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Jan 26, 2012 13:41 |  #46

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Note that I said *I've* never found the 50's AF to be particularly lacking for action/sports. I never said anything about anybody else's situation. Since the OP never mentioned anything about the 1D4, I'm not sure how it even plays into this conversation. It's in a slightly different price range than the T2i/40/50/7D the OP asked about.

1. I did notice that you said the 50D was sufficient for you. However the OP was asking whether people thought the 7D was a worthy upgrade over the 50D/40D. By responding at all you are implying that the 50D af performance is could be sufficient for the OP was well. In short, by responding at all, you are saying something about "anybody else's situation."

2. As for the 1D4, the logic goes something like this: If the 50D af is sufficient, the 7D (which costs more) af is over kill, thus the 1D4 (which has even better af) must be only for loonies!

3. Don't take my comments too seriously. :D


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Jan 26, 2012 13:46 |  #47

Still in the wrong section!

Anyhoo, the 7D is a 1dIV lite. What's not to like? This camera is so darn robust that it is often compared to the 5d2 and 1dIII/1dIV. It's amazing.


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Jan 26, 2012 13:58 |  #48

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3. Don't take my comments too seriously. :D

With a username like themadman, who would? ;)


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Jan 30, 2012 18:22 |  #49

Got my refurb 7D body only from canon today. I connected it to Mac and with couple of commands I saw only 900 shutter actuations on it!

It really feels like Apple product in hand. Rich and awesome everywhere. If I close my eyes and move my hands around her body, it feels like I am touching some hollywood diva like KimK or Jello..!
I was blown off (dont be naughty) by her view finder and grip in hands.

I am thinking to buy either 25-105 + 10-22 combo or 17-55 f2.8 lens


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Jan 30, 2012 18:25 |  #50

Congrats and now go back to read my post so you can read up on all the differences over the 50D! :D

17-55 IS is a stellar lens on the 7D.


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Jan 30, 2012 18:57 |  #51

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Got my refurb 7D body only from canon today. I connected it to Mac and with couple of commands I saw only 900 shutter actuations on it!

It really feels like Apple product in hand. Rich and awesome everywhere. If I close my eyes and move my hands around her body, it feels like I am touching some hollywood diva like KimK or Jello..!
I was blown off (dont be naughty) by her view finder and grip in hands.

I am thinking to buy either 25-105 + 10-22 combo or 17-55 f2.8 lens

WOW! I can't image what would happen if you got your hands on a 1D series body! :D


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Jan 30, 2012 19:03 |  #52

Canon 7D owners either love them or hate 'em. I am not one of the haters. I just finished shooting 20 high school soccer matches at three tournaments over the past three weekends. I used the 7D for all but two or three. I get more bang for my buck with the 300 f/2.8 mounted on it.


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Jan 30, 2012 21:15 |  #53

the 7d is a great camera but if u put that and 50d for build quality 50d wins all day the reason i say this is a have both and dropped both 7d on accident which sucked 2 feet off a wall and a screw just popped out in front POS but love the camera my 50d i fell down slate throwing tripod up in air 8ft attached with my 50d with 17-40L lense is fine and camera is fine just a couple scratches on it only thing that broke was my battery door my hood on lense broke but to this day i still use both and love them


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Jan 30, 2012 21:15 |  #54

here is a sample vid i shot with my 7d when i was in the NYC
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Jan 30, 2012 21:40 |  #55

mcowens wrote in post #13797575 (external link)
the 7d is a great camera but if u put that and 50d for build quality 50d wins all day the reason i say this is a have both and dropped both 7d on accident which sucked 2 feet off a wall and a screw just popped out in front POS but love the camera my 50d i fell down slate throwing tripod up in air 8ft attached with my 50d with 17-40L lense is fine and camera is fine just a couple scratches on it only thing that broke was my battery door my hood on lense broke but to this day i still use both and love them

A sample size of 1 each doesn't make for very good statistics, plus 2 completely different falls with different impact points and physics involved.


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Jan 30, 2012 23:44 |  #56

the 7D AF system is out of this world. Definately worth it




  
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Jan 31, 2012 00:03 |  #57

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the 7D AF system is out of this world. Definately worth it

Agree! Try the 7D in super lowlight with fast lens (2.8 or faster) to take advantage of the extra sensitivity the AF points offer... you will be amazed how fast and accurate the camera locks focus in the almost completely dark environments. This is something that 5D II cannot compare even with it's center focus point. Basically 5DII outer AF points will refuse to function in super dim light while the center point might have a chance to lock tho it refuses to focus in most cases.

I now miss my 7D for it's responsiveness and AF even more after I sold it and moved to 5DII a month ago.


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Jan 31, 2012 09:03 |  #58

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Is 7D really worth it for photography focused crowd? I mean if we compare core and pure photography features with 40D or 50D, does 7D win on big? Or even when compared to T2i, does it win big?

The only real reason in my opinion to get the 7D over the others, would be for pure photography.

Does it "win big" however? No. It wins small.

One thing to remember as you move closer to perfection... The cost of incremental improvements goes way up.

There is no question the 7D is a better camera then the other ones you mention. If your a pro, the delta in cost is worth it. If you are not, it all depends on your budget.


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Jan 31, 2012 09:16 |  #59

I bought the 7D for the auto focus system, knowing I'd be mostly using it for nature/wildlife/birdin​g. I'd think the only other camera in Canon's current line up that would be better for this purpose is a 1D4. But if you're on a budget the 7D is the best option if this is what you shoot. It's far better than the 50D for what I shoot. And that's why I bought it.


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Jan 31, 2012 11:59 |  #60

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There are no AF issues with the 7D. The majority of reported "AF issues" are user error. ...

I read too many stories from competent users that make me think otherwise (myself included). When the camera's AF works the 7d on the whole is spectacular, especially for the price. Unless you shoot a lot at high ISOs, but that's not a strong point for any 1.6x cropper...


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