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Aug 12, 2010 17:16 as a reply to  @ post 10710432 |  #16

I aint no pro and I use a 5D mark II! :p


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Aug 12, 2010 19:49 as a reply to  @ Martin.D's post |  #17

Saint728 wrote in post #10710250 (external link)
Most people that buy the 7D are amateur photographers. They are considered consumer/prosumer camera bodies.

I'd bet the same could be said about the 1 series honestly, at least the fast version....

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The only PRO line that Canon offers is the 1D series. Nothing else is considered "professional".

so, I'm not making money with my 7D then? :confused: news to me.


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Aug 12, 2010 19:54 |  #18

jacobsen1 wrote in post #10711238 (external link)
I'd bet the same could be said about the 1 series honestly, at least the fast version....

All 1 series are considered pro bodies.

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Aug 12, 2010 20:05 |  #19

Saint728 wrote in post #10711259 (external link)
All 1 series are considered pro bodies.

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But what percentage of 1D owners earn a living from photography?

Probably a lot higher than the 7D for sure, but not 100%


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Aug 12, 2010 20:05 |  #20

yeffpicme wrote in post #10710432 (external link)
cool guys...thanks...

i was just feeling that buyers remorse after dropping about 2k on a camera...when I was using the xsi for about 2 years and things were doing just fine.

I'm a guy with a hobby, and never earnt a cent from my hobby. I did the upgrade from the 450D (Xsi) to 7D back in Jan, and have not regretted it yet.

If you bought the 7D as it will hopefully solve an limitation that you encountered with the 450D, then you'll be fine. If you bought as you wanted the latest and greatest, you may regret it. The 7D is a lot less forgiving of bad user technique - I should know - I found all sorts of issues when i changed over bodies - and still havent fixed some yet!! This can explain why some people find it's not the body for them.

Reason I upgraded - I found the AF system on the 450D wasn't keeping up with what I was doing, changing to the 7D my keeper rate tripled overnight, and now that I've learnt the camera abilities a bit better, it's about 5-6 times the rate it was on the 450D.

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Aug 12, 2010 20:07 |  #21

pro or non-pro : the joystick and jog dial at the back are reasons enough to upgrade from the rebel series :)


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Aug 12, 2010 20:12 |  #22

The 7D is for the professional amateurs photographers, or the amateur-pro photographers :) if you fit in any of these two categories go get one and be happy. :)

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Aug 12, 2010 20:19 |  #23

I would say it depends what you intend to get from it. If you are planning on setting everything to Auto and clicking away, then I would not spend the money on a body, better glass maybe. A new body is only a piece of the puzzle, you need all the pieces for great photos.


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Aug 12, 2010 21:03 |  #24

This is from the Canon 7D web page:
Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals

I fall into that category and upgraded from a 40D to the 7D. It's well worth it but if I wasn't earning any money from photography, I would have stayed with my 40D. If money is a factor, check out a 50D


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Aug 12, 2010 21:12 as a reply to  @ Mike R's post |  #25

Saint728 wrote in post #10711259 (external link)
All 1 series are considered pro bodies.

there's the build of the body, then there's the fact professional suggests you make money with it. This:

RobDickinson wrote in post #10711303 (external link)
But what percentage of 1D owners earn a living from photography?

is what I'm getting at. There are a LOT of people out there with 1 series who don't need them but can afford them. They're not professionals, but their camera is designed to be a professional tool. That's what I'm getting at.

Canon aims the 7D at the semi pro or prosumer which really means they want anyone with $1700 to buy one. It's not built as well as the 1D but it's built as well as the old 1 series film bodies which WERE professional back then.

but yeah, there's a few different definitions for professional and I'm getting at both.


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Aug 12, 2010 21:12 |  #26

Mike R wrote in post #10711607 (external link)
This is from the Canon 7D web page:
Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals

I fall into that category and upgraded from a 40D to the 7D. It's well worth it but if I wasn't earning any money from photography, I would have stayed with my 40D. If money is a factor, check out a 50D

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Aug 12, 2010 21:16 |  #27

Im not a professional and I have a 7D. I upgraded from a Rebel XT and the difference is amazing. Going back to my Xt and messing with it, I dont even know how I used it compared to my 7D. I cant stand it.


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Aug 12, 2010 21:30 as a reply to  @ WRXTACY's post |  #28

I'm not a pro and use and really like my 7D. If I earned a living with it and had to feed my kids I would likely use 1D bodies for double storage cards and superior auto-focus. I think that would not guarantee 100% reliability but certainly the best bet with a Canon.


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Aug 12, 2010 21:31 |  #29

I am just a hobbyist with 7D... It is one impressive camera!


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Aug 12, 2010 21:42 as a reply to  @ WRXTACY's post |  #30

I used an XTi for about three years before getting my 7D late last year. While the 7D is a fantastic camera, the XTi is no slouch at low ISO. My opinion is that top quality glass is probably the best thing that can be done for any camera. While I still love my XTi, it has become as lonely as the Maytag repairman.

As Daniel mentioned earlier, the 7D is a demanding camera that is unforgiving of poor user technique. That sentiment was echoed many times right after the 7D was introduced and I can vouch for its truthfulness. It will either force you to become a more disciplined photographer or to rue the day that you bought it if unwilling to recognize that a camera, by itself, can't take perfect pictures. The other thing to know is that the 7D has a very steep learning curve because it is a complex piece of equipment with a lot of user selectable options. Learning to use the 7D to take advantage of its capabilities is worth the time spent.


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