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Britchick
31-10-2010, 07:39 PM
A new camera 7D or a new lens.....either 24-70 2.8 or 24-105 4.0?

Mostly be taking pictures of people oh and at Disney! I have the 400d at the moment, an IS kit lens, 50mm 2.8 and 70-200

I think it's the lens :unsure: but if so which? Whatever I get the next will follow after my holiday.

keith
31-10-2010, 07:42 PM
Personally I would say the 24-105 because it's a great and wonderful travel lens but also good enough quality for studio work. With IS it means you can use it out and about whereas the 24-70, although faster, lacks the range and the IS.

The 7d is a WONDERFUL camera but definitely get the lenses first :yes:

Britchick
31-10-2010, 08:15 PM
The 24-105 is lighter in weight too isn't it? Thanks

keith
31-10-2010, 08:21 PM
The 24-105 is lighter in weight too isn't it? Thanks

yep it's a bit of a bargain compared to the other lenses. the 24-70 really needs IS to be honest, that would make it a harder choice.

Britchick
31-10-2010, 08:46 PM
Oh didn't realise it didn't have IS tbh, thanks for your help:thumbsup:

josh.p.
31-10-2010, 09:39 PM
I'd get the lenses now because if in the future you want a different camera you can still use the new lenses with it :yes:

Britchick
01-11-2010, 07:40 AM
I'd get the lenses now because if in the future you want a different camera you can still use the new lenses with it :yes:

It's just one lens Josh Hun, are you trying to get me into trouble? Lol

ukwdwnut
01-11-2010, 02:13 PM
id go for the lens too jules

i take it the 24-105 is an L glass too?

Britchick
01-11-2010, 06:00 PM
id go for the lens too jules

i take it the 24-105 is an L glass too?

Yep :yes: I'd have the range covered in L then

keith
01-11-2010, 06:10 PM
id go for the lens too jules

i take it the 24-105 is an L glass too?

it is! It's a very nice L too. It's not generally said to be the very very very highest quality but all L Lenses are up there :)

I find there's a bit of geometric distortion at the wide end, he says grandly :lol:, but even so it's my favourite walk around lens capable of great quality too.

josh.p.
01-11-2010, 10:06 PM
It's just one lens Josh Hun, are you trying to get me into trouble? Lol
Subliminal influencing :rotfl:

ukwdwnut
01-11-2010, 10:06 PM
id love to get and L. i just dont use mine enough tho :(

Britchick
01-11-2010, 10:53 PM
id love to get and L. i just dont use mine enough tho :(

You would love it so much you would!

keith
01-11-2010, 10:57 PM
id love to get and L. i just dont use mine enough tho :(

If you look at some of the truly great photographs over the years, they've been taken on cameras without 1/1000th of the tech of the lowest slr on the market today and lenses which were poor/cheapy etc.

Honestly we (and me more than most) stress far too much about kit and not enough about the content :)

josh.p.
02-11-2010, 12:19 AM
Keith is right :yes: some of my favourite photos are taken on a really really old digital camera. They're just as good as the ones on my SLR, not for quality just for content.

ukwdwnut
02-11-2010, 12:53 AM
If you look at some of the truly great photographs over the years, they've been taken on cameras without 1/1000th of the tech of the lowest slr on the market today and lenses which were poor/cheapy etc.

Honestly we (and me more than most) stress far too much about kit and not enough about the content :)

i guess your right really. im pretty please with a lot of what i took at wdw in 08

its just the L glass pix they just jump out at you

Skywatcher
10-11-2010, 07:52 AM
Did you get it yet?

The 24-105 is superb, the more I use it the more I love it, feel I have to 'work it' a bit more than the 100-400 to get the images to just 'pop' but I really don't use any other lens now unless I'm going nature togging.

It is light as well, and the range it offers is just perfect for most stuff, I'll put some landscapes I did up the other day and Later I did the cat portraits I've just loaded with the same lens

I bought mine from ebay - djdigital I think - next day delivery and a lot cheaper as it was white box - perfect and canon guarentee, just no photos on the cardboard

not to be too off topic but the 7d is epic in pretty much every way and the fps is just insane

Britchick
10-11-2010, 06:50 PM
I'm going to get it for Christmas :yes: The 7d will be next :thumbsup:

Skywatcher
10-11-2010, 07:28 PM
You won't regret either! Keith gave me brill advice on the 7d and I cannot begin to rave about how amazing it is, I had big reservations about spending that much on a back but it has improved my photography no end I think. I got it from the same eBay store as the lens