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  1. Delapsus-Angelus

    Delapsus-Angelus TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I may be buying a 2nd hand Canon EOS 5D from a friend (he is a Pro and wants something better & doing me a really good deal).

    My question though: Do i have to be buy specific lens' for this Camera, i dont mean manufacturer or can i?, but lens type itself. Is there something i must look for before i buying the different lens'?......

    Oh and where is the best place to buy them online for price and variety?

    Thanks
     
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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
     
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    you have to get lenses with the right Canon mount. I am not sure what the current Canon mount is, I am sure though the FD mount will not work but all other should
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    EOS/EF mount only.

    FD manual lenses are ~not~ compatible.

    Canon EF-S is ~not~ compatible (they were made only for cropped sensors)

    Brands that manufacture lenses to fit: Canon (duh), Sigma, Tokina, and Tamron.

    www.keh.com (for used)
    www.adorama.com (used and new)
    www.bhphoto.com (used and new)

    A good general walk around lenses to look at:
    - 28-135mm IS USM (good bang for buck)
    - 24-105L IS (L quality - premium line - expensive)

    For fast aperture zoom: Canon 24-70L (more than likely your professional friend probably has one)

    If you have more specific questions, go ahead and post'em. You're buddy should also give you advice.
     
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    5D? Upgrading? What's he upgrading to? Unless he's doing sports, in which case I don't know why he'd buy a 5D to begin with, what else is there?
     
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    1ds MarkIII
    1d MarkII (used)
    1d MarkIII

    Depending on the type of photography, they are all upgrades from the 5D.
     

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