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Buy 7D ???

 
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Aug 07, 2012 17:25 |  #16

If you can afford it. For for it. It is still the best APS-C camera on the market since introduced. And now made even better with firmware 2.0.


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Aug 07, 2012 18:47 |  #17

You, the OP, need to make up your decision based upon what criteria is most important to you. More pro body and pro features. Swivel screen. Advanced movie capabilities. autofocus capabilities. pro weight vs lightweight. blah, blah, blah. There is no right answer to the question- it's whatever is right for you. What was it about the 60D/t4i that interested you ? What interests you in the 7D ? Weigh your decision on what is most important to you. Spending money for the sake of spending money- limited rewards. If you are looking at getting a 7D just 'cause- then do it.

Question of logic: if the 7D replacement was due out soon, why would Canon provide a major upgrade- today - to all 7D owners with the free major firmware update? If there was one coming out soon, it'd make more sense for them to not provide that- and put the features into the replacement and get owners to upgrade their cameras rather than upgrade their firmware ( for free ). My POV- no 7D II in the near future. Sorry. To you, that means- why wait ?


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Aug 07, 2012 18:50 as a reply to  @ delhi's post |  #18

If your looking at the used market, I'd get a 7d. the price difference of 60d is less than $200 on used. They aren't selling too hot on here or Craigslist. I thought I was going to get around $1100 for my 7d. I'm down to $950 and still no takers. I think the 60d's are around $825 used. The differences are well worth $125. The 60d is more like a rebel model. Call me crazy, but I think I liked my 50d more than the 60d I had.


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Aug 07, 2012 20:01 |  #19

I sold my 7D in February and have regretted it ever since. I finally got another one yesterday. I say go get it and read the manual over and over again.


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Aug 07, 2012 20:20 |  #20

jeffreynmandy wrote in post #14827787 (external link)
If your looking at the used market, I'd get a 7d. the price difference of 60d is less than $200 on used. They aren't selling too hot on here or Craigslist. I thought I was going to get around $1100 for my 7d. I'm down to $950 and still no takers. I think the 60d's are around $825 used. The differences are well worth $125. The 60d is more like a rebel model. Call me crazy, but I think I liked my 50d more than the 60d I had.

That's a fantastic price, but there are a TON of 7D models available for sale. Two months back they were selling for $1200+ I think with more people moving to the 5D3 and lots of 5D2 models becoming available for fairly cheap, many had moved to FF, or at least that is what it looked like based on the sale threads.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 20:46 |  #21

Go for it. I just did and don't regret it. I have the 50D and the 7D has a lot more then the 50D.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 22:22 |  #22

Get the 7d, I just went through the dilemma 2 weeks ago and decided to buy the 7d! It's great and the new firmware is awesome.


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Aug 07, 2012 23:13 |  #23

Does anyone think I would have any regrets buying a refurbished 7D?


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Aug 08, 2012 01:15 |  #24

I just picked up a 7d with 18-135, 2 memory cards, and a bag for a steal on Craigslist. ($1000.00) eos count was just under 1100. I couldn't resist so I bought it and now my 60d with grip is for sale.

The 7d is awesome! The af system really is an upgrade. The speed is ridiculously fast IMO . I love the feel of the camera too.

Just my opinion :)


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Aug 08, 2012 01:17 |  #25

HammerCope wrote in post #14828983 (external link)
Does anyone think I would have any regrets buying a refurbished 7D?

You may be better off getting a used one on Craigslist. Like mentioned before a lot of people are trying to trade up to full frame which means lots Of opportunities for us :)


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Aug 08, 2012 01:18 |  #26

I have also been wondering this same thing. I'm wanting to upgrade from my T3i to either a 7D or the 5DII, but the autofocus on the 7D is making me lean towards it.


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Aug 08, 2012 03:31 |  #27

Magnus3D wrote in post #14826294 (external link)
You can't possibly go wrong with the 7D, buy it and enjoy it.

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I have the 7D for over 2,5 years now and still love it. It's a great camera which (with the right approach) can produce amazing pictures!

I'm still stunned by the image quality ofthe 7D when using a flash (430 EX II in my case). No noise at all and very sharp.


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Aug 08, 2012 06:32 |  #28

I bought a refurb almost two years ago now and love it. With a trade in (even a point and shoot as long as it is a Canon) they are $1080. I would call. You then have a 90 day warranty.

OP no mention of being able to afford some good glass? If that is the case buy a combo off Craigslist or the 60D.


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Aug 08, 2012 10:13 as a reply to  @ Trique Daddi's post |  #29

I shot the current Ducks Unlimited cover and MD Bowhunting cover with a refurb 60D and that is a field ruled by 7D's and pro bodies. The 60D has proven to be one of the best bodies Canon has ever built and will be remembered as an overachiever while the 7D will go down as a fast good camera with a noisy history.

The t4i is unproven at this point. It also has a touch screen and for outdoor photography in the winter that is going to be a pain in the azz. From looking at the specs it only gets 440 shots compared to the 60Ds 1,100 on a batter charge so that's a turn off also.

The truth is I wanted to buy a 7D bad and have extensively shot 2 different one.
Short story- A good friend of mine from Maine that makes a living behind the lens had fried his 5DII and picked up a new 7D and was down to visit before leaving to shoot another filming job. Up to this point he had been a little disappointed because the picture quality had not been on par with his 5DII as he kind of expected but liked the extra frame speed.

Combined we had a large selection of L glass 16-35,17-40,28-70, 70-200 both the 2.8&4, 300 2.8 and 400 5.6. Let's just say we shot the crap out of everything swapping glass back and forth even cut the 7D back to med raw as I had read suggested. No matter who was shooting what camera with what glass the 60D had a much higher keeper rate.

Perhaps he just got a lemon(but another weekend shootout with a second 7D netted the same results) and I got a better then average body. Will left disappointed and ordered a 5DIII and I ended up saving a little longer and got a 5DIII and it plays very well with the 60D using the same batteries,chargers,car​ds and remotes.

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Aug 08, 2012 12:47 |  #30

I don't know if this helps, but there are a lot of thoughts in here on the 7D and on upgrading in general. This is my "what should I buy" thread:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1200639

In my situation, it was only $200 more to go to a 1D3, so...


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