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50D Upgrade to 5DMKII

 
danny819
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Jan 24, 2011 19:29 |  #1

Hey there! I am wondering if you guys think it is worth it to upgrade from my 50D to the 5DMKII? I need some suggestions because I will be getting rid of ALL my EF-S gear and go Full Frame if I do so. If I do this, I will sell my 50D, Canon 15-85, Sigma 30mm. If I buy the 5DMKII, my only lens I would be able to afford is the 35L. What do you guys think? I mainly shoot portraits and sometimes cars.


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Jan 24, 2011 19:53 |  #2

I think that you should just save your money until you can get the body, and lenses instead of the body and only one lens.




  
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Jan 24, 2011 19:55 |  #3

The thing is that I never used anything above, lets say around 50mm on my 15-85. I usually shoot under 40ish. That's why I think having only the 35L might work out.


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Jan 24, 2011 20:03 |  #4

Is there any reason that you need the 5D mkII as opposed to the 5D classic?
I'd add on a 85mm lens for portraits though; I don't often think of 35mm for that type of shooting.
Full frame body+35mm lens+85mm lens is a very respectable setup.

Had a friend who had a 5Dc+ 17-40 only, and then swapped the 17-40 for a 35L, but then found only wide angle too restricting for general use.


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Jan 24, 2011 20:03 |  #5
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Hindsight is 20-20 !
Never buy EF-S Lenses.
Buy L grade glass first then wait for 5DIII or the elusive 3D.


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Jan 24, 2011 20:19 |  #6

asamimasa wrote in post #11707781 (external link)
Is there any reason that you need the 5D mkII as opposed to the 5D classic?

Is there any reason you need either of them as opposed to the 50D? I normally choose to shoot the 50D over the 5D2 for a variety of reasons, though both are at hand.


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