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    Okay, so as in my other post, my 7D is still broken. I'm going to get it fixed soon... I just hope I can do it for under $100.


    Anyhow, I don't use it much for jobs right now, and when I do, if it's a wedding, I have to rent a 5DMkII anyhow to get the job done right. I have some great lenses (EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM) and I don't really want to sell them, but I DO want to sell my 7D so that I can still get something for it (I'm hoping $1100 or more). I am thinking I could drop several hundred more dollars for the 5DMkII, but do I really need it right now? Since I'm not doing a ton of photography, and I'm thinking I won't be doing much until I market more aggressively once I"m back in the U.S. around Jan/Feb (I'm in Canada until then), I'm thinking of just buying a Canon Powershot S100 and an Eye-Fi card.


    What do you think of this setup?


    Canon S100


    Eye-Fi card


    iPad 2 (already own one)


    Apps for enhancing photos like "Big Lens" and other good apps (already have them).


    The entire setup is rather light and portable, I wouldn't even need the iPad 2 on me all the time, and I could do most of my workflow just on that if I wanted. This would be great for some shoots (sure, photojournalism, weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs etc... but who cares? not doing many now and if I get one booked I'll rent a camera). In the meantime, it would be great for my fun personal photography as well as select jobs (portraits, landscapes etc...) Sure it's not ideal, but I dunno... what do you think? Just imagine if I had some sort of rig where I could mount the iPad 2 and the camera both to it, and I (or the portrait subject) could see the images as they're being captured, and I could edit and deliver right there on the device! I'm trying to be odd and think outside the box with this.... I dunno... anyone have any suggestions about this? Tell me I'm crazy? Tell me I'm stupid? Tell me THEY want to try this too??? What do you think?





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    B&H had the S100 at $429, maybe you can get it cheaper somewhere?


    I wouldspend an extra $100 bucksor so moreand get a Rebel and then you can use all your great lenses and have a back up DSLRfor your7D when you get it back. Maybe look for a used one, or an older camera and get it even cheaper.



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    NiteHawk, the allure of the S100 is it

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    I say get it. It

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan
    Just imagine if I had some sort of rig where I could mount the iPad 2 and the camera both to it, and I (or the portrait subject) could see the images as they're being captured, and I could edit and deliver right there on the device!

    I am making an assumption here, so ignore this if I am off base. Was this a money making idea? For a carry around, small camera to just have fun with it sounds good if that is what you want. If this is a money making idea, I wouldn't be to hot on it and here is why. Ever since I got my first DSLR I have been asked over and over again if I am professional, in fact I was asked today if I tried to make any money with my camera, and this is a guy that works for me that asked. Believe me it is the DSLR that is really getting the question asked, not because I have superior photography skills. Seeing someone taking pics with a PS and viewing them on an IPAD wouldn't make me think I need to ask that guy if he sells his pictures professionally. I think you would loose work if that was the goal, and it has nothing to do with the quality of your pics, it will just be peoples impression.

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    Nitehawk,


    Indeed the goal wasn

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    If it makes you happy and it is what you want go for it. It sounds like you know if it would be a fit for you.



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    It is hard to go past a working 7D for $100. You have some great lenses and there are a few of nice things to shoot in Canada, I
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    No, No, No,, I'm not with you, I understand what you are thinking, but still, I will get a rebel instead if I were you.


    like other people have already mentioned, you have some really nice glasses, why not use them, plus a brand new T3i probably will cost you only about $430.00 or even less, here is how (I just sold my 9500II for $325 on ebay)


    last, the the rebel's resell value should be higher.


    just 2 cents!


    you know what you really need.









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