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What would youdo?
« on: June 22, 2012, 04:42:58 PM »
Hi guys, i do weddings andi have a 60D + 50 f1.4 and a 17-40 f4L with a 580 EXII. I have a canon Xsi as a backup body. i was thinking to buy a new body to replace Xsi. But i'm not shure. other opcion is to buy one lens, like the 70-200 f4 or the 100mm macro 2.8L to complement my two lenses. What would you do? I also do indoor and outdoor sesions. Thanks :)

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 05:08:31 AM »
I would either put towards full frame (maybe 5dc)

 or invest in some wider/faster glass, have you considered the 28/1.8?

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 10:43:08 AM »
I would either put towards full frame (maybe 5dc)

 or invest in some wider/faster glass, have you considered the 28/1.8?

If you do weddings, I assume you can afford a 5D Mark II.  There is no reason to buy a 12mp camera from 2005 if you are a professional wedding photographer.  Get a new 5D Mark II if you want to spend about $2k for superb IQ.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 02:49:44 PM »
I would either put towards full frame (maybe 5dc)

 or invest in some wider/faster glass, have you considered the 28/1.8?

If you do weddings, I assume you can afford a 5D Mark II.  There is no reason to buy a 12mp camera from 2005 if you are a professional wedding photographer.  Get a new 5D Mark II if you want to spend about $2k for superb IQ.

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I do weddings myself, and I would never EVER buy a f4 lens. Way too slow. I shoot almost exclusively with 1.4 lenses. with my 70-200 2.8 IS II L being the exception.

i say get the 70-200 2.8 is version I.

or yes, go for the 5d2
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 03:52:24 AM »
I would either put towards full frame (maybe 5dc)

 or invest in some wider/faster glass, have you considered the 28/1.8?

If you do weddings, I assume you can afford a 5D Mark II.  There is no reason to buy a 12mp camera from 2005 if you are a professional wedding photographer.  Get a new 5D Mark II if you want to spend about $2k for superb IQ.

+1

I do weddings myself, and I would never EVER buy a f4 lens. Way too slow. I shoot almost exclusively with 1.4 lenses. with my 70-200 2.8 IS II L being the exception.

i say get the 70-200 2.8 is version I.

or yes, go for the 5d2

Seems that flash is out of fashion. DOF is an issue with fast lens. Taking closeup pictures at less than F/4 with lead to missing pictures from OOF eyes unless you are on very wa lens

The 70-200 f/2.8II is a great lens for outdoor shots where there is a bit of room

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Re: What would youdo?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 05:53:04 AM »
Hi guys, i do weddings andi have a 60D + 50 f1.4 and a 17-40 f4L with a 580 EXII. I have a canon Xsi as a backup body. i was thinking to buy a new body to replace Xsi. But i'm not shure. other opcion is to buy one lens, like the 70-200 f4 or the 100mm macro 2.8L to complement my two lenses. What would you do? I also do indoor and outdoor sesions. Thanks :)
I am not assuming that just because you do wedding photography you have the budget or the willingness to move into FF. That depends on many things beyond the scope of this short reply/discussion.
You have listed three things that you can buy with the budget that you have. That means you have a budget or around US$1000 or equivalent. Here is what I would have done if I were you. I would sell the 17-40L and buy some faster standard zoom (f/2.8 17-50/55mm). On top of that I would either buy T3i or if budget permits the new T4i to replace Xsi. After doing all these my next target would be the 100mm 2.8L (especially when you do not seem to have any 85mm optics, this would be a nice addition to your kit - both as a macro and as a portrait lens). Since you shoot crop cameras, keep an eye open for the new sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 OS, especially if you have an option to try it out. It might be a good addition to your kit in future.

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 05:56:39 AM »
Hi guys, i do weddings andi have a 60D + 50 f1.4 and a 17-40 f4L with a 580 EXII. I have a canon Xsi as a backup body. i was thinking to buy a new body to replace Xsi. But i'm not shure. other opcion is to buy one lens, like the 70-200 f4 or the 100mm macro 2.8L to complement my two lenses. What would you do? I also do indoor and outdoor sesions. Thanks :)
I am not assuming that just because you do wedding photography you have the budget or the willingness to move into FF. That depends on many things beyond the scope of this short reply/discussion.
You have listed three things that you can buy with the budget that you have. That means you have a budget or around US$1000 or equivalent. Here is what I would have done if I were you. I would sell the 17-40L and buy some faster standard zoom (f/2.8 17-50/55mm). On top of that I would either buy T3i or if budget permits the new T4i to replace Xsi. After doing all these my next target would be the 100mm 2.8L (especially when you do not seem to have any 85mm optics, this would be a nice addition to your kit - both as a macro and as a portrait lens). Since you shoot crop cameras, keep an eye open for the new sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 OS, especially if you have an option to try it out. It might be a good addition to your kit in future.

Hope this is helpful.

I like the idea of upgrading the 17-40 by 17-55 - providing you are not thinking of buying a 5DII/5DIII

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Re: What would youdo?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 09:54:02 AM »
If you've got the budget. 5D3 will be the best.

If less, a MK2 is the best.

If your strapped, the 5Dc is still a great camera. It's fine all the way up to its max ISO.

Full frame cameras are very nice for wedding work, I'd recommend them highly.

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Re: What would youdo?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 06:40:17 PM »
I would either put towards full frame (maybe 5dc)

 or invest in some wider/faster glass, have you considered the 28/1.8?

If you do weddings, I assume you can afford a 5D Mark II.  There is no reason to buy a 12mp camera from 2005 if you are a professional wedding photographer.  Get a new 5D Mark II if you want to spend about $2k for superb IQ.

The 5Dc is a fine camera. Still produces the goods if you cannot afford the Mk2 or Mk3. Here is a shot of some interesting light I saw on my night-stand @ ISO 3200 Processed in LR3 just fine.

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Re: What would youdo?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 06:40:17 PM »