5D Mark ii as my first camera? Help me decide if I should purchase.

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HassanChop Junior Member • Posts: 33
5D Mark ii as my first camera? Help me decide if I should purchase.

Hey Everyone,

I'm new to the DSLR world. I've was looking at the Canon 70D and thinking I could move up to the full frame camera instead.

Here is the reason I ask if I should buy this:

1. I'm able to get a 5D Mark ii for $900 used (body).

2. I eventually want to move onto a full frame camera from crop sensor.

3. Instead of investing in crop sensor lens and then starting over I can start will full frame lens.

4. Once I am experienced enough maybe years down the line I would like to start taking pictures of weddings/people. I find it enjoying capturing those moments with people.

I've been researching and reading the forums here for weeks. I want to pull the trigger and make a decision soon.

I would like to mainly use the camera as a good starting point. I won't be using it for sports just everyday pics.

I would also like to use it for some video. I've seen the videos it produces on Vimeo and YouTube and I'm very pleased at what I saw.

I won't be shooting in low light often. Even if I do I'm sure the Mark ii will be fine if I get a decents lens.

Is there some rule around not starting with a full frame from the get go?

I'm fully dedicated to learning through books, workshops, and so on.

Some side notes:

I'm already using Lightroom for my pictures. I'm also familiar with Photoshop CC and Premiere which I have been using to edit videos for a couple of years.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 70D
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