Canon USA is currently offer 5D2 for 1319 and the 7D for less than 1000 as refurbished. Seemed like a good price to bad I'm saving for the 6D OR should I jump on this since I have a 450 now
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Ditto if the new 7D as an APS-C camera had IQ = to the 1Dmk4 it would be pretty awesome.
However I would not hold my breath for this being the case
1DIV-level of performance shouldn't be all that difficult to achieve with a 1.6x sensor made on a newer tech.
Provided that MPs are kept in check, of course.
The question is, what will Canon do with the 7D successor.
Will they go for a more pro-oriented body or a more general-purpose body?
If the former, I could see the 7DII using an improved 16-18mp sensor, which I'm sure will match the 1DIV in image quality.
But Canon might as well decide to crank up the megapixels.
In that case, it's hard to tell if the 7D successor will be even called 7DII .
This may sound like a crazy idea but.....how about getting a part time job, and then go buy one for yourself?
Current kit consists of 450D, Nifty 50, 2 Old Sigma lenses pre digital, kit 18-55 and Yunguno 565ex.
I do family portraits and christmas cards for friends etc, as well as an wedding as 2nd shooter. I've done 6 this year.
Looking at the 6D as my next body as with event photography I totally see the limits of the 450 and need better High Iso performance.
So would it be alright to do Body and then down the road Tamron 24-70 since its half the cost of Canon 24-70L2 I know glass is a big limiting factor in image quality but if I could only afford 1 big purchase a year what would you choose? Camera then glass or Glass and then camera.
Glass, then camera. Lens prices creep up, body prices creep down...
If you really value money and intend to do photography for a very long time, I suggest investing on a "system" lens which for our part is Canon unless you're fine with a fully manual lens. Canon bodies does not and will not support third party lenses.
The way the 5D2 kit is selling (and get them while you can) I'd go for one of those. Get your body and sweet glass all at the same time. Have you considered the CLP?