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    If I had a network to buy from like JoeW's, I'd buy used, too. But I maintain that it is not worth my time to deal with craigslist bullshit to save a few hundred dollars.

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    Feel free to visit www.fredmiranda.com

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    Oh, I wouldn't burn usd1k. I'd put it toward school fees.

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    Thanks! Iíll definitely look used for a fast telephoto!

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    Not to brag, but I guess I'm just buying higher end stuff than most of you guys seem to be. Again, it hasn't been a matter of "a few hundred bucks" saved getting all my stuff used, it's been several thousand. I saw a Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II pop up on craigslist for $650. That's a $1550 lens new, and you can rarely touch it for less than $950 used. I felt it was worth my time to drive about 40 minutes away in order to have a chance to save $900 on one item. I mean, if it would have turned out to be beaten up or something, oh well. I've gotten a good deal on stuff much frequently enough to be willing to take a risk like that.

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    1 series bodies and a 300/2.8L IS I or II are high-end. A 24/1.4L I or II is not quite there. I don't even consider a 5D to be high-end.

    So yeah, when I buy high-end stuff (by my definition), I buy used. That stuff can take a real beating and will last for years, so it's likely to be in great condition anyway.
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    You seem to have a bizarre definition of high end, which appears to have little to no relation of the actual utility of the camera or lens in question.

    The 300 2.8L is a telephoto lens. The 24mm is a wide angle lens. If I want to take a wide angle photo, it doesn't matter how many more thousands I pissed away on a 300mm lens, it's not going to take the photo I want. It's also a full two stops slower than the 24mm, so have fun trying to take low light photos with that. Yes, it has IS, but that will do nothing to help if you're taking a photo of something that's moving.

    I got the 24mm because I wanted a lens that could take wide angle photos in low light. I'm sorry you don't feel that this lens is high end enough for your tastes, but it's the highest end thing you can buy for a Canon camera that will take photos at the 24mm focal length at a wide aperture.

    As far as the camera, you're mostly right, however again if you just mindlessly buy the most expensive camera, you're really missing the point of why Canon even bothers to make multiple lines of cameras.

    The 1D is a camera made specifically for professional sports photographers and photojournalists. Yes, it's tough as nails because Canon knows that it will be used in abusive conditions and needs to keep working. But it also has a feature set that's specifically geared towards those uses.

    The 1D has a third less resolution than the 5D. Great for having large pixels on the sensor and squeezing out every last possible ounce of low light performance, but not so great if you want to crop the photos later, or make large photo prints. Probably not a problem for a photojournalist who primarily just publishes photos online or in print, maybe an issue for someone making large prints of their work.

    It also lacks the in camera HDR that the 5D has. Again, fine if you're a sports photographer or photojournalist who wouldn't even use that photo if it was there, but not so great if you want a convenient way to take artistic HDR photos. The 1D's shutter is also much louder than the 5D, even in silent mode. Not a problem in most of the situations it was made to be used in, but not so great if you're taking photos in an environment where you want to be discreet.

    Lastly, I'm not one to ever complain about a camera being too big or heavy, but the 1D is a massive hunk of camera, not something really designed to be easily carried around while traveling.
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    Tldr and don't care.

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