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Lenses / Re: 7D user - advice on my best option for a 'go to' lens?
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:38:55 AM »
Another factor in favor of the 17-55, in my opinion, is that the 17-55 is well regarded and the price has held up pretty well on the used market. I bought mine used for $700 about four years ago and I could sell it for that right now quite easily, and make a little if I was patient.

Four years ago, they were selling for around $1000 new.  Not long ago, Canon dropped the price to $829, and during the last rebates it sold for $779.  Good for people wanting to buy one new, bad news for people who paid $1K and want to sell it now (I sold mine before the price drop, fortunately).

Maybe you could sell it for $700 or more...not to me, but P.T. Barnum had a point.

I am glad I am still enjoying the services of the lens since I did buy it at $1K.  Thankfully I don't worry about resale prices on my lenses since the value received from use far out weighs any loss in value.  I guess I would consider it a good rental rate if I did sell.

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Lenses / Re: 7D user - advice on my best option for a 'go to' lens?
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:36:48 AM »
Hi

I'd like some advice on which lens to get for my 7D.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

I'm torn between these two because I don't know which one will suit my style more. I have been used to a 17-85mm f/4.0 kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8, both of which I'm selling. I'm concerned that the 24-105 is slower and will limit me with depth of field and low light shooting. And the 17-55 has less reach and may be less of a future investment as an EF-S. Here are a few details about my photography...

I think I'm quite lazy about the technical side of things, and like to keep gear as simple as possible. I don't mind small losses in quality or control for the sake of convenience (eg. staying with my 17-85mm lens for years before getting the 50mm). I like being zoomed in rather than zoomed out. Being wider than my 17mm shots has never seemed necessary to me. I like shooting in low light, and I like shooting with shallow depth of field. I think I will be sticking with my 7D for a while, and I will be getting the Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM. Below are a couple of links to my stuff for reference.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/Portrait-Photography/2075548
https://www.behance.net/gallery/Photography/775988

Any advice greatly appreciated!


----Sorry, moved this from the Rumors forum

I agree the 17-55 is the way to go based on your post.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 13, 2014, 06:18:23 AM »
sensor sensor sensor.  That's all y'all talk about.  Why is pixel density such a deal dealer?  I rarely use every pixel in an image and I presently complain about the files size of my raw images. 

I don't need a 7d, but if it were a solid upgrade over the 70d, I would think that would be satisfactory to a sufficient number of buyers.

In the abstract, sure everyone wants a body that is 30 megapixels 10 fps, usable iso of 6400, 4k video, dual card slots, touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a hot Asian model with every purchase.

But in reality... being a bit better can be significantly better for certain individuals.

Nicely stated, about the hot Asian model.... ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2014, 01:01:10 AM »
Are we not tired of discussing 7DII over the last full year again and again?

Ummmm, let's see.....No freaking way!!!!!! ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 03:54:00 PM »
Oh thank god!! The EOS T6i with an improved 18MB APS-c sensor is finally here!

I'm thinking 20.2MP sensor for the T6i.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot N100 Official
« on: January 06, 2014, 10:39:31 AM »
How will this compare with the S series? Except that it includes two features no one has ever asked for / wanted

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Dual Capture uses a rear-facing secondary camera to capture your expression while shooting and then creates a picture-in-picture effect.

Story Highlights automatically selects and compiles images into an exciting highlight reel within the camera without the use of software

That appears to be aimed at the camera phone market as those are things they do.

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Abstract / Re: Desert Orb
« on: January 02, 2014, 12:58:26 PM »
Wonderful shot

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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:27:37 PM »
Fantastic thread, thanks for the Friday smile.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's Ready for a 100x Zoom PowerShot?
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:54:45 AM »
Crazy numbers, it will be quite an accomplishment if it retains the quality or improves on the quality of the SX50HS.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How can it be?
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:36:09 PM »
It will be at the bottom in the opposite side from what you see in the picture if I remember right.

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For $10 a month I decided to give it a shot.  I don't save in Adobe proprietary formats so hopefully I will be pleased.

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I don't trust adobe anymore. At some point they will switch there PSD format to make it incompatible with CS6. Then once everyone makes files in that version, wham, they raise the prices. And now you have nowhere to Run except to pay more. It's not about now but it's about the future and to me there is no way I'll pay into that. I'll find alternates instead of funding a bottomless pit.

Why not save your finished work in another format?  I don't use Photoshop enough to know exactly what the PSD format does.  If it saves your work so you can go back later and make further adjustment to your layers I see your issue.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 12, 2013, 10:11:25 AM »
So do you have proof it is a poor business decision, meaning in revenue not your desired piece of equipment.  This is also being marketed to a certain region of the world.  Where is this lack of competiveness you are claiming?  Again the expected answer requires cold hard facts.

not at all. Proof is in the pudding. :-)
I don't owe you or any other Canon fanboy and Canon lobbyists a thing.
Get your cold facts yourself ... or wait until they materialize in CaNikon's next financial reports. Suit yourself. 

I'll just lean back and keep watching Canon's announcement.  But .. I'll continue to hold my wallet tight and my checkbook online banking account closed ... and will pass up on Canon's white kisses or any other sub-par stuff they may try to throw at me.

Until they go under or come up with an FF mirrorless the size of Sony's A7R with a better sensor (!), better IQ , better EVF and way better AF .. at less than 2000 Euros. And some nice ultracompact pancake prime lenses to go woth it. 20/4, 40/2.8 [got that already, so adapter will do] and a 85/2.0 IS.

Whatever comes first. Now go figure.

Thanks for confirming my unstated point and suspicions.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:21:04 PM »
... Canon does not have to justify their business decisions to you, even if you think it is lame.

No. And we don't have to justify making fun of Canon' poor business decisions and criticizing them for producing crap like white kiss cameras instead of gear that is at least fully competitive, not to mention innovative. And you lnow what: we don't even care for the well-known canon paid canon lobbyists and assorted canon fanboys on this forum, who will always rush to canon's defense, no matter how ridiculous and off the mark their newest product offerings may be. :-)

So do you have proof it is a poor business decision, meaning in revenue not your desired piece of equipment.  This is also being marketed to a certain region of the world.  Where is this lack of competiveness you are claiming?  Again the expected answer requires cold hard facts.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: An incredible photo op with a wild Red-tailed Hawk.
« on: November 11, 2013, 11:53:31 AM »
Great shots Joe and congrats on the opportunity.  They don't come around often and you made the best of it.

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