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DoninIA
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Dec 01, 2010 20:07 |  #1

OK, just bought a new 7D. I am pumped !
I currently have an XSI and a few lenses.
My original plan was to purchase a 60D and a new lens, but after looking
at the 7D at the store I leaned towards that.
It was one of those, I think I would regret it later if I chose the 60D.
Don't get me wrong, the 60D seems more than capable, but I think I would have wanted the extra features of the 7D later.
I live by the phrase, "buy once, cry once".
Besides, I liked the size better and I will be photographing my 8 Y/O son in
baseball next year.
The 7D looks to be the better camera for action shooting.

So the XSI was going to be kept as a backup but is now going to be sold to help fund new glass. Besides I think the XSI will spend a lot of time in the bag now that I have the 7D.

So, my choices are: 70-200L f/4 IS or the 24-105L f/4 IS.
I can afford one "L" lens for now and will pick up the other one next summer.
I'm leaning towards the 70-200 just because I currently use my 55-250 more often than not. I also have a Sigma 17-70 that I keep on the camera at all times, but I find myself switching to the 55-250 a lot. I really like the quality of images from the 55-250, maybe that's why I choose it often.
I think I am really going to enjoy the 24-105 FL also. I rarely shoot anything below 24mm. I just seem to be able to get better images at longer focal lengths.
I am sure it is mostly due to the photographer and not the camera system.

So what would you choose?

Thanks,
Don J


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Dec 01, 2010 20:35 |  #2

70-200F4 is no doubt, especially since you mentioned you like a tele focal length. I love mine on my 7D, super sharp. I just wish I had more use for the range.




  
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Dec 01, 2010 21:10 as a reply to  @ excalibur27's post |  #3

if you are looking at the 70-200 f4 IS also look into the 70-200 2.8 NON IS. price is about the same, and with sports the 2.8 might be better then IS because of SS.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:13 |  #4

canon 75-300..
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i'll take 70-200 f4 IS over 24-105 L since you got sigma 17-70 and you love tele..


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Dec 01, 2010 21:15 |  #5

how bout an 85mm prime? don't have it, but been reading about it a lot on the forum and seems to get lots of praises. not sure if it'd be long enough for your son's baseball though. Grats on the purchase!


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Dec 01, 2010 21:20 as a reply to  @ SteveJa's post |  #6

Thanks for the replies.
I REALLY like the IS on my 55-250.
I have tested it extensively and it does produce better images for me,
when I have it on hand holding.
Again, a lot of it has to do with the photographer, but it is a great tool for me.
With baseball season starting next May, I am leaning towards the 70-200 f4 IS.
This will give me plenty of time to work with the lens.
Also, I think my composition skills need to improve at shorter FL's before I plunk down money for the 24-105L f4 IS.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:20 |  #7

I'd get the 70-200 to cover your sons baseball
By the way, I think the 7D is a good call with a son in sports


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Dec 01, 2010 21:20 |  #8

Of the 2 you listed, get the 70-200 f4IS...AWESOME lens!!!
For little kid baseball, this should do the trick for daytime games. However, if you can somehow swing the 2.8IS (MkI or MkII), do it. Your pictures will be better, you'll have another stop, and you can add a 1.4x extender later and still be shooting f4.

I started with the 70-200 f4IS, and loved it. Howver, I found myself wanting more. Bought the 2.8IS and haven't looked back. Honestly, I wish I had both, the f4IS is that good.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:23 as a reply to  @ DoninIA's post |  #9

dru8p, the brown truck is dropping off a 85mm f1.8 tomorrow.
Ordered this lens last week, had a positive windfall this week which allowed me to upgrade the camera body.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:24 as a reply to  @ Mr B Pix's post |  #10

70-200 no doubt!

I have a flawless 24-105 L if interested .... $800


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Dec 01, 2010 21:25 as a reply to  @ DoninIA's post |  #11

Yes the 2.8IS would be nice, but I have to draw the line somewhere.
The 7D came close to crossing it already. : )


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Dec 01, 2010 21:26 |  #12

Beg borrow or steal get the 70-200 2.8 IS MKII




  
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Dec 01, 2010 21:30 |  #13

Go for the 70-200 f/4 IS...and don't get the similarly priced 70-200 2.8 unless you really need the 2.8....most all the reviews I've read say the f/4 IS is much sharper.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:31 as a reply to  @ Vermin87's post |  #14

Vermin87, I agree.
The 70-200 f4 IS it is.


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Dec 01, 2010 21:37 |  #15

I highly recommend the 70-200 F4 IS. It is sharper and has better IQ than the 70-200 F2.8 non-IS I tried out. Besides, baseball is outdoors so there is plenty of light for high SS with a F4 lens. I don't think you will regret it.


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