View Poll Results: Body upgrade 1st or Prime Lens 1st

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  • Go for the 1Dmk2

    8 15.69%
  • Go for the Prime Lens

    35 68.63%
  • Quit Birding and stay on general photography

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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Body 1st or Lens 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Point is one doen't need a top end camera is to get good shots.
    Touche.

    Would be great if can view a bigger shot.

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    Default Re: Body 1st or Lens 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    Touche.

    Would be great if can view a bigger shot.
    The photo is here:
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/showphot...0/ppuser/32592

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdredd View Post
    heh.. he never post his tripod set up...
    skali got some super rig..
    IIRC his tripod setup is shown somewhere in his site.
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    Default Re: Body 1st or Lens 1st

    As much as my heart would like to vote for the 1D first, my head tells me otherwise..... Logically, it should be lens first if it was me making the decision.

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    Default Re: Body 1st or Lens 1st

    DeSwitch, if you have already bought the body, i'd suggest you close this tread
    or some day it will surface again reminding you that most ppl voted for the lens first

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    Default Re: Body 1st or Lens 1st

    Ortega, i had not buy anything yet. There had been a suden change in financial reserve (increased ). So will be considering a different option. I still want to see more responds to this poll. will close it next week.

    Thanks everyone for giving yr view. Let me reconsider my other options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    For Birding, I have the following gears

    EOS350D body
    100-400mmL lens

    Question is should I get a 1Dmk2 body first or just stick to my 350D and get better prime lens first?

    I need the 8fps continous mode and also to add TC to my lens to have the reach and speed in taking action of birds. reason to justify to upgrade to 1dmk2

    If I stick to 350D, I need to get either a 500mm f4 or 300mm f2.8

    However eventually i think i will end up with a 1 series and 500mm f4
    with the amount of money that u will intend to spend, instead of spending it all on top end stuff, why not get a used 20d which gives u 5fps { - enough for action, better batteries than the npe3 , more FLM factor for birding, and lighter body} - and two more L lens and u still have some spare cash left.

  8. #48

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    Go for a the lens... Impressive it may seem for the 8.5fps... but if you are capable of one shot one kill, I think you will feel even more proud then having a 1D...
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Sorry to say but this photo dont impress me. As its not sharp. This is why I'm disapointed with the 350D. Maybe its the small size. Still shots can be captured with any camera but for flights, I dont think so.

    BTW, I choose option 3 for now cos the body is no longer avaliable. With the haze around, i will be shooting other things.


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    Default Re: Body 1st or Lens 1st

    Moderator, please help to close this tread as it had served its purpose. Thanks.

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