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What do you all think of the 7D?

 
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Feb 22, 2013 16:28 as a reply to  @ post 15640966 |  #46

Its very hard to compare cameras for many reasons.
Even with the same lens the body/lens combo can be a bit out of spec with one and right on with the other.

for example, if you had a 1d3+70-200 2.8 and the AF was spot on and then you tried the same lens on a 7d and it was off by a bit it would appear that the 7d was not as nice but if you adjust the AF it COULD be just as good or better.

Add to that the massively different megapixel amount and sensor sizes and the 2 bodies are very difficult to compare.

I went back and forth for months about a 1d3 or 7d when I was upgrading from my year old 60d. I couldnt get my hands on the 1d3 to try but I did get my hands on 2 7ds that were very good.
So I bought the 7d and Im happy with it.

One thing to consider (and I think it was mentioned earlier) is the 1d3 does not do video where the 7d does. So, if you want to shoot a bit of video its not gonna happen with the 1d3 as far as I know.
I have only shot video once but it was cool. A killdeer was doing its "broken wing dance" which few people get to see. So I recorded it. Sometimes you take a tiny hit in one thing to pick up a bit somewhere else.

Here are a few shots with my 7d+100-400L combo (people say the 100-400 is not very sharp)
Many of them are 50% or more cropped too.

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Feb 22, 2013 16:28 |  #47

The 7D is a great camera... until you compare it to a full frame,


Ok, just kidding. I think it depends on what you shoot.


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Feb 22, 2013 18:20 |  #48

I had the 7D the first month it came out and I've had images from it published around the world. It's shot Royalty, Celebrities, my dog, there's not much it can't do.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 18:37 |  #49

TeamSpeed wrote in post #15641215 (external link)
Just to put some pics to what we are saying...

I have shot the last 3 games at ISO 6400 in our local NBA league.

Here is a sample of a decent picture, I have some better, and some worse, shot at 6400. Here is the result directly out of DPP from the raw, then a crop, then an animated gif crop that has been post processed with a press of the play button using one of my actions. Again, not one of my better shots, and not all that sharp using the 70-200MKI, but usable. If folks are getting worse noise than this, I would like to try to help them out with some pointers, or chalk it up to a bum 7D.

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I strongly urge everyone to read up on Team's tips, they helped me a lot when needing high ISO.

To the OP I have had mine for about 6 months and couldn't be happier with it. I upgrade from a T3i that I had for about 4 months. I suggest you read all you can about the camera and to practice from the manual step by step and you will find it to become quite easy to use. I felt it was a larger learning curve going from a SX20IS to T3i than from the T3i to 7D.


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Feb 22, 2013 18:41 |  #50

I wanna get one with my tax refund! I have a T3 that is just sitting around. Prolly give it to my sister or my mother.


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Feb 23, 2013 01:52 |  #51

Corbeau wrote in post #15638460 (external link)
I've had mine for a week and a half and I love it... David Busch's book on the 7D -- read cover to cover before I even got the camera -- made the steep learning curve look like a bunny hill.

Yup, I read David's 7D book. He does a good job explaining the various AF modes and features.


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Feb 23, 2013 04:15 |  #52

I love my 7D and when I bought the 5D2 it was the perfect marriage. Love the 7D’s targeting and speed . And it shoots video just an amazing camera for the price nowadays man just can’t beat it .


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Feb 23, 2013 08:06 |  #53

+1 for all the comments on 7D. Its a great DSLR especially for the price. If I had to choose, I would buy it all over again. Its speed, build and AF is what I love about it.




  
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Feb 23, 2013 08:13 |  #54

kdrk888 wrote in post #15641283 (external link)
The 7D is a great camera... until you compare it to a full frame,


Ok, just kidding. I think it depends on what you shoot.

Yes, it depends on what you shoot. I discovered that I may sell my 5D2 to just keep the 7D. THe 8 fps and the 1.6 crop makes it great at 18 MB, especially when compared to the professional series 1D.


