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Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-14-2010, 8:53 PM Reply   
Trying to decide whether to upgrade my glass collection, or invest in the 7D.

Current bodies - 20 and 40D's
17-85 EFS
10-22 EFS
28-135 EF
70-200 2.8 IS

Looking at the 24-70L, also the 50 1.4, and the 17-40L, possibly the 24-105L - Not sure what it all would be yet, but pretty set on the 50.

Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-15-2010, 4:07 AM Reply   
Always a tough call, I have the same camera set up as you (20D & 40D) lenses 400 5.6, 70-200 f/4, 28-135, nifity fifty 1.8 and for wide angle I have a Tamron 17-50 2.8, love this tammy, very sharp!!

I was saving up for a 300 2.8 but really wanted the 7D for the 18 megapixel and better ISO capabilities for shooting wildlife. I went back and forth for the last couple months, 7D arrives today
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       03-15-2010, 11:46 AM Reply   
Get better glass. 5 years from now that 7D will be a dinosaur like your 20D is today, but a 24-70 will still be a great lens.

If you pick up a 24-70 or a 24-105, then you can sell the 17-85 and 28-135 and use that money to buy a 50. That will give you a FULL range of high end glass that will likely outlast the next few camera bodies that you upgrade to. IMO this is a better investment in the long term. AND if you decide to sell this stuff later, it will still have value to it.
Old     (barry)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-15-2010, 1:28 PM Reply   
Yeah, what Scott said is almost my exact set-up:

28-70 2.8
70-200 2.8
50 1.8(soon to be replaced with a 1.4)

I never find myself adjusting for lapses. You'll be glad you spent your money on glass.
Old     (mrt111)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-06-2010, 10:29 AM Reply   
GLASS (.) Have fun with it!
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       06-06-2010, 10:47 AM Reply   
Old     (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-06-2010, 11:44 AM Reply   

I agree with Scott's recommendation! Sell the cheaper glass to help fund the high-end glass and then never look back.

Use (before it dies on 7/30) and save around $75 on the following:

Canon 24-70 f2.8 L

Retail: $1309
With Bing: $1,282

Abes of Main: (9/10 on resellerratings)
Retail: $1,278.00
With Bing: $1,252

both offer free shipping on this lens!

50mm f/1.4

Retail: $345
With Bing: $338

Abes of Main: (9/10 on resellerratings)
Retail: $334.00
With Bing: $327

Save even bigger when buying a body using bing! Do you really need two bodies? Sell the 20D while you still can and if you don't need a second camera.. sell the 40D and get a canon 7D for only $1408 (vs. $1600)
Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-16-2010, 7:14 AM Reply   
Unfortunately, I do need 2 bodies for my wedding shoots, but my secondary doesn't have to be the best thing as it's a back up. Really want to pick up something....I'll keep you posted!
Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       07-16-2010, 11:56 AM Reply   
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       07-17-2010, 8:25 PM Reply   
The hottest rumor going right now is that Canon is coming out with the 24-70 f2.8 L II with IS this year. I'm not sure if right now is the best time to pick a 24-70 up because the resale of those is bound to take a big hit down the road. You've got a decent lens collection now, if you're a wedding shooter the 7D's high ISO performance might mean more right now then a lens upgrade. How about a 7D and a Canon 17-55 f2.8 efs? That gives you a wide high quality f2.8 zoom that's probably better overall then the 24-70. If you go 1 series or 5D down the road you can always sell it and get most of your money back.
Old     (mutau052)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-24-2010, 9:07 PM Reply   
i have the 50 with a couple 40D's, I find that i would rather have the 30mm Sigma 1.4, but the 7D is one heck of a cam.


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