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Aug 09 7D Rumor Thread with pics. (since the 1D4 = fail we move on )

 
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Sep 01, 2009 18:55 |  #1411

I think I've decided on the camera/lenses I want...

Canon EOS 7D body with BG-E7 grip
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 UWA
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 I.S.
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L (Already own this lens)
Tamron 90mm f2.8 1:1 macro (Already own this lens)
Canon MP-E 65 f2.8 1-5x Macro
Canon EF 400mm f2.8L I.S. USM
Canon EF 1.4x TC II
Canon EF 2x TC II

I shoot mostly nature, wildlife, scenics.

That should suffice me for a while. Naturally I'd likely get a second body (perhaps a 1D Mark IV??) and other equipment. i.e. 580 EX II flash (or two), better beamer, gitzo cf tripod, markins or RRS ball head, Wimberly sidekick (or full gimbal), back pack etc.

Plenty of UDMA CF cards of course...etc.


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Sep 01, 2009 19:07 |  #1412

trentchau wrote in post #8559407 (external link)
Nah I just think a 5D Mark II should be paired with a Camera worth using. The 40d isn't bad, but the 7d will stand out on it's own compared to a 5d Mark II I think.

Yes the noise won't be as good, but that's high iso shooting. The low iso samples look just as delicious as the 5D mark II.

GCflora you also get to share batteries between your two cameras if you get a 7d :) No having to worries about what goes with what...and also workflow will pretty much be the same.

Very good point. Especially about the batteries. I will be going back to PNG soon and dread the thought of juggling the different types of batteries. Maybe I'll sell the 40D and get a 7d... but with the price difference between the 7D, that I'm seeing here in AU, the 5d2 is only about $770 more expensive ($3770 for the 5d2 compared to $2999.95), I might be better getting a second 5d2 after selling the 40D.

BUT. If my backup camera was not a 1.6 sensor I'd have to ditch my 10-22mm and get a 17-40L, so I might come out ahead by getting the 7D. Time to do some sums


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Sep 01, 2009 19:11 |  #1413

Canonswhitelensesrule wrote in post #8565266 (external link)
I think I've decided on the camera/lenses I want...

Canon EOS 7D body with BG-E7 grip
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 UWA
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 I.S.
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L (Already own this lens)
Tamron 90mm f2.8 1:1 macro (Already own this lens)
Canon MP-E 65 f2.8 1-5x Macro
Canon EF 400mm f2.8L I.S. USM
Canon EF 1.4x TC II
Canon EF 2x TC II

I shoot mostly nature, wildlife, scenics.

That should suffice me for a while. Naturally I'd likely get a second body (perhaps a 1D Mark IV??) and other equipment. i.e. 580 EX II flash (or two), better beamer, gitzo cf tripod, markins or RRS ball head, Wimberly sidekick (or full gimbal), back pack etc.

Plenty of UDMA CF cards of course...etc.

That's a hell of a laundry list! Personally I would swap the Tamron 90mm Macro for the new 100L Macro (owned the original and it was amazing) and probably change the 400 2.8 for a 300 2.8 IS or a 500 f4 IS personally.

Flash wise I'm leaning towards a pair of 430EX II's because the 7D now has the built in wireless command unit so don't really see a need for a 580 EX at this point.


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Sep 01, 2009 19:45 as a reply to  @ Canonswhitelensesrule's post |  #1414

Personally, I'm going this route...

EOS 7D + BG-E7
Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
Canon EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Sigma 24mm f/1.8
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon 400mm f/4L DO IS USM
1.4x and 2x Teleconverters
Canon 430EX II Speedlite

Maybe throw a 70-200 f/2.8L IS in there..but the 100mm f/2.8L IS replaces it for most of what id do with the thing ;) That said, Maybe a 200mm f/2L IS would be good..then all my primes go 24-50-100-200-400 :D

I shoot scenics, wildlife and macro and a bit of portraiture here and there ;)


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Sep 01, 2009 19:49 |  #1415

smcclelland wrote in post #8565346 (external link)
That's a hell of a laundry list! Personally I would swap the Tamron 90mm Macro for the new 100L Macro (owned the original and it was amazing) and probably change the 400 2.8 for a 300 2.8 IS or a 500 f4 IS personally.

