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  1. I am toying with replacing my Canon 1Ds3 (and some other bits) with the 7D2 if it comes up to scratch when I have tried a loan copy; it will be the last step before moving away from dslr technology completely. It is to buy me time for those situations where I need fast AF or long lenses until the Fuji X range catches up. From the DPR tests I have seen the 7D2 will not match the Fuji X for high ISO performance and it will also be rather too noisy to use in poetry readings and other live writer events - I freely used my Fujis barely 10 feet from poets and authors reading their work or in conversation with an interviewer with absolutely no problems, as they confirmed afterwards. The big problem I see is that Canon do not really have any pro standard zoom lenses for the APS-C format. I would want something to replace my 24-70 f2.8L or 24-105 f4L, preferably the latter. That would be something to cover the range 15-70mm or thereabouts with decent AF speed. From reviews the EF-S lenses in that sort of range (there does not seem to be any others) seem to be very much consumer/ kit standard lenses. I am used to professional glass even if it not the latest. I have a Canon 17-35mm f 2.8L but that is neither wide enough or long enough and rather bulky to boot; its disposal would probably help fund a new standard lens. I use the 18-135 and 18-55 (bit limiting) on the Fuji, 28-200 or 28-83mm equivalent. Any thoughts please? Bear in mind I cannot swap systems - the point is to get an extra year or two out of my Canon kit before hopefully going Fuji completely when the technology catches up.
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