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Posted: 8/31/2009 11:46:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2009 11:47:02 PM EST by Stephen_A]
I really wanted to go full frame with the 5DMKII but I would rather save the extra 1K for other things. I can live with the crop factor. I can't wait to do some HD video with all of my primes.
Link Posted: 9/1/2009 5:09:42 AM EST
It looks intriguing, but I don't think I will give up my 1DMKIII for it. I am still waiting to see what they're going to do with the 1DMKIV.
Link Posted: 9/1/2009 10:07:13 AM EST
Looks very interesting...

so 1ds -> 5d as 1d -> 7d?

There's a lot of nice features in the 7d, I wonder if the 5dMk3 will incorporate them, or whether there will be a 3d that one-up's the 5d.

Verra intewesting indeed.
Link Posted: 9/1/2009 7:50:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Stephen_A:
I really wanted to go full frame with the 5DMKII but I would rather save the extra 1K for other things. I can live with the crop factor. I can't wait to do some HD video with all of my primes.

I'm in exactly the same boat. I've been setting some money aside for a replacement for my 40D and was trying to decide between a 5DmkII or a used 1DmkIII. This is much cheaper and should satisfy the things I felt my 40D was missing.

I'll probably still buy a 5D mkII next year, but I preordered a 7D from Amazon last night.
Link Posted: 9/1/2009 11:23:33 PM EST
This really makes me wonder what the replacement for the 1D series is going to be and even the 5DMKII replacement although a that's long way off. Hopefully Canon is working on noise reduction algorithms and DR performance.
Link Posted: 9/1/2009 11:51:13 PM EST
after stepping out of the field I didn't even know that their was a 7D until this thread...

looks great spec wise. I think Canon needs to step p AF points....also worried about noise at 18mp....keep us updated
Link Posted: 9/2/2009 8:02:59 AM EST
7D looks interesting. Not to mention is uses the same batteries as the 5D Mark II. Might be a nice backup camera.
Link Posted: 9/2/2009 4:28:01 PM EST
I'm going to order one tomorrow as a replacement for my 40D. It'll be nice to be able to go back to one battery type and menu commonality with my 5DM2. I should have it in time for my son's high school sports to get started. Might have to try shooting HD video of games along with the stills.
Link Posted: 9/3/2009 2:11:34 PM EST
I'll buy one once they come out... Sell my 40d which only has like 4-5k clicks. Do I get the most out of it or what.

I'll take it to Big Sandy...
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 8:25:44 AM EST
Damn, I'm just trying to figure out how to afford an upgrade from my XTi to a 40 or 50D!
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 3:38:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
7D looks interesting. Not to mention is uses the same batteries as the 5D Mark II. Might be a nice backup camera.

That is what I was thinking of doing too.
Link Posted: 9/7/2009 4:45:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Damn, I'm just trying to figure out how to afford an upgrade from my XTi to a 40 or 50D!


Same here. I just upgraded from my 20D to a 40D. So far I've been picking up glass over new bodies, but the 7D looks interesting. I'll wait to see some of the initial reviews before I decide whether or not to pull the trigger.

Link Posted: 9/11/2009 12:08:40 PM EST
Anyone know the date these are available? I'll try to use BING to get the best price with cashback.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 1:44:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7:
Anyone know the date these are available? I'll try to use BING to get the best price with cashback.

I was told Sept 25th for those who pre-ordered.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 10:02:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By 7:
Anyone know the date these are available? I'll try to use BING to get the best price with cashback.

I was told Sept 25th for those who pre-ordered.



Hi 7. Yesterday I canceled my 7D order with Amazon and ordered a 7D from Adorama that has 11% cash back when used with Bing. That will save me close to 2 hundred


If you are interested just throw his link in your browser - bing.com/cashback/go?c=382233&mu=adorama.com&mscbg=1

Stephen

Link Posted: 9/12/2009 11:09:00 AM EST
Ordered w/11% cashback. Thanks. :) Anyone want a 40D with 17-85 lens?
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 1:48:35 PM EST
I have a 1D Mark III for sale as well if anyone is interested.
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 2:40:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By 7:
Ordered w/11% cashback. Thanks. :) Anyone want a 40D with 17-85 lens?



