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I do love my 7D and will sorely miss its speed and AF system, but I want the better dynamic range and high ISO performance in the 5DMKII. If I had the wherewithal, I would keep the 7D as a back up.
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I wanted a Zeiss really, but I'm actually looking for a fast lens but with a longer focal range (for portraits), but the fastest Zeiss I can find are around f/2~2.8. I'm still going to get the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 to get the crop version of a "nifty fifty", plus, from the first one I had, aside the issue it had I was very happy with the photos it took.

I looked for few adapters as well, and I found some that have built in AF confirm which will help quite a bit too.

I could get the Takumar and a M42-EF with AF Confirm for probably less than 120€


You're selling your almost brand new 7D and all your EF-S lenses? Specially the expensive 17-55 f/2.8... Changing from APS to FF is always an expensive change

Why don't you get a 24-105mm f/4L IS USM? IMHO the IS and longer range make up for the f/2.8... just my Plus the 24-105 is cheaper, I am going to get one to swap for the 18-55mm IS.
Yeah, it's crazy, I know. I'll miss those three lenses, they're amazing. I want the 24-70 f/2.8 for a couple of reasons, one it gives me the wide to medium telephoto range that I have with my 17-55 currently, and two it has the wider aperture that I absolutely need for indoor shooting (esp. for wedding work). I will still have my 70-200/4 IS, so I won't need the extra range of the 24-105. Plus the 24-70 is a hell of a lot sharper.
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Yeah, it's crazy, I know. I'll miss those three lenses, they're amazing. I want the 24-70 f/2.8 for a couple of reasons, one it gives me the wide to medium telephoto range that I have with my 17-55 currently, and two it has the wider aperture that I absolutely need for indoor shooting (esp. for wedding work). I will still have my 70-200/4 IS, so I won't need the extra range of the 24-105. Plus the 24-70 is a hell of a lot sharper.
The 24-70 sharper than the -105 even wide open? wow.. I never really compared both of them, and I actually considered adding the 24-70 to my wish list instead of the -105, but I only did not because it lacked IS, and the IS on the 18-55mm served me really well in low light conditions. I am willing to sacrifice a third of a stop for a higher image quality and focal range.

I've looked a bit more into film SLR cameras, currently I've seen the EOS 10, the EOS 5 and EOS 50E. The EOS 50E seems quite better than the 10, also newer. All of these 3 are quite affordable...


ANP!, that's a sweet shot! Gotta love lightning shots
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I honestly think you'd be better off with a Nikon film body, unless you already have a stack of EF glass.
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Well deserved in my opinion, that is a beautiful picture
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Very nicely done.
Thanks!

@ANP !!! Good lightning shot. Much harder to do in the city, due to possible overexposure of the cityscape.

EDIT: 1500 posts! cool!
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The 24-70 sharper than the -105 even wide open? wow.. I never really compared both of them, and I actually considered adding the 24-70 to my wish list instead of the -105, but I only did not because it lacked IS, and the IS on the 18-55mm served me really well in low light conditions. I am willing to sacrifice a third of a stop for a higher image quality and focal range.

I've looked a bit more into film SLR cameras, currently I've seen the EOS 10, the EOS 5 and EOS 50E. The EOS 50E seems quite better than the 10, also newer. All of these 3 are quite affordable...


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Let me retract that, it's not a hell of lot sharper, because the 24-105 is a sharp lens in its own right. But the 24-70 is as sharp at f/2.8 as the 24-105 is at f/4, and throughout the focal range the 24-70 seems to have better overall corner sharpness. It's splitting hairs really, but the f/2.8 is what I'm mostly after.
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I honestly think you'd be better off with a Nikon film body, unless you already have a stack of EF glass.
Thanks for the tip Moots. Eh... I currently only have one, and I have another on my wish list...

Any specific camera you advise? I don't want to spend much money, It's just to learn, it doesn't need to be an AF.

I've looked into the FM2 body. It's quite affordable and it covers a ludicrous range of lenses... I'll need to look into their price.


Besides, I'm not thinking into getting it that soon, I want to "investigate" first.
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Thanks for the tip Moots. Eh... I currently only have one, and I have another on my wish list...

Any specific camera you advise? I don't want to spend much money, It's just to learn, it doesn't need to be an AF.

I've looked into the FM2 body. It's quite affordable and it covers a ludicrous range of lenses... I'll need to look into their price.


Besides, I'm not thinking into getting it that soon, I want to "investigate" first.
The manual bodies will support all glass types, except type G, which don't have aperture control on them.

Any electrical body, basically any with AA batteries (older bodies use button cell for the meter) and an in body motor will support full metering, AF and VR if the lens has it.

The top of the lines are the F5 and F100. The F6 is considered by some to be the best, but it's more of a collector's item than anything, and I doubt you'd see one at a price you would want to pay.

The higher end mechanical bodies starting with the first F (1959) all have titanium shutters, and don't have the problem of the fabric shutters in some of the early FD mount Canon bodies, and other earlier Nikons.

You can get an FM or FE for about $50-100 with a e-series lens. The FM2 is a good choice if you can find a good price on one, they were in production for almost 20 years (up until 2001).

I've seen models like the N80/N90 which are roughly equal to a D70-80 in build and features go for $20-50. A good 50mm will set you back $40-150 (depending on speed).

Marin knows a lot about Nikon's film lineup too, he shoots with a F3HP for film 35mm.
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