« on: October 14, 2012, 03:53:53 PM »
My present gear is 7D, 5D2, 70-300L, 24-105L, Zeiss 18 and Zeiss 50 plus Kenko 1.4 TC. I have about £1000 in my camera fund which is sort of earmarked to upgrade the 5D2 to a 5D3. ( Subject of course to the 45 mp camera not becoming available in two weeks time at £2000 and waiting to see what else might just be around the corner).
But wonders of wonders I have a little old pension policy about to mature which will generate a little extra for the camera fund without my wife getting too excited about it ( say £2000) and early in the new year I might trade down my car which might also add £2000 to the fund.
So happy days!
I am a pure hobbyist, mainly taking pics of my kid doing sports and general family and travel pics. So the 7D and the 70-300 are non negotiable as is the Zeiss 18 but after that how best to spend my ill gotten gains? It needs to be something special.
Thinking the 1 Dx is just too big and showy for what it adds compared with the 5D3 plus lenses?
Thinking people like the new 24-70 but given its price does it really add much for me compared to the 24-105 given how much I love the Zeiss at the wide angle?
Thinking I don't like the 100-400 at all and sold a copy a while ago.
So does it come down to a choice between the 135 and 400 5.6 or the 70-200 II IS. + 2 X TC III ? Or if both boats come in do I go for a real super tele?
What would everyone suggest? ( PS I am a Yorkshireman so don't need to spend all the camera fund even if it is there.....) Of course there those telling me I should ditch the Canon FF stuff and buy the D800 but I am not convinced.....