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Re: Want to pull the FF trigger but on what? Help!!!!!
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2012, 06:12:34 AM »
(This thread finally got me to register after a lot of lurking)

It seems that there is not much "Loyalty" from Canon UK/Europe. Always these good deals for the U.S. but for the rest...?

Even Canon CPS for EU doesn't seem so comprehensive compared to the U.S. offering.

Yes, its true - no good deals for EU citizens and also much more expensive gear (due to taxes and minimal wages).

Ive also read about this "loyalty program" that only broken cameras bought in US are eligible (they can check it via SN).

Its a shame that we dont have such treatment here in Europe...
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Re: Want to pull the FF trigger but on what? Help!!!!!
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2012, 06:12:34 AM »

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Re: Want to pull the FF trigger but on what? Help!!!!!
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2012, 07:10:29 AM »
Well done. Go out, shoot and have fun  ;D
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Re: Want to pull the FF trigger but on what? Help!!!!!
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2012, 11:12:57 AM »
new 5D2 - $1900, used 1Ds3 - $2500, new 5D3 - $3200

IF want to have a full frame body now rather than wait for what Canon may announce later, what are the merits of the 3 above?  I can compare the specs directly but I'd appreciate this group's vast experience to provide insight beyond specs.

Thanks

Well, If you want good AF, Full Frame Body for cheap, You can Look into a 1DS2.

If you just want to dip into FF Stills, I can vouch the 5Dc is still a fantastic camera.

I skipped the MK2 series as it wasn't enough of an upgrade from the 5Dc to justify its purchase.

I bought the MK3 for 3099 on Evil Bay, as my 5Dc was dying and wanted better AF.

Quite a few canon FF cameras to choose from.

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Re: Want to pull the FF trigger but on what? Help!!!!!
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2012, 12:08:37 PM »
I think the faster glass you have the less you'll "dis-like" the 5D2 AF system. At least that is how it worked out for me. The AF isn't anything to get excited about but the center point is better than the center point on my 50D. Plus the outer points work reasonably well for some things using f1.4 lenses, but less and less using f2.8 and slower lenses when marginal light.
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Re: Want to pull the FF trigger but on what? Help!!!!!
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2012, 12:08:37 PM »