KenjiS wrote in post #12987246
I love my 7D
a little late to the game but i think the source of the majority of complaints are:
- People expecting 18mp APS-C to be equal to Full Frame in terms of detail and noise
Yep. Although, it's awfully close in terms of retained detail, and roughly a stop behind in terms of noise (that actually means that the 7D is slightly ahead when the depths of field and shutter speeds are equalized).
- People not understanding 18mp APS-C will stress your technique and lenses to their breaking point
Can't agree more. And can't stress the truth of this enough, either. High resolution sensors are very demanding of good technique, APS-C or not. They're also very demanding of glass (that's more limited to APS-C since APS-C has smaller photosites).
- People not taking 5 minutes to read the things experienced 7D shooters have figured out, IE That the files do need a bit of sharpening straight out of camera to get their maximum potential
- People not reading up on the focus system heavily (Heck I was guilty of this at one point... I will be honest and say I think the 7D's successor needs a smaller AF point option because the current ones are a tiny bit too large sometimes)
The 7D actually has a mode to deal with that: the spot AF mode. With that, you'll see a tiny rectangle within your standard AF point rectangle, and it will reduce the area covered by the AF point to just slightly larger than the area covered by the standard AF point rectangle.
So you should probably read up on the focus system.
- People being generally stupid and underexposing an ISO100 image by 3 stops then pushing it to a proper exposure and complaining about noise
Ain't that the truth...
My 7D has performed excellently for me since i bought it, its in every way a superior camera to the 30D I had previously and I think its the second best camera I ever owned (The EOS-3 has yet to be dethroned
I find the 7D to be the best camera I've ever owned, period. It even dethrones my EOS 3, but probably wouldn't dethrone a modern digital version of the EOS 3, if Canon would ever get off their butts and produces it... (one hopes the 5D3 will be that, but I'm not holding my breath).