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| p.1 #1 · Longevity of 5d mk i and 1ds mk ii (kit advice welcome also) |
Warning... this is long, because I over-think everything and like to cover as many angles as possible before i make decisions! Thanks in advance for bearing with me
I've currently got a t3i, a 35f2 is, 24-105 f4 is, and a 10-22. After being in more than a couple situations where it's only convenient to take one lens+body with me, and wishing that my 24-105 was wider or my 10-22 went longer, I decided I probably need to have a full frame camera. I'm thinking of selling my 10-22 and using that money to do so... I've been weighing the 5dc and the 1ds mk ii because they both seem to be awesome, affordable cameras that produce good images. I've read a lot about the pros and cons of each, and I feel like I've got a pretty good feel for them, but one that I haven't figured out relates to longevity.
Specifically... the 5d mk1 is rated for half as many shutter counts as the 1ds mkii. Right now, because of money concerns, I'm kinda leaning toward the 5d and trying to use the money left over to get an 85 1.8 as well. I want to get my kit as 'well rounded' as possible now because the future is very uncertain for me right now and this is probably the last time I spend camera money for a while. I feel like a t3i, 5dc, 35f2 is, 85 1.8, and 24-105 f4 is would be relatively well-rounded for my budget and make it possible for me to do a lot of stuff (maybe not nature shots, but overall I'd have some capabilities indoors etc). HOWEVER, if the a 5dc in good shape is actually going to give me half as much logevity as the 1ds mk ii, then a shutter replacement in the nearer future brings these awful close together in price, and could potentially change my opinion.
Anyway, thoughts on actual shutter life / longevity differences between the two beyond just what a basic google can bring (I've been googling these two a lot lately lol). Is there anything else I"m missing here (maybe the improved sealing on the 1ds mk ii makes it less likely for dust and grime to get inside the more sensitive areas of the camera and gum up the works?).
Or if you have any other thoughts on my choices, please feel free to throw them my way. In terms of what kind of shooting I like to do, well I've done one wedding independently for free for a friend and loved it, and am planning on doing another for a friend in a month or so if possible. I've also got one second-shooting gig coming up with more to follow (hopefully!). But beyond that kind of stuff, I really love candids of people and stupid touristy type shots. I want to be able to take really great pictures of people (not necessarily playing sports, just people being people). I want to be able to do so in as many conditions as possible with as little noise as possible (hence why I ponied up the cash for the 35 f2 IS and would like the 85 1.8 if I can swing it). I enjoy nature shots, but great longer-range lenses are going to have to come further down the pipe. Here's some of my stuff, if you're still awake and not fed up with this post yet lol
Anyway, thanks in advance for any comments or advice you may have.
Edited on Sep 06, 2013 at 07:28 PM · View previous versions