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    Quote Originally Posted by wsmeyer View Post
    I'd look for a used one on Craigslist. And I'd look for a good deal with the highest likelihood of being able to resell it in 6 months or so and get my money back more than a specific camera.

    IMO you can do all the research you want but until you actually start taking pictures I'd put the odds of you choosing the wrong camera at about 70%. Every camera / lens combination has it's strengths and weaknesses and until you really start shooting and figuring out what type of pictures you enjoy taking it's going to be very hard to weigh all the compromises.
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    Jon hit me up via PM, I might be able to help you out here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
    Jon hit me up via PM, I might be able to help you out here.
    PM sent.
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    Thanks to everyone for the info so far... After reading more and talking to a few peeps, I'm still undecided... It seems like I can get a good deal on a used camera (save money buy a better body), but then again, people too all say that the important piece is the choice in lens... So, still looking into exactly what I want to buy...

    Also still curious about the 70D....
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    Something I forgot to mention Jon is the lens you choose you'll want macro focusing on too for the close ups your wife will be doing. It doesn't need to be a dedicated macro lens but some of the L glass lenses have the macro focusing on them already such as the 24-70 2.8 L. That's a pricey lens so let me see what else comes with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
    Something I forgot to mention Jon is the lens you choose you'll want macro focusing on too for the close ups your wife will be doing. It doesn't need to be a dedicated macro lens but some of the L glass lenses have the macro focusing on them already such as the 24-70 2.8 L. That's a pricey lens so let me see what else comes with it.


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    I must have missed that part. What does she want to shoot that requires a macro lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsmeyer View Post
    I must have missed that part. What does she want to shoot that requires a macro lens?
    Babies mostly.
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    while its not 110% necessary to have macro to shoot babies, it's very helpful for the close up/detail shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
    while its not 110% necessary to have macro to shoot babies, it's very helpful for the close up/detail shots.
    This is what I was talking about when I said you won't really know what you want until you start shooting. A Macro lens would be my last choice for shooting my baby. My first choice is my 70-200, second choice is my 24-70. The 24-70 does go macro closer than 2 1/2ft but I almost never shoot kids that close. Just not my shooting style.
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    The 24-70 was what I had in mind for him as it gives him good overall walk around lens performance for when he is using it for things other than babies. Close up's of hands and feet or stuff like that would be where the macro is nice to have with a lens like that. I'd say the 70-200 is too bulky and heavy for it IMO, I barely use it for modeling shoots and instead either go full zoom in at 70mm on the brick (24-70) or use a 50mm and take a few steps in. In an ideal world I'd likely suggest an 85mm prime lens for the wife when the money to invest in additional glass comes up.
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