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Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:14:14 PM »
Would it be smart to sell my T4i and buy a used 5d ii? I have found some great deals on craigslist, which I would only have to invest a couple hundred more dollars. But I am scared to go back in time since the 5dii came out 4 years ago. Mark 5d iii is not even in my range. I just bought a 24-105mm L lens so it would be a good match. Any input? Thank you
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Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:14:14 PM »

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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 05:35:04 PM »
There are things that are older and less up-to-speed about it but the 5d2 is still a great camera. Your 24-105 will suddenly shine. I'd do it.

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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 06:24:21 PM »
The T4i sensor isn't much newer than the 5D II if that makes it easier.  T2i, T3i, T4i, 7D, 60D all have the same sensor as far as I know.  I just made the switch from T2i(again, had 5D II in the past).  The noise is just so much kinder on some low detail scenes. 

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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 06:34:04 PM »
If you are not invested in EF-S lenses and do not need the crop factor for any specific purpose, I'd say go for it.  :)

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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 06:36:30 PM »
Even if you have EF-S lenses, get the 5DmkII, then work on getting some EF glass (preferably L). You won't believe the difference a FF makes, especially with the 5DmkII.  Just, do it.
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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 07:23:28 PM »
Thanks for the help. Just listed on craigslist, so I will see what happens. I have the 24-105mm L, 50mm 1.4 and 70-300mm (I have that on craigslist also for some extra cash).
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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 08:51:39 PM »
I'm in a similar boat - whether I should upgrade from my 60D to the 5d mkii.  One of the main reasons I wanted the 60D over the t3i was the cross type auto focus points.  I'm not sure I want to go back... not to mention the 5+ shots per second over the 3.1 (or whatever it was). 

Then I think, maybe I can just keep two bodies... it's all quite perplexing.
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XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 11:28:23 PM »
I'm in a similar boat - whether I should upgrade from my 60D to the 5d mkii.  One of the main reasons I wanted the 60D over the t3i was the cross type auto focus points.  I'm not sure I want to go back... not to mention the 5+ shots per second over the 3.1 (or whatever it was). 

Then I think, maybe I can just keep two bodies... it's all quite perplexing.

If you can afford to keep the two bodies then definitely keep them - great IQ from full frame and extra reach from your 60d  - sweet! ;D
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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 11:29:49 PM »
Thanks for the help. Just listed on craigslist, so I will see what happens. I have the 24-105mm L, 50mm 1.4 and 70-300mm (I have that on craigslist also for some extra cash).

Hope you get a good deal on CL - you won't be disappointed with the 5D II - it is a superb camera.
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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012, 03:08:37 AM »
Definitely yes, it will be a major step for you. I did the same from T2 to 5D2 and I never looked back.
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Re: Sell T4i for 5d ii?
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