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Mr. P

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Which body to buy?
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:43:53 PM »
Recently my 5d miii broke but fortunately I had insurance on it. Now I have $3,700 towards any new gear but here is my conundrum:

1. Repurchase the 5d miii.
2. Wait for the 7d mii and purchase another lens.
3. Buy 6d and 70d or 7d mii (depending on price).
4. Other suggestions.

I have 24 - 100 and 70 - 200L IS ii. I shoot landscape, sports, wildlife, video and portraits. 

Please advise.

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Which body to buy?
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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 11:00:48 PM »
Buy a refurb 5d3 for $2600 from canon.  Buy a 16-35f4 for $1100

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 12:04:01 AM »
Why don't you wait to see what comes out in the next few weeks and then decide?

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sek Cameras: 5D III, 5D II, EOS M  Lenses:  24-70 2.8 II IS, 24-105 f4L, 70-200 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, EF 300 f4L IS, EF 400 5.6L, 300 2.8 IS II, Samyang 14 mm 2.8 Flashes: 580 EX II600EX-RT X 2, ST-E3-RT
Plus lots of stuff that just didn't work for me

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 12:08:26 AM »
Hard to answer meaningfully without more info - what kind of photo subjects do you like? Do you need real wide angle, or would you like to have a built-in teleconverter? How important is video to you? Are you hurting for lenses? What lenses do you use?

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 12:19:42 AM »
Buy a refurb 5d3 for $2600 from canon.  Buy a 16-35f4 for $1100

Or buy a new one for less.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 11:07:11 AM »
Buy a refurb 5d3 for $2600 from canon.  Buy a 16-35f4 for $1100

Or buy a new one for less.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

If you live in one of the few states canon doesn't charge taxes you can get it for $2447 through cps. Otherwise add sales tax. Call me crazy but for $40 more I'd rather buy a refurb from canon vs a grey market from an unauthorized dealer. The refurb comes with a one year warranty. I know they say canon usually services grey market but why risk it for $40?

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 12:45:34 AM »
Recently my 5d miii broke but fortunately I had insurance on it. Now I have $3,700 towards any new gear but here is my conundrum:

1. Repurchase the 5d miii.
2. Wait for the 7d mii and purchase another lens.
3. Buy 6d and 70d or 7d mii (depending on price).
4. Other suggestions.

I have 24 - 100 and 70 - 200L IS ii. I shoot landscape, sports, wildlife, video and portraits. 

Please advise.

6d + 70d! C'mon, that's a NO BRAINER in your situation (i.e. with the lenses you a
Ready have and the 'all-round' photography you practice)

Lucky B'd  ;)


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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 12:45:34 AM »

Mr. P

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 01:29:42 AM »
Recently my 5d miii broke but fortunately I had insurance on it. Now I have $3,700 towards any new gear but here is my conundrum:

1.

6d + 70d! C'mon, that's a NO BRAINER in your situation (i.e. with the lenses you a
Ready have and the 'all-round' photography you practice)

Lucky B'd  ;)

I'm considering that combo but just concerned about the 6d and 70d video quality. I've read reviews that aliasing and moire are more noticeable. Plus the build quality of the 70d isn't what I am used to. However the continuous A in video is a strong selling point. But that makes me think I should just wait for the 7D2.

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 01:55:18 AM »
Recently my 5d miii broke but fortunately I had insurance on it. Now I have $3,700 towards any new gear but here is my conundrum:

1.

6d + 70d! C'mon, that's a NO BRAINER in your situation (i.e. with the lenses you a
Ready have and the 'all-round' photography you practice)

Lucky B'd  ;)
But that makes me think I should just wait for the 7D2.

If you have the money to spend, then why not indeed! By the way, see my other post about the 7d markII, have some red hot NEWS!!!! Good luck with your purchase!!

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 06:22:40 PM »
Since you do a little off everything, I'd guess I'd lean you towards the 3rd option.  But I personally would do either of the two options... go back to crop with the 70d and wait for the 5d mkiv... or more likely buy a discounted mkiii and a new lens.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: Which body to buy?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 06:22:40 PM »