Hi.... first post, so please be kind!
My background: For many years I've had a D70 with some kit lenses, and it's finally died after a great run of use and abuse - mostly sports and outdoor use - for fun or often taking images for use advertising businesses i've owned or worked for (none of which are photography). I have plenty of mates with Canon pro or semi-pro gear, and I've seen enough to know I'd like to make the switch when choosing the next DSLR.
I have an idea for some PJ-style shots i'd like to take, maybe even use to make a leap with and take things fractionally more seriously, and this idea is currently dominating the next gear purchase.
The only real criteria here is that they'll be taken in low-light without flash - inner city stuff. I also have a Panasonic LX3 and it's the reason in many ways that I've become addicted of late to the massive options that a wider angle, fast aperture lenses can present.
I'll have a limited budget with which to work with. Knowing the lenses I want, body-wise it's likely to stretch to either:
- 2nd hand 5d Mark I
- 2nd hand 1d Mark II
- New 50D
Which is going to be best in low-light? I'd really
like to move to full-format instead of 1.6x, primarily as I'll save more than enough on the lens side of the budget if I choose full-format, and if I like the Canon as much as I think I will, then stumping up for a 5D-II down the track would be my likely next option.
Which would you recommend? Any other factors to think of?