Sorry 7, I meant to send you an IM and not an email. Anyways I will update this thread once I hear anything from Adorama. If you get yours before mine I am going to be pissed.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:00:29 AM EST
LIFO

Last In FIRST OUT.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:16:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Damn, I'm just trying to figure out how to afford an upgrade from my XTi to a 40 or 50D!



Right!! I just bought a 50D it's on the way and I am now trying to figure out the Lens issue! I tell you what nothing makes me feel more than trying to figure out which lens to get! Argh it's frustrating
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:19:43 PM EST
I wish they would fix the 4gb record limit on the 5d mark 2 and change the refresh rate
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:53:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By coldair:
I wish they would fix the 4gb record limit on the 5d mark 2 and change the refresh rate

Supposedly Canon places an artificial limit on the max video length because England has import taxes on "video" cameras and that the definition of video camera is partly based on the length of video that can be recorded in a single stream. Canon's options were to either limit the length of video, limit the resolution to standard def, or have the camera be a lot more expensive for people in certain countries.

Makes about as much sense as some of the gun control laws in this country, but there it is.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:49:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By BBar605:
Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Damn, I'm just trying to figure out how to afford an upgrade from my XTi to a 40 or 50D!



Right!! I just bought a 50D it's on the way and I am now trying to figure out the Lens issue! I tell you what nothing makes me feel more than trying to figure out which lens to get! Argh it's frustrating


What do you want to use the lens for?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:26:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 7:45:09 PM EST by BBar605]
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By BBar605:
Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Damn, I'm just trying to figure out how to afford an upgrade from my XTi to a 40 or 50D!



Right!! I just bought a 50D it's on the way and I am now trying to figure out the Lens issue! I tell you what nothing makes me feel more than trying to figure out which lens to get! Argh it's frustrating


What do you want to use the lens for?


For now I am just looking for a all purpose lens I know I will need more than one. But to start I want something that will do good close up stills, good portiat's, with a decent zoom and can catch fast moving objects and is decent in low light situations. I have read reviews on a few and think I have it down to 3 or 4.

1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
2. Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
3. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
4. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM ETA: I think I have ruled this one out.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:02:56 AM EST
Get the 24-70. The 16-35 is too wide for an all purpose lens and the 17-55 is crop only, so you'd have to sell it if you ever went full frame. Also, it's a dust magnet.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 12:27:19 PM EST
I have the 24-70mm and it is sharp. The 17-55 is also sharp but as Rik said you might go full frame one day and the EF-S lens won't work. Check out this site for a comparison. I am not sure how scientific it is but the 24-70 does look sharper to me IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:21:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Get the 24-70. The 16-35 is too wide for an all purpose lens and the 17-55 is crop only, so you'd have to sell it if you ever went full frame. Also, it's a dust magnet.


Good point about the full frame but I don't think I will do that but then again who knows. The only thing that concerns me about the 24-70 is the lack of IS. Whats your take on the lack of IS.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:28:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By BBar605:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Get the 24-70. The 16-35 is too wide for an all purpose lens and the 17-55 is crop only, so you'd have to sell it if you ever went full frame. Also, it's a dust magnet.


Good point about the full frame but I don't think I will do that but then again who knows. The only thing that concerns me about the 24-70 is the lack of IS. Whats your take on the lack of IS.


IS is totally unnecessary for shorter focal lengths IMHO. At least I've never found it useful.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:29:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Stephen_A:
I have the 24-70mm and it is sharp. The 17-55 is also sharp but as Rik said you might go full frame one day and the EF-S lens won't work. Check out this site for a comparison. I am not sure how scientific it is but the 24-70 does look sharper to me IMHO.


Yea I have contacted the guy that runs that site he is really helpfull ! I was leaning towards the 17-55 but lately I am leaning towards the L series.

