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Advise please.. lens or body..
« on: April 06, 2012, 05:21:56 PM »
Hi, i am kinda new to photography.. Ive been shooting my 7d for about 2 yrs now.. Now i have been thinking about buying either a 5d mk iii or two lens 24-70 L and a 35 L..  Right now i have a 70-200 2.8 l ii and 85 1.2 ii and a 50 1.2... And my 7d... I ve been meaning to buy some lower(closer) lens because i dont have anything really in that range, but ive been wanting a full frame after using my friends 5d mk ii... What do guys think is best? Mk iii or 2 lens? Thx

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 05:57:26 PM »
Normally I would say lenses, but you already have some great, great glass. Switching to full frame might cause you to miss something on the long end. If you can live without the 320mm equivalent of the 70-200, I'd get the camera. If you can also afford something in the 300mm range, that would help as well.

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 07:25:28 PM »
5DIII.  It'll give you better high ISO performance for dim areas, and make all the lenses more useful for "normal" photography.

If you're open to the idea, you could consider a 5DII and the 24L or 35L, which would give you 24 or 35, 50, 85 and 70-200.  With primes at 24 or 35, 50 and your 70-200 zoom, might not need the 24-70.  You could also get an 1.4x extender further along the road if you don't shoot near 300 that much.

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 08:23:28 PM »
...either a 5d mk iii or two lens 24-70 L and a 35 L..  Right now i have a 70-200 2.8 l ii and 85 1.2 ii and a 50 1.2... And my 7d... I ve been meaning to buy some lower(closer) lens because i dont have anything really in that range...

When you say "lower (closer)" do you mean wider?  If so, how wide do you need?  If you chose the 24-70 option with your 7D, 24 is really not wide (38mm FF), just wider.

How about the 5D3 plus the 24-70 then sell your 7D if needed to help fund it.    That leaves you with an extremely nice setup that many (including myself) would lust over:

5D3
-  24-70
-  50L
-  85L
-  70-200 2.8

Of course this is assuming that the 5D suits your shooting style/needs better than the 7D.   
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 11:02:39 PM »
Hi, i am kinda new to photography.. Ive been shooting my 7d for about 2 yrs now.. Now i have been thinking about buying either a 5d mk iii or two lens 24-70 L and a 35 L..  Right now i have a 70-200 2.8 l ii and 85 1.2 ii and a 50 1.2... And my 7d... I ve been meaning to buy some lower(closer) lens because i dont have anything really in that range, but ive been wanting a full frame after using my friends 5d mk ii... What do guys think is best? Mk iii or 2 lens? Thx

Another option is to split the difference and try a 5DII + 35L. You could go with a 5DIII, you'd have nothing at the wide end but you don't really seen ti have anything at the wide end now either unless there's some EF-S lens you own that you didn't mention.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 11:15:37 AM »
If you get a 5DIII it'll feel like all the lenses you already have (which are great by the way) are new.  Since there is no crop on the 5DIII they won't be quite as tight as they are on the 7D.  It may be worth just getting the body and seeing how you like your current lenses on it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 11:49:39 AM »
Get the new 5d. Simple as that!
The improvement you'll see switching from 7d to 5d3 will be huge!
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 02:46:20 PM »
Depends on what kind of shooting you do, if you need the range then I'd stick with the 7D (even though I'm not a fan of it). If you don't need the range, nor the focus or burst then get a 5DII and a 35L. If you don't need the range but want to keep the AF and burst (almost) the get the 5DIII.

The difference in image quality between the 5D and 7D are quite big, especially when you already have a nice set of glass.

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 05:07:32 PM »
Id keep the lenses you have already and save up the funds for the FF body and keep the 7D as a backup body. If I could only have one body I say move up to FF.

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 04:40:46 PM »
Thanks all for the wonderful input. I do have two other lenses. I think the 24-115 3.5-5.6 that came with the 7d and a 17-55 2.8. But I think I got dust inside my 17-55, so I think I will be selling that one and getting an L lenses and not have that dust issue. I have a 1.4x converter as well.

I usually do a lot of street photography/portraits and some bird watching when I have time. I'm really trying to learn how to do some landscaping that's why I wanted some real wider-angle lenses. I want to eventually get a tilt-shift lens, but thought that since I do portraits and street photography more it'll probably be better to get something in the 24-35 mm range.

So it seems that the consensus is to go with the 5d mk iii. I will definitely look into that once they are restocked. If its 3 months from now maybe I can get both a lens and the body :)

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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 04:59:42 PM »
Thanks all for the wonderful input. I do have two other lenses. I think the 24-115 3.5-5.6 that came with the 7d and a 17-55 2.8. But I think I got dust inside my 17-55, so I think I will be selling that one and getting an L lenses and not have that dust issue. I have a 1.4x converter as well.

I usually do a lot of street photography/portraits and some bird watching when I have time. I'm really trying to learn how to do some landscaping that's why I wanted some real wider-angle lenses. I want to eventually get a tilt-shift lens, but thought that since I do portraits and street photography more it'll probably be better to get something in the 24-35 mm range.

So it seems that the consensus is to go with the 5d mk iii. I will definitely look into that once they are restocked. If its 3 months from now maybe I can get both a lens and the body :)
Make sure you keep the 7D for when you want to shoot birds.

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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 09:48:12 PM »
Go with the MkIII.  From what I've seen with my 7d and a friend's mkIII...I'd agree that all your current lens would feel brand new.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 11:52:14 PM »
You have some great lenses and more lenses are always great. They also hold their value better. However, from my experience, going to a full-frame was almost a better upgrade than any lens I've purchased. There is nothing wrong with going with a 5D MKI or MKII and buying more glass with the money saved. Sure, the MKIII is even more awesome, but for most things you won't notice much of a difference between it and the older ones.

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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 11:52:14 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 12:07:06 AM »
A 5D MK II or MK III would be my choice,  Like your 7D, they both have fine tuning for autofocus, and with f/1.2 lenses, you can always benefit from fine tuning the autofocus.
 
Once you have used it for a while, you can decide if you need some longer lenses like a 100-400mmL.

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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 07:35:33 PM »
So i bought the 5d mk iii yesterday. I just wanted to show the pictures i took with it so far. Nothing fancy. I havent done any adjustments or anything just straight out of camera HDR mode. I dunno if i love it yet, but I do love the AF speed. It's really fast to focus :).

Thanks again everyone for the input!

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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 07:35:33 PM »