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Jun 08, 2010 13:41 |  #16

I was planning on keeping the 350D but I'm not sure will it ever be used, after just a few days with the 7D it felt too small. I'm sure I would be just as happy with a 50D and it would save a lot of money, but since I don't buy new cameras that often and I was very impressed by the 7D autofocus, I think I will be buying the 7D in the end.

By the way, I had one problem with the 7D, I tried the video and it seems like the picture and sound are not in sync? Probably user error, and the video is not that important to me, but does anyone know what I did wrong?


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Jun 08, 2010 13:43 |  #17

Regarding video, was this sync issue when reviewing in the camera or when viewing it on your computer/laptop? If it's the latter, then you may simply need to find a better media player.


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Jun 08, 2010 13:47 |  #18

RoyOrbison wrote in post #10325247 (external link)
eddyav, I agree that I have a lot of similar lenses. For example, I bought the 28-135 back in the film days, but still use it sometimes together with the 10-20 mm (I usually like to just carry two lenses). Kit lens together with 55-250 is light to carry and the sigma 18-50 is very sharp and great to use indoors with or without flash. But after getting the 15-85 I think I will consider selling some of the lenses.

MT Stringer really shows what you can do with L-glass. The problem is that the focal lenghts of the L-lenses are often a little strange with crop sensors, the . But maybe I make another big mistake and rent 24-105 or 17-40 just to make sure that I have something to spend money on after I get the 7D. I suppose 17-40 + 70-210 is great with the 7D. But so far I am happy with the pictures I get with the cheaper lenses.

I totally understand what you are saying-I had the 28-135 IS lens and sometimes regret selling it,it was a nice,light lens that paired with the 70-200 f4IS (and 1.4TC) made a combo that covered most of my needs.I was suggesting that you sell some of the lenses that you feel that you can do with-out to free up money to help fund the 7D(I kind of looked at what I thought that you let could go,I don't know what you use regularly).I also agree that L lenses (some of them) are odd focal lengths on crop cameras-but I still like them:rolleyes:).


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Jun 08, 2010 14:10 |  #19

I noticed the sync issue when viewing the video on my computer,didn't notice it earlier. Must try it with another media player...


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Jun 08, 2010 14:15 |  #20

hahaha... i know how you feel...

First, Now i've gone done it... i'm in love with the 50D...

Then... 7Devils have gone done proven me a hypocrite! :)

yea... you're in for it now...
you'll be dreaming of it... how it feels... how it sounds... waking up in cold sweat, digging through your sock drawers to find your secret cash stash and finding ways to make it happen...

enjoy...


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Jun 08, 2010 14:33 |  #21

Get it...I made the switch from an Xti a month ago and am loving every time I shoot with the 7D. I know that good glass is better in most cases than a new body but the 7D was quite a bit of improvement over my Xti in AF performance & ergonomics. The high ISO performance is also better with the 7D. You can always rent a 'L' lens :)


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Jun 08, 2010 14:39 |  #22

EcoRick wrote in post #10319639 (external link)
You better stay away from good, retail camera stores that display all Canon bodies and lenses. It does lead to spending urges that are hard to control.

Heck, this forum leads to spending urges that are very hard to control!!! :confused:


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Jun 08, 2010 14:40 as a reply to  @ ranesy's post |  #23

The reason you are always advised to put your money in lenses is that when the 7d is being sold for peanuts, the lenses will still have a value assuming the EF lens mount is still current.

But you will find that out when you replace your ef-s lenses :D

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Jun 08, 2010 14:43 |  #24

It is a very big 'jump' so you would notice a lot of difference, and improvements. Even when I went 300D to 20D the differences were immense. I had an opportunity to handle and check out a 7D on my just finished Landscape Workshop in New Zealand and it is truly impressive. I had dismissed Live View as a 'gimmick' but I did see the real benefits of things like zoom to check focus etc.

Enjoy it once you have it, but do save up for some L lenses as well, they are superb. For 'general' photography, I have found the 24-105 a great choice.


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Jun 08, 2010 14:58 as a reply to  @ Analog6's post |  #25

now go full frame and see how you like it.


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Jun 09, 2010 17:40 |  #26

I was in the same boat with the RebelXT (350D) but even had L-glass on it (17-40L). Got a 7D and switched to 17-55 2.8 IS -- went back to my old Rebel and not only did the feel seem toy-like but what I once thought was a pretty quick shutter seemed laggy! I won't even get into the usability of higher ISO on the 7D vs the 350...

As for the glass, I don't miss the 17-40L.




  
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Jun 10, 2010 10:06 |  #27

Yes I know, after this I will be thinking of full frame and have to replace all the EF-S lenses, so the updating will never stop. I already made the decision not to go full frame because of the size of the cameras, but now if I update to 7D the size is not an issue, it is the same size as 5D. But some of the EF-S lenses are still smaller so maybe I can keep away from the full frame a few years.


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Jun 10, 2010 10:35 |  #28
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This is not a mistake.....time to get a 7D now ;)


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Jun 10, 2010 11:19 as a reply to  @ post 10325459 |  #29

I am confident you will find the 7D a very worthy purchase. I find it to be the BEST camera I have had. I still like my 40D, but it gets very little use now. The 7D just seems to be a different level of performance.

My most used lenses are the 17-55 f2.8 IS and the 100-400 L IS. The 17-55 is not an L, however its optical performance is as good as or exceeds the 17-40 or classic 16-35Ls. My next (I do nature stuff) is the 300 f2.8 sometimes with the 1.4 or 2.0 Canon multipliers. The 1.4 the best of the two.; my 16-35 2.8 L does well, but the 17-55s' range keeps it in the bag instead. 100mm Macro, etc.. lots of glass collected over the years, 7D allows fine tuning of the lens to camera autofocus. That made my 300L much more accurate with its autofocus. Wa Hoo! Gotta love the speed and accuracy of autofocus with the 7D with any lens I put on it.

OH yea, occasionall the HD Video is an great convenience also.

Yeh! You are going to love it. Have you got it yet? :)


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Jun 10, 2010 12:46 |  #30

Ya brought a smile to my face reading this.
Of course taking a couple of days testin & cruise around yer local boulevards with Canon's latest hotrod would build the urge in ya.....
LOL! just like swapping the keys for the weekend to yer daily commut-o-mobile & taking a Ferrari or Lambo. ;)
(The 7D's focus system is so good, getting a 5D2 afterward was almost anticlimatic.....serio​usly.)


I agree with ya about the 15-85 & sellin off some of that other glass.
You'll be very happy with it and IMHO, it's the best kit lens for a 7D. In fact it's as good a walk-around mate to the body as the the 24-105 is for the 5D2
I have both and although it's not as long as the L, but it's roughly the same speed and it's optics & BQ are dang near near that red ring level.
I actually prefer it on the 7D due to the APS-C's curse on wide angle; I've got longer glass, so that extra 9mm on the wide end makes all the difference for me. ;)
It gives the 7D that 24-136mm range that's just about perfect for a walk-around genlens.


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