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Guy ­ Curlewis
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Feb 27, 2010 17:22 |  #1

Hi all

I am a new user to digital SLR. I have and EOS 3 film camera and am finally ready to move to a digital SLR.

I am an amateur photographer wanting to photograph the kids as they grow up and do some landscape and sports photography but mainly young kids and some action. There will be a need for low light photography and indoor sports. Video is a nice plus

I have 2k to spend and am wondering about the following:

7d with 17-55 2.8
7d with 24-70 L 2.8 (not sure about no IS and maybe not wide enough on a crop body)
7d with tamron 18-270 (is this a poor choice for a 7d? bear in mind would like an all purpose lens)
7 d with sigma 18-250
7d with canon 24-105 f/4 L

Any help gratefully received.

Should I be looking at a different body.

One final note - I would like to make my hobby start generating revenus at some point (;possibly event photography)

Thanks


Canon 7d, 15-85, 30mm 1.4 Sigma, 70 - 300 VC USD Tamron, 50mm 1.8 , 550EX Speedlight

  
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itzcryptic
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Feb 27, 2010 17:26 |  #2

What lenses do you have already?




  
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Guy ­ Curlewis
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Feb 27, 2010 17:27 as a reply to  @ itzcryptic's post |  #3

None - starting again - had old lenses stolen from bag


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Feb 27, 2010 17:47 as a reply to  @ Guy Curlewis's post |  #4

most of those lenses, paired with a 7D are gonna take you significantly over a 2K budget...


5DII, 17-40 L, 50 1.8 II, 100 Macro 2.8, 100-300 5.6 L, Speedlite 580EXII/420EX
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Feb 27, 2010 18:07 |  #5

2k you say - hmmm
Low light + action + video...

T2i + 18-55 IS ($900 together as a kit) + 100/2 ($430) + 55-250 IS ($255) + 430 EX ($280) leaves $100+ for some memory cards.

As funds permit, upgrade to a 17-55/2.8 and 70-200/2.8, then to the 7D or whatever is the current model then.




  
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Feb 27, 2010 18:18 |  #6

xarqi wrote in post #9696318 (external link)
2k you say - hmmm
Low light + action + video...

T2i + 18-55 IS ($900 together as a kit) + 100/2 ($430) + 55-250 IS ($255) + 430 EX ($280) leaves $100+ for some memory cards.

As funds permit, upgrade to a 17-55/2.8 and 70-200/2.8, then to the 7D or whatever is the current model then.

That's pretty good advice, the I would get a used 100 f/2.8 Macro over the 100 f/2.


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Feb 27, 2010 19:49 |  #7

beepclick wrote in post #9696387 (external link)
That's pretty good advice, the I would get a used 100 f/2.8 Macro over the 100 f/2.

I opted for the 100/2 for the faster AF and aperture for low light action. The macro is a great lens, but not quite as versatile and a bit more expensive.




  
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bruceq
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Feb 27, 2010 19:58 as a reply to  @ xarqi's post |  #8

I found myself in the same boat as you a few months ago. I ended up with the following:

T1I kit with 18-55 IS, 55-250 IS & grip.
35-70 from film days
70-210 from film days
100 2.8
430EX

and picked up a 150-500 Sigma a couple of weeks ago for wildlife shooting. :D

I'm very happy so far ... although I wish I would've known teh T2I was coming out so soon.


Cameras - 5D MkII/Grip, 7D/Grip, T1i/Grip
Lens - EF-S 10-22, EF-S 18-55, EF 35-70, EF-S 55-250, EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L IS, EF 70-200 2.8L IS, EF 70-210, EF 100-400L, Sigma 150-500 OS, EF 100L IS, EF 180L, EF 85 1.8, EF 50 1.8

  
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Feb 27, 2010 20:04 |  #9

i have the 7D with the 24-105 L4. Great combo but close to 1,000 over your budget. I shoot my kids and thier sports all the time.


7D
24 -105 f/4L
70 - 200 f/4L

  
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Feb 27, 2010 20:04 as a reply to  @ bruceq's post |  #10

Oh, and if you're anything like me, $2000 won't be nearly enough.

I still have so many things on my wish list... addiction is a terrible thing!


Cameras - 5D MkII/Grip, 7D/Grip, T1i/Grip
Lens - EF-S 10-22, EF-S 18-55, EF 35-70, EF-S 55-250, EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L IS, EF 70-200 2.8L IS, EF 70-210, EF 100-400L, Sigma 150-500 OS, EF 100L IS, EF 180L, EF 85 1.8, EF 50 1.8

  
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Guy ­ Curlewis
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Apr 14, 2010 10:56 |  #11

I'm back again

I have now decided on either the 17-55 or the 15-85mm

Having rethought what i am using for, it goes as follows:

1. my kids - 1 and 3 years old so stopping action important
2. bit of scenery /' landscape - but not much
3. sunsets and sunrise

I hear really good things about the 15-85, but really not sure about variable aperture.

I could also buy the 1.8 50mm prime for £100 which would cover low light, still buy the 15-85 as a kit with the 7D and still leave £200 to buy a UV filter, a polarising filter and a CF card.

Your views please


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