« on: April 20, 2012, 08:36:12 AM »
... I've been looking at the 7D (or it's replacement if it comes out before I buy - round about September/October time). I was seriously considering getting just the body, then buying a couple of lenses
- 70-200mm f/4L
- 50mm f/1.4
Would this be a good combination for what I need? I would class myself as an advanced hobbyist, although I have made a little money from doing this....
7D - yes, excellent choice--a lot to expand into. Many will say get a rebel (xxxD I guess in your case) or the 60D. The AFMA, AF system, and ergonomics are worth the additional cost IMO. I love my 7D.
70-200 f/4 - A fabulous lens. Get the IS version if funds allow. I have this lens and love its small size. IQ is amazing.
50 f/1.4 - I would drag my feet on this one for a little while. Just maybe this is the year Canon announced upgrades for their 50s. If funds allow buy one of the following first:
17-55 or 15-85 - this will accommodate your landscapes and portraits. I use to have the 15-85 but if I were to do it again I'd go with the 17-55 for its IQ and constant 2.8.
I think 50mm is an excellent focal length for portraits on a crop and a great choice. I would add this one later, I think you get more out of the zooms for starters. The 35 is also nice for portraits on a crop.
Once you settle into these, you might add the 10-22 for landscapes.
Good luck and let us know what you go with.