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Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« on: December 23, 2012, 06:50:27 AM »
Hi,

I upgraded to the 5D3 this October and since then my 7D has been gathering dust. I thought that I would use it for birding pics with the 100-400 mm, however, I tried the 100-400 with the 5D3 today and found shooting to be considerably easier with the improved AF without any loss of IQ.

I also own the 70-200 f/4 non-IS. Now I am pondering whether I should sell the 7D and the 70-200 f/4, put in some more money and buy the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. In the alternate, I could sell only the 7D and buy the 135L. Any suggestions?

I don't think that I'll need the 7D for any other purposes. Don't have any EFS glass so no downside there.

I normally do portraits, street photography and occasional landscapes.
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Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
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Re: Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 08:07:01 AM »
You can't really go wrong. Both the 70-200 II and 135L are excellent.  The 135L is a stellar portrait lens, the 70-200 II does very well for portraits on FF and is very versatile.
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Re: Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 10:33:48 AM »
Just how different is the IQ delivered by the 135L from the 70-200 f/2.8 @ 135mm?

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Re: Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 10:49:34 AM »

My vote is 70-200 f2.8 IS II. To me, this is a must have lens before primes due to sharpness and versatile 70-200 range
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Re: Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 01:23:23 PM »
Just how different is the IQ delivered by the 135L from the 70-200 f/2.8 @ 135mm?

Probably no different in real-world use.  The relevant differences are f/2 vs. f/2.8 - more OOF blur and more light, vs. the convenience of a zoom and the benefit of IS.
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Re: Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 09:27:11 PM »
Thanks for the help. I'll get the 70-200 2.8 IS II then:)

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Re: Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 09:01:26 AM »
70-200 first but if you like primes, you could squeeze a 135L and a sigma 35mm for the same $$$. After all, the 100-400 is doing most tele work right?

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Re: Need advice on what to exchange for the 7D and/or 70-200 f/4
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 10:38:46 AM »
Hi,

I upgraded to the 5D3 this October and since then my 7D has been gathering dust....

...I don't think that I'll need the 7D for any other purposes....
I would sell it as soon as possible in that case.  I would expect the resale of used 7Ds to steadily drop as more talk and rumors of the 7D mkII surface and due to the now available 6D.


I also own the 70-200 f/4 non-IS. Now I am pondering whether I should sell the 7D and the 70-200 f/4, put in some more money and buy the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. In the alternate, I could sell only the 7D and buy the 135L. Any suggestions?
Sell both and pick up the f/4 IS or 2.8 II

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 10:38:46 AM »