gjl711 wrote in post #15087556
The longer you wait, the cheaper the 7D will get. If you wait long enough something better will come along. How long are you willing to wait?
This is true. However, there's "better" and then there's "good enough". The question is: will the 7D be "good enough"?IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/n2185x/7079256429/ IMG_4465-3.jpg
The 7D's high ISO performance is surprisingly good:
, on Flickr
That's an ISO 12800 shot (actually, ISO 6400 pushed a stop), taken in tungsten lighting (the most challenging lighting for high ISO because it requires that the blue channel be pushed harder to achieve a proper white balance. The blue channel is the noisiest in these cameras).
If you can achieve results like that at ISO 12800, how much more do you really need? Some will need even better, to be sure, but even so, ISO 12800 is right up there. I expect many/most people wouldn't have much use for more.