speedync wrote in post #15818666
I wouldn't bother with the 7D. Anything in the Rebel series from the T2i/550D on will give exactly the same results. Same sensor, same pictures. The bonus of the Rebel, is that it's smaller, lighter, cheaper, and because it's plastic, bounces better. Buy the cheapest body, and spend more on Canon lenses.
I have a 550D and 15-85 as my motorcycle travel kit, and it works a treat. Tried a mates 7D, and the only advantage I can see, is you can shoot fast moving subjects using outer focus points. Centre point on a Rebel is fine. If you buy a 650D, it has all 9 cross type AF points. Same as a 60D, but smaller and lighter.
If you want a bit more reach, just pick up the excellent, cheap, small, light and highly under rated 55-250. Plenty good enough for motorcycle travels. I shot these with that exact lens and my 550D on a cloudy overcast day http://www.flickr.com …0/sets/72157632651954209/
To get anything much better, I suspect you'd have to more than quadruple your spend. But that's just me
I have the excellent 40mm pancake for inside type shots, and also a 24mm f/2.8. For me, it's the Goldilocks setup.
I can understand this, however, if I'm going to stick with a Rebel I wouldn't bother upgrading; I'd stick with my current T1i. And I might do that for a bit, we'll see. If I wait till the 7DII comes out, maybe the 7D prices will drop even more. Or I could take this line on the used 7D right now for a pretty good price. I actually like the larger body of the 7D better, and of course the tank-like qualities of it appeal to me too.
ChuckingFluff wrote in post #15820020
Stick to the 7D the Rebels are cheaper for a reason. I've shot t3, t3i and t4i and I wouldn't trade my 7D for all of them combined. The t4i is pretty impressive indoors with low light but there are some posterization (some think it's banding) issues that I noticed in the images. If you still want a one lens solution and don't want the weight or cost try the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD. light weight cost a lot less and image quality is pretty impressive.https://photography-on-the.net …page=116&highlight=18-270
I have no interest in going with a super-zoom that's going to give me even decent quality; I'd rather have a few great pieces of glass. Now would I turn down the 28-300L that was mentioned earlier? Well, aside from cost, the size and weight doesn't really appeal to me.
Canon 7D | Opteka 6.5mm/3.5 Fisheye | Tokina 11-16/2.8 | Canon 15-85/3.5-5.6 IS USM | Canon 35/2IS | Canon 50/1.8 II | Helios 44-2 58/2 | Sears 135/2.8 | Canon 70-200/4L
Canon T1i | Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS