"got it fr someone who said her husband told her it costs only a couple hundred.."
"Dear, the 7D viewfinder is bigger than my current 500D, but u know, the 5D is still one of the better models. Of course the 1D Mk IV is the best, but I not that good yet, and don't think I can reach that level. So far my sifu Kit says Full Frame like 5D is better when shooting landscape."
A picture a day keeps the blues away!
tell her u got it from a CS member who is upgrading to something 3 times the price, maybe she will agree with your humble purchase.
but my own longer term strategy has been to get her interested in photography as well, buy her a reasonably good budget model, sponsor her for courses, praise her for good shots, compare your lousy shots with her good shots....motivate and tune her to your frequency if u get what i mean ,,,, Then both of u can go shopping together.
now i m waiting for her to ask for upgrade then my next lens ...oops! hope she is not reading this...
Hang your compact camera around your neck and whenever you see someone with a DSLR, purse your lips, make a 'ke lian' face and repeatedly switch your gaze between your compact and his DSLR
Canon 500D / G11 / TAMRON 17-50 F2.8 VC
She agrees to it and says will support me in buying a 5Dmk3 (if any after our dinner).
DSLR cost less than wife/gf's branded hand bag, need to convince ? If she need to buy another branded hand bag so do you .
Canon 5D II, 20-35 f/2.8L, 28-80 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L IS, 100-300 f/5.6L, 100 f/2.8 Macro
Girls spend $1 on a $2 item even if it is useless just because it is on sales
Guys spend $2 on a $1 item because it is useful
In short, just tell her it is on sales You might need to photoshop a newspaper for that purpose.
Last edited by wootsk; 21st August 2010 at 11:24 PM.
Health reasons is always good, nice big 100% viewfinder will not spoil your eyes.