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Should I pulll the trigger?

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Should I pulll the trigger?

I have someone offering me a Canon 24mm 1.4L, 85mm 1.8, 100mm 2.8macro for $1850, what you guys think? I've been looking around it seems reasonable to me..
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Decent deal...not a steal, but worth it if you'll have use for all the lenses on top of what you have. I assume that's a 24mm MarkI?

But also, I'd consider upgrading your bodies...
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Nov 20th, 2009 9:35 am
Decent deal...not a steal, but worth it if you'll have use for all the lenses on top of what you have. I assume that's a 24mm MarkI?

But also, I'd consider upgrading your bodies...
I agree with above about upgrading the body...

You have some good glass there (plus the glass in the offer) that could be put to good use on a FF body
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I'd sell both bodies if I were you.
And also Tamron 17-50

Why do you need 17-50 and 24-70?
And on top of that, why do you have 2 near identical bodies?
Sell both bodies (sell grips separate) and also sell 17-50
Buy 5D (not Mark II) and use 24-70 on it, which essentially is 17-50 on crop.

That's what I would do if I were you.
And regarding the deal: it all depends if you need those lenses, or just getting them because you think you're getting a deal. Do you have a need for them?

If you go with my suggestion, and buy the lenses, you will have:

*A great full frame camera
*24mm f/1.4L
*24-70mm f/2.8L
*50mm f/1.8
*70-200 f/4L
*430EX & 580EX MkII

instead of two identical crop cameras
2 near identical overlapping lenses
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Thanks for the input guys. I am definitely planning on upgrading the bodies, I just need to decide which ones. I started out with the XTi and figured that investing in good glass would allow me more flexibility in the future. Right now I am leaning towards a 1D MKIII and 5DII combo...anyone have any opinions on the 1DMKIII vs 7D?
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Lulz wrote:
Nov 20th, 2009 10:07 am
I'd sell both bodies if I were you.
And also Tamron 17-50

Why do you need 17-50 and 24-70?
And on top of that, why do you have 2 near identical bodies?
Sell both bodies (sell grips separate) and also sell 17-50
Buy 5D (not Mark II) and use 24-70 on it, which essentially is 17-50 on crop.

That's what I would do if I were you.
And regarding the deal: it all depends if you need those lenses, or just getting them because you think you're getting a deal. Do you have a need for them?

If you go with my suggestion, and buy the lenses, you will have:

*A great full frame camera
*24mm f/1.4L
*24-70mm f/2.8L
*50mm f/1.8
*70-200 f/4L
*430EX & 580EX MkII

instead of two identical crop cameras
2 near identical overlapping lenses
I may understand that problem. i have a crop body and I find that 17-50 is a bit short, while the 28-75 isn't as wide as I would like. I have both and I'm thinking of getting rid of one, I'll have to see which one. I want to keep a single lens since I shoot concerts mostly and I don't have time to change the lens since there's a 3 song limit and I can't afford a second body like some pros do.

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