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What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« on: January 20, 2012, 10:41:02 AM »
I recently got a canon 7d from a friend of mine with a canon 28-135mm lens. I loved this lens but I sold it on eBay for $250. With that money and a little extra I bought the 24-105 from him for $450. My question is, what lens should I get next. I have a 50 1.8 and a cheap 55-250 (which I plan to sell) but I want another nice L lens in my collection. My price limit is right around $750 so I can't go to high. My friend has a 70-200 2.8 is i that he will sell me for $750, is that a good deal because I have been looking around and heard it can have a soft focus. He also has a 100mm macro L lens for $350 and the 10-22 for $450. There are so many lenses out there and so many I want but what one should I get right now??? You can also recommend lenses that are not on this list too. Any insight would help. Thanks!

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What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 11:37:50 AM »
7D. Looks like you're wanting something on the longer end of the spectrum that is fast...

I say this...

Save just a little more, just $200. That way you'd have $950. I would make a B-Line straight to Amazon, and pick up the 135mm f2.  We just bought it at work and use it on a T2i and let me tell you....

THAT THING IS INSANELY SHARP!

I hate to be the guy that says, "Save just a bit more money." But I can assure you, that you will love this lens and will love it even more as you upgrade to a Full Frame camera.

Best Wishes! Keep us posted on what you end up going with!

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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 11:44:45 AM »
I think it would depend on what you like to shoot. Can you give any insight?
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 11:46:22 AM »
Even if its an old mark 1 version a Canon 70-200 2.8 for $750 is definately a good deal if its in good condiction although it does of course depend on what you want to shoot. That lens would be well suited for sports of larger wildlife on a 7D for example but if you wanted something wider than your 24-105 for landscapes then I'd personally spend it on a Canon EF-S 10-22mm.

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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 11:50:36 AM »
24-105 is a great lens for FF, on a crop, it is not wide enough. I'd get a Wide or UWA lens and then a tele.

Your choices for wides depend on how much you have to spend:

$250 - Sigma 15-30mm F3.5 DG EX IF
$400 - Samyang 14mm (MF)
$671 - EF 17-40 F4 L refurbed from Canon
$900 - EF-S 10-22mm

If you want something on the long end in roughly that price range, the 70-200mm F4 L IS is a great and very sharp lens. You could get a used one for your budget.

Hope this helps.
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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 12:02:56 PM »
If you are looking for something longer then either:

200 f/2.8 or

300 f/4.0

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 07:08:55 PM »
If your friend is selling the Canon 10-22 to you for $450, you'd be crazy to not go for that option.

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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 07:10:06 PM »
I would just buy everything that your friend is selling because those prices are absolutely unreal, buy all of them and resell them and you'll get double what you paid for them.  Even if you had a Nikon I would say buy all of those.  The 24-105 for $450 is ridiculous, they are $850-$950 used.

Maybe not the 10-22 for 450 (even though thats a pretty solid deal still), but the 100L Macro for $350?  Are you sure it's not the non-L macro?   A A 70-200 f/2.8 IS for $750?  That's a $2k lens and the cheapest I've EVER seen one was maybe $1100 used.  I paid $1500 for mine and I paid $900 for the 100L and thought that was a great deal.

As for the 70-200 having "soft focus," I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but the 70-200 is one of the sharpest zoom lenses I've ever used, so if you heard it's not sharp you heard wrong.

Something just doesn't sound right, your friend has literally the best deal I have ever seen on every single one of those lenses.....They are all like 1/2 the normal used price.

« Last Edit: January 20, 2012, 07:20:16 PM by Axilrod »
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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 07:18:32 PM »
24-105 is a great lens for FF, on a crop, it is not wide enough. I'd get a Wide or UWA lens and then a tele.

Your choices for wides depend on how much you have to spend:

$250 - Sigma 15-30mm F3.5 DG EX IF
$400 - Samyang 14mm (MF)
$671 - EF 17-40 F4 L refurbed from Canon
$900 - EF-S 10-22mm

If you want something on the long end in roughly that price range, the 70-200mm F4 L IS is a great and very sharp lens. You could get a used one for your budget.

Hope this helps.

Did you read what he said?  He can get the 70-200 f/2.8 IS for $750, the 100L macro for $350, and the 10-22 for $450.  And he supposedly already got the 24-105 for $450. 

