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Sep 03, 2010 21:57 |  #1

I have been saving for a little while and I think I saved enough to do something. I have around 1200 but could be a little more if needed.

option 1
Get a 50d refub with 28-135 sell 28-135 and XSI and get a sigma 120-400 used most likely.

option 2 get a 7d sell my XSI and hope for a longer lens around Christmas.

option 3 use canon loyalty program get a refub 7d sell XSI squeeze out hopefully sigma 70-300 os or maybe used 70-300 is

option 4 keep XSI get 100-400L used and call it a day

option 5 get new sigma 150-500 and a nice mono pod

wasn't sure if this should be in lenses or cameras. I originally started to save to get a sigma 150-500. Options are listed in order of how I am leaning now. I just feel guilty for thinking camera first now. I mostly hike and shot nature.
Any thoughts on this are appreciated
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A7rIII, A6300, 100-400 GM, 85 f1.4 GM, 90 Macro, 55 f1.8, 16-35 F4, 35 f2.8, Batis 25 f2, Samyang 14 f2.8 AF, MC-11.
D500, 200-500, Tokina 300 f2.8, 35 f1.8
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Sep 03, 2010 21:59 |  #2

I like option 4


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Sep 03, 2010 22:08 |  #3

option # 5 sounds good too!

buy good glass or at least the glass you need for your style of shooting then worry about the body when you save for it, bodies come and go but good glass should last you a lifetime. I've had 3 different bodies in a 2 year period and one of them was the XSi, very good camera, excellent IQ, very capable, I wouldn't worry to much about changing it.


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Sep 03, 2010 22:10 |  #4

+1 On the XSI being VERY capable


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Sep 03, 2010 22:17 as a reply to  @ 35mmNewbie's post |  #5

I always have camera envy cause the rebel is so small compared to all the others. Kind of silly I guess. Thanks I am starting to remember why I was saving. Maybe i should get a used 150-500 and a battery grip.


5DIV, Elan 7n, 400 f4 DO I, 100-400mm II, 1.4x TCIII, Tokina 16-28 F2.8, Tokina 12-28 f4, 85 f1.8, 50 f1.8 STM, Flashpoint 620m, YN14EX.
A7rIII, A6300, 100-400 GM, 85 f1.4 GM, 90 Macro, 55 f1.8, 16-35 F4, 35 f2.8, Batis 25 f2, Samyang 14 f2.8 AF, MC-11.
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S110, D20, Hero 6, 3+

  
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Sep 03, 2010 22:40 |  #6

Josh13 wrote in post #10846976 (external link)
I always have camera envy cause the rebel is so small compared to all the others. Kind of silly I guess. Thanks I am starting to remember why I was saving. Maybe i should get a used 150-500 and a battery grip.

If you start reading some of the responses and advise given on these forums you'll end up selling your car, house, dog, wife and kids to buy camera gear or different cameras. Some of my best work I've shot with regular point and shoots, it's really not about the camera so much, you probably heard/read this 1000 times, but it's the truth, is mostly 90% you and 10% camera & lens when it comes to "making" a photograph. Good luck on whatever decision you make!


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Sep 03, 2010 23:02 |  #7

Josh13 wrote in post #10846976 (external link)
I always have camera envy cause the rebel is so small compared to all the others. Kind of silly I guess. Thanks I am starting to remember why I was saving. Maybe i should get a used 150-500 and a battery grip.

Yes it is silly. I had a Rebel XTi and for the most part it took EXACTLY the same quality photos as the 20d, 30d, and 40D that I had. It's only now with my 5D that I notice a REAL improvement in IQ (for what I shoot). Slap a grip on your Rebel and it will look like a big camera. Sure the 30d and 40d are nice with their quick AF, but the magnesium alloy body doesn't improve your images in any way.

If you don't need the speed, if you don't need very high ISO, if you want the crop sensor for the reach, if you don't plan on pretending to be Steven Spielberg and shoot movies, then stick with the XSi it's a good camera. ;) Buy good glass... the 70-200L was a real eye opener for me as to how important good glass truly is!


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Sep 03, 2010 23:27 |  #8

I get camera envy every once in awhile too. What I do is go to galleries such as the one I'll post below and look at the wonderful photos that Rebels can produce.

http://robertmekis.dev​iantart.com/gallery/ (external link)


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Sep 04, 2010 00:46 |  #9

I would say Option #4 as well. You can get a better body later if you really want. But for hiking and nature (if you like to shoot birds and such) the 100-400 will definitely do what you want. I absolutely love mine. Although I've been considering selling it as I don't get to shoot as much outdoors as I used to so can't really justify a 1200-1300 lens just sitting around. I will miss it, but I'm thinking of making a MAJOR gear list make-over.

Good luck with whatever you decide :)


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Sep 04, 2010 00:51 |  #10

Option #4! Get the best glass you can, the XSI is perfectly capable. The 100-400mm is also better than the Sigma.


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