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Focus speed & accuracy: 20D vs. 7D

 
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Aug 22, 2010 12:05 as a reply to  @ post 10766587 |  #16

There is going to be a learning curve for you if you decide to go from the 20D - 7D. So be a little patient with it when you start using it.


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Aug 22, 2010 22:36 |  #17

Damn... now another reason to want the 7D ;)
Thanks for the input, everyone.


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Aug 22, 2010 22:39 |  #18

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uhm shes beyonce, 3k isnt that much for someone who is worth millions :confused::confused:

wow, you missed the sarcasm by 30 miles on that one.

I think between her and her husband they are closing in on 10 figures in the bank.


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Aug 22, 2010 23:03 |  #19

Hm. I wonder if she's looking to adopt a slightly used 36 year old... whaddayathink?


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Aug 22, 2010 23:09 |  #20

I don't know, is she even 36 herself? :)

One other feature of the 7D which works only with Canon branded USM macros is a new macro-servo AF that improves macro accuracy. But I do know most excellent macro shooters end up manually focusing much of the time regardless of body.


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Aug 22, 2010 23:15 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #21

Another advantage of the 7D is you can control flashes off camera. You would have to pay around $250 to add a bulky transmitter to do the same. I have the 20D, 40D and 5DII and that is one feature that has me seriously thinking of dumping the 20D and 40D and going for the 7D.


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Aug 22, 2010 23:17 |  #22

spear wrote in post #10769763 (external link)
Another advantage of the 7D is you can control flashes off camera. You would have to pay around $250 to add a bulky transmitter to do the same. I have the 20D, 40D and 5DII and that is one feature that has me seriously thinking of dumping the 20D and 40D and going for the 7D.

While that is a nice feature, a $200 ST-e2 is a heck of a lot cheaper than a 7D!


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Aug 22, 2010 23:31 |  #23

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While that is a nice feature, a $200 ST-e2 is a heck of a lot cheaper than a 7D!

plus the 7D does not have the ability to sync high speed flash - you max out at 1/250 sec. whereas the ST-E2 allows you HSS. :D


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Aug 22, 2010 23:35 as a reply to  @ sixsixfour's post |  #24

Actually I do have an STE2 but I find it very cumbersome to carry around. The idea of having it on the camera all the time seems like a big bonus. Of course it would be the compelling reason to buy the 7D, but all the little things do add up.


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Aug 23, 2010 00:30 |  #25

not to highjack the thread, but this ties in to my dilemma...
I've just been given the green light by my...um, banker (i.e. wife) to invest in my photography equipment. I bought the 20d when it came out and it has been the only dSLR I've owned. I'm saving, or was saving, for a 35L.

Now that I'm in the buying mode, I don't know whether to stay the course and buy the 35L or go with the 7D...

for those who have upgraded to the 7D, was it worth it?

thanks




  
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Aug 23, 2010 00:35 |  #26

Lens make the picture

Cameras just capture them
Always lenses before cameras.




  
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Aug 23, 2010 00:35 |  #27

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not to highjack the thread, but this ties in to my dilemma...
I've just been given the green light by my...um, banker (i.e. wife) to invest in my photography equipment. I bought the 20d when it came out and it has been the only dSLR I've owned. I'm saving, or was saving, for a 35L.

Now that I'm in the buying mode, I don't know whether to stay the course and buy the 35L or go with the 7D...

for those who have upgraded to the 7D, was it worth it?

thanks

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Aug 23, 2010 04:01 |  #28

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looks like she has a 24-70 2.8 too.

Really? How can you tell....:confused:


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Aug 23, 2010 05:16 |  #29

Always ? Really ?.

SlvrScoobie wrote in post #10770076 (external link)
Lens make the picture

Cameras just capture them
Always lenses before cameras.


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Aug 23, 2010 05:57 as a reply to  @ DarthVader's post |  #30

After getting all the glass I wanted I went from a 30d to a 7d. I don't regret this for a moment but if I still had any lenses on my wishlist I would have bought them first. All the time!

So, glass first! Always! Unless your camera is broken or something... ;)

And yes, it takes time to learn the 7d. It is a great but also demanding tool...

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