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Apr 27, 2009 00:12 |  #16

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Apr 27, 2009 06:17 |  #17

When I think back on 'glass' the only two lenses I'd say made a BIG difference were expensive primes.


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Apr 27, 2009 06:28 |  #18

The only lenses that make a BIG difference are the ones you use the most. I would have to say, for me, that would be the Tamron. Not the best lens I have but I would certainly miss it the most.

To the OP.... I would be looking at glass, in your case, and not even thinking of an additional body.


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Apr 27, 2009 06:35 |  #19

Ok, bohdank, you're right and I was unclear -- When I say BIG difference, I mean something I would notice in terms of (a) ability to capture scenes which my other kit could not and (b) the quality of the results.

As for anyone's next purchase, I think a good rule would be "the one I could use the most"

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Apr 27, 2009 06:49 |  #20

When prices for used 20D's dropped below $400 I decided to keep mine (after purchasing the 5D).

The value to me was greater than the $350 I could have gotten for it, so now I have a backup. Probably makes more sense to have the crop as backup to FF rather than just another crop


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Apr 27, 2009 07:55 |  #21

S.Horton wrote in post #7811319 (external link)
Ok, bohdank, you're right and I was unclear -- When I say BIG difference, I mean something I would notice in terms of (a) ability to capture scenes which my other kit could not and (b) the quality of the results.

As for anyone's next purchase, I think a good rule would be "the one I could use the most"

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that was just me being a PITA ;-)a


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Apr 27, 2009 08:04 |  #22

Bodies depreciate rapidly. Unless you absolutely need two bodies, there's no need to have one sitting in your bag. If you're planning to shoot at events (weddings, concerts, etc.) I would recommend keeping the backup body. Otherwise, no.


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Apr 27, 2009 12:54 |  #23

I own a
-Nikon D50
-Canon 30D
and
-Canon 5D

I'm not a professional either.
I decided not to sell my D50 when I got my 30D and not to sell my 30D when I got my 5D because for what I paid for each camera vs what it will be selling for with today's value, it's just not worth it. I'd rather just keep them as backups. I may not use my 30D or 5D simultaneously at all for year, but the one time that I will need two bodies would be worth not selling my second body. It's already happened once this year ;)


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Apr 27, 2009 13:20 |  #24

I have a 1DM3 and a 30D. First DSLR camera was the 30D with the 17-85mm. Moved up to the 85mm f/1.8, added the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and was AMAZED. Upgraded to the !DM3 and added the 24-70mm f/2.8. Good glass is what it is all about.

The 30D/17-85 gather dust as my fail safe backup.

Buy GLASS. Good luck!


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