I currently own a Canon 40D and I'm ready for an upgrade.
However, I have a hard time deciding whether to go for the 60D or the 5D Mark ll for double the price. I prefere the latter, and I've already read many reviews but I would rather hear peoples experiences and advice.
One concern I have, is the 21 megapixels on the 5D. From what I read, you gain much detail, but at the same time I read that many people owning a camera with that many megapixels, are downsizing their images in order to have them appear sharp. To me, an upgrade for such an amount of money would be useless.
So, to those of you owning the 5D... I'd really appreciate to hear your experiences (preferably conpaired to an earlier model, such as the 40D I've been working with)
I use both 40D and 5D Mark II. I prefer 5D (of course :) ), because if I shot inside or outside at evening/night, 5D makes nicer and not as noisy photos as 40D. I don't know a lot about 60D but I think you maybe better off if you rather buy 60D with a better lens and not 5D Mk II with a cheapest objective. (You can use only EF lens with 5D Mark II, because of the full frame.)
In the long run, glass is the most expensive and it stays around much longer than your cam bodies. For that reason I wanted a full frame when I started building my lenses collection for Canon. The 7D is better for sports and focuses faster than the 5DII, but for stock the 5DII beats all competition. Why 21MP? It's easier to crop towards a more square format an you'll have larger thumbs on DT :-p
Quoted Message: In the long run, glass is the most expensive and it stays around much longer than your cam bodies. For that reason I wanted a full frame when I started building my lenses collection for Canon.
Thanks for your advice Fleyeing!
The above where my thoughts as well.
I guess I'll have to start looking around to see where I can get the best deal then :)