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Ow crap my wife told me to go buy a 7d for Christmas

 
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Dec 07, 2012 19:43 |  #1

I am really happy with my 50d, I primarily shoot basketball with a 85mm. My wife said go upgrade and buy a 7d for Christmas.
Do I go buy one, or wait, I am leaning towards waiting which by then she is going to say I don't need one:lol:




  
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Dec 07, 2012 19:52 |  #2

First, never ask your wife for permission to buy photography kit. Its bad "man form". Second, since she has already chimed in with her approval, order a 5D3 instead of the 7D and tell her you made a command decision to do a real upgrade. What's a week or two without luvin compared to a 5D3? A small price to pay, I'd say.


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Dec 07, 2012 19:57 as a reply to  @ District_History_Fan's post |  #3

Buy the 7D NOW!! before she changes her mind. Give her a big, sloppy kiss too. :lol:


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Dec 07, 2012 19:57 |  #4

Or just tell her that the buck will be better spent on a 7D MkII and get a B&H Giftcard or something.


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Dec 07, 2012 19:59 |  #5

mark2009 wrote in post #15339729 (external link)
My wife said go upgrade ...

That's what mine said and now I can take really nice pictures of the old car we live in.




  
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Dec 07, 2012 20:03 |  #6

oldvultureface wrote in post #15339774 (external link)
That's what mine said and now I can take really nice pictures of the old car we live in.

bw! That's priceless...:lol:


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Dec 07, 2012 20:07 |  #7

Tell me about it, 5 Days ago I was rich. 6D came out, now I'm wondering if I can afford mac and cheese.


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Dec 07, 2012 20:10 |  #8

oldvultureface wrote in post #15339774 (external link)
That's what mine said and now I can take really nice pictures of the old car I live in.

Corrected for accuracy.


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Dec 07, 2012 20:13 as a reply to  @ Tim S's post |  #9

If it's me. I'll go to get a 6D instead 7D and tell her I've saved some $$ for Xmas by buying a "lower" camera :)
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Dec 07, 2012 20:14 |  #10

District_History_Fan wrote in post #15339753 (external link)
First, never ask your wife for permission to buy photography kit. Its bad "man form". Second, since she has already chimed in with her approval, order a 5D3 instead of the 7D and tell her you made a command decision to do a real upgrade. What's a week or two without luvin compared to a 5D3? A small price to pay, I'd say.

That "command decision" stuff will definitely get you in the doghouse. Just buy a 5DIII and slap a 7D sticker of some type over the 5D and III part.:lol:


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Dec 07, 2012 20:15 |  #11

capt3450 wrote in post #15339809 (external link)
If it's me. I'll go to get a 6D instead 7D and tell her I've saved some $$ for Xmas by buying a "lower" camera :)
-capt3450

bw!


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Dec 07, 2012 20:40 as a reply to  @ vorlon1's post |  #12

Did the same thing your wife approved...

Pretty happy with my 50D, but the 7D is a DEFINITE upgrade. Focus acquisition is way quicker, and, once you figure out your particular feature set and settings, you'll realize it's a great piece of gear.

You could certainly go spec-hunting, and come up with many reasons to justify springing for newer gear, but only you know whether or not you NEED it.

Happy shopping!
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Dec 07, 2012 20:58 |  #13

District_History_Fan wrote in post #15339753 (external link)
First, never ask your wife for permission to buy photography kit. Its bad "man form". Second, since she has already chimed in with her approval, order a 5D3 instead of the 7D and tell her you made a command decision to do a real upgrade. What's a week or two without luvin compared to a 5D3? A small price to pay, I'd say.

This is good advice. Now you will only have to ask for forgiveness. Since I am single I don't have a wife to ask. I only have to ask my budget. You better consult that mistress too.

One more thing. If your wife is like most non-photographer types, she won't know the difference in a 7D or a 5DIII. I acutally know someone who has pulled that trick.


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Dec 07, 2012 21:21 |  #14

guntoter wrote in post #15339959 (external link)
This is good advice. Now you will only have to ask for forgiveness. Since I am single I don't have a wife to ask. I only have to ask my budget. You better consult that mistress too.

One more thing. If your wife is like most non-photographer types, she won't know the difference in a 7D or a 5DIII. I acutally know someone who has pulled that trick.

You know two ppl now. Then I bought a grip and she got familiar seeing the camera with the grip. She has since not noticed that it magically morphed into a 1D. :D


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Dec 07, 2012 21:30 as a reply to  @ jase1125's post |  #15

Better be careful.

Take it from a guy who's been married for 30 years: if she said "Just do whatever you want" it doesn't mean what you think it does!




  
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