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jimjamesjimmy

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Re: Help me spend a one-time windfall!
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2012, 04:23:13 PM »
go medium format

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Re: Help me spend a one-time windfall!
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Re: Help me spend a one-time windfall!
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2012, 02:32:38 PM »
If your income is tied to your photography, you need to have 2 bodies.  You like the 5D II, keep it. 

Your lens choices sound great.

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Re: Help me spend a one-time windfall!
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2012, 02:47:22 PM »
So, here are my questions:

1.   Should I spend half my funds on the upgrade to the Mark III? The images from the Mark II are lovely, and focusing speed or extreme low light hasn’t been my issue. I do find my images at 1600 ISO seem fairly noisy, but I don’t know whether the Mark III would be substantively better, often enough.
You do not spend half of the funds considering this buy allows you to sell your 5DMkII which you couldn't otherwise

2.   What’s the best mix of overlapping zooms? The 75-300 that my wife and I have been sharing is convenient, so in some ways just replacing that with L glass seems like a good choice – in others, I wonder about a 70-200 and 100-400 combo. Or maybe a 70-200 and a 1.4x converter...)
All L choices are good: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 70-200 f/4L IS, 70-300 L. The last 2 are great traveler lenses.

3.   How much use will the Tilt/Shift get, really? (I know, that’s hard to quantify an answer)
IT IS A VERY GOOD CHOICE: Suitable for Architectural Photography, Landscapes. Has Very high quality.

4.   If I keep the 100 Macro, which I love, will I really need the 180 macro?
The 100 doubles as a portrait lens. Keep it. You love it!

Thanks for reading what got much longer than I intended, and for advice and comments!
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Re: Help me spend a one-time windfall!
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2012, 10:55:24 PM »
5dM3 + 70-200 2.8LII Winning!  ;D
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Re: Help me spend a one-time windfall!
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