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Old Aug 19, 2010, 7:06 PM   #11
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not from the states. doubt they deliver to Romania?
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 7:21 PM   #12
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If you're concerned about weight, I think maybe you should consider the Sigma 50-150/2.8 EX DC HSM II. It's 'DC', so it's light (half the weight of a 70-200/2.8), and at f/5.6 it's very sharp and has little vignetting.
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 7:21 PM   #13
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not from the states. doubt they deliver to Romania?
Right. Got it. Thanks.
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 8:58 PM   #14
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Sorry, TCav.... I wish I could have the possibility of renting some equipment when I need it. It would've been much cheaper. But nobody is renting equipment in Romania (not even speaking about delivering there from US) and I usually buy whatever electronic devices I need, from the States. As I will leave in almost a week, I just wanted to be sure that I have all that I need for the next year.
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 8:59 PM   #15
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I would add a faster zoom lens, That is the only thing you are really missing to match the machine speed of the 7D. Something USM or HSM.
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 9:46 PM   #16
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After talking to people here, I would add a zoom, too. 7D is a real racing car and I love it. (almost can't use T1i anymore because it seems too slow now)
24-70 seems to be good overall when I look at sample pics taken with it. But no IS... makes me think more about paying another $1,350. I just have to deal with what I have for now and make the shopping list for next year depending on my needs.
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IS is over hype actually. For short ranges, it is not as effective and long ranges. Especially under 85mm. The 24-70 is an excellent lens.
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 9:52 PM   #18
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If you ask action shooter, they do not want IS. If they have a IS lens, they turn it off. You end up fighting the camera when shooting action.
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Didn't know that. I thought it helps more. I'm here to learn and thanks for help.
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No problem. That is a common misconception that IS is the end all. It is one of the big buzz words in photography with HD video. They have their place. But is not suite for all types of shooting.
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