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Feb 23, 2013 08:18 |  #55

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #15641669 (external link)
I had the 7D the first month it came out and I've had images from it published around the world. It's shot Royalty, Celebrities, my dog, there's not much it can't do.

Ya right, I don't believe you until you post photos of your dog...


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Feb 23, 2013 08:26 |  #56

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I just bought my 7D a week ago...one thing that is bothering me is a sound of a loose spring in the pop-up flash area...When I shake my 7D, even just a slight shake I will hear the spring.

May not be the spring in the flash.
If I recall correctly, the 7D has some type of built in levelling device and it's probably that.
It's a while since I've used one so I can't remember, but someone who owns a 7D could confirm or deny.


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Feb 23, 2013 09:10 |  #57

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Before acquiring the 1DX,the 7D was my favorite.In fact,I even favored it over my 5D MKII.If the rumored specs of the 7D MKII are true,it would be a very good camera to compliment the 1DX.



Exact same situation for me! Everyone though I was crazy for liking the 7d best. Would like to have the crop factor back, so also hoping the 7DII is as good as rumored.


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Feb 23, 2013 09:14 |  #58

philwillmedia wrote in post #15643068 (external link)
May not be the spring in the flash.
If I recall correctly, the 7D has some type of built in levelling device and it's probably that.
It's a while since I've used one so I can't remember, but someone who owns a 7D could confirm or deny.

Ok just got my 7D out . Yes if you rotate it there is the slightest tick or rock noise.
But it could be from the pancake 40mm on it.
If you open the pop up flash and very slowly close the flip up part there is a sort of rachety type sound but its not invasive or worrying in the least.

Not sure what the issue is? Is someone worried their camera is broken - sorry but don't see what the problem is. I have a hand strap that as you rotate the camera flops over making a noise at the same level.
I am like the fussiest piggy on the planet ( and I send back anything that is even remotely not perfect eg 1st 70-300l was rejected on collection as the focus ring rattled a fair bit. 2 others in the shop did and mine the 3rd didn't. The 1st Sony was rejected as 2 of the door plugs were totally loose - ergo no dust let alone waterproof ability, and the second was refused as it had a nasty scratch right across the mini LCD panel. the 3rd was fine.
So in perspective if I say QC is good enough it probably is at the top end of the. Scale.

But this sound is almost like its meant to be there,ideally I' prefer it to be silent, but it is so faint you really have to be listening for it in an absolutely silent room.


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Feb 23, 2013 12:49 |  #59

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Ya right, I don't believe you until you post photos of your dog...

Here she is

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Feb 23, 2013 13:31 as a reply to  @ ChuckingFluff's post |  #60

philwillmedia wrote in post #15643068 (external link)
May not be the spring in the flash.
If I recall correctly, the 7D has some type of built in levelling device and it's probably that.
It's a while since I've used one so I can't remember, but someone who owns a 7D could confirm or deny.

Submariner wrote in post #15643170 (external link)
Ok just got my 7D out . Yes if you rotate it there is the slightest tick or rock noise.
But it could be from the pancake 40mm on it.
If you open the pop up flash and very slowly close the flip up part there is a sort of rachety type sound but its not invasive or worrying in the least.

Not sure what the issue is? Is someone worried their camera is broken - sorry but don't see what the problem is. I have a hand strap that as you rotate the camera flops over making a noise at the same level.
I am like the fussiest piggy on the planet ( and I send back anything that is even remotely not perfect eg 1st 70-300l was rejected on collection as the focus ring rattled a fair bit. 2 others in the shop did and mine the 3rd didn't. The 1st Sony was rejected as 2 of the door plugs were totally loose - ergo no dust let alone waterproof ability, and the second was refused as it had a nasty scratch right across the mini LCD panel. the 3rd was fine.
So in perspective if I say QC is good enough it probably is at the top end of the. Scale.

But this sound is almost like its meant to be there,ideally I' prefer it to be silent, but it is so faint you really have to be listening for it in an absolutely silent room.

That sound is the 'orientation sensor'. All 7Ds have the sound.

LOVE my 7D!


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