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Should i wat for the 7DMKII/5DMKIII?

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Jan 28, 2012 07:21 |  #16

personally....I don't quite understand the whole deal of having to own the 'latest/newest' device on the market. Seems like some people need a support group to get help in this area. Get what you can afford and go out and enjoy your camera. Highly doubt you will be able to tell the difference in the quality of you shots if you used a 5D classic or the newer version...same with the 7D or the alleged new 7D coming out.
I'm always tempted to throw some shots in those silly threads wanting you to post your 5D/60D/etc pics that I took with my 30D.

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Jan 28, 2012 07:45 |  #17

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Jan 28, 2012 10:38 |  #18

If it is your first DSLR, you should probably get 60D (or lower). Its price has dropped from its release prices, and it is a VERY capable camera. When you have it all figured out in a year or two, it will be time Canon releases 7D4. At that time, you can buy 7D3, and keep improving your skill for another 2-3 years. Repeat the process :)

Now, 2-3 years is assuming you are really good. In my case it has been more like 4-5 years :)

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Jan 28, 2012 11:03 |  #19

nemesis47 wrote in post #13783291 (external link)
If it is your first DSLR, you should probably get 60D (or lower). Its price has dropped from its release prices, and it is a VERY capable camera. When you have it all figured out in a year or two, it will be time Canon releases 7D4. At that time, you can buy 7D3, and keep improving your skill for another 2-3 years. Repeat the process :)

Now, 2-3 years is assuming you are really good. In my case it has been more like 4-5 years :)

Rather buy a XD series body.

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Jan 28, 2012 11:06 |  #20

Sure, wait for the imaginary cameras.

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Jan 28, 2012 13:31 |  #21

A camera in the hand is worth two in your dreams. Buy an existing camera which has the features you are most likely going to use. After you get used to it, you will be able to produce shots as good as, if not better than a camera with so much gadgetry that you never get to master it.

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Jan 28, 2012 15:44 as a reply to  @ Miki G's post |  #22

The mark Vs will be much better!!!!!

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Jan 28, 2012 15:48 |  #23

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I don't usually say yes, but this time, it sounds like the right answer. For you.

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Jan 28, 2012 18:14 |  #24

Speedster159 wrote in post #13781404 (external link)
Before you start bashing... I'm just curious if i should wait for the 7DMKII or 5DMKIII? I have not owned a DSLR. First DSLR i'm consider is the 7D.

Here it says... http://www.canonrumors​.com …01/announcement​-date-cr1/ (external link) They might announce a new DSLR on Feb, 7. Should i wait?

If it's your very first DSLR, then unless you have a lot of film SLR experience or experience with larger format film cameras (e.g., medium format), not only would I not wait, I wouldn't even consider one of the new bodies that are available.

Instead, I'd go straight for a 40D, for around $400. That gets you a camera that is fast, has good autofocus, has very good image quality, and is very solidly built. It's by far the most bang for the buck you're going to find.

Then use the remaining money to buy some good lenses.

The 40D will serve you very well while you build your photography skills. By the time you've outgrown its (quite considerable) capabilities, you'll be in a much better position to decide where you want to go from there, and thus what equipment to buy next.

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Jan 28, 2012 19:52 |  #25

Heck, last year Sigma announced the new 50-150mm f/2.8 OS HSM lens in February. In typical Sigma fashion, they only announce a new product without providing any firm time-frame on the actual release date. Here was an actual product announced by the manufacturer to be coming. And then we waited, and waited, and waited. Eventually Sigma pulled the lens from their website. Someone asked a Sigma representative what the story was, and they were told Sigma decided not to produce the lens.

I only waited about two months to see if a release date would be announced. When that didn't happen, I just went with what was actually available and got their 70-200mm.

So if you want to wait, by all means go ahead and wait. Maybe you can earn a few pennies on your money while it sits in the bank. Of course once the new model is announced (if it ever is), you might not like what updates their making or might not like what the new price will be. And then you might just end up deciding to buy something you could already be buying today.

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Jan 29, 2012 00:29 |  #26

Yes. The 5 D Mark 3 will be the last camera you will ever matter how long you live.

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Feb 03, 2012 23:43 as a reply to  @ Tom K.'s post |  #27

No don't wait.
Get either the 7D or 5DII now as they do actually exist. That way you can take pictures and decide which direction to go in. Personally I'd be buying the best glass you can afford and worrying about chasing the latest and greatest bodies sometime in the future.

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Feb 04, 2012 06:49 as a reply to  @ Perfect_10's post |  #28

Body's come and go. Since you are new. I'd invest in some lens with your money and when you are good at shooting. Get the 5D mrk4 that's rumored to come out in 2020. :-)

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Feb 04, 2012 08:08 |  #29

If you need to have the latest and greatest just get a film camera. Those have reached the end of the line. Perfect cure for Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

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Feb 04, 2012 08:17 |  #30

Okay - the price new will not be affected much - Canon will keep it around what it is now for quite a long time to come. Instead, 7D Mark II/5D Mark III will be priced higher than 7D and 5DMark II. At least that's what I have observed in the past couple of years. However, the resale value of the 5DMark II and 7D if you're buying used will drop considerably once everyone wants to get the newest technology.

Next - announcement vs. release date. Though they might announce the 7D Mark II in the near future (and that's speculation, I've read about 7D Mark II being released imminently in rumors for over a year now), it will probably have a release date of late summer/early fall if Canon sticks to their normal behavior, not announce and release within a month. They hinted about the 1DX for a while before announcing it, now they've announced it but it still isn't on store shelves. The way they market things.

SO... what you're asking is "Should I wait six to eight more months to buy my first camera if they announce that the 7D Mark II is going to be produced soon?" I guess that's up to you. I just got a 7D because I knew that I wanted its capabilities now, not possible capabilities of its successor almost a year later. I didn't have that kind of time.

Since this is your first camera, I don't know how long you shopped until you came up with the 7D. The question is do you want to wait to start shooting that many more months? My answer was "no" and I had another camera to shoot with.

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