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$2,800.00 budget
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:19:21 PM »
Hello CR friends.
 Have you ever got the fever to buy a new car?   Well I have the fever to buy a full frame camera.  I'm not a professional, just a hobbyist.  I currently own a T3i, with a kit lens, a Canon 50mm F1.4, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II.  I also have a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 that I'm selling.  For the last 2 months I've read so many reviews, watched every video on YouTube, as well as many on vimeo. 

If you had 2,800.00 to spend, what you do?
Canon 6d with kit lens or 5d MK III body only

I feel the 5d MK III would hold it value longer that the 6d.
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$2,800.00 budget
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:19:21 PM »

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 10:21:37 PM »
What do you shoot?  If it moves fast, get the 5DIII.  If it moves slow or not at all, get the 6D.
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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 10:42:03 PM »
I'd be concerned about spending a lot of money on a new body without having $3X or more in good lenses.  With $2800, you should concentrate on lenses, and get a used 1D MK III until you can afford a body.
You will not be happy to have a new body but no matching lenses to show off its quality.
 
The 50mm 1.4 is OK,  I'd upgrade the Sigma lens before investing in a expensive body.

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 11:29:29 PM »
Well. I'd do this.

Sell t3i
Sell sigma 17-50

+800$.

Buy 5D3 refurb - from 2400$
Buy Tamron 24-70 VC. - 1200$

Or possibly this.

5D2 - from 1400$
Tamron 24-70 VC - 1200$
Sigma 35mm 1.4 - 900$

Or even this (all used)

5Dc - 600$
24L II - 1200$
50L - 1000$
135L - 800$

Myself being a wide aperture nut, would choose the last option. The sane options are 1 & 2.

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 11:42:19 PM »
Well. I'd do this.

Sell t3i
Sell sigma 17-50

+800$.

Buy 5D3 refurb - from 2400$
Buy Tamron 24-70 VC. - 1200$

Or possibly this.

5D2 - from 1400$
Tamron 24-70 VC - 1200$
Sigma 35mm 1.4 - 900$

Or even this (all used)

5Dc - 600$
24L II - 1200$
50L - 1000$
135L - 800$

Myself being a wide aperture nut, would choose the last option. The sane options are 1 & 2.

I like this idea, and I've thought of this path, but high ISO is important and video are important.
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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 12:35:09 AM »
What do you shoot?  If it moves fast, get the 5DIII.  If it moves slow or not at all, get the 6D.
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The AF on the Mark III will likely rock your world, if you're into that sort of thing ;)

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 12:51:44 AM »
6d plus kit makes the most sense considering the budget. Or a nice used 5dii (1400 ish) and the tamron 24-70.

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 01:38:13 AM »
Get the 5D Mark III. At $2400 refurbished from canon, it's a steal.  Best camera in the market whether you're a pro or hobbyist, Unless of course u need 14fps then 1DX is the step higher. Since you have the $2800 budget, don't settle for anything less, otherwise you'll always regret not buying the 5D mark III. As for the lens and since you still have some money left, you can go with the 40mm f/2.8 for $149. It's a super sharp lens and beats many of more expensive primes. As you save more money you can expand your lens collection as needed. I recently posted shots taken with 5D Mark III + 40mm.  See post at http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13658.0
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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 02:44:36 AM »
Since you're a hobbyist on a limited budget, and have to ask what you should buy, the best thing you could do would be to keep using your T3i and learn more before spending a pile of money on new equipment.

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 02:50:51 AM »
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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 03:48:00 AM »
Get 5DIII + use your 50mm 1.4. Nice combo.

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 05:12:48 AM »
T3i to full frame is quite a big jump, and even if 2,800 USD is quite a big amount of money, it is maybe not that much to make the jump in one step...
My first questions would be
1/What type of pics do you make / want to make?
2/Why do you want a FF?
3/What other accessories do you have?

Usually people making these jumps only have the camera + a few lenses. I would recommend to invest in a descent tripod, trigger, a flash (at least to try if you like flash or not ;) ) and a polarising filter total (800-1200 USD)... It will help you a lot and will be new toys to play with

Regarding the proper upgrade, why not stay on APSC by buying a 70D or a used 60D and invest in lenses that you will be able to keep on your full frame such as a 24, 35 or 85L... (you could maybe have the budget for 2L and a 60D if you already own the tripod and the flash)

Like that next time you whant to change of body, you will be able to really focus of the camera body...

Like that next time you make the jump

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 06:20:06 AM »
Hello CR friends.
 Have you ever got the fever to buy a new car?   Well I have the fever to buy a full frame camera.
I have that fever everyday ;D ... if I'm not wrong most folk who read CR probably have the same fever all the time ;D
I'm not a professional, just a hobbyist.  I currently own a T3i, with a kit lens, a Canon 50mm F1.4, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II.  I also have a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 that I'm selling.  For the last 2 months I've read so many reviews, watched every video on YouTube, as well as many on vimeo. 

If you had 2,800.00 to spend, what you do?
1. I'll sell the T3i + kit lens and the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 for $900 
2. With $3700 ($900 + $2800) I'd buy 5D MK III + 24-105 f/4 L IS (or Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC)
3. With the money left over I'd buy:
    a. An extra Canon LP-E6 battery
    b. CF Card & SDHC Card (32 GB each)
    c. B+W 77mm UV filter
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Re: $2,800.00 budget
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 06:40:12 AM »
What do you shoot?  If it moves fast, get the 5DIII.  If it moves slow or not at all, get the 6D.

Without reading the whole thread: neuro hits the nail.
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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 06:55:23 AM »
Hi all.

I'm in a quite similar situation. Budget 3000$. Looking for an upgrade to FF, options are: 6D + some glass or 5Dmk3 body only.
I have at the moment 7D, 24-105 F4.0L, 50 F1.4, 28 F1.8, 100 F2.8 macro and Tami 70-200 F2.8 plus APS-C stuff like Sigma 8-16 F4.5-5.6, Tokina 12-24 F4, Samyang fish 8 F3.5. Flash 430EX II plus some studio toys.

I've been shooting mostly for myself but now I'm trying to get some jobs around and it looks there is more coming on the horizon. At the moment I do weddings, events, promo, indoor and outdoor portraits some landscape for prints. While I would be quite happy with 6D for landscape, portrait and promo products shoots then anything else I do is screaming for 5Dmk3  ;)

Guys give me please a wise advice as after a weeks of reading opinions about 6D and 5Dmk3 still can't make a decision.

Thanks

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Re: $2,800.00 budget
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 06:55:23 AM »