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Greg Campbell wrote:
I've been sniffing around the various FF cameras.
My primary motivation is for the improved viewfinder size, and to get my money's worth from my assorted 3rd party MF wide angle lenses.
Primary uses would be landscape and lightning/weather photography.
DO care about: (in rough order)
Big, bright, near 100% viewfinder. I'm tired of squinting through a tiny peephole.
Weather resistance. Light sprinkles should not fry the camera!
High sustainable frame rate.
An internal intervalometer would be nice. (So would a flying pony, I suspect.)
SORTA care about:
There are times that Live View can be VERY handy. I don't suppose one of...Show more →
I've owned the 5D for almost 7 years now. It does all of your DO pretty well, but it's no 1DsmkII as far as weather resistance and vf is concerned. But the LCD and operation is much better than the 1Ds2. Other than those two, I would not know. I think that based on your wishes, a 1Ds3 would be perfect because it has all you want (not sure about interval ponies though). But it comes at a price that you don't want to spend.
My 5D2 cost me about 1300 Euros, used and 4 years old. It had 14000 clicks and I can't tell it from new. 5D's can be had from 500-600 euros. Don't know about other countries and currencies.
I'd suggest you get a used 5D2 or start with a 5D. After all you are sniffin'.