, i would go for the 5D2 +35L, keep the 7D as you say you shoot weddings (the 70-200 will shine on your FF and the 35L will be great on both bodies) , a backup camera is must, the 7D will do fine next to the 5D2 IMO
But then again the 5D3 is extremely sexy, but it will leave you with only one body (a great camera that is)


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Jun 02, 2012 14:17 |  #3

? Alternative 5D2 Vs 7D thread ;)
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Jun 02, 2012 14:36 |  #4

nub4sh wrote in post #14521219 (external link)
I have £3000 to spend for additional gears.

£1,000 on a 400mm f/5.6 and spend the rest on a fjord cruise or a safari where you can take some pictures.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 14:38 |  #5

option 4! all you ever need is a 70-200II and a 35L for most situations ;)


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Jun 02, 2012 14:55 |  #6

400mm f5.6 is very sexy but im not into super-tele lens. :) Though, i've tried my 70-200 in a safari park which I enjoyed the most.

Option 4 is very nice pick but I dont know if my money will be enough, remember im in the UK and prices here are absurd.


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Jun 02, 2012 15:18 |  #7

nub4sh wrote in post #14521365 (external link)
400mm f5.6 is very sexy but im not into super-tele lens. :) Though, i've tried my 70-200 in a safari park which I enjoyed the most.

Option 4 is very nice pick but I dont know if my money will be enough, remember im in the UK and prices here are absurd.

Just a holiday then as the gear you have is already pretty nice. And actually, only certain gear is expensive here. If you're careful, gear can be similar in price to most countries. 5D2 available for £1,305 for example. I think that's comparable with most places. You have to remember the 20% VAT.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 15:44 |  #8

Where is that 5D II for £1305?


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