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Re: 5DII+24-105 or 60D/70D+17-55
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2012, 12:23:19 PM »

I was in a similar situation months ago.  At that time with the rumors of the 5D Mark III coming out, I waited on upgrading from my Rebel XSI.  When it finally came out and the hysteria finally died down a bit, I re-evaluated my needs and decided against the 5D Mark III ($3,500 had much weight, but also I thought as for my first FF--which I really wanted to venture into as my next body, I didn't really *need* the Mark III yet). 

Before I bought my new camera (5D Mark II kit w/24-105) last month, it was down to either the 5D Mark II or 7D.  I chose the 5D Mark II because I wanted to venture into FF and made up my mind on that.   Plus, I thought it would be a logically step to upgrade to the 5D Mark III in a few years or its sucessor at that time.

Since you have the $ to spend on some nicer gears, I would vote for the 5D Mark II and then invest in L lens from hence forward.  That's what I'm doing.  Good luck!

5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, II, Sigma 35 1.4 DG, 24-70 f/2.8 II, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 50 1.8 , Speedlite 430EX, YN 568 EX II


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Re: 5DII+24-105 or 60D/70D+17-55
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 04:20:43 PM »
Thanks to all of you for your insightful replies. I think I'm going to give myself some more time before buying the camera, hopefully canon will come up with interresting stuff in the meanwhile.