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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 07, 2012, 10:56:05 AM »
Maybe a little on the pricey side for a Sigma prime, but the USB port is intriguing. It'd be cool if it solved some of the AF issues without having to send the lens in for service. Is this feature new? Haven't seen it before.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:40:38 PM »
It's fun reading through this year-old thread. As someone who's on the verge of a big upgrade, it's also fun looking back on my own history.

1990s - EOS Rebel (my dad's camera that I used throughout high school)

1996-2000 - Gave up photography during college

2001 - EOS Elan 7E (Decided to get back into it. I'd always wanted an Elan 2E. This seemed better!)

2004 - Digital Rebel (An inexpensive digital SLR...no more costly fim processing)

2007 - SD800IS P&S (Wanted something more portable)

2008 - Sold Digital Rebel (Wasn't using it much anymore)

2009 - 40D (Caught the photo bug again and chose this over the 50D.)

2012 - S100 P&S (Needed to upgrade my point & shoot)

That's how it stands today (40D + S100). But, I've recently been taking more photos than I ever have in the past, including volleyball and basketball in a dimly lit gym. And the 40D is starting to show its age. I still love a lot of things about the 40D, but the high ISO performance, AF, and lowish megapixel count are starting to matter.

It's between the 6D and the 5D3, but the 6D seems like a bit of a downgrade is some key areas (FPS, cross-type AF, build quality). Unless the 6D sensor is game-changing, I'll be getting a 5D3 before long...especially since the price keeps dropping! I'm hoping the 5D3 will give me at least 4-5 good years.

I change the body once its limitations begin to hinder my shooting ability.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Suggested upgrade path?
« on: October 20, 2012, 02:04:50 PM »
I think it's better to get the camera he wants and not waste money on another APS-C in between. Though I do agree he should do both glass and body at the same time. A 6D w/kit lens (24-105L) would be good start. If you can, wait until the price comes down after initial release.

True. Probably just depends on the overall budget. The 6D kit is currently close to $3k.  But yeah, if you can wait for the price to come down and/or save up, that's probably the better route to take.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Suggested upgrade path?
« on: October 19, 2012, 03:15:25 PM »
Overall, good glass is going to be a better long-term investment, but body upgrades are a fact of life.  Unfortunately, you have to do both at the same time. One possible path is to do a modest body upgrade now (T4i?, 7D?) and put the rest of your money into some good lenses (85mm f/1.8, 24-105mm f/4, etc). That'd improve your shots all around and would still give you better ISO performance, AF, FPS, etc. Then, when you make the jump to full frame, you'll have a few decent lenses to make it worth it.

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