Dilemma over upgrading camera body and or equipment
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05-08-11, 10:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Ian, if you're looking at Canon then seriously consider the 5D Mark II. I have one and because of it, it can help to open doors in a professional sense.
All of the kit I have was bought used.
Canon 5D Mark II: around £1400
17-40L F4: £450
28-70L F2.8: £550
70-200L F4: £350
I went from a Canon 350D to the 5D Mark II and that felt alien to me.
On the 98%/ 100% view. I believe that if you turn on Live View then you get the 100% of it. In any case, I will tell you now, when you look through that view finder of the 5D Mark II the world will get a whole lot better.
I'm not ruling the Canon 5D MKII out at all at the moment, far from it as it's a great camera. Until I can get my hands on one to try, no decision will be made.
I'm not particularly looking for a camera that will open doors for me as photography is my hobby and wouldn't want to try and make a career out of it. The market for professional photographers is getting oversaturated for the amount of paid work that is out there, unless you have/do something truly unique.
As far as the Live View is concerned, I think it always shows 100% on pretty much every camera that has that function.
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