Canon 5D Mark II

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  1. randallwade

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    I am working towards a Canon 5D Mark II. I should be able to get either a refurb or used one for $1200-1300.

    So far I have got $520 saved. I have made $293 already on Mturk and have been at it since March 8th. Definitely moving in the right direction!

    I am a nature photographer and have a big backpacking trip planned in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado in late July, so I have got this along with some significant fitness goals that I am working on.
     
  2. Ganesh

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    That is awesome..i love photography too..
    Best of luck..

    Keep Moving Forward..
     
  3. Andy

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    Good luck with your goal. Keep us updated.
     
  4. bobbie01

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    That's a great goal! I have the Canon 7D and periodically have a debate with myself as to whether I should go full frame or not. What are you shooting with now?
     
  5. randallwade

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    My trusty 20D!

    Thanks everyone. I am feeling pretty good about my progress!
     
  6. bobbie01

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    You should! You are very talented!!! Like I told Andy, I'm a great cheerleader and I'm rooting for you to reach your goal soon!!!
     
  7. bumonskateboard6

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    I have a 5D Mark II and a 5D Mark III, if you haven't tried out a Mark III I suggest it, I know it's a bit more pricey but the AF performance, ISO performance, WB, everything are just substantially better.

    I'm also a nature photographer and do landscapes and time-lapses of the desert.

    Either way the Mark II is a great camera and revolutionized the DSLR world when it came out!
     
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    I have been using a 20D as well, I love it but it is time to pass her down to my daughter. She has been a great camera. I am saving for the 5d Mark III but I keep going back and forth between that and the 7D. Can't really go wrong with either.
     
  9. bumonskateboard6

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    The 7D Mark II is going to be BADASS from what I can tell too, if you have any EF-S glass it'll work on that also since you have a 20D.
     
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    7D Mark II???? I've never heard of that one. I haven't felt a need to upgrade but that sounds like something to look in to!!
     
  11. bumonskateboard6

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    The rumors are that they're supposed to be released sometime this year, it's going to be an awesome cropped sensor camera if the rumors are right.
    http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/03/eos-7d-mark-ii-test-camera-cr1/
     
  12. randallwade

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    I am in it for the full frame! I shoot nature photography and have the 16-40L that will be like peas and carrots on the 5D
     
  13. randallwade

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    Up to $430 from my Mturk account! I have not been able to be as consistent as I would like. I travel for work and it goes out the window. But, nevertheless, keep moving the needle.
     
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    Keep plugging away! You will be there before you know it!! I can't imagine that your photos will be any better than they are right now though.
     
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    Keep going! I feel you on the full frame completely since I shoot mostly nature as well I was just talking to bobbie since they have a 20D already. The 5D series is fantastic, and definitely worth it. You'll love it with the 17-40 on there, I had a 17-40 for a long time and just wanted to get into astro-photography stuff too so I upgraded to the 16-35 f/2.8, but the overall difference at f/5.6 and higher isn't really noticeable.
     
  16. randallwade

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    You should check out my friend David Kingham. He does astro-photography workshops and has a pretty nice gallery online. http://www.davidkinghamphotography.com/night He and I do a lot of hiking together.
     
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    Oh, BTW $547 on Mturk and another $23 pending! Seems like I just made my last update, and I am up another hundo!
     
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    Well change of plans, ordered a 60D today. My earnings have flatlined a bit, and I got a fatal diagnosis on my vehicle. So, I bought the 60D which will be a big upgrade for me, and I will change my goal to down payment for a new 4WD. Cheers!
     
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    Congrats!
     

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