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Aug 11, 2018 14:38 |  #8776

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Hey, Jeff. Let me start off by saying that I aspire to achieve your level of photography. As many have said, it's outstanding. I have some experience, though, that I would like to share. Feel free to ignore it. ;-)a

In my career, I was a mechanical engineer and a software engineer. Anyone who knows engineers would be the first to tell you that we are obsessed with details. When I retired 7 years ago, my kids encouraged me to buy a DSLR. I did, and I've been on a journey ever since.

I started with a 60D and the EF 70-300. It wasn't good enough. I added the 100-400 v1. It still wasn't good enough. I've gone through the 70D, 7D, 7D2, 5D3, and 300 2.8 II since then. Nothing was good enough. When I got the 100-400 II, I got closer. Two years ago, I finally sprung for the 1DX2 (sold the 300 2.8 II to get it). That body is incredible. It *loves* to take pictures. It does whatever I ask it to do, and it does an amazing job with incredible ease. I've since added the 5D4, and it's not a 1DX2.

I've not tried any of the Sony equipment. Perhaps it would take me somewhere that I haven't been. Without that, though, it's hard to imagine giving up the 1DX2 for anything. I would give the 1DX2 a go before switching to anything or hoping for a 7D3. Your comment of "I need the crop sensor" was me before the 1DX2. A crop from the 1DX2 far exceeds anything I got from a native 7D2 image.

Your dilemma is real. I hope you figure it out successfully and continue to post here for years to come. :-)

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I absolutely agree! The 1DX2 exceeded my expectations! It is in another league.


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Aug 11, 2018 14:53 |  #8777

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18681876 (external link)
Hey, Jeff. Let me start off by saying that I aspire to achieve your level of photography. As many have said, it's outstanding. I have some experience, though, that I would like to share. Feel free to ignore it. ;-)a

In my career, I was a mechanical engineer and a software engineer. Anyone who knows engineers would be the first to tell you that we are obsessed with details. When I retired 7 years ago, my kids encouraged me to buy a DSLR. I did, and I've been on a journey ever since.

I started with a 60D and the EF 70-300. It wasn't good enough. I added the 100-400 v1. It still wasn't good enough. I've gone through the 70D, 7D, 7D2, 5D3, and 300 2.8 II since then. Nothing was good enough. When I got the 100-400 II, I got closer. Two years ago, I finally sprung for the 1DX2 (sold the 300 2.8 II to get it). That body is incredible. It *loves* to take pictures. It does whatever I ask it to do, and it does an amazing job with incredible ease. I've since added the 5D4, and it's not a 1DX2.

I've not tried any of the Sony equipment. Perhaps it would take me somewhere that I haven't been. Without that, though, it's hard to imagine giving up the 1DX2 for anything. I would give the 1DX2 a go before switching to anything or hoping for a 7D3. Your comment of "I need the crop sensor" was me before the 1DX2. A crop from the 1DX2 far exceeds anything I got from a native 7D2 image.

Your dilemma is real. I hope you figure it out successfully and continue to post here for years to come. :-)

Best Regards,
Jim

I hate you guys. :-) Which kid do I sell this time?


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Aug 11, 2018 15:03 |  #8778

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Aug 11, 2018 15:09 |  #8779

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I hate you guys. :-) Which kid do I sell this time?

Sell the lot of them - it’ll be cheaper in the long run.


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Aug 11, 2018 19:18 |  #8780

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I hate you guys. :-) Which kid do I sell this time?

People here should not be allowed to give glowing reports about expensive cameras and lenses.  :p :lol: Like digital paradise said, "Which kid do I sell this time?" In my situation, it'll be tough to choose, but I'll just have to do it, I guess.


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Aug 11, 2018 19:20 |  #8781

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Aug 11, 2018 19:20 |  #8782

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Sell the lot of them - it’ll be cheaper in the long run.

Good point Ray.


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Aug 11, 2018 20:31 |  #8783

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digital paradise wrote in post #18682242 (external link)
I hate you guys. :-) Which kid do I sell this time?

go with the youngest grand kid.. we've known them the least amount of time.


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Aug 11, 2018 21:04 |  #8784

So I have a bit of a fence fetish.

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Aug 12, 2018 14:58 |  #8785

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Aug 12, 2018 23:58 |  #8786

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go with the youngest grand kid.. we've known them the least amount of time.

You'll probably get more for the youngest one too


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Aug 13, 2018 01:13 |  #8787

Pondrader wrote in post #18682452 (external link)
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go with the youngest grand kid.. we've known them the least amount of time.

Bad idea! Tried that - didn’t even get the price of a 77mm filter.


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Aug 13, 2018 07:36 |  #8788

Hehe... ya just can't give um away these days... :p O well... back to bank robbing it is then.


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Aug 13, 2018 12:42 |  #8789

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Hehe... ya just can't give um away these days... :p O well... back to bank robbing it is then.

Suppose so, but choose the right headgear for disguise. Crash helmets and hoodies are banned but other types of head covering are acceptable in this country. Oh, by the way - we are not allowed to go around toting guns here like you guys over the pond, although some seem to just get a slap on the wrist. Funny old world we live in. Just seen a couple of my grandchildren but hadn’t got the nerve to show them these comments in case they sell me for medical science to buy a new iPad.
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Aug 13, 2018 13:15 |  #8790

Ray.Petri wrote in post #18683408 (external link)
Suppose so, but choose the right headgear for disguise. Crash helmets and hoodies are banned but other types of head covering are acceptable in this country. Oh, by the way - we are not allowed to go around toting guns here like you guys over the pond, although some seem to just get a slap on the wrist. Funny old world we live in. Just seen a couple of my grandchildren but hadn’t got the nerve to show them these comments in case they sell me for medical science to buy a new iPad.
Sorry. We digress from the forum subject.

hehe lol thats funny... I spent the morning running mine all over town. if mine seen these comments they would smile and say ..O papa lol.. in canada the balaclava is a normal head apparel. lol sometimes used over the face to guard against the cold. lol but its 32c right now.  :p


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