Canon 5d Mark 2 and Canon 70d

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M Stewart Contributing Member • Posts: 807
Re: Canon 5d Mark 2 and Canon 70d

psychelica wrote:

...However there is a 5d mark 2 for sale secondhand which is not that much more than the 30mm lens. So my question is would it be better to buy the 5d and then I could use my Sigma 50mm lens? In effect meaning I would have a FF camera instead of another lens.

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I've had a 5D MkII for many years, and for my uses, it's fine for stills where I use both an EF 35 F/2 IS, and a 45mm TSE - and a range of other lenses.  However, I was very disappointed with its video - possibly one of the first DSLRs to have "video" incorporated.   I noticed the effects of slow readout immediately, whereas my "proper" camcorders had never shown this problem.  Possibly OK if all your video subjects are slow moving, but beware of shooting faster moving items with a 5D II.

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