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Aug 02, 2010 07:24 as a reply to  @ post 10643892 |  #46

Well guys, I hate using the expression "girlfriend" as we have been together for 21 years and have 2 wonderful children but we aren't married so technically she is my "girlfriend". I'm 41 years old so I dont think I need educating in how relationships work as was suggested by one poster!

I think when you share a relationship it is always good to make joint decisions when spennding money on things that you don't really need so technically I get "permission" to spend the cash

Finally, I am very lucky in that she has very little interest in real expensive stuff which is great as it leaves me plenty to indulge my passions :)

So, I made the decision this morning and have ordered a 5D Mk 2 with a 17 - 40 f4 L to replace the 10 - 22 EFS that wont work on the 5D. I can't wait to get it now :)


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Aug 02, 2010 10:49 |  #47

big_g wrote in post #10646317 (external link)
Well guys, I hate using the expression "girlfriend" as we have been together for 21 years and have 2 wonderful children but we aren't married so technically she is my "girlfriend". I'm 41 years old so I dont think I need educating in how relationships work as was suggested by one poster!

I think when you share a relationship it is always good to make joint decisions when spennding money on things that you don't really need so technically I get "permission" to spend the cash

Finally, I am very lucky in that she has very little interest in real expensive stuff which is great as it leaves me plenty to indulge my passions :)

So, I made the decision this morning and have ordered a 5D Mk 2 with a 17 - 40 f4 L to replace the 10 - 22 EFS that wont work on the 5D. I can't wait to get it now :)

Given the details of your situation my comments were obviously off track. Good luck with your 5D Camera. Obviously my mental picture was quite different than the situation you describe.......

Don't be surprised if the law actually finds you as being married!:)




  
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Aug 02, 2010 15:42 |  #48

big_g wrote in post #10617483 (external link)
Just shooting for fun but luckily I make enough money elsewhere to indulge my other passions. I really enjoy having the best available whatever I am doing. Luckily photography is not too crazy expensive compared to other hobbies so I can undulge a little.

As I said before I am in a fortunate position (don't worry, I appreciate it :)) but I don't want to waste my cash unnecessarily.

More advice from people who actually have both bodies would be great. Keep it coming guys

Looking down on "copious consumption" is the new flavour trend of the day. It's relative to your financial situation, but in the bigger scheme of things, $4k is nothing. If you want it and it's the right camera for you (even if it's because it makes you feel good), I say get it. I don't let anyone tell me what NOT to buy because it's a waste of money.

jacobsen1 wrote in post #10618015 (external link)
But you need to decide what's more important TO YOU. Reach? ISOs? Size/weight? The 7D is a steal right now, so for those on a budget it's an easier decision. W/o the budget, the 1 series is a better camera for most things it's just bigger which can become tiring.

well, you loose reach and FPS, but you get twice the MP. If you have long enough lenses it's amazing, but with birds you probably NEVER have long enough lenses.... :lol:

I'd agree. Weight and size would be the only reason to not get the Mark IV. I'm thinking of getting one just to take baby photos. I was taking shots of my kid on a swing on the weekend and my 5D was having a hard time with focus. If a Mark IV would solve those problems (I don't know because I haven't tried), I'd spend $4k to get those shots back.

big_g wrote in post #10625433 (external link)
I've almost decided to just get another 7D as it is a really great piece of kit but I have also been reading the post on here with people using a 5d Mk II for sport. Crikey this is difficult:

5D for sport? Maybe darts, curling, bowling and the like, but fast sports? It's possible, but so is digging a 30 foot ditch by hand - I'd rather use a Caterpillar.

wask_ wrote in post #10626234 (external link)
Unless you won the lottery I don't see how you can call it a "not so expensive hobby" even if you're healthy.

But I'm off topic sorry.

