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jbrown7815
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Mar 25, 2009 20:26 |  #1

Hi all! So I am looking to buy my next DSLR

I started with a 350d, 50mm 1.4, etc.

Sold it all, since I am now deployed and thought I would be quitting the hobby; Decided I should not give up such a great hobby, and am going to get back into it.

I mostly shoot fashion/models. Sometimes shoot cars, I love to work outdoors, and sometimes in low light.

My first lens will be 24-70L & 50 1.4.

I can't for the life of me decide what camera to get. I have choices narrowed down to 40D, 50D, or used 5D.

I only have $1200-$1300 to spend at first.

Most people will probably say 5D, it's full frame, etc. But for my type of shooting why is the 5D worth an extra $400-$500?


Please enlighten me :smile:


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Jesse


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Mar 26, 2009 11:22 |  #2

Actually, I would say that a 5D does not give a huge advantage to this type of shooting. Yes, it will have a smaller depth of field, which is nice in some ways, and it also is better in low light. But overall, you would probably be better served by getting a 40D or 50D and spending some money on lighting instead.

I would also consider the 17-55 f/2.8 and the 85 f/1.8. The 85 has much nicer bokeh than the 50mm and it's longer focal length is better suited for this type of photography.


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Mar 26, 2009 11:30 |  #3

james_in_baltimore wrote in post #7602941 (external link)
Actually, I would say that a 5D does not give a huge advantage to this type of shooting. Yes, it will have a smaller depth of field, which is nice in some ways, and it also is better in low light. But overall, you would probably be better served by getting a 40D or 50D and spending some money on lighting instead.

I would also consider the 17-55 f/2.8 and the 85 f/1.8. The 85 has much nicer bokeh than the 50mm and it's longer focal length is better suited for this type of photography.

Yay a reply :)

This is the exact kind of advice I was needing.

Hopefully others will put in more advice. Do you think the 24-70 2.8 is a good first lens though?

Thanks

Jesse


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Mar 27, 2009 14:55 as a reply to  @ jbrown7815's post |  #4

The 40D will be a nice step up from what you're used to. Go with that and put the money you save into glass/speedlites. The 24-70 L is a nice piece of glass. Can't see how you'd go wrong there for the stuff you want to shoot.


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Mar 27, 2009 15:00 |  #5

I mostly shoot fashion too. The 5D is beautiful. I use it far more than I use my 1D Mark III and I wouldn't give it up for anything. With your lenses I think it's a great choice. The 5D sounds perfect for what you want to do, and the camera itself is approaching legendary status.


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Mar 27, 2009 15:01 |  #6

Well I'm gonna order the 40d. Once my order goes thru at Adorama...


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