more questions. what do you think?

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  1. wgp1987

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    :lmao: i unboxed my bEaUtZIfUl canon 5d mk2. wow, this is a real camera :sexywink:. now the dilema. what to do with the 30d? i love my 30d :(. it was a nice camera, i got some great shots with it. i baught it new at adorama less than 6 months ago. it still has good value. should i hold onto this camera as a "back up" .... or sell it to put towards a few bills and accessories for my 5d. i am starting my photography career now. i feel like getting this camera for free is like a calling :lmao: haha. i want to make the best of it!
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You can either sell it or use it as a backup. I would probably keep it as a backup. This is especially important if you plan on pursuing photography as a career or profession.

    (btw... the lack of capitalization.. isn't being unique, cool or "professional". )
     
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    yea .. that has been a thought


    you sir are correct. it is being too lazy :)
     
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    I vote for keep it. If you're planning on photography being a profession spare EVERYTHING is never a horrible plan. :)
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you're serious about making a career out of photography, keep it.
     
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    I will say keep it or give it to me. :lol:

    30D and 5d MKII are different animial. Sometimes it is better to have a cropped body and I believe 30D shoot faster (fps) than 5D
     
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    I say keep it too...you just never know what might happen.
     
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    Another vote for keep it. Don't buy the Lumix, it's not a back-up... it's a fancy P&S. If you really want to shoot pro (meaning getting paid) you'll need a real back-up like your 30D. It uses your other Canon lenses and it has all the same settings. It's an easy transition from one to the other.
     
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    truuuuuuuuuuuue. thanks guys. should i keep my 55-250is or sell it to get a flash for my 5d?
     
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    if your photography career only includes weddings/portrait shots then you can sell the 55-250 and get a flash. i think that'll be helpful.
     
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    Sell the 55-250.

    Its an EF-S, so it wont work on your 5D. I assume your 5D will be your main shooting camera? Get an EF telephoto zoom to go on the 5D.

    The only time I could see you using a 55-250 on a 30D (having a 5D and a 70-200) would be when you require more reach... 250mm on a crop camera = 400mm. Very specific, and not sure when you would put this into use.
     
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    word ... this pawn shop by my house has an old 50-200 push pull lens. im gonna see what they want for it.
     

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