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May 07, 2010 12:35 |  #16
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Yeah, I love my 7D. It sounds like a machine gun when I shoot 8fps during ballroom competitions. Photographers next to me start turning around and looking at this beast, while holding a 3.9fps 5D :lol:


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May 07, 2010 12:50 |  #17

Did anyone notice that the 7D just went up $100 in price at B&H today? :(

Glad i bought mine yesterday :D .


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May 07, 2010 12:56 |  #18

Ziffle wrote in post #10132888 (external link)
since you are coming from the 50D - you are aware of good shooting technique is a must.

otherwise ... be open to different camera operational setup.
meaning, every button the 7D (almost) you can change the function.

since you are a sports shooter - and you really don't use the DOF button all that much.
you can modify the DOF to switch between AI servo and one shot.
There you are shooting sports and the situation arises where you would like to use one-shot AF.
With out taking the camera down from your eye - press the DOF button and you are in one-shot - bingo!

Release the button and you are back to AI Servo.

enjoy using AF spot on any lens. The 1DIV can only use this function on 6/7 lenses (unless there has been a firmware update).

Have a blast with your new toy.

and grip-and-rip with the 7D (add a grip) - eases the balance on the long/heavy lenses.

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Thanks for the info, Mark. I DID get a grip with it, so I'm good there (although no extra battery since they were temporarily out).

AF spot is new to me - not yet sure what that means - so I'll be looking that up in the manual :) .

The camera should be arriving within the hour :D .


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May 07, 2010 12:57 as a reply to  @ twoshadows's post |  #19

"Did anyone notice that the 7D just went up $100 in price at B&H today?

Glad i bought mine yesterday ."


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May 07, 2010 13:00 |  #20

slr_noob wrote in post #10133109 (external link)
A tip I learned the hard way: DO NOT use all 19 points to AF when shooting stills depending on the condition. Mine was inaccurate enough that I thought there's something wrong with my copy, but the tech who looked at mine didn't find a single problem. Gotta increase the "use all 19 points AF":"choose my own points" ratio and see if it's any better.

Thanks Noob, and absolutely: I prefer to shoot with one point selected only. BUT we'll see what the AF system is like on this new body. Oughtta be fun figuring it out :) .


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May 07, 2010 13:01 |  #21

willhunt wrote in post #10139492 (external link)
"Did anyone notice that the 7D just went up $100 in price at B&H today?

Glad i bought mine yesterday ."


Mine will be here today.:D Can't wait.

Congrats! (Hope you got yours at the lower price :) ) .


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May 07, 2010 13:04 |  #22

Does anyone know if the 7D spot meter will follow a specific selected AF point?


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May 07, 2010 13:04 |  #23

Here's a tip from a new 7D owner (3 days now)

Stop dreaming about 5D Mark II or III or whatever, they all suck compared to the Hubble Space Telescope! :)

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May 07, 2010 13:47 |  #24

twoshadows wrote in post #10139536 (external link)
Does anyone know if the 7D spot meter will follow a specific selected AF point?

From other threads I think you need a 1-Series for that feature; the 7D's spot metering is tied to the center focus point.


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May 07, 2010 13:57 |  #25

stsva wrote in post #10139810 (external link)
From other threads I think you need a 1-Series for that feature; the 7D's spot metering is tied to the center focus point.

Ah. Thanks :) .


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May 07, 2010 14:21 |  #26

twoshadows wrote in post #10139536 (external link)
Does anyone know if the 7D spot meter will follow a specific selected AF point?

One nice thing about the 7D is that a circle shows up in the viewfinder when you are in spot meter mode, but it doesn't follow the af points around if you move them.


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May 07, 2010 14:38 |  #27

The most useful tip is, don't try the video....it's addictive.




  
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May 07, 2010 16:58 |  #28

The 7D will accommodate up to 20 lenses retaining microadjustment info for each lens. Definitely do this for each of your lenses.




  
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May 07, 2010 18:14 |  #29

IIRC the evaluative metering mode on the 7D takes into account your AF point(s). Not the same as a spot meter on the point but still pretty cool.


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May 07, 2010 20:38 |  #30

Waldemar Sikorski wrote in post #10133127 (external link)
It's a shame that Rai33 doesn't know that.

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Stunning Model but why not set your lighting rigs so that you don't ruin her gorgeous eyes with spots?

I simply fail to see why so many photographers miss this point. Its like shooting with a porta potty in the background of a race shot with cars. Background and eyes are the most key points in GETTING the right shot.

The rest of your composure with her is SPOT on... Just think of that next time to bump you up to the next level in your work.

Back on subject now...

If you are shooting sports, motorsports... search some of my threads. i have been knocking down some seriously Hypo-Sharp images since having CPS get my 7D right. All my settings are there and proven to work.


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