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Apr 17, 2009 17:20 |  #1

I'm getting a fair bit of work coming in; the odd wedding, a bit of journo work and some magazine stuff etc. and it's time to invest a bit of cash back into this little venture of mine, so...
Currently I'm carrying a couple of 40Ds with 50mm 1.8, 17-85mm 4/5.6, 70-300mm 4/5.6 and sigma 10-20mm but as my workload and hopefully reputation keep rising I need to make sure I'm doing the bookings justice.
Where do you good folk think I should splash some cash to keep things improving?
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Apr 17, 2009 18:18 |  #2

f/2.8 zooms and/or large aperture primes. In no particular order:

17-55 f/2.8 IS
70-200 f/2.8L IS
24 f/1.4L or 35 f/1.4L
85 f/1.2L
135 f/2L
200 f/2L IS (if you really wanna go nuts :))




  
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Apr 17, 2009 18:31 |  #3

Do you have flashes and brackets?



  
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Apr 17, 2009 18:37 |  #4

Replace 50mm 1.8, 17-85mm 4/5.6, 70-300mm 4/5.6,

with...

50mm 1.4,
24-105L
70-200mm your choice of L.


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Apr 17, 2009 18:52 |  #5

jr_senator wrote in post #7752397 (external link)
Do you have flashes and brackets?

- yes - forgot to mention, plenty of flashes, cables etc.

Some great glass recommendations so far. Faster glass seems like the way I'd like to go but... so much to choose from


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Apr 17, 2009 19:00 |  #6

verdantsound wrote in post #7752428 (external link)
Replace 50mm 1.8, 17-85mm 4/5.6, 70-300mm 4/5.6,

I agree.

verdantsound wrote in post #7752428 (external link)
with...

50mm 1.4,
24-105L
70-200mm your choice of L.

Yes (but only if you need the extra two stops.
no, 17-55 f/2.8 One stop doesn't sound like much but many a time it makes the difference between getting the shot and getting something blurry.
yes, 70-200 f/2.8


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Apr 17, 2009 19:01 |  #7

How about a 1D Mark III ?.


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Apr 17, 2009 19:25 |  #8
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I actually like the 50 1.8 more than the 50 1.4...don't burn the 300 $ if you can help it, I suggest keeping the 50 1.8. There isn't a real world of difference until you see the 1.2


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Apr 18, 2009 06:30 |  #9

maverick678 wrote in post #7752533 (external link)
How about a 1D Mark III ?.

Heart says yes... Head says no.


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Apr 18, 2009 07:24 |  #10
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cardboard....snoot? xD the 50 1.2 is nice xD




  
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Apr 18, 2009 08:06 as a reply to  @ merp's post |  #11

How about a EF70/200 F2.8L IS USM or a EF100 F2 USM


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