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Just my take on it, but I think it's a better buy than a 60D or D7000 with only the kit lens.
At current market, possibly. If I had 1500 bucks, I'd be looking for a used 7D or 5Dc -- but that's me. I would never recommend a Rebel for shooting sports, their AF is pretty slow across the board, although it's apparently been improved somewhat in the T3i.
post #12 of 61
Video? I'd go with a Sony SLT-A55. MSRP of like $750 (with 18-55 kit lens) leaves you room for nicer lenses later on. Plus it is one of the best DSLRs for video, and auto focuses during shooting (something a lot of other video enabled DSLRs cannot do).

EDIT: after reading the responses in the thread it's obvious I don't know W.TF I'm talking about. Go with one of the more informed poster's comments.
Edited by jadawgis732 - 5/3/11 at 7:16pm
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At current market, possibly. If I had 1500 bucks, I'd be looking for a used 7D or 5Dc -- but that's me. I would never recommend a Rebel for shooting sports, their AF is pretty slow across the board, although it's apparently been improved somewhat in the T3i.
The thing you should consider though is you've already a very good lens library, whereas the OP doesn't. For sports for example, you've your 70-200 f/4L and 85 f/1.8. If the OP were to buy the 7D, he'd most likely have to stick with the kit 28-135mm lens. I'd personally rather have a T2i with a 70-200 myself than a 7D with 28-135mm.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the AF, because using center-point AF it's just as fast/accurate as any camera but the 7D and 1D series. Burst rate, definitely, but I don't see AF being an issue unless you're talking about using off-center AF points or the 7D.

Again, just my thoughts


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Video? I'd go with a Sony SLT-A55. MSRP of like $750 (with 18-55 kit lens) leaves you room for nicer lenses later on. Plus it is one of the best DSLRs for video, and auto focuses during shooting (something a lot of other video enabled DSLRs cannot do).
Most of the modern ones can now, but across the board video AF is pretty horrible. I haven't yet seen a video AF system beat a trained MF hand. The first company to come out with such a system is going to make a lot of videographers happy.
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Plus it is one of the best DSLRs for video, and auto focuses during shooting (something a lot of other video enabled DSLRs cannot do).
Actually, Canon pretty much dominates the HDSLR market because their lens system is so large.

Additionally, AF during filming is not used by anyone who knows what they're doing.
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I was editing my post as I was being lambasted. See above:
Cliff's notes: I obv know nothing compared to other posters in this thread.
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If the OP were to buy the 7D, he'd most likely have to stick with the kit 28-135mm lens. I'd personally rather have a T2i with a 70-200 myself than a 7D with 28-135mm.
Most used 7Ds are sold as body only.

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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the AF, because using center-point AF it's just as fast/accurate as any camera but the 7D and 1D series.
AI Servo on Rebels is awful. When was the last time you used one?
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Most used 7Ds are sold as body only.
I guess they stopped bundling them with the 28-135s. I saw quite a bit of those kits when the 7D was first released.

Even then though, the body is $1900 new. Used to be $1100-$1200, but we both know what's been going on with camera prices lately

Used is much cheaper, but enough room to buy lenses and accessories for my comfort.
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AI Servo on Rebels is awful. When was the last time you used one?
September '10
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Most used 7Ds are sold as body only.
Daniel.
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Daniel.
Yes?

Even then, I can't find any used 7Ds for under $1500.
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There was one on POTN last night for 1300, I believe.

edit: There's also this. If that hotlink doesn't work, it's a refurb 60D + 18-135IS for just over 1000.
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