Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 14 Oct 2009 (Wednesday) 21:53
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Camera Body Upgrade Recommendation

 
jayro11
Mostly Lurking
14 posts
Joined Oct 2009
     
Oct 14, 2009 21:53 |  #1

okay, so here's the scoop on my gear and the scenario:
Current Gear is HERE

Scenario:
I just sold my 40D with the intent to purchase a 7D. HOWEVER, a friend of a friend who shoots weddings is offering to sell me his 5D mk2 for $1600 (don't ask why, he just is!). (FYI, shutter count thus far is only around 3,000). So I realize I've got a great lens lineup but one of the things I liked about having a crop body is that I can get some extra reach out of the lenses I have PLUS I have a 17-55 2.8 that I take EVERYWHERE with me and until the 24-70 loses some weight or gets IS, I wasn't too eager to that lens on as a walkaround..

My question (and for some probably a no-brainer): for the same price: 5D mk2 or 7D? (Keeping in mind I have a 5D classic already)

I will definitely be getting one or the other as I'm really interested in experimenting with video, but primarily I use my cameras for a little bit of everything from family house parties to modest-light volleyball games.

What are your thoughts? I will edit this post if more quesitons are asked. Thanks in advance!


I need all the help I can get...
About me/Gear list

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Jeromy
Member
118 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: SLC utah
     
Oct 14, 2009 21:56 |  #2

id say get the mk2, sell the 5d classic, then get the 7d.


6D:cool:

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Replaces
Goldmember
Avatar
1,079 posts
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Illinois, USA
     
Oct 14, 2009 22:57 |  #3

MKII! or maybe 7D? xD


"If you don't walk today, you have to run tomorrow."
Nikon, then Canon, then Nikon again. But I still love POTN over NikonCafe. :p

Nikon D90, MB-D80, Nikon D600, MB-D14, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G, Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
heyimnick
Member
Avatar
248 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
     
Oct 14, 2009 23:08 |  #4

5d for 1600 is a steal. Don't turn that offer down. Buy that mofo and resell it if you don't need it.


"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." --Unknown

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tudragan
Senior Member
318 posts
Joined Jul 2008
     
Oct 15, 2009 00:41 |  #5

get the 7d and pass the 5d mkII deal on to me.. jk i would get the 5d without a doubt


_Jonathan

Gear List
Jonathandinh.wordpress​.com <- check out my new blog

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mxracer535
Goldmember
Avatar
1,140 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Denver, CO
     
Oct 15, 2009 01:09 |  #6

Get the 5D2...that is one hell of a deal! Sell your 5D and get a 7D, or just get another 40D and put the rest of the money towards something else


NADA...sold off my gear and bought a motorcycle. I might be back shooting someday...

Mi nombre es Jamey

Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
liupublic
Goldmember
1,114 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Tempe AZ
     
Oct 15, 2009 01:19 |  #7

Can always go with 24-105L w/ 5d2. If f/2.8 is a requirement and to save weight on Canon 24-70L, Sigma 24-70 HSM is another option.


Still learning
Nikon D750, Sigma 24-105OS, 105mm 2.8g micro VR, Tamron 70-300VC

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jayro11
THREAD ­ STARTER
Mostly Lurking
14 posts
Joined Oct 2009
     
Oct 15, 2009 06:49 |  #8

haha thanks for the input so far folks...and also the PM's asking me to pass on the 5dmk2 and to fwd my friend's contact number =)

I really did consider the option of sending the 5D classic out (it's probably got less than a 1,000 shots on it-i just got it a month ago from someone that barely used it over the course of 1 year) - but i LOVE my 5d. I'm sure there's a separate thread for this too but I guess what I'm asking is if I got a mk2, would there be things about the classic that I'd be missing out on??


I need all the help I can get...
About me/Gear list

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
zshaft
Senior Member
357 posts
Joined May 2009
     
Oct 15, 2009 12:27 |  #9

buy your friend's 5d2 then sell to other (hope with higher price).
then buy 7d.


Canon 1Dx | 24 L II | 85 L II | 200 L II | Extender 1.4x & 2x III
Sigma 120-300 mm 2.8 OS HSM.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,022 views & 0 likes for this thread
Camera Body Upgrade Recommendation
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is jguns
1053 guests, 186 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.