The only way I could see any of those prices being realistic is:
1) They are stolen
2) Your friend is rich and/or a complete fool that doesn't care about money
3) You meant the 70-200 f/4 non-IS instead of 70-200 f/2.8 IS, and the non-L 100 macro instead of the 100L macro. 
« Last Edit: January 20, 2012, 07:22:32 PM by Axilrod »
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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 08:53:28 PM »
I recently got a canon 7d from a friend of mine with a canon 28-135mm lens. I loved this lens but I sold it on eBay for $250. With that money and a little extra I bought the 24-105 from him for $450. My question is, what lens should I get next. I have a 50 1.8 and a cheap 55-250 (which I plan to sell) but I want another nice L lens in my collection. My price limit is right around $750 so I can't go to high. My friend has a 70-200 2.8 is i that he will sell me for $750, is that a good deal because I have been looking around and heard it can have a soft focus. He also has a 100mm macro L lens for $350 and the 10-22 for $450. There are so many lenses out there and so many I want but what one should I get right now??? You can also recommend lenses that are not on this list too. Any insight would help. Thanks!

They all sound like great prices, I think a lot of people here would like to buy from your friend ;)

I got my 100mmL macro for double that price and I was happy. The 70-200mm f2.8L is a top lens, IQ wise it's awesome (though not as good as the IS version) and the price is decent.


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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 08:56:50 PM »
24-105 is a great lens for FF, on a crop, it is not wide enough. I'd get a Wide or UWA lens and then a tele.

Your choices for wides depend on how much you have to spend:

$250 - Sigma 15-30mm F3.5 DG EX IF
$400 - Samyang 14mm (MF)
$671 - EF 17-40 F4 L refurbed from Canon
$900 - EF-S 10-22mm

If you want something on the long end in roughly that price range, the 70-200mm F4 L IS is a great and very sharp lens. You could get a used one for your budget.

Hope this helps.

Did you read what he said?  He can get the 70-200 f/2.8 IS for $750, the 100L macro for $350, and the 10-22 for $450.  And he supposedly already got the 24-105 for $450. 

The only way I could see any of those prices being realistic is:
1) They are stolen
2) Your friend is rich and/or a complete fool that doesn't care about money
3) You meant the 70-200 f/4 non-IS instead of 70-200 f/2.8 IS, and the non-L 100 macro instead of the 100L macro.

Add:
4) They are damaged

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 12:02:10 AM »

They all sound like great prices, I think a lot of people here would like to buy from your friend ;)

I got my 100mmL macro for double that price and I was happy. The 70-200mm f2.8L is a top lens, IQ wise it's awesome (though not as good as the IS version) and the price is decent.

He said 70-200 f/2.8 IS, $750 is way more than decent for a lens with an MSRP of $1999
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 12:19:42 AM »
I got my 100mmL macro for double that price and I was happy. The 70-200mm f2.8L is a top lens, IQ wise it's awesome (though not as good as the IS version) and the price is decent.

The reviews on the mk1 70-200 f/2.8 IS all say the IQ is worse than the non IS - can you still buy the mk 1 in the US?

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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 12:19:42 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 12:27:15 AM »
You may want to consider a 70-200 F4L IS.

It is very versatile, it is pretty light and small compared to the 2.8, and gives awesome shots-razor sharp, great color and contrast.  Great on a crop camera.

sek

I got my 100mmL macro for double that price and I was happy. The 70-200mm f2.8L is a top lens, IQ wise it's awesome (though not as good as the IS version) and the price is decent.

The reviews on the mk1 70-200 f/2.8 IS all say the IQ is worse than the non IS - can you still buy the mk 1 in the US?
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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2012, 12:32:27 AM »
I got my 100mmL macro for double that price and I was happy. The 70-200mm f2.8L is a top lens, IQ wise it's awesome (though not as good as the IS version) and the price is decent.

The reviews on the mk1 70-200 f/2.8 IS all say the IQ is worse than the non IS - can you still buy the mk 1 in the US?

The OP said his friend would sell him a 70-200 f/2.8 IS for $750, Willrobb misread it and thought he was talking about the non-IS 70-200 f/2.8, or he saw the price and assumed it had to be.
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Re: What lenses should I get for my 7d? (16 year old)
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2012, 12:32:27 AM »