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Nov 17, 2011 01:36 |  #1

Well, today is that day!

I will be receiving my 7D body today, and I look forward to it!

Needless to say, I'm pretty anxious about the steep learning curve ahead. Pair this with very limited time and I start feeling I will still be using my 20D for Christmass...

How can I speed up the process???

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Nov 17, 2011 01:49 |  #2

Read the manual.. and just ... USE IT! No other way :)


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Nov 17, 2011 01:53 |  #3

r34p3rex wrote in post #13411796 (external link)
Read the manual.. and just ... USE IT! No other way :)

I hope it's more informative than the 20D's one...

I have seen some interesting videos on YouTube. These seem to help a lot as you get to see the whole process and the actual result through the viewfinder.

Any other ideas?


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Nov 17, 2011 01:57 |  #4

ShootaBike wrote in post #13411804 (external link)
I hope it's more informative than the 20D's one...

I have seen some interesting videos on YouTube. These seem to help a lot as you get to see the whole process and the actual result through the viewfinder.

Any other ideas?

The 7D manual is actually quite good :D Maybe pick up a more advanced book from Amazon or something


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Nov 17, 2011 02:13 |  #5

r34p3rex wrote in post #13411808 (external link)
The 7D manual is actually quite good :D Maybe pick up a more advanced book from Amazon or something

This is a great relief and a good thing to know...

Thanx for the tip!


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Nov 17, 2011 02:18 |  #6

A DSLR will always stay a DSLR.... not much new, besides you got more advanced AF options, but it's practically the same device... but just better :).




  
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Nov 17, 2011 02:32 |  #7

psychodweep wrote in post #13411848 (external link)
A DSLR will always stay a DSLR.... not much new, besides you got more advanced AF options, but it's practically the same device... but just better :).

The AF must be a completely different thing than what I'm used to. But then, any advancement is.


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Nov 17, 2011 02:41 as a reply to  @ ShootaBike's post |  #8

Go to B&H Video Tutorials (external link).

Search for the three part series on "Canon EOS 7D” - (..a balance of features...) ... page 2 - (display 11-25 of 25).


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Nov 17, 2011 02:43 |  #9

DunnoWhen wrote in post #13411879 (external link)
Go to B&H Video Tutorials (external link).

Search for the three part series on "Canon EOS 7D” - (..a balance of features...) ... page 2 - (display 11-25 of 25).

I will do that!

Thanx!!!


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Nov 17, 2011 04:15 as a reply to  @ ShootaBike's post |  #10

I received mine 2 weeks ago, came from a T1i for the past 3 years. I like the you tube videos from here http://www.michaelthem​entor.com/store/ (external link)
I ordered his video, I do like the focus tips Michael has on you tube for setting up the camera. Enjoy the 7D...so far I love mine.


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Nov 17, 2011 05:25 as a reply to  @ timberlandlh's post |  #11

By default, three of the five AF modes are enabled. With C.Fn III -6 you can activate the other two.

Don't be alarmed when you first look through the viewfinder without the battery installed. It will clear up once you insert the battery.




  
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Nov 17, 2011 06:56 |  #12

Search for video:


https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=768556


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Nov 17, 2011 07:45 |  #13

You call a 20D to a 7D a steep learning curve? HA! Try going from a G9, like this knucklehead did. The prior slr I had was a FE2. There some good books out there to learn you. Have fun!


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Nov 17, 2011 10:01 |  #14

Speed read David Busch's "Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography"




  
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Nov 17, 2011 10:26 |  #15

The only "hard" part will be the update to the auto focus, and even then, it's not that hard. Especially if you're used to using a single AF point, it really isn't as difficult as people make it out to be.

Besides, if you can take a good photo with your 20D, you can take a good photo with the 7D.


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