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Mar 29, 2014 23:57 |  #1

I currently have a 30d with a tamron 28-75 f2.8. Was trying to decide if I should buy a used 70-200 f4 is or buy a used 7d. I can get either for $750 to $800. I shoot street, landscapes and my kids. What would generate the best results? Thanks




  
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Mar 29, 2014 23:59 |  #2

If it was me I'd go for the body.


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Mar 30, 2014 00:16 |  #3

A lens is like a good bottle of wine......a camera body is like personal computer. Ask yourself what each will be worth in 5 years.




  
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Mar 30, 2014 00:20 |  #4

Bad analogy considering what he has right now. A better body will serve him way better since the Tamron he has will work just fine on the 7D.

And I can drink a bottle of wine faster than I can wear out a personal computer. ;)


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Mar 30, 2014 00:25 |  #5

Yeah I'm not to concerned with resale value since either one will be a couple years old already since buying used. Just looking for best combo right now. Seems like the way to go maybe upgraded body.




  
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Mar 30, 2014 00:46 |  #6

If you are going to shoot street, landscape and kids, I would save a bit more (around a grand) and get a 70D.


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Mar 30, 2014 00:46 |  #7

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16796243 (external link)
Bad analogy considering what he has right now. A better body will serve him way better since the Tamron he has will work just fine on the 7D.

And I can drink a bottle of wine faster than I can wear out a personal computer. ;)

Still the truth




  
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Mar 30, 2014 00:47 |  #8

for a little over 800 you could get both a used 60d and a 70-200 f4 non IS. then could save a little and upgrade the 70-200 to the IS and would not lose any money on the non IS because you bougght it used and sold it for the same price.


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Mar 30, 2014 01:00 |  #9
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I would sell everything and pick up a Sony A6000 kit.

Faster focus, higher fps than 7D, better IQ, ISO performance and dynamic range, more MP, lightweight and easy to carry, all for the price of a used 7D.




  
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Mar 30, 2014 01:50 |  #10

See what you get for asking for advice? LOL


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Mar 30, 2014 01:52 |  #11

but more specifically for your exact question. I think I would go with the 7d.


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Mar 30, 2014 03:54 |  #12

With the lens you already have being 2.8 I would get a new body, the 7D is great I have two myself, I would look at the 70D also depending on your needs I.e what you want to shoot.


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Mar 30, 2014 04:06 |  #13

liehsc wrote in post #16796224 (external link)
I currently have a 30d with a tamron 28-75 f2.8. Was trying to decide if I should buy a used 70-200 f4 is or buy a used 7d. I can get either for $750 to $800. I shoot street, landscapes and my kids. What would generate the best results? Thanks

liehsc: If I were you, I would upgrade your camera body instead of getting a new lens. The 70-200 is a good lens, however with no IS and it being an F4, it wont let in as much light as your 28-75 2.8.

You can either decide to upgrade to the 7D or the 70D depending on on your budget. The 7D, a used one goes for around $700-800 vs the 70D brand new is around $1200 unless you are able to find a very good deal on it.

The 7D has the aluminum body on it, 1fps faster (8 vs 7) and uses Compact Flash Cards.

The 70D is newer, has touchscreen, the ISO performance is a little bit better than the 7D and has 20MP, however the difference between 18 and 20 isnt really noticeable.

Bottomline, both camera's will make you happy. If you are shooting stiils, either one will be good, but if you are geard more towards video, and your budget allows, then go for the 70D then.




  
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Mar 30, 2014 04:57 as a reply to  @ shamlyn's post |  #14

If it were me I would look for a 70-200 2.8. I bought one that was owned by a local professional photographer. It was used and showed signs from worn and chipped paint but had been taken care of. I gave him $800 for it. Used it for a year taking tons of baseball pictures. It was a great lens. Then traded it this month when Canon had their rebates on the version II. They gave me $750 for trade and sold it in under a week for $1050 as the quick glass doesn't stick around long in their store. Shooting for a year for $50 was a real good deal. You can see them for around the price I gave all the time on craigslist.
I also have a 7D and it's a great camera especially for sports. Oldest camera in their lineup but still really hard to beat. It will be interesting to see what the Mark II will be like. There have been rumors of the new one for what seems like forever. Video would be much better on the 70D but for myself I wouldn't see much improvement on the 70D over the 7D and I wouldn't really want to give up the FPS as it can sometimes be just that little edge that gives you the shot you want in sports. I can only imagine what the 1D boys get sometimes with their pictures. Those sound so much faster than the 7 does.




  
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Mar 30, 2014 10:39 |  #15

shamlyn wrote in post #16796403 (external link)
liehsc: If I were you, I would upgrade your camera body instead of getting a new lens. The 70-200 is a good lens, however with no IS and it being an F4, it wont let in as much light as your 28-75 2.8.

You can either decide to upgrade to the 7D or the 70D depending on on your budget. The 7D, a used one goes for around $700-800 vs the 70D brand new is around $1200 unless you are able to find a very good deal on it.

The 7D has the aluminum body on it, 1fps faster (8 vs 7) and uses Compact Flash Cards.

The 70D is newer, has touchscreen, the ISO performance is a little bit better than the 7D and has 20MP, however the difference between 18 and 20 isnt really noticeable.

Bottomline, both camera's will make you happy. If you are shooting stiils, either one will be good, but if you are geard more towards video, and your budget allows, then go for the 70D then.

he was looking at the 70-200 IS. I was the one that said the Non IS (only because I thought he could get it and a body rather than one or the other).


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Canon 60d.Canon 18-135, 55-250 II, and 10-18 stm. and Benro C-1681t Travel Angel, with Sirui K20x head.

  
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