Newbie Needs Decision Help

Discussion in 'Canon Cameras' started by Vin Le Photography, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Vin Le Photography

    Vin Le Photography TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I'm brand new to this forum and I was hoping someone could help me out with a financial decision.

    Long-story-short, upgrade to 5D Mk3 from t4i; or buy more lenses?

    Long story:
    I am currently shooting on a Canon t4i, but I want to upgrade to a 5D Mk3. I am slowly attracting new customers for weddings, events, family portraits, etc. However, I feel "tiny" and "unprofessional" when other guests are running around with higher-end bodies than I am. I am also taking a long time capturing some images on the t4i whereas I know it would be much easier for me to have captured the same image on a 5D (I've used one a few times, and the differences were obviously phenomenally significant).

    The 5D would definitely help me in event and low-light settings where I am having trouble with the t4i. The 61 AF points are lovely as well.

    Would upgrading be worth it for me, or should I invest in more lenses first? I currently have a Tamron 24-75 f/2.8 and 85 f/1.8. Other than that, nothing else I have will fit on the 5D.

    I would benefit from having a second body for events; but is it better for me to invest in a couple other lenses first?

    Things I shoot:
    Portraits, nature, landscapes, weddings/events.

    If there is any other information I need to provide to help give a more educated answer, please let me know!

    Thanks in advance for your answers!


     
  2. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Sounds like you answered your own question in your description other than the "looking unprofessional"

    Probably the main underlying issue is the money it takes to purchase a 5dM3. You could save some $$$ by getting a 5dM2. But from you description of the problems it would help you tremendously. I say get the body first then work on upgrading lenses as long as you know EF-S specific lenses won't work on the EF bodies (if I understand it correctly, Nikon user here).
     
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  3. weepete

    weepete TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Upgrade to the 5D I say.
     
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    goodguy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Another vote for the upgrade to the 5DIII
     
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