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Does the 50D and 40D feel like a 7D?

 
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Apr 23, 2012 16:21 |  #1

I can go and hold the 7D in the store, but not the 40D/50D. I read the dimensions online, but do they feel the same? Do they feel really different? I don't necessarily mean the weight, how do I say it? When you wrap your hands around the grip, are they very different?

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Apr 23, 2012 16:30 |  #3

The 50D feels pretty much the same as the 7D, the 7D is a bit heavier.
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Apr 23, 2012 18:05 |  #4

40D and 50D feel identical (which i find also feels like the 5D2).

the 7D has a really nice grip to it as it find it feels better than those 3 bodies. it's got more a 'hook' for your thumb when you're holding it with one hand and more contoured as well around the front fingers.

I loved that 7D grip and missed it when i went to the 5D2. i hear the 5D3 feels like the 7D grip as well. :)


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Apr 23, 2012 18:10 |  #5

Had a 40D and now 7D. The 7D does feel better in hand, I also like the power switch and rear button placement on the 7D much better than the 40D. Working the knobs and buttons and the 7D just feels easier than it did on the 40D.




  
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Apr 23, 2012 18:17 as a reply to  @ bulldog-yota's post |  #6

If you're thinking about buying a 40D or 50D, I don't think you would be disappointed in how it felt versus a 7D. If you just held the 7D in the store and then bought a 50D, you probably wouldn't even notice. If you're between a 40D and a 50D, get the 50; it was a major upgrade over the 40.

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Apr 23, 2012 18:22 |  #7

40D in feel and operation is a bit old school vs the 7D but its still a decent camera.


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Apr 23, 2012 21:53 |  #8

I couldn't feel enough of a difference between the 40D, 7D and 5DII to notice, you mileage may vary.


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Apr 24, 2012 01:21 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #9

No. The 7D is more intuitive. For some reason, it also feels more solid... might be due weight.


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Apr 24, 2012 07:42 |  #10

They feel about the same to me.


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Apr 24, 2012 08:57 |  #11

I'm sure if i blind-folded myself, i probably couldn't tell the difference. But if i know I am holding the one i paid $1500 for, i would feel it gives better grip. :lol:


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Apr 24, 2012 16:48 as a reply to  @ cfcRebel's post |  #12

Looking at both on the desk in front of me, although the dimensions are about the same the grip on the 7D is a little thicker and the 7D is a little heavier.




  
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Apr 24, 2012 17:01 |  #13

The 7D is heavier and thicker. But it is also easier to hold 1-handed because of the elevated ridge next to the CF door that allows the palm and thumb to slide right into position. The 40D didn't have that and was more difficult to hold 1-handed w/ a lens mounted.


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Apr 25, 2012 08:09 |  #14

I agree with everyone, the 7D is a little thicker and definitely heavier.


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