1D mk2 ?

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  1. Robin Usagani

    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I saw one on CL for $740. What do you guys think? I was saving up for 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS but maybe I should jump on this? I want to do wedding photography.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You will need another body (so that you have at least two) if you want to get into wedding photography, but the 70-200mm F2.8 L IS, is very very useful for weddings.

    I'd continue to save for the lens, and if you are looking for used bodies, maybe keep your eyes open for a 5D.
     
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    They're (a lot) cheaper on KEH. I was looking into them not long ago... I think I might still get one.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Older body, older technology. I'd stay with the 70-200 for now.
     
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    Ya Schwetty...

    Get a 70-200 2.8 IS (mk I or II)

    Getting one changed my world man. Its such a useful focal length, and they are sharp, sharp, sharp!
     
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    OK thanks guys!
     
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    Everytime I see a 5D on CL they want about $1200
     
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    LOL yeah people are nuts. I saw a D80 with 18-55 kit lens asking 1100 for it... I about fell out of my chair laughing.....
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I routinely see FILM rebels, with a 'kit' lens or two, in my local classifieds, for $200 to $300. Now those people are crazy.
     
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    right?

    i LOVE being the asshole that posts a RE: ad calling them out on it and linking to what their **** is really worth.
    often i get a "thanks for calling him out" email. :D

    for some reason i feel responsible for helping the morons who refuse to research. :confused:
     
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    We have a classified paper type thing that goes out every Thursday at work... I see the same thing in there sometimes too. :lol:

    Or 300Ds and 350Ds with kit lens for like $600... Yup, still worth what you paid for it, lol.

    There are occasionally great deals in there though. Like a Nikon N65 with kit lens for $30 I saw a month or two ago. I should have bought it ... even though I don't have anything Nikon...
     

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