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  1. #11
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    It must have been the 50D.


    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  2. #12
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    Get some glass. Go for the Tamron 17-50. It is pretty much the only way to get remotely wide without buying a UWA. I had to do some group shots today and I was so glad I had it. Fast/sharp lenses at longer lengths are pretty easy to come by, but f/2.8 at 17 is rare without spending a ton.

    The A100 was a nice body, and the A700 would be a good upgrade for you, but at this point your lenses wouldn't do the A700 much justice.

    The 5D or 50D probably felt so nice focusing because it was with a USM lens. The non-USM Canon lenses aren't even as nice as the Sony screw drive. My first AF gen Maxxum 7000 with a 35-70 f/4 lens focuses as well as the Canon 50 on my 40D with fancy AF. But the couple of USM lenses I have are amazing.

    Make the Quantaray and the kit zoom go away, get the Tamron 17-50 to go along with the Minolta glass and the Tamron 70-300, that should be a pretty decent kit with reasonable low light capability in the normal range.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by laydros View Post
    Get some glass. Go for the Tamron 17-50. It is pretty much the only way to get remotely wide without buying a UWA. I had to do some group shots today and I was so glad I had it. Fast/sharp lenses at longer lengths are pretty easy to come by, but f/2.8 at 17 is rare without spending a ton.
    I loved this lens on my a700. I loved it so much that I bought one for my 50D. You won't be disappointed!
    -Paul-
    Canon 7D - Canon 17-55 IS USM - Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS - Canon 50mm f/1.8 - Sigma 30mm f/1.4 - Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - Canon 430EX II Speedlite


  4. #14
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    The Quantaray has been on the shelf since the first week I got the camera. It stripped the AF gear on the lens. I removed the AF drive to make it a MF lens but replaced it with my Tamron 70-300. I I was to go FF down the road the 17-50 would be a waste. That is why I need to know my next move first. I will be getting glass first.


    Thanks

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  5. #15
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    WAITING ON THE a666

  6. #16
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    AF speed is pretty dependent on the lens, so one with SSM will be very fast.
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  7. #17
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    Full frame and $1500???

    I kinda doubt it, but it would answer what a lot of people have been asking for.

    http://www.photographybay.com/2009/1...-rumor-update/
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

    Gear List flickr

  8. #18
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    Yeah, I don't know why they think that..... Their flagship APS-C needs to be updated with a similar specs while maintaining a high frame rate. A full frame with 3fps just isn't going to cut it at that price range.
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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