Selling and buying some gear, help me out

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  1. Ryan L

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    So I need some help on what to buy and what to get rid of.

    Currently I have:

    Canon XSi with grip
    28-135 USM f3.5-5.6 IS
    18-55 efs f3.5-5.6 IS
    55-250 efs f3.5-5.6 IS
    50 f1.8
    70-210 USM f3.5-4.5
    Quantaray 2x teleconverter


    I want to get a 50D (want the 7D but more than I want to spend) and am thinking of going with a Canon 70-200 F/4L, or the Canon 85mm f1.8. Mainly I use my 28-135mm and my 50mm. I also use the 55-250mm for sports. I shoot a bit of nature, sports, and would like to do some portraits. For the lens I would like to stick around the 5-600 range for now. I would love the 70-200 2.8 IS, but a little of a stretch.

    So here's a list of things to get rid of
    XSi
    Battery grip
    18-55 rarely used since the 28-135 is on
    70-210 never used since I the 28-135 and the 55-250
    2x Tele (used it once on some moon pics)

    Does this seem like a good list of things to rid or should I get rid of the 28-138 and keep the 18-55 and hope the 70-200 will be my favorite lens? I am so used to having IS, but I am not really sure how much of a difference it is making in my shots. I would think I have a pretty steady hand. Hoping to get a 50d for 8-900, and the 70-200 L for around 600 or so. Thanks for the input.
     
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    Any opinions would be helpful. A friend asked me to do their wedding in August, I suggested not, but they don't have the cash to hire anyone and at least they will have a free photographer. Its outdoors so it wont be too much out of my realm. I may rent the 70-200 f2.8 IS for it, unless you think the f4 would do.
     
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    Well if you decided to sell the 28-135, I call dibs!! Haha! But in all seriousness, keep what ever lens and set up you like the most and feel comfortable. It sounds like you have a good set up so far.
     
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    I do really like the 28-135, and it just got back from being seviced by Canon. IS replaced, one of the inner glass replaced, USM Ring, it's basically a new lens so I hate to get rid of it, but a 70-200 F4 L would replace most it's range and if I end up liking it (I am sure I will) I wont need double coverage. I will lose the IS though and that is the only thing holding me back. Otherwise that would be a small dent towards my newer setup as well.
     
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    i might be interested in the grip. :)
     
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    I'll remember that when I am ready to off it. I bought 2 1200ma batteries that last FOREVER! I have taken 500-600 pictures since the last charge and they still show completely full. Flash hasn't been used much in them, but live view has. I am really impressed with them.
     
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    Yeah I had the same results with my new batteries. The really hold in the juice.
     
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    Any other suggestions here?
     
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    If you're buying the 70-200 you should honestly get rid of 55-250. No reason to keep it (truth be told the quality of the 70-200 at 200mm will allow cropping equal to or better than the quality of the 55-250 at 250mm).

    Oh, and keep saving and get the IS version of the 70-200. It's a *HUGE* difference (obviously the 4-stop IS is amazing...but the quality of the lens is *much* better than the non-IS version both in terms of build and detail/sharpness).
     
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    Can anyone else comment on the non-IS F4/L?? This is what I was really counting on, the IS is more than 2x the price.
     
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    The IS version is not cheap! For the same price or less I could have:
    100-400mm L IS 4.5-5.6
    70-200mm f2.8 non IS
    35-350mm L 3.5-5.6 non IS

    Now I don't know what I want anymore. I was set on the 70-200 f4 non IS.
     

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