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p.2 #1 · How would you spend $1500?


5DC (~$600)
24-105L (~$675)
50/1.8 II (~$100)
spend whatever is left over on batteries and CF cards.



Jan 19, 2013 at 06:18 PM
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p.2 #2 · How would you spend $1500?


40d,, 17-55 2.8


Jan 20, 2013 at 05:00 AM
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p.2 #3 · How would you spend $1500?


I know I'll get poo poo'd for this, but buy books not gear.


Jan 20, 2013 at 05:17 AM
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p.2 #4 · How would you spend $1500?


If I $1500 I would try to find a L lens that I don't have in that price range and get it. Iirc it would be a used 100-400.

This month I took $900 and got a 7d with grip so next will be either a WA or tele zoom depending if I can save enough for the one I desire.



Jan 20, 2013 at 05:58 AM
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p.2 #5 · How would you spend $1500?


Gochugogi wrote:
With $1500 you could buy a 60D and 15-85 IS USM and have change left over for happy hour. Or maybe a used S90 and a 3 day weekend in Vegas?


+1

Great set-up!



Jan 20, 2013 at 06:10 AM
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p.2 #6 · How would you spend $1500?


A good used 5D plus 50L


Jan 20, 2013 at 07:07 AM
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p.2 #7 · How would you spend $1500?


I would get a used 5DmkII + 24-105. Otherwise a 5D + 24-105. I own all three so I know what I'm talking about. Yes a 60D has a better sensor but it's not FF and it has poor functionality. No MA too if I remember well.


Jan 20, 2013 at 09:10 AM
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p.2 #8 · How would you spend $1500?


rabbitmountain wrote:
I would get a used 5DmkII + 24-105. Otherwise a 5D + 24-105. I own all three so I know what I'm talking about. Yes a 60D has a better sensor but it's not FF and it has poor functionality. No MA too if I remember well.


It's gonna be very very tough to find a 5D2 + 24-105L for under $1,500 though.



Jan 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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p.2 #9 · How would you spend $1500?


^ ^
Well yes I agree, but budget are never really fixed so if the OP can stretch for it, I find that a 5DmkII holds more value than a 5D, given the price different for used models. If he can't, a 5D+24-105 is an excellent budget FF option. I've used that walkaround combo for 5 years.



Jan 20, 2013 at 01:58 PM
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p.2 #10 · How would you spend $1500?


i dont think a 5DII, long term, will be a better buy than 5DC.
5DC has already lost about all the value it will lose, i'd think.
Think about it this way- another few years, 5DII's will be going for $500. Will the 5DC be $100 then?



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p.2 #11 · How would you spend $1500?


So...the 5dc over say a 40D/50D/60D? A 5dc would certainly leave more money for lenses.


Jan 20, 2013 at 02:39 PM
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p.2 #12 · How would you spend $1500?


@taylorman: 5Dc over 40D/50D definitely. If you prefer it over a 60D depends on your priorities. The 60D has a modern sensor, lower noise levels than a 5Dc. But it's not Full Frame so it's not for me. But it has video, live view, larger LCD, modern menus etc.
I have shot years and years with a 5D, used it for paid work, nice portraits, etc. If you can do without the modern extra's, it's still a great performer and well, I just love FF cameras.

@ISO1600: there's more to deciding between cameras than depreciation. Still I would gladly spend a couple of 100 more to get a 5DmkII. With video, Live View and MA, modern menus. And of course 1 stop better high ISO noise performance and 21mp. It's worth about $500, not more. When the 5DmkII came out in 2008 I decided I would not buy it new because it wasn't that much better than the 5D to justify spending 1500 extra. Now that the gap is much smaller, I decided to go for it. I'm not sorry I did.



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:02 PM
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p.2 #13 · How would you spend $1500?


A 5D, plus 50L for $1500?

A 5D Mark II, plus 24-105L for $1500?

I'm living on the wrong planet!

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Of the models we are discussing, I'd take a 5D2 over all for IQ. Next is the 60D (possibly even the T4i, used), and finally, the 5Dc.




Jan 20, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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p.2 #14 · How would you spend $1500?


5Dc, 24-105 and a 430 EX II



Jan 20, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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p.2 #15 · How would you spend $1500?


Probably wouldn't be a Canon outfit...maybe not even a DSLR...


Jan 20, 2013 at 08:20 PM
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p.2 #16 · How would you spend $1500?


Plane ticket to somewhere I have not been to before so I can photograph new things.


Jan 21, 2013 at 02:23 AM
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p.2 #17 · How would you spend $1500?


hugodrax wrote:
Plane ticket to somewhere I have not been to before so I can photograph new things.


How would you do that without any camera gear?



Jan 21, 2013 at 02:28 AM
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p.2 #18 · How would you spend $1500?


60D, Sigma 10-20, 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-200mm f/4 non IS...18-55mm kit too, but it probably wouldn't get used much.


Jan 21, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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p.2 #19 · How would you spend $1500?


I use it to take a trip with my camera. Somewhere full of wildlife and fantastic landscapes.


Jan 21, 2013 at 04:12 AM
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p.2 #20 · How would you spend $1500?


To start, probably:
- 5Dc
- 40mm pancake
- 85 f/1.8
- accessories



Jan 21, 2013 at 05:05 AM
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