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  1. icassell

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    I made the mistake of going into my local camera store yesterday and playing with a 5D MkII. I haven't stopped drooling since I left the place ... I think I need an appointment now for electroshock therapy, since I can't afford to buy a new camera at present.

    Ian
     
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    I've been avoiding the shops for this very reason!
    I can't afford the camera or the therapy ;)
     
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    So, how much do they get for plasma where you are?

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's just a Canon.
     
  5. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

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    The other problem is that I also have a couple of EF-S lenses. Not only would I need to buy the camera, I'd need to get some new glass. I wonder if I have enough fat on my tail to get through the rest of the year without eating.
     
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    give up on food
    electricity (do you really need to see more ads for it online)
    heating (a few jumpers)
    water (rainwater!)
    and you should have a bundle of monies :)

    then comes the big question - do you go for glass or the camera????*

    *hint - glass :)
     
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    Well, if I don't buy the camera, I don't need the glass. I have a great selection for my crop-sensor 30D. I only need new glass if I switch to a FF body. (that is unless someone wants to advance me a 400mm f2.8)

    Ian
     
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    pfft what sort of argument is that ;)

    of course you need FF glass so that when you can afford a FF camera you can use it :)

    *also if anyone is willing to advance 400mms about remember me as well!)
     
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    Does the 5DMII come with a lens worthy of its capabilities, or is it just another mediocre kit lens?
     
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    5DM2 comes with a canon 24-105mm f4 L lens which is definatly a worthy lens for such a camera - heck I would like the lens alone for a walkaround!
     
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    Here's a recent shot from the 5DII/24-105 combo - click for full resolution
    [​IMG]
     
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    The kit gives you a great price on that lens too ... makes the lens cost only about 800 bux.
     

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