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Dylan777

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Re: Advise please.. lens or body..
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 11:26:54 AM »
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

My 2cents:
5D III + 35L + 50L + 70-200 L IS II

Sell your 7D + 85L
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 08:41:44 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

Full frame will give you 1.5-2x the lens resolution of crop and 2-4 times less noise at the same DOF ISO and composition.

There is no question that going full frame will be much better than getting new lenses.

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2012, 11:37:44 PM »
There is a very big difference when you switch to a FF. Just bought a mk2 2 months go(i couldnt afford the mark3) and i'm very happy with it. Just sell your EF-S lenses if you have some.

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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2012, 12:26:26 AM »
I have the 7D and was very happy with it...until I started using my new 5D3.  I have some decent glass so the choice was easy for me.  Bit even if I didnt have all the glass id still recommend upgrading the body. I do disagree with some though that say to get the 5D2.  I used that one for a while. And after the 7D it just feels antiquated. The images may be nicer but the camera is no joy to use.  Compared to the 7D the auto focus blows.  And the 5D3 is even better yet.  so my opinion is either the glass or the 5D3.  Cant go wrong either way. But if you shoot low light, which i do most of the time the 5D3 is King! The 70-200 is II paired with it is just amazing. The images with that combo are about as good as it gets. Good luck with your choice!
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Re: Advise please.. lens or body..
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2012, 01:13:34 AM »
No! Don't sell the 85L, keep it at all cost. You haven't even tasted what the 85L + FF would be like. Once you do you will be hooked!

Been there done that, focus is slow...besides, he has 70-200 f2.8 IS II to cover that range. 70-200 is NOT a bad lens for portrait.
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Re: Advise please.. lens or body..
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2012, 01:32:11 AM »
Get the 5D3, and welcome to the real world Neo. 
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Re: Advise please.. lens or body..
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2012, 04:27:23 AM »
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 moved from the 100mm non-L to the L for the same reason. However, afaik the 17-55 is especially prone to collecting dust, but that is said to be a non-issue as far as iq is concerned.

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 :)

You are in the same situation as I am, and my conclusion is also that at some point, top lenses are wasted on a crop, and esp. something like the 70-200ii really isn't made for it. The only drawbacks are less reach when shooting sports or macro, and that lenses keep their value while bodies do not - but you don't seem to be on a tight budget, so go for a ff body.

edit: just saw you already got the 5d3 - please let us know how you feel about it once you used it for a couple of days more, do your lenses really feel "as new"?
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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2012, 03:37:46 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!

Good choice, congrats and enjoy your new camera.  Everything should feel much wider now, you may want to try the 16-35mm f/2.8 II out.
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2012, 12:28:48 AM »
No! Don't sell the 85L, keep it at all cost. You haven't even tasted what the 85L + FF would be like. Once you do you will be hooked!

a good 85 on FF is simply awesome, very very addictive as Bozilla said
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2012, 06:38:09 PM »
If you got the cash, I'd get the 5DIII and sell the 7D.  I suspect (maybe someone can confirm) that you will be able to take shots from the 5DIII and crop it in post to something quite similar to what the 7D will make for you.  Otherwise, the 7D makes a great backup or secondary camera, and you have enough lenses to be shooting on two cameras with plenty of options.  Also great if you do video, you can have two video cameras and great glass.  Benefits aside, I'd rather have the extra cash if you don't specifically need/want 2 bodies.

What I can't quite understand is why you would want to buy a 24-70 and a prime 35L at the same exact time.  Your doubling up on the 35mm focal length which sits not quite but closer to the middle of the zoom you are looking at.  I'd get the body, then later get one or the other lens and only later, get the other lens if it suits a specific purpose (walk around/low light/DOF).  Buying too much stuff at once is always going to confuse things, I've done this twice with photo great and if you can avoid it, do, it's a mistake.  If I had to start over from scratch (I started with 7D too), I'd have gotten just a body (probably an old used FF)  and pair that FF with a 24-70 and shoot on that for a year or better with some weekend rentals of various gear thrown in.  Rent whats needed if you get a gig, and only buy more gear if it specifically will make you profit vs. renting it.  Otherwise it's just tossing money away.  But I can barely follow my own advice, anyways, good luck, you have some amazing kit.

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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2012, 06:38:09 PM »