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Jun 02, 2011 22:28 |  #16

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Wow... really? Any logic behind this statement?

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Well, let's start with what the OP posted - it's got a clue that you might have missed.

" I've shot with the 7D. I love it. Best camera I've ever used (that doesn't cost like five thousand dollars)."




  
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Jun 02, 2011 22:31 |  #17

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Well, let's start with what the OP posted - it's got a clue that you might have missed.

" I've shot with the 7D. I love it. Best camera I've ever used (that doesn't cost like five thousand dollars)."


Haha yeah, but I have NOT shot with a 5D before. I have a friend who owns one though, hoping I can borrow it sometime soon and shoot for a bit


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Jun 02, 2011 22:37 |  #18

60D + 50 1.8 + 70-200 f/4 IS


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Jun 03, 2011 18:59 |  #19

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60D + 50 1.8 + 70-200 f/4 IS

For some reason, I was under the impression that the 60D has a plasticky resin body or something. I just looked it up and it looks like it's magnesium alloy. Is this true? Because that was one of the reasons I didn't consider the 60D...I don't like plasticky bodies, feels too tacky :P


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Jun 03, 2011 19:50 |  #20

rick_reno wrote in post #12526295 (external link)
Well, let's start with what the OP posted - it's got a clue that you might have missed.

" I've shot with the 7D. I love it. Best camera I've ever used (that doesn't cost like five thousand dollars)."


No, I saw/read his entire post, but to say that he won't be happy with anything other than a 7D is kind of broad assumption. I mean honestly, a decent body with good or really great glass is going to be a heck of a lot more fulfilling than a great body with something mediocre attached to the front of it. Not trying to start anything, I was just trying to figure out the logic behind your statement. Thank you for the clarification.


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Jun 04, 2011 05:16 |  #21

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For some reason, I was under the impression that the 60D has a plasticky resin body or something. I just looked it up and it looks like it's magnesium alloy. Is this true? Because that was one of the reasons I didn't consider the 60D...I don't like plasticky bodies, feels too tacky :P

I prefer the lighter polycarbonate instead of the heavier full metal jacket




  
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Jun 04, 2011 05:18 |  #22

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I prefer the lighter polycarbonate instead of the heavier full metal jacket

I can understand why...but I like my camera to not feel like a toy. Just my preference though, I don't generally have to carry it around for hours at a time, I'm in the studio often.


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Jun 04, 2011 09:08 |  #23

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I prefer the lighter polycarbonate instead of the heavier full metal jacket

Not only that, but I've seen magnesium rip. Polycarbonate typically absorbs impacts rather than shredding/denting. My preference is polycarbonate, and I wish my 1Ds had PC construction.


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Jun 04, 2011 09:48 |  #24

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Not only that, but I've seen magnesium rip. Polycarbonate typically absorbs impacts rather than shredding/denting. My preference is polycarbonate, and I wish my 1Ds had PC construction.

Shredding? I would love to see a 1D with a shredded body. and yes i've seen the 1D with the lens mount ripped out, that was an unusual circumstance and would like to see how a plastic body would have fared. As a materials engineering student who studies properties of both metals and polymers, I personally would love to see a unibody chassis much like the MacBooks, possibly made from either aluminum, or out of a better magnesium alloy. I would then love to see a composite shell with good rigidity and good shock absorbance.

Back to the topic, I would recommend a 5D + 50mm f/1.4 (canon or sigma) and a 24-105 f/4L IS for the studio. That would put you right at your target budget.




  
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Jun 04, 2011 15:05 |  #25

You don't need a 5D or full frame. Go for a competent body and better glass.

If you are considering the 50D, then consider the 40D too; it's an excellent body and super cheap to buy used now. Then you'll have about $2000 to spend on other stuff you'll need, like fast glass for your event shooting.


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Jun 05, 2011 05:43 |  #26

Sp1207 wrote in post #12534398 (external link)
Not only that, but I've seen magnesium rip. Polycarbonate typically absorbs impacts rather than shredding/denting. My preference is polycarbonate, and I wish my 1Ds had PC construction.

indeed, "plastic" DSLR survives a 3,000 foot fall

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Jun 05, 2011 05:57 |  #27

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indeed, "plastic" DSLR survives a 3,000 foot fall

http://cielphoto.blogs​pot.com …A00-06%3A00&max-results=9 (external link)

That's interesting and all (kudos indeed)...but my studio generally doesn't have chasms for which to drop a camera body into lol


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Jun 05, 2011 06:29 |  #28

I'd wouldn't go for the 60D personally. For studio shooting I think it's important to have a sync connector and MFA.

I'd go for a 5D with nice L lenses personally. But you can get great sharp results from EF-S lenses and the 7D, so don't feel like you have to spend $1000 on each lens. Canon also make more affordable versions of their L prime's which are almost as good to be honest.




  
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Jun 05, 2011 06:55 as a reply to  @ benesotor's post |  #29

After some consideration, here is what I'm looking at now:

Canon 40D *USED*
EF 50 1.8 II
EF 70-200 f4L USM (this lens looks awesome!!)
Sigma 10-20 3.5 EX DC HSM ELD SLD (no idea what the last two acronyms are)
Couple of 4GB CF cards ($15 each)

This puts me at around $1850. Let's just say that's my full budget (because this is basically a full setup). I have some radio transmitters...somewhe​re...

I'd primarily like some feedback on lens choice. I want to stay in the range I have right now, because that's basically all the work I will be doing. I'll prob use the 50 or 70-200 for studio, and the 10-20 for establishing shots at events (and for funs).

Try and keep me within the budget I just established. Even though I said 2000-2500, I actually don't have that money, it was more of loaning money from the padres until a paycheck comes in (not til next year)


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Jun 05, 2011 06:57 |  #30

Actually, if you have any good third-party alternatives to the lenses I offered, let me know. Although I'm pretty hard set on the 70-200...(drool). But yeah I'm more flexible on the 50. Actually I also really like the 10-20 as well on a 7d, fun set up (drool more).

I was initially looking at a 50 1.4 but decided I don't need the extra stop, so I downgraded to a 1.8 (which is about $300 cheaper).


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