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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2012, 02:37:33 AM »
100m macro.... i think now.... 

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Re: Only 1 lens
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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2012, 04:26:32 AM »
The street value of your used equipment should be something like:

5d2 = 1,200

24-70 mark1 = 1,000

70-200 = no IS = 800 yes IS mark1 = 1,200

speedlight = 200 ?

Total = $3,600 on a good day.

Get a t3i + kit + save your 50mm 1.8 = $600

http://www.adorama.com/ICAT3IK.html

Savings opx $3,000



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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2012, 08:59:08 AM »
Thank you all so much for the encouragement.
I kept the 5d2, 50 1.8, and 70-200 2.8 ( it is the non IS, so value was not as high as I would have liked. Plus, 75% of my portraits are with this lens. )
 
One thing I completely forgot to mention, was my gitzo tripod and rrs ballhead, and a few other rrs accessories, which just took up space.

 
The lens and tripod, plus a few other things, filters, macro rail, etc.. Made me 2700$ so my child will be okay and I'm still in the photography game :)

To those who asked about if I make money with photography, the short answer is yes, but its not a constant paycheck and and my family has the bad habit of constantly needing to eat, lol.

because of the helpful responses from people, ill probably be on the forums more often and maybe ill even be able to help a few people. Thanks again everyone.

Photography saved my life.

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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2012, 12:01:48 PM »
24-70 f/2.8. My personal recommendation would be to get the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC as the VC is great for video and f/2.8 is wide enough for indoors and portraits and use the money you save over the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 to get one nice prime. I'd go with the 85mm f/1.8 if you do mostly portraits or the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 if you do more landscapes, indoors, or wider shots. The Sigma 35mm is absolutely amazing too:
http://learningcameras.com/reviews/7-lenses/86-sigma-35mm-f14-review

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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2012, 02:45:11 PM »
Thank you all so much for the encouragement.
I kept the 5d2, 50 1.8, and 70-200 2.8 ( it is the non IS, so value was not as high as I would have liked. Plus, 75% of my portraits are with this lens. )
 
One thing I completely forgot to mention, was my gitzo tripod and rrs ballhead, and a few other rrs accessories, which just took up space.

 
The lens and tripod, plus a few other things, filters, macro rail, etc.. Made me 2700$ so my child will be okay and I'm still in the photography game :)

To those who asked about if I make money with photography, the short answer is yes, but its not a constant paycheck and and my family has the bad habit of constantly needing to eat, lol.

because of the helpful responses from people, ill probably be on the forums more often and maybe ill even be able to help a few people. Thanks again everyone.
I'm glad to hear everything has worked out, and that you haven't given up all your gear.  Enjoy the time with your baby, and hope you get plenty of beautiful and memorable shots.  When you get back on your feet, keep in mind the suggestions in this thread, as a very versatile and reasonably price kit can be put together with non-L lenses (in a perfect world we would all be able to afford the newest and best gear, but that is not reality).
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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2012, 04:05:09 PM »
I'm glad to hear everything has worked out, and that you haven't given up all your gear.  Enjoy the time with your baby, and hope you get plenty of beautiful and memorable shots. 
+1 :)
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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2012, 05:03:09 PM »
I'm glad to hear everything has worked out, and that you haven't given up all your gear.  Enjoy the time with your baby, and hope you get plenty of beautiful and memorable shots. 
+1 :)

Same here. 70-200 should be great for taking pictures of your kid and a bunch of other things. Enjoy. You've heard this before but they really grow up extremely fast.
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Re: Only 1 lens
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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2012, 05:06:35 PM »
Keep the 5DmkII and the 50mm f/1.8. Sell the rest. You'll be able to keep shooting while bringing in a positive cash flow.
In landscape photography, when you shoot is more important than where.

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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2012, 05:48:16 PM »
Any consideration of going back to film? *GASP*

I picked up Rebel 2000 and EOS 3 cameras off of CL for $125.

Consider xxD cameras if Rebels are a conderation; the ergonomics of the xxD series are much closer to the 5DII than the Rebel series.

Don't be afraid of the used market.  Many good deals can be had for equipment.

Had found a brand new  28 - 135 lens on CL off of a 7D kit for $200.  This is a good recommendation if you keep your 5DII.  If you go crop, the 18 - 135 is a very capable all-in-one lens for crop sensor bodies.

Hope your money troubles pass soon.  Don't give up your passion.

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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2012, 01:40:37 AM »
Thank you all so much for the encouragement.
I kept the 5d2, 50 1.8, and 70-200 2.8 ( it is the non IS, so value was not as high as I would have liked. Plus, 75% of my portraits are with this lens. )
 
One thing I completely forgot to mention, was my gitzo tripod and rrs ballhead, and a few other rrs accessories, which just took up space.

 
The lens and tripod, plus a few other things, filters, macro rail, etc.. Made me 2700$ so my child will be okay and I'm still in the photography game :)

To those who asked about if I make money with photography, the short answer is yes, but its not a constant paycheck and and my family has the bad habit of constantly needing to eat, lol.

because of the helpful responses from people, ill probably be on the forums more often and maybe ill even be able to help a few people. Thanks again everyone.

Great choice of lenses.  You can get a cheap flash to go with those for the meantime.  Congratulations on your new baby!

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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2012, 02:00:16 AM »
Yep I agree with Dylan.  Take care of that baby first and get yourself a good point and shoot you can live with.  Think of it this way, if you sell all your gear now while it is still working you will get the most cash, if that camera breaks it is worthless as well as the lenses and they all will go at some point..focus motor, shutter, etc.

Best to get as much cash as you can while it all functions properly.  Don't worry about all that gear - it will be available when you get things squared away its not going anywhere.  You could always rent for a day or have a friend with decent gear perhaps assist with shots.   There's alternatives for you.  All the best to you and your family for the holidays.
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Re: Only 1 lens
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2012, 02:00:16 AM »