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Old Apr 6, 2011, 7:13 PM   #31
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Oh well. I guess I'll have to sell my memory cards too now, lol. Small price to pay for switching manufacturers.
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 7:35 PM   #32
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If you like Transcend (I do) I suggest their 400x cards. I have several 32gb and a few 8gb ones which I share with the 5D and 7D. I'll need lots of capacity for the wedding. I also strongly recommend you get a flash sooner rather than later, as there is a considerable learning curve. I have several, plus various reflectors and diffusers, and some Yongnuo remote triggers, all needed for the wedding.
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Old Apr 7, 2011, 1:52 PM   #33
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For the 7D yup you will, the 60D is the highest level with sd cards instead of cf cards form canon.

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Oh well. I guess I'll have to sell my memory cards too now, lol. Small price to pay for switching manufacturers.
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Old Apr 7, 2011, 2:19 PM   #34
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I am currently a Pentax user, After much thought and consideration I am switching to Canon. -Eric
I edited your post to reflect my thoughts from two weeks ago.

I went a little different route than you did.

I went with the 60D. (didn't need the FPS rate for sports) A Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. EF 50 II f/1.8, EF 85 f/1.8, Canon EF 70-200 f/4L USM IS (used) and, of course, it came with the EF-S 18-135 (which I haven't yet decided whether I like , or not).


The only thing that bothers me about making this platform switch is......

Why did it take me so long to do it.

I was fighting consistenly underexposed photos. A horrible flash sytem. And, images that I could shoot in RAW, convert to .jpg and print without a ton of PP.

Good luck to you. I think that you, as I am, will be very pleased with your decision.

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Old Apr 16, 2011, 7:14 PM   #35
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UPDATE:

I have now sold all my pentax stuff except for 1 lens. I have secured a local pick-up sale through craigslist for a Canon 7d that is 1 month old with less than 300 clicks for $1200. I have secured a canon 70-200 f2.8 non-is for $980. I have bought on amazon a canon 1.4x TC, the canon battery grip + two canon batteries and the transcend 400x 32gig CF card.

Next on my list will be most likely the flash (to overcome the learning curve), and I'll be renting a canon 16-35mm f2.8L or the canon 17-55 f2.8 IS for the wedding reception. Not sure which yet because i'll be learning a bit more about the venue as the reception nears, will I have close quarters, or do i need the 55mm reach?

Thank you everyone for all the great help!
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 8:12 PM   #36
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Congratulations about the 7D (though why was it being sold so new?).

IMO you'll find the 16-35 a bit too wide on a crop camera for the wedding reception - I'd go for the 17-55.
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 8:24 PM   #37
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I'd go for the 17-55.
LOL, ok. I'll go with the 17-55. I have tried to do so much research on wide-ish angle lenses for a 1.6x crop, and have come out of it with more knowledge, but still no idea which to choose.
Every single person here has told me the 17-55, so the 17-55 it is.


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Congratulations about the 7D (though why was it being sold so new?).

Actually, she decided to move up to a FF camera for her specific needs. She has gone in length about her reasons as to why she is selling such a new camera on potn. It's a local pick-up, and I did a bit of super quick research, come to find out she is a 7-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee, edited for the NY Times, newsweek, philly inquirer, and has traveled the world reporting for various other publications. She now teaches at mount holyoke college (where we'll be meeting) here in western ma. http://www.csmanegold.com/2/Asset.as...&AKey=RSHLR9D5
So i feel totally comfortable buying from her.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 11:52 AM   #38
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congrats.. on your gear.. you will like the 7d its an alsome camera.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 3:59 AM   #39
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7D is a good choice I had the 7D and it was great but sold it, I now have the 5D II that is superb and lenses I have EF 16-35 2.8 II, EF 24-105 f4, EF 100 2.8 IS L, EF 70-200 2.8 IS L II, if you don't plan on going FF then get the 17-55, you know I wanted to try the Pentax K5 and did buy it but just didn't do anything for me, all that bs talk in pentax forums on how it was on par with FF is nonsense even the 7D had better detail than the K5, I sent it back for a full refund, anyway here is a crop comparison with the 5D II and K5 at ISO 6400
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btw on the 5D II the 24-105 lens was used and on the K5 the DA* 16-50.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 6:52 AM   #40
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There is no comparison, which is why I switched to Canon.
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