Which camera body to sell?

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Which camera body to sell?
Jun 24, 2012

Hey Folks,

To get to my point quickly, I need advice on which of my two camera bodies to sell, 5D or 50D?

The long end of it.....

I've slowly built my gear up from nothing over the past 3 or 4 years, improving my skills and taking on higher paying gigs along the way. I've re-invested almost all of my photography income into my gear and I've refused to take on new debt for my gear.

Currently, my camera bodies and lenses include:
5D (mark 1)
50D

50mm/1.4
85mm/1.8
24mm/2.8
EF 28-135mm/3.5-4.0

I've been doing some quality work with this setup, but it hasn't been easy. My faster fixed lenses (along with my full framed 5D) have really helped me turn a corner, making me able to produce much better images than when I was just shooting with 50D/kit zoom lens, but it is difficult to depend on that setup during ceremonies.

Now I'm making my push to upgrade to a 5D mark ii (used or refurbished), and a 24-105mm/4.0.

I'm looking to help finance it quicker by selling one of my current camera bodies, the 24mm/2.8, and the 28-135mm.

Which body would you sell and which would you keep for a backup? Do I keep consistency by having both bodies full framed (5D)? Or do I continue to keep the 50D as a backup for the higher ISO and more similar interface to the 5D2?

I'm a bit torn, and would like to hear some thoughts. Thanks in advance.
-Mark

Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 5D Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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