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| p.1 #1 · change of plans - and extra money in my pocket |
OK, so now that the 24-70II doesn't have IS and it is painfully obvious the 5d3 will be a megapixel monster (there's a reason Canon is upping the resolution on their popular glass) - I am going to change my gear acquisition plans - BUT WILL STAY CANON.
I had originally expected to spend $3000 (after selling my 24-70 and 7d) on new gear, and having a shiny new brick and 2 fullframe cams in my bag. The main impetus for this was that I wanted high ISO magic from 2 FF bodies, and the bonus of IS on WA would help for those crappy dark churches that don't allow flash during the ceremony. I would put the new 24-70 on the 5d3 so that tracking processionals/intros could be done without having to shoot center point and crop to properly frame. It would also cut down on all the lens switching, as both cams would be the same crop factor. I did an experiment at the end of the season, and used the 24-70 on the 7d for intros/procession and it worked really well - with the obvious PITA that I had to keep switching the 24-70 back and forth when I needed a wide shot.
Well, since the 24-70IS didn't happen I have come to an epiphany: fuggetabout it. My common sense finally kicked in, and I am going to trade the brick for a 35L and add a 17-55 IS. For the price of $900 or so (I bought the 17-55 used): I can get IS on my wide angle, I can use off-center points reliably, and have a bonus of 35/1.4 on my 5d for when I want/need wide aperture wide angle.
Saved $2000, and have less weight hanging off of me to boot