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Do I do it or not with the 7D

 
NomadA32
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Oct 06, 2012 13:17 |  #1

I currently have a 7D with the 24-70 f/2.8L (1st gen) lens. I have not used it for about 6 months now and I am thinking of getting rid of it and going to a P&S. Probably the Sony RX100, but not 100% positive. Question is do I just hold on to the 7D or cut the losses and sell? I have always recieved great advice on here and I am looking for it again.
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Oct 06, 2012 13:18 |  #2

If you don't use it and don't want it, what's the point of holding on to it?

Get something else you will use.



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Oct 06, 2012 13:39 |  #3

my advise would be to go rent a P&S and see if it does everything you want it to before selling the 7d


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Oct 06, 2012 13:50 |  #4

No sense on holding on to it. It ain't gonna be a collector's item anytime soon.


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Oct 06, 2012 13:51 |  #5

we have a G15 that we use as a P&S for my wife right now looking for maybe a little more compact to take when you really don't want everyone to know that you have a camera as an extra appendage.




  
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Oct 06, 2012 13:52 |  #6

talbot_sunbeam wrote in post #15087486 (external link)
If you don't use it and don't want it, what's the point of holding on to it?

Get something else you will use.

I think this is the most concise answer you're likely to get.


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Oct 06, 2012 13:59 |  #7

i believe you are all correct. I just needed to make sure the voices in my head werent crazy. It will be sold, I appreciate the Therapy session that I have just had.




  
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Oct 06, 2012 14:52 as a reply to  @ NomadA32's post |  #8

After our vacation the wife's 7D just sat there so a couple months goes by and she decided to sell it because it's getting no use like in your case. Now she wants something smaller like the Sony Nex-7 or the Olympus OM-D so it's easier to carry around and such


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Oct 07, 2012 06:18 |  #9

I think this is something we might be seeing a lot more of in the near future. I already know 2 people that have stopped using the dSLRs they bought because their phone cameras are good enough for what they want (mainly stuff you can post on Facebook, where quality is low on the list of priorities).

I think the new phone cameras will be the death-knell of the P&S and will dent lower-end dSLR sales. Just give it a couple of years, when all phone cameras are up to the standard of the new Nokia and nobody will need to carry anything else for quick snaps and bursts of video.


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Oct 07, 2012 07:25 |  #10

The typical repsonse should be "Shoot in Raw......." Good luck with your decsion.


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Oct 07, 2012 09:59 |  #11

Out of curiosity, why are you not using it and why did you buy it in the first place ? I think that those are two questions you need to ask yourself somewhere, sometime... Edit: these questions are not meant to be condescending.. It's more like- is this like a seasonal thing- where the need crops up every now and again; or did what you want out of a DSLR setup change ? Or is it too heavy of a setup- i.e. inconvenient.. To me, it's more out of curiosity.. To you, it should be something that you consider- as I would hate to see you go with a Sony setup- sell your original equipment, only to buy it back again later..

If the Sony is your solution- which is fine by me, I think I'd hold onto what you have for a month or two- and see if the Sony does everything you want it to do.. Then, after you are satisfied- sell it.. give it a new home..


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Oct 07, 2012 10:44 as a reply to  @ wayne.robbins's post |  #12

I guess it depends on what kind of pictures you like. Some of those I've wanted to capture were difficult or simply impossible to achieve with something smaller than the four kg combination of my 7D, WFT-E5B, Kensington Bluetooth adapter, Wayfinder GPS puck, 580 EX II, BP-E4 and the EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM. At four kg it's heavy, but that's payload. A smaller camera would be lighter, but just add weight for no purpose.


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Oct 07, 2012 10:47 |  #13

If you don't use it, sell it.

You mention "cutting the losses". What losses? If you bought it used, you can sell it for what you paid.


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Oct 07, 2012 11:19 |  #14

I bought it new and I used to shoot alot of landscape and wildlife pics when I was single, after getting married and an active 7 year old litterally I have Zero time. The technology and software these days it is hard for me to justify carrying around this camera when I can have something half the size on my hip as well as take up less space on flights while traveling. Getting ready to post on Craigslist this afternoon for 1600 though and use the funds for something new...maybe another G15 not sure yet though.




  
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Oct 08, 2012 19:01 |  #15

You've been a member here long enough.. I am not sure, but all you are missing is the number of posts- which you can solve easily enough... Can understand that sometimes we get busy... And certainly can understand getting something smaller -especially for travel. I'd say- post away-- good luck with the sale.

Be sure to check out the prices for similar setups here- to get an idea of the right price.. 1600 seems a bit low.


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