Street photography / Walk around with 7D

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Street photography / Walk around with 7D
Mar 14, 2010

Street photography / Walk around with 7D

I have read through many articles and forum and found this to be the most active / helpful. Hope you guys can help advice.

I am upgrading my 40D to 7D. I was considering between 5DM2 and 7D and finally thought to go with 7D because 7D has newer features, such as: gapless microlenses, dual axis electronic level, 100% viewfinder coverage and 1.0 magnification, built-in flash and new controls and I feel that 5DM2 is an outgoing model despite getting a lot of firmware upgrades and attention. Lastly, so I can use some of the money for a better lens.

I had a 24-105f/4L IS but I didnt quite enjoy shooting with it during my travels, especially during the night. I am currently thinking of 24-70f/2.8L for my street photography / walkaround. Note that I will be travelling around Asia for the next 12 months and night street photography is unavoidable. On top of that I have never used a 24-70f/2.8 and am concern how badly I'd do without IS. I've been spoilt by IS all these 3 years.

I am looking into having an UWA lens and a walkaround. I will be in a city at most times, travelling to places like Macau, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand.

I thought about a combination of 17-40f/4L+24-70f/2.8+(70-200f/2.8IS, when I have spare cash). I am not sure if this combo is a good choice on a APS-C. I read many who said that 24-70 is better on FF (5DM2). It sounded as though a 20-xx lens isnt good for APS-C at all.

I do not want to spend on EF-S lens nor primes. Feel free to correct me with my choice of camera as well (5DM2 vs 7D) and how either will fit my lens choices better.

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