Best 'cheap' lenses for 5D MkII?

Started Jun 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
antoineb Veteran Member • Posts: 6,653
Guess it's too late - but why not a great lens on a cheaper body?

I'm sure you know by now that what matters first, are the lenses. Not the body.

On Amazon today a 5D MkII is 3'200 dollars, or 3'300 with the Canon 50mm 1.4 lens as a kit. The 7D body only is 1600 dollars.

Yes I know the 7D is not full frame, but that's 600 dollars more to spend on lenses.

Plus. the 5D is probably nearing the moment when the successor product will be announced. It's 2 years old, plus guys like Ken Rockwell are pushing it so hard these days, that there must be a special incentive program benefitting them.

If it's not too late, go for a 7D - if you need the professionally feeling body - or even a 550D (if you can live with the crappy plastic body and awful controls and much less good AF and much less good viewfinder etc). And buy a nicer lens.

By the way the 24-105mm "L" glass does not have particularly good reviews.

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