September 24, 2016 at 2:36AM

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Equipment upgrade

Im well overdue for an upgrade so going all out. I'm going from a cropped dslr so selling that with all the EFs lenses and starting fresh.

This is what I'm thinking. I shoot mostly corporate commercial content right now but occasionally do stills so need something for that work also.

Main A cam will be a sony A7s ii and stills/B cam will be a 5D ii or iii.

I'll sell my EF-S lenses but keep my Canon 50mm and 70-200mm. Sticking with Canon glass so I'll get an adapter for Sony and get a couple wide to mid range zooms. Thinking Canons 24-70 2.8 i or II. Also need ultra wide for real estate work so thinking maybe sigma 18-35.

I know this is a personal choice based on the work I do but does anyone agree or disagree with these choices. Undecided on what to get new or 2nd hand as of yet. Don't really have a budget but want to try and keep it under £5k all in.

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Sounds good in the first place.
But I would not get the 5D Mk III (or II) because there are better cameras out there for less money. Like the Sony A7 II which has 24 MP and a better low light thant the 5D Mk III. Using EF glass is good because of manual focus while filming but for photography I'd rather go with EF lenses from Sigma than from Canon because their cheaper while having the same quality. And Sigma offers an adaptor that really works great bewteen Sigma lenses and Sony cameras in terms of AF.

September 24, 2016 at 4:13AM

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Eric Halbherr
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Agree with the above. I even upvoted it, but apparently enough folks have already downvoted it so that my upvote still reads as zero. Too bad those who did the downvoting didn't justify their actions with contrary commentary.

September 24, 2016 at 8:33AM

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Just to point out, if you're referring to the Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 as the wide angle lens you're looking at for real estate work, that lens is for APS-C size sensors (like an EF-S lens). The A7Sii can film in an APS-C crop mode so it's not useless, but then you'll have about 29-60mm in focal length, so no better than the Canon 24-70 lenses for wide stuff...

Canon do some 16-35mm lenses in their L series if you have the cash, or perhaps a wide prime might be more economic if you're only going below 24mm in certain situations.

September 26, 2016 at 1:15PM

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