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Out of curiosity, why not swap your 35mm for a 28mm for wider shots + USM?
post #22 of 47
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Because the 28 USM has CA like crazy, and isn't nearly as sharp as the 35 f/2.0 -- it's possible I rented 2 bad copies in a row, but reviews and recommendations say otherwise. I'd rather roll the dice on the Sigmalux, to be honest.
post #23 of 47
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Ugh, I have gotten to the B+H checkout page and backed out like... 4 times now. 135L, i want you, but I don't know if I need you... although the archive samples on POTN are very convincing.
post #24 of 47
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I decided to wait it out a bit and collect some spare dollars here and there for a possible 135L/35L combo after, say, Christmas.
post #25 of 47
GET A 5DII, YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT. Trust me, worth all the money.
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GET A 5DII, YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT. Trust me, worth all the money.
Yeah, that's a great idea. I'm sure that 5DII (which is WAY out of the price range of the stuff OP has listed) is going to help that photography business he's been running for a while and help him really capture his clientele -

oh, wait.. he's a hobbyist, like the other ~98% of us. No need for a 5DII even if he had the money.

Good idea on waiting Sub. I'm not even entertaining the itch to go up to a semi-pro body just because it keeps alot more money in my pocket, and because I'm not shooting enough to go up to a 60D, let alone the 7D (or 5DII!!!!!) that gets thrown around..
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Good idea on waiting Sub. I'm not even entertaining the itch to go up to a semi-pro body just because it keeps alot more money in my pocket, and because I'm not shooting enough to go up to a 60D, let alone the 7D (or 5DII!!!!!) that gets thrown around..
Honestly, purely from a usability/ergo standpoint, the 50D was a great upgrade for me. I'm already much faster in the field than I was with the Rebel, and it's much more comfortable to carry all day, despite being considerably heavier. Did I need to do it? Not really, but it offered a lot of features that have made it easier/more enjoyable to shoot, while giving me some added benefits (higher ISO, fast continuous shooting, manual WB, etc).

I don't know if the jump from a T2i to a prosumer body would have as large an impact on you (I went from the bottom-of-the-barrel XS), but it might be worth thinking about. Money's not doing you any good in your pocket anyway.
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Honestly, purely from a usability/ergo standpoint, the 50D was a great upgrade for me. I'm already much faster in the field than I was with the Rebel, and it's much more comfortable to carry all day, despite being considerably heavier. Did I need to do it? Not really, but it offered a lot of features that have made it easier/more enjoyable to shoot, while giving me some added benefits (higher ISO, fast continuous shooting, manual WB, etc).

I don't know if the jump from a T2i to a prosumer body would have as large an impact on you (I went from the bottom-of-the-barrel XS), but it might be worth thinking about. Money's not doing you any good in your pocket anyway.
I'd want to keep video, so I'd have to go 60D. I dont want to pay full retail for the 60D, but Canon just ran out of the refurbed 60D body only, and I really would have absolutely no need for an 18-135 with my current setup, so I'd want to save money there.

I'd love to try to get into a semi-pro body, but it's not going to happen unless I move my T1i stuff, and I'm not even getting offers (save one extreme lowball on my grip). The other thing is, I dont want to take such a low offer that I still need to shell out considerable cash to pick up a refurbed body.. Maybe I'll just start stashing a bit of cash and get a 7D in a couple of months - refurb will cost me ~ 1100..
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Yeah, that's a great idea. I'm sure that 5DII (which is WAY out of the price range of the stuff OP has listed) is going to help that photography business he's been running for a while and help him really capture his clientele -

oh, wait.. he's a hobbyist, like the other ~98% of us. No need for a 5DII even if he had the money.

Good idea on waiting Sub. I'm not even entertaining the itch to go up to a semi-pro body just because it keeps alot more money in my pocket, and because I'm not shooting enough to go up to a 60D, let alone the 7D (or 5DII!!!!!) that gets thrown around..
What?? So does that make me a poseur because I shoot a 5DII but am just a hobbyist? Insanely ludicrous reasoning.

Of course, I'm not saying that everyone with an interest in photography must have a 5DII or D3X, but there's no reason why a hobbyist can't buy pro gear.

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Honestly, purely from a usability/ergo standpoint, the 50D was a great upgrade for me. I'm already much faster in the field than I was with the Rebel, and it's much more comfortable to carry all day, despite being considerably heavier. Did I need to do it? Not really, but it offered a lot of features that have made it easier/more enjoyable to shoot, while giving me some added benefits (higher ISO, fast continuous shooting, manual WB, etc).

I don't know if the jump from a T2i to a prosumer body would have as large an impact on you (I went from the bottom-of-the-barrel XS), but it might be worth thinking about. Money's not doing you any good in your pocket anyway.
I went through three crop bodies before going FF (XTi, 40D, 7D), and I'm so glad I did. The detail, dynamic range, high ISO performance, and shallower DOF make it all worthwhile for me.
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And if you don't want full frame get the 135L. If you regret it, I'll paypal you a penny.
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