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Camera Quandry

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teddave is a group administrator teddave says:

In another Ted Incident I managed to drop my canon 5d ii and destroy the screen. repair is about the same as a new 5d ii but...

1. i could scrimp pennies together and save up for a 2nd hand 5d iii - £1400: so more than pennies and my finances are okay but not great

or

2. buy a another 5d ii - but thats a bit dull

or

3. i could buy a 1ds iii, which should be ted proof and about the same technically as another 5d ii and be able to match the 5d iii in some factors. i must admit to being drawn to the muscularity of a 1ds but that may be mid-life folly. certainly i enjoy a heavier camera, i tend to stand still for a while making my pics so the weight is reassuring but...

... well any thoughts welcome as i cant make up my mind. or alternatives. no, not nikon!!

tks for listening! x
9:37AM, 11 January 2017 PDT (permalink)

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Dan Bachmann is a group moderator Dan Bachmann says:

other ideas:

* Is it possible to buy the screen for your camera and replace it yourself?

* Consider a 5d mk I or 6d - you could drop and dispose of them a few times before hitting the 5d mk III price
46 months ago (permalink)

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teddave is a group administrator teddave says:

Dan Bachmann:

tks dan - i embraced my neanderthal manness and bought a 1dsiii... itll serve as a weapon when civilisation collapses!!
46 months ago (permalink)

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