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    Default good lens or body?

    If your budget only allows for either, which would you choose?

    Full frame body + 50mm f1.4

    or

    Entry Level + 35 F1.4

    question is, good body comes first or good lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeinpolaroid View Post
    If your budget only allows for either, which would you choose?

    Full frame body + 50mm f1.4

    or

    Entry Level + 35 F1.4

    question is, good body comes first or good lens?
    If budget is not of a concern I'll definitely go for the full frame + 50mm since the 50mm f1.4 is also a good lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeinpolaroid View Post
    If your budget only allows for either, which would you choose?

    Full frame body + 50mm f1.4

    or

    Entry Level + 35 F1.4

    question is, good body comes first or good lens?
    Lens is definitely more impt.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Default Re: good lens or body?

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeinpolaroid View Post
    If your budget only allows for either, which would you choose?

    Full frame body + 50mm f1.4

    or

    Entry Level + 35 F1.4

    question is, good body comes first or good lens?
    Here's an interesting thread to add to the discussion.

    There are many more out there, basically the Nikon D700 is such a great FX camera that older lenses which performed poorly on DX have become much better on the Full Format D700. So called poor lenses have been given a new lease of life.

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=30913995

    On the other hand, the technological improvement of cameras may also necessitate the development of even better lenses. For e.g., the Nikkor 14-24 ultra wide lens which is stellar in the corners on a D700 FX and DX cameras has started to show its corner weaknesses on the current Nikon Flagship camera, the D3x.
    | Nikon D700; AF-S 14-24 f/2.8GED; AF 20 f/2.8D; AF 50 f/1.4D; SB400| Tamron AF 28-75 f/2.8 A09NII|

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    For me it will be the full frame body and the 50mm f1.4
    - good body and a good lens.

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    But then a 50mm f1.4 cant be your walkabout lens. It can be but i rather you get a L lens like 17-40 or 24-105? More range and an external flash is good! Invest in flash! It will do you good
    Canon 6D, Canon 450D, Canon F1.8, Canon 55-250, Tamron 17-50 F2.8 VC, Tokina 11-16 F2.8, 580EX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abuddlah View Post
    But then a 50mm f1.4 cant be your walkabout lens. It can be but i rather you get a L lens like 17-40 or 24-105? More range and an external flash is good! Invest in flash! It will do you good
    Any lens with wide to tele range can be a walkaround, doesn't mean must be L.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    IF budget allow, good body + good lens ... if I'm in yr shoe, I go for a good lens as my priority and later upgrade body.

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    lens is prob more important but its so much more fun when you also have a nice body...

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    There is more lasting fun in shooting actually .. the gear thrill wears away quickly until you get the next new thing.

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