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some money left. what should I buy?
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:00:47 AM »
I have almost $9000 left for spending on some canon gear :-)

what would you suggest to buy?

I have got:
2 x 1DX
5DMKII
60D
24-70 L 2.8 II
70-200 L 2.8 II IS
24-105 L 4.0 IS
70-200 L 4.0 IS
17-40 L 4.0
100 2.8 L Macro

some speedlites and some other small things.


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some money left. what should I buy?
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:00:47 AM »

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 04:57:46 AM »
Buy what ever you need  ;)

The only thing missing in your list is the 5D III or 6D (when you want a smaller camera).

You could buy a universal lens for your 60D, like the EF-S 15-85mm.
If you like primes, you could buy something like 24L, 35L or 50L, a tilt-shift lens (TS-E 24mm or 17mm) or do you need some longer lens? 300mm IS II with converters or the 400mm IS II.

If it has to be spent on canon gear and you dont need anything, I would like to have a TS-E 24mm and the 24L  ;D
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 05:09:32 AM »
35L and 135L
+ 200/2L
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 05:10:22 AM »
I think bodies I have enough. Perhaps only a new 1DXs (40MP+). But there are only some rumors about such a camera.

I am currently watching the 200 2.0, 300 2.8 II and 400 2.8 II (a little bit over my 9k budget)

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 05:12:02 AM »
Donate some of your money for people with hard lifes. Donate 35mm f/2 (old version) to me for xmas too!  8)
With the rest of the money get a TS lens or prime.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 05:18:13 AM »
Donate some of your money for people with hard lifes. Donate 35mm f/2 (old version) to me for xmas too!  8)
With the rest of the money get a TS lens or prime.

I am donating blood. since many years...
I will never donate bigger amounts of money.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 05:19:37 AM »
I've asked Santa for a TC-80N3.  I notice its missing from your list.
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 05:19:37 AM »

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 05:21:59 AM »

I have got:
2 x 1DX
5DMKII
60D
24-70 L 2.8 II
70-200 L 2.8 II IS
24-105 L 4.0 IS
70-200 L 4.0 IS
17-40 L 4.0
100 2.8 L Macro


Difficult but nice question if you dont tell us what you want to shoot with. From what you have I think you shoot some action and general  stuff, but thats just estimate. Further you have mostly zooms. 

For me, i would sell dublicates. Sell 24-105 and one of the 70-200's. This gives you another 1500.-

now it depends what dou you want to do, or do yOU just want to have (yes thats legitime)

- I would replace the 17-40 by a 16-35
- I think the 5dii you need really seldom. If you need it often, the 5d3 is amazing.
- For Landscape and in citys the ts-e17 is really nice, the ts-e24 is even better optically, depends on the needs which is more useful
- For action a bigger tele (prime) might be nice
- For available light some fast primes may be nice, 24 1.4, 35 1.3, 50 1.4, 85 1.2

Thats all together far above yoour budget, its just to choose from
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 05:23:53 AM »
Do you have any need for a supertele? 

If you can't go over your budget then go pre-owned on a version I.

Canon 500mm f4 IS I and 600 f4 IS I are excellent lenses and selling for 5K and 7K respectively in "9-10" condition.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 05:39:09 AM »


Difficult but nice question if you dont tell us what you want to shoot with. From what you have a think you shoot some action and general  stuff, but thats just estimate. Further you have mostly zooms. 

I shoot nearly everything. So everything is needed by me :-)
I have nothing about 200mm. ok I got an 2xIII converter. works fine on my 70-200 2.8 II.
but thats all. I think I will buy a 400 2.8 II. this can be used with my converter as a 800 5.6 and the 2.8 400mm can be used indoors as well.


For me, i would sell doublicates. Sell 24-105 and one of the 70-200's. This gives you another 1500.-

My girlfriend like shooting too. Sometimes we have the "same" gear. so selling is not a good idea :-)


now it  depends what dou you want to do, or do y just want to have (yes thats legitime)

- I would replace the 17-40 by a 16-35

i think about that.

- I think the 5dii you need really seldom. If you need it often, the 5d3 is amazing.

most time I use the 1DX. why should I step one step back?

- For Landscape and in citys the ts-e17 is really nice, the ts-e24 is even better optically, depends on the needs which is more useful

- For action a bigger tele (prime) might be nice
400 2.8 ii ?
- For available Light some fast primes may be nice, 24 1.4, 35 1.3, 50 1.4, 85 1.2
85 1.2 is also a good candiate for buying

Thats all together far abov yoour budget, its just to choose from
Thats more than your budget

unfortunately a lot more :-(

thank you!


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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 05:41:05 AM »
Very original question for this forum :) "I've got extra cash in my pocket - ichin' to get out - please help !".

You don't specify what kind of photography you do, however based on your gear, your obviously a pro.

In an attempt to address your actual question, your long list of gear includes only one prime the 100mm L

Why not add some primes ? 24L, 35L, 85L, 135L ?
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 05:42:27 AM »
Left from what??

Anyway, if that's my money this is what I would do...
+1 on selling the old bodies and the 70-200 f4 unless you need one for lighter weight.  Definitely sell the 24-105, if you need IS at that FL then pre-order the 24-70 IS.  Upgrade the 17-40 with 16-35II.  Pick up 85mm f1.2LII, TSE-24mmII,  300mm f2.8L  ISII

or sell the 5D, 60D, 24-105, 70-200f4... then buy the 14mm f2.8L, 16-35mm f2.8L, TSE-24mm II... then spend a month in New Zealand or whatever faraway place you've never been before.  If you have money left maybe give to charity.
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 05:51:19 AM »
Why not add some primes ? 24L, 35L, 85L, 135L ?

I second that, definitely look into getting a combination of L prime trinity.
They really spark the creative photographer within with limited focal length and learning to shoot with large apertures.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 06:17:15 AM »
Left from what??

Anyway, if that's my money this is what I would do...
+1 on selling the old bodies and the 70-200 f4 unless you need one for lighter weight.  Definitely sell the 24-105, if you need IS at that FL then pre-order the 24-70 IS.  Upgrade the 17-40 with 16-35II.  Pick up 85mm f1.2LII, TSE-24mmII,  300mm f2.8L  ISII

or sell the 5D, 60D, 24-105, 70-200f4... then buy the 14mm f2.8L, 16-35mm f2.8L, TSE-24mm II... then spend a month in New Zealand or whatever faraway place you've never been before.  If you have money left maybe give to charity.
Yes, left from what? I'm not in a position to give advice on what you should buy in terms of lenses, but I do agree with Christian here, spend a large chunk of this money to go explore the world. Maybe you have already, in that case I apologize. But just pack your bags and go, the stuff you have will be alright.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2012, 06:22:55 AM »
Leica M $7000
Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 or Summarit 35mm f/2.5 $2000 (give or take).
Or Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8 $1500
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
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