What camera should I buy?

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  1. Village Idiot

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    5d or wait for the 5d MKII
     
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    And you thought I was serious?
     
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    5d is where I'm probably headed. I haven't seen any confirmation regarding 5dMKII...I assume its legit now?

    I'm sure if its coming out the MKIII will be superior but lots of $$ more than a new 5d.

    There's a member of this forum who has 5 5ds and her shots are pretty awesome.

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    http://pma-rumours.blogspot.com/2008/03/5d-mkii-announced-in-april.html

    Is accurate specs?
     
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    1) I would at least wait for photokina 2008.
    2) It better be able to compete with the D3 in terms of ISO performance.
     
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    According to that link its probably going to be 3500.00 for the body.
     
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    I'm selling my Hughes and Kettner for aboot $1800 and I'm going to wait a bit and save some more. If the 5d MKII does drop, I'm buying it. If not, I may just look at a 1Ds MKII.
     
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    As in hughes and kettner amp? Damn.

    Yeah for 3500 you could probably find used 1DS MarkIII
     
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    :er:

    I was the one picking on the "what camera should I buy" noobies...

    :mrgreen::p
     
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    I thought you were kidding at first but wanted some feedback. I figured you could make your decision just wanted positive reinforcement.
     
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    I've played guitar like 10 times in the past year. I've been so busy that once the last band I was in broke up, I haven't had the time or the desire to try and organize a group of people together. Everyone's interested for like a month, then no one wants to do anything.

    I'm even thinking about selling all my recording equipment and stuff. I did just spend $1000 on mics in December.
     
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    Well than you are in a good spot...Get what you can afford...You probably have all the lenses you would need.

    My spot is I'm spending next 3 years building up equipment and would eventually need to upgrade camera...

    30d is in budget but I would like to go Full frame so I hope the MkII makes th e 5d around 1300.
     
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    I seriously don't see them dropping below 1500 and maybe even going back up a bit once the rush to off load the old and go with the new is over. Keep in mind, the camera was $3000ish new and is still going for about $2200 new. It may hit the $1300 mark, but it would probably be a while.
     

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