Flash wise I'm leaning towards a pair of 430EX II's because the 7D now has the built in wireless command unit so don't really see a need for a 580 EX at this point.

Thanks for your feedback.

I was thinking of swapping the Tamron macro for the new Canon 100mm f2.8 I.S. macro.

I had the chance to "play" with all three of the "L" telephoto lenses mentioned (the 300 f2.8 I.S., 400 2.8 I.S. and 500 f4 I.S.), and I just found the AF on the 400 to be a little faster, and the image "popped" into focus quicker, and it just seemed a little bit "SWEETER" of a lens. Not denouncing the other two by no means, I just found the 400 just a bit nicer. I was also able to handhold it without any problems. Natually I'd get a good quality tripod/head to use with it.

As far as the flash, I like the 580 EX II for it's extended range, esp using the better beamer flash extender for distant wildlife/bird photos with the 400mm lens. (with and without the TCs)


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Sep 01, 2009 20:34 |  #1416

Nice list there Kenji :) I'll be going with my usual and some additions:

7D + BG-E7
Tokina 11-16 (gotta add this for the UWA)
17-40L
24-70L
70-200 2.8 L
100-400 L
35L

And then I'm torn between either getting rid of the 35L and going 24L + 50L + 85L or just keeping the 35L and getting the 85L.

Motorsports. sports, wildlife and some landscape stuff for me with the occasional wedding stuff now and then.


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Sep 01, 2009 21:41 |  #1417

smcclelland wrote in post #8565822 (external link)
Nice list there Kenji :) I'll be going with my usual and some additions:

7D + BG-E7
Tokina 11-16 (gotta add this for the UWA)
17-40L
24-70L
70-200 2.8 L
100-400 L
35L

And then I'm torn between either getting rid of the 35L and going 24L + 50L + 85L or just keeping the 35L and getting the 85L.

Motorsports. sports, wildlife and some landscape stuff for me with the occasional wedding stuff now and then.

Oooh..the 35L is a tempting alternative to the 24 f/1.8 :)

But the 24 f/1.8 has its party trick of ULTRA close focus ability :)


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Sep 01, 2009 22:08 |  #1418

28 1.8? I don't remember seeing a Canon 24 1.8


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Sep 02, 2009 01:11 |  #1419

trentchau wrote in post #8566367 (external link)
28 1.8? I don't remember seeing a Canon 24 1.8

its a Sigma :)

Sigma makes a 24 f/1.8 that has a rediculous close focus distance...its about $500 and actually comes REAL close to the Canon 24L


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Sep 02, 2009 01:50 |  #1420

Hmmm i'd have to go with

7D
Tokina 11-16
25-105L
135L
300 f/4L

and go from there.


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Sep 02, 2009 01:57 |  #1421

Erm... how do you 'pre-order' a camera?
If its available to place an order, then you have 'ordered' it.
So 'pre-order' is to place an order before the shops accept any deliberate orders.
Then I really did 'pre-order' my 7D when I put my name down last Saturday with the shop. And the shop personnel looked at me and said 'got this camera meh?' while taking my name in a notebook. (the page header was initially ' Canon EOS 7D mk2', I scratched off the mk2 part)


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Sep 02, 2009 02:33 |  #1422

"A pre-order is an order placed for an item which has not yet been released. The idea for pre-orders came when people found it hard to get popular items in stores due to their popularity. Companies were then given the idea to allow people to reserve their own personal copy, before the release, which has been a huge success. Pre-orders allow consumers to guarantee prompt delivery on release, manufacturers can gauge how much demand there will be and hence how large initial production runs should be, and sellers can be assured of minimum sales. Additionally, high pre-order rates can be used to generate publicity to further increase sales." -wiki


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