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Made the Jump
« on: March 01, 2013, 03:42:09 PM »
Well after months of deliberation have finally decided to do it!   :)

Have jumped from an APS-C camera to a Full Frame...

I have been using a Canon 350D (apparently Rebel XT/Kiss for those in the US)....for years and is perfectly still fine to use, but today finally put a bend in the bank plastic and jumped to the 5D MKIII...

I'm like a kid waiting for christmas  ;D but also knowing the cost just laid out  :o for what effectively is a hobby and not a money earner...

Roll on next weeks delivery!

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Made the Jump
« on: March 01, 2013, 03:42:09 PM »

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 04:07:33 PM »
Congrats.

Now that you have made the jump, you can look forward to years of fun and enjoyment from your 5d III.

It's worth it

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 04:16:38 PM »
cheers Menace....just got to get out there more than I did with the old camera
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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 04:38:26 PM »
Congrats, you'll love your new 5D MKIII!


Well after months of deliberation have finally decided to do it!   :)

Have jumped from an APS-C camera to a Full Frame...

I have been using a Canon 350D (apparently Rebel XT/Kiss for those in the US)....for years and is perfectly still fine to use, but today finally put a bend in the bank plastic and jumped to the 5D MKIII...

I'm like a kid waiting for christmas  ;D but also knowing the cost just laid out  :o for what effectively is a hobby and not a money earner...

Roll on next weeks delivery!
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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 04:42:47 PM »
You will play with the camera for 10 minutes and never think of the cost laid out again. I promise you that!

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2013, 05:37:51 PM »
cheers Menace....just got to get out there more than I did with the old camera

I bet you will find that happens -- your new camera is just much more enjoyable to use than your old one.  As for suggesting that a ff camera might be a bit over the top for someone who isn't a professional, why should they have all the fun?

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2013, 05:37:51 PM »

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2013, 06:13:25 PM »
Congratulations,

I made the jump last year from a 50D to 5D mkiii and I can assure you its a big jump getting used to full from crop frame but when you get used to it you will love it. I have changed some lenses to get the best from the camera and have found that less is definitely more.

   
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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 06:25:19 PM »
After a few weeks, you will feel that maybe you should have gone for the 1D X, and then it will grow each day ;)

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2013, 06:32:12 PM »
congrats, enjoy it :)

I also went from 350D to FF camera (but 6D) in January, aaand... its different  ;)
my 350D now sits on the shelf and I'm playing with the idea of converting it for IR photography, I'm just not sure I like IR photos that much and whether I shouldn't rather keep the good old 350D unmolested as a backup should 6D break, or for my girlfriend, or for going to some sandy beaches, shabby places etc. I don't want to bring 6D to
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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2013, 06:57:32 PM »
You might as well put your Rebel up for sale, you will never want to pick it up again. I went from a 40d to a 5d Mk III last summer and the difference was incredible.  Sold the 40d even though I was planning to keep it as a second body. I could not pick it up anymore!
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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2013, 07:17:54 PM »
congrats, enjoy it :)

I also went from 350D to FF camera (but 6D) in January, aaand... its different  ;)
my 350D now sits on the shelf and I'm playing with the idea of converting it for IR photography, I'm just not sure I like IR photos that much and whether I shouldn't rather keep the good old 350D unmolested as a backup should 6D break, or for my girlfriend, or for going to some sandy beaches, shabby places etc. I don't want to bring 6D to


yeah,put the equipment up for sale...but still wondering whether too keep it myself seeing theres a Sigma 150-500mm with Optical Stabilisation (and with the crop factor is effectively 240mm-800mm)...have got some decent photos when sat at the opposite end of a playing field
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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2013, 09:41:02 PM »
I wouldnt sell it.
Lets be honest how much are you really going to get from it? I have a 5d mark II and III and i am looking to get a third camera(it makes more sense for me because i do video where multiple are required)
But it is huge to have a camera that if i have the one risky shot I can do it with more confidence.
To me i would never sell almost any equipment to finance other equipment.
For example i could sell the 24-105 to get the 24-70II but when shooting video or having multiple cameras at a shoot is so much more helpful then the 600 dollars i would get for it.
just my opinion.

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2013, 09:41:02 PM »

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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2013, 11:42:23 PM »
Congrats!! I am also planning to make the jump within the next month. I am also a hobbyist and does not make any money from my camera.  I own a 40D. I will keep it and also my 100mm f/2.8 Macro and 17-40mm L and planning to sell the 28-135 Kit lens and 70-300mm Non L. And may be get a 70-300mm L to complete my kit and make the best out of the 5D MIII ! hoping to enjoy the full frame world :)
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Re: Made the Jump
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2013, 11:57:43 PM »
Congrats!
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Re: Made the Jump
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