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    Keith does offer up a good argument on 24-70 vs 24-105.

    For me, I shoot a lot of weddings as a second shooter and the 24-70 NEVER comes off my camera. It is incredibly sharp at ALL apertures.

    That being said, I would love to have the 24-105L IS f/4 simply due to the additional 35mm of zoom. The f/2.8 on the 24-70 is really moot with the IS on the 24-105. The 2-stop IS more than makes up for the 2-stop loss of the 24-105.

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    You're not helping guys lol

    All joking aside I would like to do weddings in the future, I guess if I did I could buy the other if I wanted anyway....LOL

    Now to debate the full frame issue! I 'need' a new camera also














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    If you want to go full-frame, a 5D Mark II would be a perfect entry point.

    If crop is ok, the 7D is a pretty sharp body.

    I have friends who shoot both and post impressive work.

    Full-frame is also ideal for landscape and architectural photography.

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    I'm more interested in people and macro, thinking the 7d at the moment














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    I've got them both as you know. In terms of function and use, the 7d make the 5dmkII feel very old and cranky. The 7d is the closest I've had on a non-1D body to just getting out of the way and letting me take great shots. It's worth remembering that there's nothing amazingly special about 35mm full frame :) There's medium format and large format as well out there all with different "negative" sizes and associated properties.

    Now that said, the 5dMKII mixed with a great lens is superb in terms of image quality. For portraits I love it to bits. I can get my narrow DoF at a great resolution. I'll tell you what though, it's unforgiving of even slightly poor lenses
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    The other options is to buy a use 1D Mark III. You get a bit of both. First, you get an incredibly fast-shooting camera. Decent high ISO performance. Full-size body with built-in grip. 1.3x crop factor.

    You can find them used about the same price or less than a 7D.

    7D has a slightly better improved AF system, but there's nothing like shooting the big bodies!

    Jamie

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    hehe that's so true. The 1d MKIII was brill although early models had AF problems which needed a service to fix. Fixed ones should have a white dot inside the battery compartment (although in my experience they didnt always do that). The MKIV is in another league again but a bit more pricey ;-)
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