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Old 01-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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I've just been a Canon guy for too long to jump to another make. Most of the time I use the 24-70mm lens. With all f/2.8L glass, I can't blame the equipment for any 'bad shots'... Especially with the camera body I have. Since I have zero desire to do video, I'll probably be using this one until it sheets the bed, and cannot be repaired.

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:15 PM   #12
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Checking to see if any HBT members have/use Canon digital SLR cameras...
Nope.

Sony Alpha, Minolta A and MD mount, and Zeiss/Ikon ZM mount.

I'm jonesing for an RZ67 to run both 120/220 backs and digital backs. Been playing with a borrowed hassy but I'd like to invest.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #13
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I've got a bunch of canon cameras and gear. Old Elan 7E, 20D, 550D, a 70-200 f/2.8L and handful of other lenses, a few flashes, tripods, yada yada.

Hopefully picking up a 5DMKIII and a 24-70mm II in the next week or two.

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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I've just been a Canon guy for too long to jump to another make. Most of the time I use the 24-70mm lens. With all f/2.8L glass, I can't blame the equipment for any 'bad shots'... Especially with the camera body I have. Since I have zero desire to do video, I'll probably be using this one until it sheets the bed, and cannot be repaired.
We all get trapped in the brand because of how much gear we have. I'd have to negotiate one hell of a trade in or look to find between £15 and £20k to make the swap. Eek.

TBH the only reason I went with what I have was when I decided to go digital I tried the offerings from everyone on the market at the time and based my decision on nothing more than which body felt more intuitive to me. I needed to be able to navigate my way round the thing without getting the manual out and the Nikon was slightly ahead. It was as if the engineers were in my head when they laid out the menus. No other reason. I'm often asked "I want a dslr which one is best?" And I always answer "Whicher you like the most"

As we all know the 6" behind the viewfinder is far more important than the 2" between the lens and the eye.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #15
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We all get trapped in the brand because of how much gear we have. I'd have to negotiate one hell of a trade in or look to find between £15 and £20k to make the swap. Eek.

TBH the only reason I went with what I have was when I decided to go digital I tried the offerings from everyone on the market at the time and based my decision on nothing more than which body felt more intuitive to me. I needed to be able to navigate my way round the thing without getting the manual out and the Nikon was slightly ahead. It was as if the engineers were in my head when they laid out the menus. No other reason. I'm often asked "I want a dslr which one is best?" And I always answer "Whicher you like the most"

As we all know the 6" behind the viewfinder is far more important than the 2" between the lens and the eye.
Unfortunately, in too many cases, the 6" behind the viewfinder is a complete void. For those people PnS cameras are the only real option.

Being more tech savvy, the Canon bodies were no issue. Plus, I only looked through the manual for a few minutes, when I first get a body in order to see what new features it has, and think about when I'll use them. After 1-2 times, I pretty much remember what to do.

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t2i here but I have to stop being so cheap and start buying some glass. I've got the nifty50 but that's almost crackerjack.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #17
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t2i here but I have to stop being so cheap and start buying some glass. I've got the nifty50 but that's almost crackerjack.
IMO/IME, it really pays to get great glass. I've changed bodies enough times, but once I started getting the L class lenses, I've not needed to change a single one. Cheap glass is ok if you're going someplace where it could get damaged, or stolen. But otherwise, pay the extra $$ and get great glass. Consider it a one time purchase. I think my first L class lens was the 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (would have to check to see if it's the II or not). Incredible difference over other lenses.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:19 PM   #18
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Can't echo the sentiment about investing in glass, a 50mm 1.8 at 125 bucks is about the best deal in the business. I'm also a Canon guy (5d Mark II, 1D Mark III, 5d, 30d).

Was out shooting a running event this morning in -10f this morning. What a way to start the new year. Brrrrrrrr.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:44 PM   #19
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Also a Nikon user here (D3100). I was very tempted by the T2i as it and the D3100 were the latest entry level cameras available from their respective manufacturers. In my, at the time, limited knowledge of camera specs I felt the D3100 was the best bang for my buck.

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I've got the T4i with the 18-135STM, Nifty Fifty and a Tamron 28-300VC. Had the XSi for years and recently upgraded in September. I don't shoot often enough to justify the high cost of good glass.

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