i have a XSi im giving my sister my XSi at christmas. i cant make up my mind what its replacement will be. i keep jumping back and forth every day i think about this. I m buyin a new camera in about a week and a half and cant figure out what to get. Here is what i have shot the most so far, but not to say it will be the same next year, but there is a good chance most of my photos will be more in the same.
i shot mainly drag racing last year with my 18-55, borrowed a 70-300 a few times, and rented a 70-200 once for it. This is my main focus in photography at this point. But its not just the motion i like to capture. its the people in the pits, the cars being worked on, and everything around and to do with racing.
Nowi did try my hand a few times shooting some animals (pets), some city scape stuff, and some nature/landscape stuff. All of which i do liek as well, and want to expand more on.
so with that i have my dilemma on what to get, and the choices are...
1) 50D + kit 28-135 lens and either a 10-22mm wide angle, a 100mm macro lens, or shoe mount flash.
2) 7D + kit 28-135
i do not own a flash either so the high iso noise is kinda a big deal to me. it is the main reason i want to get out of the XSi. night shooting, motion photography, without a flash makes for a difficult situation. I still want to stay away from using the flash at night, i just have a thing for the natural lights, background lights, and natural highlights all around.
i wont have the money to buy another lens for a while after this purchase so i want to make the most of it. Now first thought would be just to go with the 50D and 2 lenses then. But i managed to get by with a 18-55 all year and get some decent shots. so having a lone 28-135 would help me expand in almost all sorts of situations (except the short range). For a better idea of what ive been doing, check out my smugmug page.
So thats where the debate in my head begins. So now with time crunching down, i turn to the net to see what others think could suit me. i know only i can truly answer that...but opinions may help me see more clearly.
so please help guide me if you can. What would you pick and why?
and if you pick option 1, what "extra" piece would you pick up with it?