Canon upgrade

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by dak1b, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hello All!

    So I'm really thinking about upgrading my canon rebel xs/1000D to the canon 1st gen 5D. I know its a difference between night and day when it comes to overall photography. and I really really really want the 15mm fisheye which looks awesome on full frame!!!!!:mrgreen: any thoughts on my idea to upgrade? I think I will get excellent usage of a full frame camera. I really want to start wide angle shots..landscape and what not.

    thanks!:thumbup:
     
  2. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    293
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well I'm in a similar boat, I want to get a 5D mk1 just to really see if I like the full frame. I'll probably keep my 40d too though. I have a sigma 15mm fisheye and it just doesn't quite do it a crop body, so the 5D will be awesome for that.
     
  3. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    any thoughts on this upgrade? differences i'll realize right off the bat? looks like i'll get a "like new" condition canon 5d mkI for around $1300 body only with strap and software. good deal?
     
  4. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    'I really want to start wide angle shots..landscape and what not"


    I think you would be very happy with it.

    Only one of the lenses that you have posted in your signature will work with the new camera...just a reminder.
     
  5. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    yes i'm aware the 5d doesn't allow ef-s models. thanks for the headsup though. the lens i plan on gettin once i get the 5d are: canon 15mm fisheye + a good prime prob the 1.4 and a descent all around lens. i've been saving up my pennies.
     
  6. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You have a nice lens already in the 100 f/2.8.

    Remember that the new camera will really test the lens, so quality counts.


    Glad to see you are able to save the $ and apply it towards something you really like.:thumbup:
     
  7. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    7,274
    Likes Received:
    406
    Location:
    Shepherdsturd, WV / Almost, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If I was switching, I'd look at something like an 85mm f/1.8, 17-40 f/4, and a 3rd party lens in the range of 24-70 f/2.8 if you can't afford the Canon.

    I love wide shots, but I recently got the 85 f/1.8 and I'm loving it.
     
  8. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i only buy canon lens. these are the lens i'm considering to start.

    Canon 15mm fisheye
    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L


    in that order...any thoughts on these lens. good choices to start?
     
  9. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    35,456
    Likes Received:
    12,795
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I would definitely buy the 70-200 f/4-L ahead of the 28-135. I'm not sure what exactly is drawing you toward the now-old 28-135...it's a weird range of focal lengths to use on a 1.6x body. The 15mm fisheye is definitely the type of lens that puts a true "impression" on the images it creates, and so I can totally understand why you want that lens first. But after that, I'd definitely move to the 70-200-L lens so that you have a professional-grade lens that will outperform the 55-250mm in most metrics.
     
  10. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ok thats what i'll do. thanks for the tip. i was considering a good prime lens? maybe the 50mm 1.4? also what lens would you suggest for an "all around" lens.
     
  11. travistank

    travistank TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I am a canon 5d first and second generation user. I love my 50 1.4 Id love to get the 1.2 but my bank isnt quite there yet. I also have the 85 1.8 and Love that lens as well. I have started to use old NIkkor film lenses with a fotodiox adapter because the old nikkor film lenses are incredibly sharp and super cheap. Forewarning though they are not autofocus so if you need the autofocus not a good idea. I do alot of commercial advertising so I have the ability to mess with apertures and focus without the need for speed. Hope this helps.
     
  12. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ya i never af..always mf for me. i like taking control. :thumbup: precision is key. i'll prob end up gettin the 50mm 1.4 prime...
     

Share This Page