I have been considering selling my setup
24-70 2.8 mkii
70-200 2.8 is mkii
600 exrt speedlite
To get a 6d
24-70 f4 is
Newer speedlite 430ex ii replacement
I just spent thousands of dollars this year and have hardly used the gear. When I do its for candids or vacations. I wonder if I am wasting the money and should sell it to downgrade to something more enthusiast level and cheaper. Also it's just so much to lug around. Just not sure and wanted some opinions.
Hey, Hey, no one is trying to help you here!!!
Here, I've got 5d mk III with some cheap lenses and can use 24-70L II. I've got to offer you in exchange:
# Option 1: Sony A57 with kit lens, 35 1.8, 50 1.8, 55-200, and Tamron 28-75 2.8
# Option 2: Sony F3 with kit lens, Sigma 30 2.8, Sigma 19 2.8, EOS->NEX adapter, FD->NEX adapter, ALPHA->NEX adapter and 3 FD lenses, 50 1.8, and 2 tele zooms
You pick either option for your 24-70. Gee, I'll even get you some money. After this, you have full system, and bunch of equipment to sell and park the money. Great shape, few months old. I went crazy few months ago and built 2 more camera systems, just like you did, but I recognized it, so I went crazy on the inexpensive systems
I blame it on pursuit of baby/fast/indor camera, but I'm not sure that theory would hold water.
Now to be serious for a moment, I want to share my experience. Always was interested in photography. Cobbled decent 30D system with few lenses 6(?) years ago, was active, and then this hobby fell along the wayside. Equipment gathered dust. Used twice a year.
My kids were born 16 months ago, and that revived passion. Upgraded couple lenses, got 5D mark II, sold, upgraded to Mark III, got crazy, got one sony system (Alpha - fast Live view focus) and then other (NEX - ultimate lego for grown up, could attach ALL my lenses to it). But in reality, without impetus of babies, I could have been dormant for another 10 years... You need to recognize where you interests lay, because it may happen you don't do much for YEARS. Keeping lenses is usually ok financially, but you'll lose everything on a camera body. And, can you afford to keep lenses and sit on quite a bit of dormant capital?
I'm joking about trade
Unless you're not, I'd like 24-70 II, and I'm not convinced I need 3 camera systems...