LENS! CANON 7D first DSLR

Started Dec 12, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sharp glass can be cheap, the 7d isn't that hard...

...to learn to use. If you have a knack for techie things, understand dof/aperture/shutter/iso speed, then with study & practice you'll be fine. If you want it, get it. It's a lovely Camera.

Also, keep in mind that with good light, the lower end Canon lenses are very, very sharp.

You'll have to make some compromises, we all do. Either in lenses or in the body to get started. Indoor sports requires expensive gear, let's stay outside for now. Also, 200mm is not much reach, esp for nature or soccer. Remember, you can always upgrade later.

I am assuming about $2300 total budget, given B&H pricing. Feel free to add a 50 f1.8 ($75) to any of these if budget allows.

option 1:
Body orientated
7d $1600
18-55 $170
55-250 $220 or
70-300 $604

option 2:
Lens orientated
t2i $800 w/18-55
100-400 $1500
or
Sigma 50-500 $1600

option 3:
60d $1000
18-55 $180
Sigma
150-500 $1000

You could also consider a used 40d or something & get better lenses.

I hope you are confused now!

7Dm wrote:

hello:

I am getting my first DSLR soon, whisch is a Canon 7D.

I would like to know what lens could I buy with it. I am able to spend at the most $800 on two lenses or $700 on one lens.
I was thinking about the 70-200 f/4 USM and maybe the 50 f/1.8
but i am open to any othere suggestions.
I shoot Wildlife, sports and nature in general.

I would also like to know if the Canon 7D is good as a first DSLR for what I shoot.

Thankyou

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