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That's what it looks like to me too, except they released the E-5 not that long ago, so there's still hope. I really don't want to have to re-buy lenses or end up having to carry around two DSLRs.

I guess I'll wait and see. I was planning on buying an E-3 towards the end of the year, but I suppose I could get an entry-level Nikon instead. I just wish they had the awesome weatherproofing the Olympus cameras have.
take a look at pentax or sony since uve been exposed to sensor shift stabilization there is no turning back...
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Nice LBN. Something tells me you're really gonna enjoy that 50mm.

ok, I'm kind of stuck.

I currently have three things on my list of 'things to pick up relatively soon'.

1) 135 F/2L
2) 7D
3) Fuji X100

Yeah, those are definitely a mish mash of stuff, I get it. My thoughts are this.

The 135 -- I've been wanting to lean more towards using primes (although I feel I work easier with zooms at the moment). I might be able to eliminate this by using it and determining that it doens't fit my style, but until I do, it's on the list.

The 7D -- I want a backup body, and I dont mind upgrading my main body and making my 60D a backup. I can't put the thing down when I'm in Best Buy.

The Fuji X100 -- I've been considering getting a high quality P&S to keep with me, and I like the Finepix for a number of reasons.. the reviews and research I've done seem to indicate it will be a great P&S that I will be able to use for a while, but I find it hard to put $1200+ into a P&S.

What would YOU do?
135L: Rent first before buying. Try it out for a weekend and see how you like shooting with it.

7D: I must ask; why do you need a backup body? Truth be told the only reason I can think of for backup bodies are if you're a professional (if your main body messes up, you won't lose business as you get it fixed). Not to mention both bodies use the same sensor (it isn't a case of one body for FF, one body for APS-C), so yeaup.

x100: You should PM michintom. He's experience with the x100 and DSLR. I know he went back to a DSLR a while ago, so it might be worth it to ask about his opinion of the x100 and how it handles.
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135L: Rent first before buying. Try it out for a weekend and see how you like shooting with it.

7D: I must ask; why do you need a backup body? Truth be told the only reason I can think of for backup bodies are if you're a professional (if your main body messes up, you won't lose business as you get it fixed). Not to mention both bodies use the same sensor (it isn't a case of one body for FF, one body for APS-C), so yeaup.

x100: You should PM michintom. He's experience with the x100 and DSLR. I know he went back to a DSLR a while ago, so it might be worth it to ask about his opinion of the x100 and how it handles.
135L - that's the plan.

7D - FPS & auto-focus improvements, but not only that, I have been hired for a couple of shoots lately and I've been paranoid about only having one body. Also, I can have something like my Sigma 17-50 on one and my 70-200 on the other and cover a decent focal length without changing lenses.

x100 - good call, I will. Thanks!

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New eraser, score!
Haha, that's a Staedler! Good stuff!

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Nice LBN. Something tells me you're really gonna enjoy that 50mm.
I hope I enjoy it too. I figured it was pretty cheap (BGN off of KEH) so I couldn't really go wrong with a 50. Only issue with it is two tiny dust specs inside that don't affect the image quality and the lens tube is cracked just behind the filter thread on one side (not very large, though).
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135L - that's the plan.

7D - FPS & auto-focus improvements, but not only that, I have been hired for a couple of shoots lately and I've been paranoid about only having one body. Also, I can have something like my Sigma 17-50 on one and my 70-200 on the other and cover a decent focal length without changing lenses.

x100 - good call, I will. Thanks!

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Ah, that makes more sense. Hm, what sort of photography are you hired to do? And congrats on finding paid work
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Ah, that makes more sense. Hm, what sort of photography are you hired to do? And congrats on finding paid work
Thanks! Nothing sustaining yet, but everyone has to start somewhere. So far, a couple of portrait sessions (including a freebie for some good friends of ours that are having their second child soon to see if I can survive doing newborns), a couple of parties.. an engagement session coming up in the next few months.

In reality, I'm offering to shoot most of these for relatively low prices (I'm not completely low-balling other local photogs) but for the most part my clientele is friends or friends of friends.
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7D - FPS & auto-focus improvements, but not only that, I have been hired for a couple of shoots lately and I've been paranoid about only having one body. Also, I can have something like my Sigma 17-50 on one and my 70-200 on the other and cover a decent focal length without changing lenses.
when i shoot events i use two bodies for this exact reason. i miss so many shots when i cant get a telephoto (or a wide) when i need it....

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Thanks! Nothing sustaining yet, but everyone has to start somewhere. So far, a couple of portrait sessions (including a freebie for some good friends of ours that are having their second child soon to see if I can survive doing newborns), a couple of parties.. an engagement session coming up in the next few months.
newborns are rough.....ive had problems with how perfect their skin is the camera has some trouble focus locking. the 85/1.2 (or 100/2.8 macro) might actually be better for this then the 135L if you were planning to use the 135L
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newborns are rough.....ive had problems with how perfect their skin is the camera has some trouble focus locking. the 85/1.2 (or 100/2.8 macro) might actually be better for this then the 135L if you were planning to use the 135L
That's why I dont focus on the skin Ideally, I would like to upgrade from the 85 and 50 to the 1.2 versions, but it's not (yet) in the cards. The 85L would probably be best for something like that, but in the interim I'll probably use the 1.8 and manual focus and call it a day.

I'd LOVE to get something with a decent hyperfocal range at F/8 (at least marked on the distance screen). I really was thinking about the 135L to use instead of my 70-200 for sports, but I'm starting to reconsider based on how I plan out my shots..
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Hm, just a thought of mine: Do you really need the extra FPS and the AF of the 7D? If not, why not get a T2i via CLP for your second body and put the money saved towards the 135L? Or even, with the money saved, sell off your 70-200 f/4 and grab the f/2.8. I think it'd fit your work much better.
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so how do yall feel about shooting soccer in very light rain with 7D using 70-200 2.8 mkII with 1.4X. should i worry about the gear and light rain? i know the 70-200 can take it but with the 1.4X and my 7D?
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