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I need another camera, but which one?

 
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Mar 12, 2015 20:43 |  #1

Since retiring from sports photography, I have sold off most of my equipment including a 7D and 300 f/2.8. all I have left is a 1D MKIII, 70-200 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8 and 580EXII flash.

These days, it seems to be a hassle to load everything up just to take family pics, or other stuff in general. I think my body is out of shape! :-( It used to not be that way. The weight of the bag didn't really bother me. Now I seem to dread it.

I guess my question is what would be a good camera body for me? Or maybe, what would you do? I guess having video capabilities would be nice. I don't really want to spend over $500. Used or refurbished would be OK.

Note: I had a Rebel XT at one time, but thought it was too small and too slow. That was when the sports shooting bug bit me. I progressed along the trail to 20D, 30D...and a week later a 40D. I shot it a lot. Then came the 1D and I was in hog heaven. Later I added the 7D and liked it also. No complaints from either of those cameras.

Over the past three years, I have lost all track of the newer cameras that have come out. I am trying to do a little research and catch up.

For now, I am hanging on to the 1D. Drag races are coming to Houston in April. :-)

Your thoughts and advice appreciated.
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Mar 12, 2015 21:58 |  #2

If looking for a newer body at that price point probably going to find a used T4i/T5i. Otherwise looking at something a bit older like the 60D, 7D, or 5D. Next up is 70D, 5DII, & T6i are all going to be north of $500 up to $1000. Lastly is the very small and lightweight SL1 which is well within your budget.


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Mar 13, 2015 08:51 as a reply to  @ crbinson's post |  #3

Thanks. I will consider those.
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Mar 17, 2015 17:47 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #4

I settled on a new 60D. I couldn't pass up the deal B&H has on it right now.


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Mar 18, 2015 08:45 |  #5

Great camera! I still shoot it quite a bit (my travel setup, 60D, EFS 18-200, Sigma 8-16, covers the range and doesn't cost an arm and a leg if it gets stolen).

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Mar 24, 2015 19:58 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #6

That is a great deal. Enjoy the new body!


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Mar 24, 2015 23:32 as a reply to  @ crbinson's post |  #7

I broke it in today. :-)
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