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Is this a flawed plan?

I plan to purchase the 5DmkII as soon as its in stock at B&H. I've got the cash for that. My plan is to sell my current 5D w/grip for $1100 (reasonable?) and pick up a 50D as a backup. I'm looking at it like this - the 50D will be brand new, not 3+ years old like my 5D. Its a crop sensor, so I can use it with the 70-200 and 1.4 extender to get 400mm+ range for those times when I need it. Also, the 15mp files will be easier to upsize for Getty (to 17.5mp) than the current 5D.

Am I missing anything? Any reason not to go with the 50D? The 40D would have been an option, but the file size issue is important.

And then there's the option to use that 1K towards an 85mm f/1.2 That would be a pure luxury purchase, but the 50D sort of would be as well since I'd only use it very occasionally.



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Dec. 28th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
I was shocked yesterday when in Best Buy to see a 5DmkII sitting in their display case. The camera shop I've been helping can't even get any kind of word from Canon when they will get their order in.

Getty will only accept 17.5 megapixel files?

Dec. 28th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Ah, but did Best Buy actually have one they could sell you? Might have just been the display model. I'm waiting for B&H to get them in so I can get free shipping (the regular ground shipping is next day since I'm close to the city) and no tax.

Getty requires 17.5 minimum. The upsized files from the 5D don't look so great when you boost them up that much. I look forward to being able to crop or even downsize an image and still meet the requirements. Also, I grabbed a couple of the sample images from the 50D at dpreview - going from 15mp to 17.5 doesn't look too bad, so I think the combo of cameras will be perfect!

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