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Should I sell/trade my 70-200 2.8L for a 5d

 
jeffreynmandy
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Sep 07, 2010 07:44 |  #1

I am really wanting to see what full frame is like. But The 5d mark II is way out of my budget. I recently got a good deal on a 100-400L and don't think I will use the 70-200 2.8L non IS much anymore. I have a 50d and would probably keep it as a 2nd body and to share with my wife. I would have the 50d for sports and 5d for portraits, landscapes, and macro. Does this sound like a good idea or will I miss the 70-200. If I get rid of it I probably won't be able to find another at good deal.


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ProwlingTiger
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Sep 07, 2010 07:48 |  #2

If you keep the 50D for sports, bear in mind you'll be selling a good sports lens for the 5D.


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jeffreynmandy
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Sep 07, 2010 08:03 as a reply to  @ ProwlingTiger's post |  #3

I'm also worried that its getting to be old technology and the lens will be useable for years to come. And I'm also hoping that the mark II will drop to affordability when the mark III comes out.


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dkatchalov
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Sep 07, 2010 08:03 |  #4

you must be crazy

i would marry my 70-200/2.8 if i could.

the focal length, bokeh and low light power of that combo (70-200 and 5dmk2) are magic.




  
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Sep 07, 2010 08:07 |  #5

jeffreynmandy wrote in post #10864149 (external link)
I'm also worried that its getting to be old technology and the lens will be useable for years to come. And I'm also hoping that the mark II will drop to affordability when the mark III comes out.

old technology??




  
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jeffreynmandy
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Sep 07, 2010 08:17 as a reply to  @ dkatchalov's post |  #6

I was mostly just talking about the focusing system and lower megapixels. I know its still capable of great photos, even better than my newer 50d.


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Sep 07, 2010 09:19 |  #7

dkatchalov wrote in post #10864151 (external link)
you must be crazy

i would marry my 70-200/2.8 if i could.

the focal length, bokeh and low light power of that combo (70-200 and 5dmk2) are magic.

Yeah, I'd never part with mine.


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Sep 07, 2010 09:19 |  #8

jeffreynmandy wrote in post #10864210 (external link)
I was mostly just talking about the focusing system and lower megapixels. I know its still capable of great photos, even better than my newer 50d.

5dc is substantially better in IQ to the 50d.

I'd save up and keep the 70-200.


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Bradfordguy
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Sep 07, 2010 09:25 as a reply to  @ AlanU's post |  #9

I would sell the 100-400 to pay for the 5D and keep the 70-200. I sold my 100-400 because I found it was a real light hog and now get far better pics with my 70-200IS 2.8L. Never underestimate the utility and value of 2.8 on a long zoom.


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