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Canon EOS 7D, reviewed by STIC

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Pagman
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Oct 08, 2015 20:57 |  #16

I think the negative comments about the 7d are a bit harsh, I have one and yes it can sometimes show a fair amount of noise, but in my situation I have been able to compare it against the cleanest crop body around - Nikon D7100, and sometimes the d7100 can be just as bad if not worse, in my situation all my pictures coming out of my 7d/250STM zoom are Razor sharp to begin with so any noise can be easily dealt with and still leave a very sharp image.

Well that's my take on it anyway;-)a

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Nikon D7100, Nikkor 300 f4 IF ED :-)
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STIC
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Oct 26, 2015 13:32 |  #17
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Just to clarify here, in no way am I saying the 7D is crap!

I'm just saying (as I see a trend nowadays for many to ramp up ISO to what I consider to be ridiculously high levels) that higher ISO's (that's anything above ISO400) are not particularly clean...

For normal light daytime shooting (especially sports or motorsports) it's still a phenomenal camera...it's just not particularly good in low light...


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

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itsray
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Nov 26, 2015 16:01 |  #18

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #17711561 (external link)
I just received my new used 7D to replace a 40D I sold. I hope to purchase another 7D in 2 days and sell my other 40D. Good thread for me today. I am going to test it out this weekend as I have a paid job to shoot the following weekend. Something i only do occasionally. I'm already impressed with the first 30 minutes of handling it, it should be an easy transition in shooting. A stop or 2 improvement over my 40 D's should be quite a help in my concert photography.

My FW is V 1.2.5, so i need to get that updated asap! :)

canon has this deal going on now

http://shop.usa.canon.​com ...urbished?WT.mc_id=C​126149 (external link)




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CanonCameraFan
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Nov 26, 2015 21:37 |  #19

Thank you itsray, but I've already purchased a second 7D so am out of the market right now. Got plenty of lenses to play with. Great price though!

I'm finding ISO 3200 useable but not the huge jump over the 40D capability. I may limit myself to ISO 1600 and put more effort in bracing when shooting non IS lenses. My last concert, I did not brace enough.

Still, the 7D is a jump though. I'm thrilled to not be dealing with touchy shutter buttons as the 40D had often. Nice to have a true Pro Feel to both bodies. :)


EOS 7D w/BG-E7 (3), 550EX (3), 430EX II, Sunpak 622 Pro, Vivitar 285HV, Opteka 6.5mm/3.5, Canon EF-S 24/2.8 STM, Canon EF 50/1.8 STM, Canon EF 100mm/2.0 USM, Canon EF 70-300mm/4-5.6 L IS USM, Quantums 1 & 1+, Tamrac 614 Bag & 787 Backpack, Crumpler 7 MDH, 6 MDH
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STIC
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Nov 27, 2015 19:17 |  #20
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If you're shooting concerts, you may want to have a look at the 5DIII, check out this guy's stuff...

http://www.duncanphoto​graphy.co.nz/#!events/​cee5 (external link)

He gets great results with his...


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

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RPCrowe
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Mar 06, 2016 12:39 |  #21

I like my 7D so much that I purchased a second copy. I use these cameras with 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses mounted and have been using this combination for many years...

In regards to a comment above that the member needs to sharpen his 7D images... I sharpen all of my images with NIK RAW Sharpener and OnOne Prefect Resize for output sharpening.

I will as a matter of course, use noise reduction at ISO 400 and above.

I shoot most of my images at either ISO 160 or ISO 320.


See my images at http://rpcrowe.smugmug​.com/ (external link)

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GregDunn
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Mar 08, 2016 23:17 |  #22

I have shot mine a couple of times at ISO12800 - with ETTR and care, you can actually get good clean images. For example, I shot a band on stage and allowed the light sources to overexpose so I could get the performers' instruments and faces to be properly exposed. It was actually closer to what you would have seen at the venue than an underexposed, shadowy image would have been. I shoot at ISO800 all the time with the same procedures, and what little noise comes in can be easily removed in Lightroom without loss of detail.

Especially considering the price, it's a decent workhorse of a camera.


Canon 1Dx | 5D3 | 7D2 | 6D | 70-200L f/2.8IS | 70-200L f/4 | 24-70L f/2.8 | 24-105L f/4IS | 100-400L f/4.5-5.6IS | 17-55 f/2.8IS | 50 f/1.8 | 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 | 4x Godox AD360

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STIC
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May 03, 2016 21:56 |  #23
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Have sold the 7D and have a 7DII with 15-85 IS USM (as well as the old 100-400 IS USM)...

Vast improvement over the 7D ISO wise...Can shoot up into the early 1000's without bugger all noise...


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

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jhanson25
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Dec 17, 2016 09:24 |  #24

The 7d II is light years ahead of the original! But I still sold mine. Didnt care for the ISO performance.




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BGW3865
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Feb 10, 2017 03:45 |  #25

The Canon 7D is a powerful beast. I have the battery grip attached to my 7D and have to compensate for the added weight. But, the quality it delivers is awesome. Just practice and ask others for help on the settings.
I absolutely love my 7D and even though the weight is bothersome at times, I wouldn't trade it.

Here are some links for a review about the Canon 7D:
https://www.amazon.com​/gp/aw/d/B002NEGTTW#As​k (external link)

PDF Manual:
https://www.manualslib​.com .../457678/Canon-Eos-7d.html (external link)


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Wilson ­ Imaging
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Mar 14, 2017 22:53 |  #26

I have a 7D and it was great, until I bought the 7D II. The 7D does its thing, but the 7D II is way better. It has better ISO capability, and significantly less noise.




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charlem
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Mar 29, 2017 19:18 |  #27

If you are the PRO, you must will choose 7D rather than 40D without doubt




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Galluzzi
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Mar 29, 2017 20:54 |  #28

I get both 40D and 7D and use thme for a long time. However, I feel like all the disgUUUUsing photographers around me use 40D so I stop usign it. I dont know why but just have that feeling-?-?-?




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