To the OP I am not trying to hijack your thread. I wish I could swing a 7D, Congrats I look forward to some images.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:31:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By BBar605:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Get the 24-70. The 16-35 is too wide for an all purpose lens and the 17-55 is crop only, so you'd have to sell it if you ever went full frame. Also, it's a dust magnet.


Good point about the full frame but I don't think I will do that but then again who knows. The only thing that concerns me about the 24-70 is the lack of IS. Whats your take on the lack of IS.


IS is totally unnecessary for shorter focal lengths IMHO. At least I've never found it useful.



Cool I will probably go with the 24-70 Thanks!!!!
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:37:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 4:39:34 PM EST by itgoesboom]
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Get the 24-70. The 16-35 is too wide for an all purpose lens and the 17-55 is crop only, so you'd have to sell it if you ever went full frame. Also, it's a dust magnet.


I actually disagree, at least for my type of shooting, but that's one of the hard things about photography, everyone is a bit different when it comes to their style, and what works for one person is not necessarily what's the right answer for the next person.

Traditionally, I have always carried a 15-30mm zoom, a 70-200 2.8, and a 50 1.8 in my bag. For sports, or anything that a longer lens would be useful for, I brought along my 600 f4 and/or my 300 2.8. I almost never brought a mid-range zoom, and I rarely, if ever found I used one. I found that I usually either wanted to be wide, or long, but rarely in the middle. In those situations, I found that if I needed more than a 30mm, and less than 70mm, the 50 worked just fine, cost less, and weighed less. Bonus is that for both Nikon and Canon, the 50 1.8 are some of the sharpest lenses made. And they work as a loupe for my LF gear when I have misplaced my normal loupe.

I've actually changed this a bit. I still have the 15-30mm, and I still carry the 50 1.8, but I have actually traded out the 70-200 2.8 for a 70-300VR instead, and I've sold the 300 2.8 since I no longer shoot sports.




Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:54:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By BBar605:
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Get the 24-70. The 16-35 is too wide for an all purpose lens and the 17-55 is crop only, so you'd have to sell it if you ever went full frame. Also, it's a dust magnet.


Good point about the full frame but I don't think I will do that but then again who knows. The only thing that concerns me about the 24-70 is the lack of IS. Whats your take on the lack of IS.


IS is totally unnecessary for shorter focal lengths IMHO. At least I've never found it useful.

Not to get too far off the 7D topic, but is the 24-70 f/2.8L that good of a lens? Seems that the second a used one comes up on the market it is snapped up within 30 minutes.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:55:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Engineer:
is the 24-70 f/2.8L that good of a lens?

yes, it is.

As far as 24-70 vs 17-55, it depends on how you shoot. Some people tend to shoot at a wider angle and would find 24mm on a crop camera to be too narrow. Other people tend to shoot tighter/longer and would find 55mm too short.

Personally, I went with the 24-105 on my 40D because I tend to shoot on the longer end and rarely shoot wide.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:38:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Get the 24-70. The 16-35 is too wide for an all purpose lens and the 17-55 is crop only, so you'd have to sell it if you ever went full frame. Also, it's a dust magnet.


My 17-55 hasn't been a problem with dust. Takes great pics. For the 1.6X I think its the best single lens.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:33:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By BBar605:
Originally Posted By Stephen_A:
I have the 24-70mm and it is sharp. The 17-55 is also sharp but as Rik said you might go full frame one day and the EF-S lens won't work. Check out this site for a comparison. I am not sure how scientific it is but the 24-70 does look sharper to me IMHO.


Yea I have contacted the guy that runs that site he is really helpfull ! I was leaning towards the 17-55 but lately I am leaning towards the L series.

To the OP I am not trying to hijack your thread. I wish I could swing a 7D, Congrats I look forward to some images.



Just wanted to say again, you can get 11% cash back on the 7D now using bing.com. That's good to know the owner of that site took the time to help you out. I will post some links to some pics once I get my 7D.
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