« on: March 21, 2013, 09:36:07 AM »
@shashinkaman, in defense the timing was right for me to purchase a new camera -- it will be something I will have for at least the next 5 years if not longer (my hope)...I am now working on adding to my lenses. This has all been within the last few months. I know it sounds backwards but I had a Rebel T1i before this camera...I've taken some beautiful photos from this camera, but the shutter speed was annoying at times as well as other features I did not have. I take a lot of photos of babies and toddlers, and wanted a super fast shutter speed -- yes I could have bought a 7d or less, but I wanted a full-frame for various reasons...I looked extensively at the mark ii and 6D, but decided if I was going to make the purchase, this is what I wanted with the features that it came with, etc. Everyone is different, but this is the route I decided to go. I am now looking at adding lenses to my equipment and in time I will have some nice lenses (I would argue that although cheaper, the 85mm 1.8 does take some beautiful photos), and I have learned in this forum to wait for the one I want with IS. Originally, I was wondering what people thought of the 70-200 f/4L without the IS as it would be nice to have for outdoor portraits and also to be able to use for the occasional nature photo. Everyone is different and everyone needs to start from somewhere...this is the route I decided to go. I am also highly considering the 24-105 and waiting on the 70-200 with or without IS.