Ok i need help!! Sell 60D and 70-200 2.8 for 5D markII?

Started Apr 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
mermaidkiller Contributing Member • Posts: 540
Re: Ok i need help!! Sell 60D and 70-200 2.8 for 5D markII?

Some people really think FF is a photographer's paradise. I was also tempted to upgrade to a 5Mk3 from a 40d. But the steep price tag withheld me. Of course, FF provides better DR at low light and 1-2 stops better high iso performance (i.e. finer grain), but there are also disadvantages. Many high quality lenses are also designed for FF and when you use them with a crop camera most lens errors are obstructed as they are on the edges of a FF field. Telephoto lenses 'shrink' in focal length because of the wider FOV, e.g. your 200mm gets a FOV as 125mm on APS-C.

I am happy now with a 7d which also has 1 stop advantage over a 40d so half the advantage of a 5Mk3 over a 40d is already taken. This is also valid for the 60d as this has the same sensor.

As others say, invest in glass (or keep your excellent 70-200 2.8L unless you desperately need the IS), unless you have a serious argument to spend $3000 extra for an FF body (or at least $1000 extra for the older 5Mk2 with slower AF than the 7d / 60d).

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