Hey guys! I'm new to this forum and new to Photography. I've always loved taking pictures of landscape,cars,people, and just random stuff. Lol So I decided that it's time for me to grab a decent DSLR.
I'm completely new to DSLR's and photography. Still doing a lot of reading and learning on which camera I should go with. Based on the stuff I've read and learned I'm leaning towards getting the 7D. But I'm concerned that when I get the 7D now couple of months later down the road the new rumored 7D MKII comes out.
So my question is should I wait for the 7D MKII (why?) or I should just get the 7D?
There is no guarantee from Canon that there will even be a 7DmkII - nobody really knows. It is also anyone's guess when Canon plans to introduce a new APS-C sensor.
What would interest me is why you particularly want the 7D? If you don't have specific needs to shoot sports or to use the camera in an environment where a sealed body and lenses are needed, you could look at a 60D, which has the same sensor, or even a 650D. I would possibly rather put the difference in price between the 7D and the 60D into a good lens, which will possibly yield a better return than a higher end body.
The reason I want the 7D over the 60D/650D is because of its weather sealing and also its faster. My family travels a lot thats why I want the rigid and weather sealed body of the 7D.
The things I want to take pictures of are landscape, fast moving things (cars going around the track), and just random stuff. lol its mostly going to be cars and landscape.
As far as Lenses go I'm not quite sure of what I need for the stuff I want to shoot. I do plan on upgrading to a 5D later on just not sure when tho.
forget weather sealing; you should buy weather sealed lenses too
lenses you have to get
sigma 8-16 for landscapes
sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS as all-around lens
canon 70-200 f/4 is or a sigma 70-200 f/2.8 os as tele
sigma 50 f/1.4 for particular low light
kidding of course...they would costs several thousands $$$
start with a fast 17-XX with optical stabilization (this will be the lens you wont change before the switch to ff) then take your time to decide