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Re: 5d2 Purchase; help me sort this all out...
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 03:50:09 PM »
Thanks for the advice everyone!

For those of you that have done weddings, do you have much success with the 24-105 in a church for the ceremony? I'm concerned about the lower light capability of it. I know the 24-70 is better for this but I kind of want the 24-105 to use as a walk-around/travel lens also and I can't afford both. Thoughts? Again, I do have a 35L f/1.4 which is great in low light.

Thanks

you will definately want the low light capabilities of the 24-70 compared to the 24-105 if your shooting in a dim lit church.
I say buy the 5d mkii kit with the 24-105 then sell the lens to pay for a 24-70. If you can't seem to part with the 24-105 you can always rent a 24-70. just make sure to get it a few days before the wedding to make sure it works properly.

+1 on 24-70 f/2.8 better suited for weddings. Like the package buy + sell approach.

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Re: 5d2 Purchase; help me sort this all out...
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 03:50:09 PM »

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Re: 5d2 Purchase; help me sort this all out...
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 12:50:05 AM »
If you don't have the coin for the 5DmkIII coming out in {insert random number here}months, then jump on the 5DmkII right now.  That's exactly what I did, picking it up for <$2kUS during the holidays just a month ago. 
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Re: 5d2 Purchase; help me sort this all out...
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2012, 10:53:02 PM »
I would wait for the MkIII and see if I want to upgrade and if I do then you can buy my MkII for a really good price if the MkIII is really as super-fantastic as the rumors/fanboys say.

I think I'm going to start to tell people to wait, otherwise who will buy all the used MkII's? 

Actually, in all seriousness, I might be tempted to wait until the end of Feb if it were me.

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Re: 5d2 Purchase; help me sort this all out...
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2012, 10:53:02 PM »