It's relative. There are a LOT of people who haven't won the lottery and can easily afford a $10K kit. For MANY people, photography is their cheapest hobby. Just to name a few: boating, watches, pens (yes, you read that right - it's easy to have a pen collection worth $500K), guns (I'm not into them but I know people who are). For an amateur, I'd say I've got a pretty good kit and I don't think I've spent $20K on it. Not trying to argue, but show you that sometimes you have to look outside the scope of your own circle - it's a really big world.

big_g wrote in post #10646317 (external link)
I think when you share a relationship it is always good to make joint decisions when spennding money on things that you don't really need so technically I get "permission" to spend the cash

Finally, I am very lucky in that she has very little interest in real expensive stuff which is great as it leaves me plenty to indulge my passions :)

So, I made the decision this morning and have ordered a 5D Mk 2 with a 17 - 40 f4 L to replace the 10 - 22 EFS that wont work on the 5D. I can't wait to get it now :)

Good for you. I'd echo the exact same advice to anyone in a serious relationship. You don't have to ask advice, but it's good to be respectful. I always give a heads up to my wife even though she'll never tell me "No" to buying something.


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Aug 02, 2010 16:43 |  #49

SunTsu wrote in post #10648873 (external link)
I always give a heads up to my wife even though she'll never tell me "No" to buying something.

I see you haven't tried to buy the right things yet... :lol:

"But, honey, we need that Learjet! They're selling for a song, only $2 million!"


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Aug 02, 2010 19:09 |  #50

kcbrown wrote in post #10649248 (external link)
I see you haven't tried to buy the right things yet... :lol:

"But, honey, we need that Learjet! They're selling for a song, only $2 million!"


:lol:

i can see a marriage problem after this happens...:(

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Aug 03, 2010 01:29 |  #51

kcbrown wrote in post #10649248 (external link)
I see you haven't tried to buy the right things yet... :lol:

"But, honey, we need that Learjet! They're selling for a song, only $2 million!"
:lol:

Well, I did discuss a 70 foot boat last summer, but then one of my best friends suddenly purchased one. I'm quite happy with that arrangement because, money aside, the work that he spends on the boat is insane and far too much of a commitment for me.

But bless my wife, she didn't really object to the boat last year either. It was more the "will you have time to take care of it". And since we're talking about marriage here and permission, I still haven't received her OK to purchase a cheap $50 remote control helicopter because she's afraid I'll fly it into the furniture, etc. So...in the end, it's not necessarily about the money as it is the resepct.


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Aug 03, 2010 01:56 |  #52

I'd take the $5k and invest it in the biggest, fastest glass I could find... you want fast AF, you get yourself some f/2.8 lenses and let the 7D do its thing.


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Aug 03, 2010 03:55 |  #53

big_g wrote in post #10646317 (external link)
Well guys, I hate using the expression "girlfriend" as we have been together for 21 years and have 2 wonderful children but we aren't married so technically she is my "girlfriend". I'm 41 years old so I dont think I need educating in how relationships work as was suggested by one poster!

I think when you share a relationship it is always good to make joint decisions when spennding money on things that you don't really need so technically I get "permission" to spend the cash

Finally, I am very lucky in that she has very little interest in real expensive stuff which is great as it leaves me plenty to indulge my passions :)

So, I made the decision this morning and have ordered a 5D Mk 2 with a 17 - 40 f4 L to replace the 10 - 22 EFS that wont work on the 5D. I can't wait to get it now :)

Your girlfriend sounds like my wife lol, you will love the 5dmk2.


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Aug 03, 2010 07:18 |  #54

A 7D & 5DII combo will cover what the majority of amateur photographers really need. If you wanted to live with just 1 " do everything " body then the 1DIV is pretty hard to beat.


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Bradfordguy wrote in post #10652624 (external link)
A 7D & 5DII combo will cover what the majority of amateur photographers really need. If you wanted to live with just 1 " do everything " body then the 1DIV is pretty hard to beat.

Yes this is really true.

The D3s is better though. :p :p




  
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Aug 16, 2010 20:25 |  #56

big_g wrote in post #10616798 (external link)
I have permission to buy a 1D from my girlfriend but I am wondering it if will make such a huge difference to my pics. I am in a bit of a dilemma as to wether or not to order it

I mainly shoot birds and my kids sport, football etc. You can see from my signature the kit I have to go with it

I guess there will be several people on here who have both and will be able to compare the 2. I will be keeping the 7D as well if I get the 1D

Thanks

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As long as you're going this route, you should upgrade your 70-200mm 2.8 L lens to the II version as well.

I've just got my Mark IV, (former 7D user) and am about to start High School football shooting - can't wait!


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