What camera? $7000.

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  1. Village Idiot

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    Just a bit of a question. If you had $7000-$8000, what camera would you buy? A 40D? An XTI? A 1DSMKIII?

    At this point, I think I'd buy a 16mp digital back made by Hasselblad. Really, when you have this much money to spend, wouldn't you really stop and think twice about buying a 22mp FF DSLR when you could purchase a MF digital camera?
     
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    I'd probably buy a Canon 5D and spend the remaining $5000 on some nice lenses and lighting setups. Most people I've heard say lenses are more important than bodies in the long run and I don't really forsee me needing or even wanting a camera of the Mark caliber.
     
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    An Ebony SW45, a couple of Schneider lenses (72mm f5.6 Super Angulon XL, 90mm f5.6 Super Angulon XL and 150mm f5.6 Super Symmar XL) and a few sheets of Velvia. Really, when you have this much money to spend, would you really stop and think twice about buying a MF digital camera when you could purchase a camera as beautiful as an Ebony with those superb lenses? ;)
     
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    Well, at current prices you could get a Sinar P2 and a bunch of the finest DB-mounted lenses and every Sinar gizmo you ever dreamed of.

    Steph's suggestion of the Ebony is a good one, though you could substitute a Chamonix 45 instead and save quite a bit of money (unless they start selling them for what they are worth) which you could spend on other lenses (the good LF lenses are selling second-hand at about the same as new) and a Sinar Zoom 2 rollfilm back.

    But what would I buy? I'd spend the cash on a Gilde panorama/stereo camera. No doubt about that.

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    I guess it really depends on what you plan to do with everything. For me, being a wedding photographer I might consider buying a D3 and 1 mabye 2 decent lenses to supplement what I have. Really, right now that ain't a whole heck of alot of mone i the grand scheme of things when it comes to photography when you consider a top-end body like a D3 will set you back 5 Grand or an EOS 1DS mk III will cost $7999. But again if you are a wedding photographer your priorities will be different from a person who strictly shoots studio portraits.
     
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    you could be happy with what you have and donate the $7000 to my college fund for next semester :)



    Or, buy a D3 70-200 2.8 VR 28-75 2.8, 14-24 (i think? maybe 28) 2.8 (any combination of these + lighting if needed)
     
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    well
    if i had that money and no camera i'll get
    a 5d with it's battery grip, a 16-35 2.8 a 24-70 2.8 a 70-200 2.8 a spedlite 580ex ii 4gb cards (2) and i think that's more than 5k :lol: i'll have to strech to get another flash and some pocketwizards
    maybe a 285hv which is cheap and great, a tripod a couple of light stands and umbrellas

    oh sorry i forgot... you need a card reader!!! a fast one
     
  8. My goodness, for that price you can barely get a Leica M8 and a decent lens. I like the 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit, or the 35mm f/1.4 Summilux.
     
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    I'd get....

    Sony Alpha A700 Body $1300 = $1300
    50mm f/1.4 $300 = $1600
    28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle $250 = $1850
    50mm f/2.8 Macro $400 = $2250
    HVL56AM Flash $300 = $2550
    2 HVL36AM $325 = $2875
    HVLRLAM Macro Ringlight $250 = $3025
    2 SanDisk 8GB Extreme III Memory $200 = $3225

    And I'd put the rest ($3000-$4000) in a bank to save for the new Sony Full frame model because I'd have all the accessories and two backup bodies.
     
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    I'd probably go for a pair of 40D and spend the rest on glass and flashes. But if the successor to the 5D was available...that might be an option.
     
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    Yeah, I go for the Hassy.
     
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    40D and good glass
     

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