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See, I can't justify switching to a 5Dii either, mostly because of my 10-20 and my 17-50.. granted, I could sell them and get something better (24-70 seems pretty awesome on FF).. but I am trying to pick up a second body in case of emergencies/issues (I'm shooting for a friend tomorrow on the 60D alone, wish me luck that nothing bad happens!)
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
Hm, personally, I'd go with:

Stick with your T2i
Sigma 10-20 (f/4-5.6 is cheaper, but f/3.5 is awesome )
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.8 (for portraits)
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L

Your 24-105L can fund almost all of your 70-200 f/2.8L purchase, 17-50 f/2.8 is around the same price as a 30 f/1.4 so you can try to find a straight trade there, and you can probably front about $100-$150 after the sale of your 70-300 for a 10-20.

All in all, you'd probably be out $250 or so by my estimates, which is still a lot less than if you were to go with a 7D, and you'd have my ideal lens setup

My dream setup right there!
I used to be a prime lover but then I got my 17-50 and 24-105 and now I can't stop using zooms During photoshoots, I feel like I rarely use my 85

Man, if only there was a f1.8 zoom. I don't want to imagine the price tag though..

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Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post
To each his own, but I wouldn't get caught up in waiting for the latest body. The 5DII will still be a great body for a while yet.
Well, I don't intend on getting the 5D3 I intend on picking up one of the many 5D2's that will go on the market from people upgrading to the 5D3 xD
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Finally got my first camera . After playing with my uncles 5D2 and 24-70L... i was too excited not to get my own.

Gear:
Canon 600D + 16gb Class 10 SD Card
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (Got for free)

Anyways... questioning if the 85 f1.8 is gonna be worth it?
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post #14894 of 29551
85/1.8 is one of Canon's best bang-for-your-buck lenses. Super sharp, probably the fastest AF of any EF lens (135L close behind), excellent portrait focal length for a crop body. Buy one.
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85/1.8 is one of Canon's best bang-for-your-buck lenses. Super sharp, probably the fastest AF of any EF lens (135L close behind), excellent portrait focal length for a crop body. Buy one.
Really? I always thought the 135L was the fastest lens in the EF line up
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They're pretty close in most regards, actually.
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Mehhh someone just offered me a 5D2 + Grip for $1950 :\\
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
I used to be a prime lover but then I got my 17-50 and 24-105 and now I can't stop using zooms During photoshoots, I feel like I rarely use my 85

Man, if only there was a f1.8 zoom. I don't want to imagine the price tag though..



Well, I don't intend on getting the 5D3 I intend on picking up one of the many 5D2's that will go on the market from people upgrading to the 5D3 xD
As someone once said on POTN, "neither your arms nor your wallet could handle it." The IQ of such a lens wouldn't be so great either.
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Originally Posted by Takendown2 View Post
Finally got my first camera . After playing with my uncles 5D2 and 24-70L... i was too excited not to get my own.

Gear:
Canon 600D + 16gb Class 10 SD Card
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (Got for free)

Anyways... questioning if the 85 f1.8 is gonna be worth it?
I'd sell off that 28-135. Quite a bit of overlap with the 17-55mm and if you want more on the tele side, I think a 55-250mm (can be had for less than the 28-135mm sells for) is a better compliment to the 17-55mm than the 28-135mm is.
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
Mehhh someone just offered me a 5D2 + Grip for $1950 :\\
I'd jump on that. Even when the 5DIII comes out, used prices for a 5DII won't get much better.
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