« on: February 16, 2012, 04:11:42 PM »
I've been reading canonrumors.com for a while now, and have recently started diving into the plethora of information that you all share on the forums. Its been an incredible learning experience for a relatively unexperienced photographer.
I am looking to upgrade from an older Canon Rebel XSi to a newer, pro-amateur level camera. I currently have a EF 50mm f/1.4 USM which served as my first and only lens for a couple of years, until I got a EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM. I shoot a huge variety of things from portraits to sports to landscapes. I usually use the 28-300mm during the day and then switch to the 50mm when the sun begins dipping (since the highest even remotely useable ISO on my Rebel is 800).
Anyway, right now I'm thinking my next addition to my gear will be a 7D or 5D. I don't think that I would consider a 5D Mk II since the AF and continuous shooting speed don't lend themselves well to sports. Having said that, should I wait on my purchase of a 7D in hopes that the new 5D will be improved in said areas?
I do like the idea that should i change to FF, every lens that I own, and will purchase in the future will now not be 1.6x. I even bought the 50mm f1.4 knowing that the 50mm was my AE-1 personal favourite, thinking that I would eventually purchase a FF body.
I don't have much of a budget, obviously I would like the 1Dx if it were anywhere within reach, but 6K is a little steep. I live in Canada and do lots of travelling, always taking my DSLR with me. I've included a couple of sample shots in case anyone would like to give me some tips or get an idea for what kind of photos I'm interested in!
Thanks for your input, and all of the wealth of information you've all produced for me and others around the world!