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Jul 06, 2010 18:34 |  #1

Its been about a 7 months of photography. I've gotten several things published (no money though) but Im just an enthusiast. Anyway after these short months i've piled up a canon 7d, a canon 24-70 2.8 and a canon 70-200 2.8 (non is), and a 430 ex II. I shoot alot of sports, events and photojournalism. I love this kit but I think I need a second body so i can mount the 70-200 and 24-70.

My main concern is should I get another second body and if so should I get a full frame camera or should I wait for the 5d mark III to come out so I can get a good price on a 5d mark II or whatever cheaper/better full frame camera comes out. Also are there any outstanding lenses that I should add to my kit.

Thanks for everyones input.


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Jul 06, 2010 18:41 |  #2

I would add a 5D mark II so you would have both crop and full frame bodies. I would also add a 16-35 f/2.8L for photojournalism/ event coverage.


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Jul 06, 2010 18:48 |  #3

well when i did borrow a friends 5d for a week with my 24-70 L i found it wide enough for my needs. On my crop 7d 24 is a little long but i love the reach of 70 (112 equiv or somethin like that). I had a tamron 17-50 2.8 i got for about 300 bucks but i believe it was a complete lemon and was very very poor at all apertures, even at f8 it was soft (the sweet spot for most lenses).

i was thinking of getting a 24-105 (a little tedious to me with my 24-70) cause i always find myself changing lenses, but I really need the 2.8 as i do alot of sports and events. I never really cared for IS even on my 70-200 i've got by without it. If only canon made a 24-105 2.8


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Jul 06, 2010 18:49 |  #4

lucky guy, ive only started to get into photography but would love your kit within a few months, however cant see me getting it because of very low funds.




  
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Jul 06, 2010 19:06 |  #5

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lucky guy, ive only started to get into photography but would love your kit within a few months, however cant see me getting it because of very low funds.

This is all just speculation for future purchases. Im perfectly content with my kit. woe is me that i dont have another body, i guess ill have to live my 24-70 and 70-200bw!

If you keep on shooting and getting good at it, im sure friends or family will help you. Im trying to freelance to to help pay for school/excursions


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Jul 06, 2010 19:47 |  #6

A full frame would definitely be good to add to your collection! I'd love to move up to a full frame, but I don't see that happening for at least a year or two heh


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Jul 06, 2010 20:54 |  #7

I would add a 5D II, which compliments the 7D very nicely.


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Jul 07, 2010 10:31 |  #8

What about the 5d classic?


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Jul 07, 2010 10:41 |  #9

OR you could consider a 1Dmk3(around $2000 and dropping), the 24-70 would be pretty darn good on it for you. It would be pretty wide but still have some reach to it. The 70-200 on the 7D would give you reach when you want it.


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Jul 07, 2010 11:34 |  #10

Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10492613 (external link)
OR you could consider a 1Dmk3(around $2000 and dropping), the 24-70 would be pretty darn good on it for you. It would be pretty wide but still have some reach to it. The 70-200 on the 7D would give you reach when you want it.

2000-2600 bucks for a used 1d mark III seems expensive to me, i'd rather buy a new 5d mark II at that price.


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Jul 07, 2010 11:38 |  #11
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+1 to whoever said 5D classic. It would complement your 7D, and give you a body to mount your 24-70 on. Then 70-200 will complete the kit with more reach. You will have a small gap in the middle, due to crop factor, but that's not a big issue. 5Dc will run you about $1k, and that's it.


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Jul 07, 2010 13:06 |  #12

aboss3 wrote in post #10492945 (external link)
+1 to whoever said 5D classic. It would complement your 7D, and give you a body to mount your 24-70 on. Then 70-200 will complete the kit with more reach. You will have a small gap in the middle, due to crop factor, but that's not a big issue. 5Dc will run you about $1k, and that's it.


This is good as well =)


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Jul 07, 2010 13:10 |  #13

Camera Nerd wrote in post #10492923 (external link)
2000-2600 bucks for a used 1d mark III seems expensive to me, i'd rather buy a new 5d mark II at that price.


Its just when I hear someone likes to shoot sports, and they are wanting a 5D...nothing but bad things happen. It tends to lack in focus speed. But I guess you have your 7D for that!

You could also consider a 1Dsmk2! They are also going for around $2000.

Also you you asked if there are any lenses you should add...I would have to say a fast prime would always help.... 30/35,50 or 85. A 50 always goes good on a FF!


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Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10493526 (external link)
Its just when I hear someone likes to shoot sports, and they are wanting a 5D...nothing but bad things happen. It tends to lack in focus speed. But I guess you have your 7D for that!

You could also consider a 1Dsmk2! They are also going for around $2000.

Also you you asked if there are any lenses you should add...I would have to say a fast prime would always help.... 30/35,50 or 85. A 50 always goes good on a FF!

I know but i've been pretty happy with the 7d's focusing, i just thought a 5d would be a compliment for some of my photography. For example the 7d handles the sports, and 5d handles the events.

I'm just weary of buying used equipment mostly. I've had some bad experiences with some high priced items before and 3rd party lenses. Which is why i like to stick to new canon equipment now.


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Jul 07, 2010 17:15 |  #15

Sounds like you got know what you want! :)

I would say on this forum you going to be able to get a good 5D, When im buying things on here i usually only buy from people who have 100 or more posts and have been on the forum for atleast 6 months :)


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