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Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« Reply #105 on: November 02, 2012, 03:57:31 PM »
Well, Im selling my 7D body and 10-22mm On evil bay right now. The 5D3 has spoiled me.  :P

I got $650 CAD for my 10-22mm.  Nice lens, until I got the 24Lii.  :P

Agreed. My 24L II also destroyed my usage of the 10-22mm.  :o
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Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« Reply #105 on: November 02, 2012, 03:57:31 PM »

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Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« Reply #106 on: November 02, 2012, 06:35:22 PM »
I buy 2 new bodies every other year and have done it that way since 1974.

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Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« Reply #107 on: November 06, 2012, 01:05:18 PM »
T3i, received on on 1/4/12

Sold T3i in May 2012:  wanted the better battery, better AF, Kelvin Temp WB of the 60D

Bought a 60D in May 2012

Ready to upgrade to a 5D3 as soon as I have the money for the better AF, better IQ, Low light performance.  I've seriously considered the 5d2, especially for the prices I've seen recently (as low as $1499 new) but the superior AF and even better low light capabilities are making me lean toward the mark 3.  Honestly though, It's hard to justify unless I get a smoking deal on the mark 3.  I find that I'm liking how I use off camera flash more than relying on the high ISO capabilities of a camera so a mark ii might just be enough for me.

I think upgrading bodies depends on the needs/skills of the photographer.  I outgrew the t3i after a couple months of owning it and using it.  Between January and May, I purchased the 50 1.4, 24-105, and 10-22.  I bought the 35L with the 60D for the double rebate.  Since then I purchased a, 40mm 2.8, a 70-200 2.8 IS II, 1.4x III TC, and some Kenko extension tubes. 

I think I went a little crazy on the purchases but my 1st 3 lenses were bought used so It wasn't that bad.  The bodies are another story.  When I realize what my camera can't do, I start researching better bodies.  I think i'm a pretty quick study when it comes to tech so my needs grow every time I do a shoot and realize I've got a problem that I just can't find a solution for with the gear I have.
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Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« Reply #107 on: November 06, 2012, 01:05:18 PM »