October 21, 2014, 06:39:02 AM

Author Topic: Upgrade advice from 7D Primary and 50D Backup as I expand from sports to travel  (Read 1317 times)

tiger82

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I shoot mostly sports but I'm travelling more and want to shoot landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes on my travels.  I think a FF body will enhance that.  I have enough $ to do the following after I sell my 50D which is now being serviced by CPS:

1.  Buy a 5D3 now and an SX40 as my backup travel camera.
2.  Buy a 5D2 and an EOS-M later
3.  Buy a 1Ds3 and an SX40
4.  Buy a 1Dx in 2 years when I can afford it
5.  Wait to see if Canon releases a new FF body and see what happens to the prices.
6.  Don't bother with new and get a decent used 1Ds or 5D1 and use the rest of the money to go somewhere else.

I am looking for opinions on the options based on what you think of the gear combination.  I chose the APS-C bodies for sports.  I shoot 200/f2, 300/f2.8, 400f/4, and 70-200/f2.8IS for sports and for scapes I plan to use 24-70/f2.8, 70-200/f2.8, 100/f2.8IS macro, 50/f1.4. and 8-15/f4 fisheye
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tiger82

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The unmentionable options is:

Buy a Nikon D800 and all my new short lenses will be Nikon and an SX40 as a backup.
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Another thought: If I decide to go with an EOS M option, why wouldn't I just get a T4i now as a backup for travel?
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Go with the MkIII and a T4i for travel.  Heck with the 40mm pancake the T4i could easily fit in a jacket pocket or a purse.  I have a 7d and since I got the mkIII I never want to use it.  I keep it for when I do wildlife but I'm starting to think I should just buy longer glass bc I just like the pictures out of my mkIII so much more.
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tiger82

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Thanks, I will get a 5D3 loaner from CPS.  If I were to get a T4i, why not just bring the 7D along and use the $ for the T4i towards a nice ultra wide zoom?  I like the idea of a 35x zoom reach of the SX40 to augment whatever I carry for nature photos.
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The advantage of the T4i is that it's light.  It and the 10-22 will make a combo that's unbeatable for image quality per gram of gear.

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Take 5d III on your travels with 24-70 for general purpose, 50 1.4 for low light and 70-200 for reasonably longer reach. Also, depends how much weight you want to carry. In addition, I like the idea of T4i with 10-22 for ultra wide landscape.

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