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Just got a 7D, coming from a Rebel XS. Are there any new features I should try out?

 
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Sep 01, 2010 19:57 |  #1

With the 15-85 kit lens.

I think the most thing I'm excited about is the 1080 video capture and electronic level.

Also, I ordered a Patriot 266x 8GB CF card. Does anyone have any experience with this particular card?




  
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Sep 01, 2010 20:01 |  #2

fantastic AF, 8fps...if you shot wildlife of sports, and very high ISO capabilites.

It rocks. ;) Enjoy!




  
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Sep 01, 2010 21:58 |  #3

I have the 16GB 266x Patriot card (2 of them) and never had an issue. Fast and records 1080p video without problems.

My recommendation is to study up on the auto focus system in the 7D. Much different than your old XS.

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Sep 01, 2010 22:06 |  #4

One of the best features is the manual, if you catch my drift ;-)a

You definitely should do some reading on how to change some of the default settings that have given people trouble. For one, the zone AF is tricky and really only recommended for birds in flight or other stuff where there is nothing anywhere in the foreground. In zone AF, the camera picks the sensor with the closest object, which is often not what you want. Use single point, spot, and af point expansion (in that order)


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Sep 01, 2010 22:06 |  #5

all of them!!


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Sep 01, 2010 22:07 |  #6

Wireless trigger if you own an external flash...


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Sep 01, 2010 22:44 |  #7

try out the magnesium alloy chassis (by dropping it on the ground :lol:)

less jokingly, try out wireless flash, super accurate and fast AF, 19 tracking points + different tracking modes, 8fps goodness, ... basically every feature hah!


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Sep 01, 2010 23:57 as a reply to  @ johnny0415's post |  #8

Hey all,

Wireless flash trigger and lens micro adjustment!!

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Sep 02, 2010 06:13 |  #9

timbop wrote in post #10833710 (external link)
One of the best features is the manual, if you catch my drift ;-)a

I second this...coming from an XTi I thought I could just switch it on and learn as I went like I did with the XTi. I have been able to somewhat, but reading the manual has sped the process up immensely!


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Sep 02, 2010 06:18 |  #10

AF.


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Sep 02, 2010 06:30 |  #11

Read the 7D sticky and go through some of the links, there are many links that are educational in nature, like videos, etc.


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Sep 02, 2010 09:36 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #12

There are some features that have more "wow" factor than others, the AF system, 8 fps, and wireless flash control but when I got mine I went through the whole manual so I had at least a basic understand of ALL of the features. I'm not an expert on all the features nor do I use all of them but I feel that it is worthwhile to understand what the camera can do. I have watched all the videos I can find and read almost every thread I see on here that has to do with a 7D to see what I can pick up. The way I learned the most though is first doing the reading (or watching) and then trying it out myself. No better way to understand and retain than actually doing it.


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Sep 02, 2010 10:19 as a reply to  @ yourdoinitwrong's post |  #13

Magic Lantern has 2 DVDs on the 7D. Excellent training.




  
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Sep 02, 2010 13:19 |  #14

read the manual!


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Sep 02, 2010 13:23 as a reply to  @ Daedalus34r's post |  #15

Remote flash triggering would be very high on my list if I ever got my hands on a 7D.


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