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Mar 28, 2010 13:12 |  #16

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Mar 28, 2010 13:23 |  #17

you don't need 2.8 for landscapes, most people shoot f/8 or higher to get everything in focus so 17-40 f/4 will do. Also why Canon 34mm L? Isn't Sigma 30mm f/1.4 a lot better and sharper? Also it cost a lot less.

I would say, get 7D, keep Canon 10-22 for landscapes, get Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.8, keep Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS and sell the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8

Since you do a lot of low light photography, those 3 primes would be the best for its job. 10-22 would be for landscapes and the 70-200mm for whatever you want. But that's just my opinion.

Another option would be 5D II, keep 70-200 f/4 IS, sell other two lenses, and buy Canon 17-40 f/4 for landscapes, and for low light either Canon 24L or 35L (see which one suits you more), then 50mm 1.4 either Sigma or Canon or 85 f/1.8, or Canon 135L


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Mar 28, 2010 13:41 |  #18

I think it's boiling down more and more to...

7D
10-22
17-55
70-200 F4L IS
35 1.4L

VS.

5D MkII
17-40
24-105
70-200 F4L IS
35 1.4L

Not sure what to do still in regards to 85 1.8 vs. 135 F2L.

I do know that the 7D option is lighter weight. But what about those FF benefits such as DoF and high ISO performance?


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Mar 28, 2010 14:30 |  #19

Portrait, landscape and high ISO all say 5D2. I can't see that you would benefit much from the 7D's AF and FPS.

If you're worried about weight, I would hold off getting the 17-40 until you've lived with the 24-105 for a while. You could always stitch a couple of shots to make up the missing 7mm.

Also, why not get the 200 2.8 in place of the 70-200 4? That would save you enough to get the 85 1.8 in addition to the 135.


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Mar 28, 2010 14:46 |  #20

In terms of a "walk around" prime on the 5DII:

EF 35 1.4L vs. EF 50 1.2L?


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Mar 28, 2010 15:20 as a reply to  @ SchnellerGT's post |  #21

Why don't you buy, rent, or barrow a 7D see how you like it with your current glass and go from there on a decision. I see no need to sell thousands in gear and buy thousands in gear all at once.


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Mar 28, 2010 15:23 |  #22

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Mar 28, 2010 16:51 |  #23

SchnellerGT wrote in post #9887771 (external link)
In terms of a "walk around" prime on the 5DII:

EF 35 1.4L vs. EF 50 1.2L?

It's complete preference.


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Mar 28, 2010 17:22 |  #24

For full frame, I'd opt for a 24mm F 2.8 or the L if you could swing it, then get a 15mm F 2.8 EF Fisheye, and use the Fisheye Hemi plugin to straighten the bendy lines when you did not want them (gives FOV app. 13mm). Every 20mm-ish lens that I tried had something stinky about it (Canon 20mm F 2.8, CV 20mm F 3.5), but have not tried a 21mm Zeiss yet:)


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Mar 28, 2010 17:35 |  #25

anscochrome wrote in post #9888578 (external link)
For full frame, I'd opt for a 24mm F 2.8 or the L if you could swing it, then get a 15mm F 2.8 EF Fisheye, and use the Fisheye Hemi plugin to straighten the bendy lines when you did not want them (gives FOV app. 13mm). Every 20mm-ish lens that I tried had something stinky about it (Canon 20mm F 2.8, CV 20mm F 3.5), but have not tried a 21mm Zeiss yet:)

Don't think I could swing that.


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Mar 28, 2010 17:36 |  #26

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Why don't you buy, rent, or barrow a 7D see how you like it with your current glass and go from there on a decision. I see no need to sell thousands in gear and buy thousands in gear all at once.

Wish this was more feasible.

My local rental store (Penn Camera in DC) charges some $200.00 per day for camera rental? Something like that. Two days and I could buy a new Rebel!


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Mar 28, 2010 19:23 |  #27

I didn't read this entire thing....but 5D + 24-70 isn't light at all.

5Dii + 17-40 + 50/1.4 + 70-200f4 IS and 35L + 85 1.8 if you could swing it.


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Mar 29, 2010 16:17 |  #28

SchnellerGT wrote in post #9888653 (external link)
Wish this was more feasible.

My local rental store (Penn Camera in DC) charges some $200.00 per day for camera rental? Something like that. Two days and I could buy a new Rebel!

Yes it is an option...

www.lensprotogo.com (external link) $200 gets you a full week with insurance and shipping. Cheap if it saves you from buying $4000 in the wrong gear.

www.lensrentals.com (external link) has rentals too. $129 for 4 days.

For what gear depreciates it's silly not to demo some gear before you buy if you are unsure of where or how to spend your coin.


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Mar 29, 2010 22:59 as a reply to  @ MrChad's post |  #29

for low light I would stay away from any f4 lenses.

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