Upgrading from 5D Classic on a Budget... 5DMII??! (HELP)

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Upgrading from 5D Classic on a Budget... 5DMII??! (HELP)
Sep 1, 2014

I am a photographer who works primarily with Rappers and artists from the urban fashion and music community. I interned as the studio photographer at a prominent music studio in Miami that worked closely with Hip-Rop/Reggae artists.
I shot all summer with my Canon 5D Classic with either the 85mm 1.8 lens or the 40mm 2.8 lens.

I want to upgrade my body probably with another Canon because then I could use the same glass. I also want the ability to shoot video. I've been thinking maybe a used 5D mark 2 because I could afford it for around 1000-1300 used for the body.

It's been out a long time. Do you think it is worth it to spend that much money on an old body and do you still find it relevant? I want much better high ISO ability as well as HD Video, and obviously a FF sensor.

I was thinking 6D for a while, but I find that the 5DM2 can be found quite a bit cheaper used. What do you guys think I should do?!

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Canon EOS 5D Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM +1 more
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