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The difference is,
I make money from my work. I run a full time business and can afford to buy any piece of equipment I desire.
I need high ISO and fast lenses because I shoot weddings in dark places.
Chances are, I can probably shoot with my 5DIIs for many more years without upgrading.
However, THE ONLY equipment I own are:
2 5DII bodies, 70-200L and 24L +2 flashes
Me: 1 5D MK II, 100 2.8 L, 50mm 1.4, one flash (and a 35-135 3.5-5.6 I purchased at ebay).
I can not afford any peace of equipment. And I think I do not need any. A 1D X, a 70-300 L and a 24-105 would be great.
That's why it was taken to Africa.Not because it was the best gear for the job.
Additionally, 70-200L @F4 is not the same. My 70-200 never seen anything past 2.8. 24L sees f4 only during group shots.
My 70-200 4.0 was enough for me. It very seldom saw a lower opening than 4.0 (if the border of 8000th forced me). I think it would have served you very good, too.
I jumped from 40D to 5DII and it was a really good choice
Yes, it was. I jumped up from 50D. It was good, too. There was nothing better on the market. That might change within some weeks. Why not jumping up a further step, than?
Cause IV: It became difficult to charge my customers 500 a shooting or 1000 a day using the same 350D, they presented their wifes for Christmas
You have to give yourself more confidence and credit.
When I had 40D, I was charging 3-6K for weddings and often guests would come in with 1DIIs and 1DIIIs. I didn't care as I knew I was the one hired for the job and I knew my images would still be better because bride and groom hired me and not them.
I don't deny the fact that 1Dx is a better camera and may...Show more →
You are right. I have to give myself more confidence and credit. I never earned more than $2000 for a one day job. But I am learning, too. I do not want the 1D X for my confidence. I would like to have a body that works in ISO 25K conditions and gives me great results. If any else body does it, fine. For the necessity of gear to me check my profile, please.