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What do you all think of the 7D?

 
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Feb 23, 2013 21:02 |  #61

The 7D is still by far one of the great crop sensor cameras out there, you get good image quality without breaking the bank.


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Feb 23, 2013 21:29 |  #62

My 7D is so good I sold my FF lenses and went back to crop lenses to maximize my gains. I'm not ready to make the FF swap yet and after extensive testing VS. a 5D3 the gains only show up AT 3200 and above. below that the differences are negligible and at Iso 100 there is hardly any difference at all. When I saw that the 7D matched 5D3 at iso 100-400 I decided to keep her forever.

...I will pick up a 5D3 or 6D as a second body though for indoor higher iso shots only.


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Feb 23, 2013 21:41 |  #63

The 7D is a wonderful camera. I had one for 8 months and loved it. I sold it because I wanted better ISO performance in low light. I also wanted to get a good price for it before they announced the 7dII. I bought a 6D, which suits my shooting style perfectly. I was able to get good ISO 3200-4000 pics with a f/4 70-200, but there was a low % of keepers and the NR needed destroyed sharpness (shooting a staged low light event). If I could afford 2 bodies, I would have kept it.


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Feb 23, 2013 22:12 |  #64

I've had my 7D for about a year coming from a 40D as my first DSLR. The 40D was (is still) great; the 7D has been wonderful. With either camera I learned the key to getting great pictures is the glass. You'll be happy with a 7D, you'll be even happier with good lenses.


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Feb 24, 2013 18:18 |  #65

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.

Will this book still be relevant since the firmware upgrade??




  
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Feb 24, 2013 18:40 |  #66

Yogi Bear wrote in post #15643959 (external link)
That sound is the 'orientation sensor'. All 7Ds have the sound.

LOVE my 7D!

Thanks Yogi, as I said it really sounds like its meant to be there - not a broken part.
But always nice to know what it actually is!


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Feb 24, 2013 18:47 |  #67

I want a full frame, but my 7D has been so good, is built so beautifully, works so well, and is in such perfect condition, I feel I need to justify keeping it as a second body.
Certainly wouldn't sell it off cheap to fund a migration.
I just have that nagging feeling the day I sold it I would think Stupid move!

Only slight negative - they should warn people that its complex (Ok not for experienced Canon owners but as a first serious DSLR it needs some manual reading.). But totally worth the effort.


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Feb 24, 2013 19:07 |  #68

7D is a hugely competent all round tool.


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Feb 24, 2013 21:27 |  #69

RobDickinson wrote in post #15648110 (external link)
7D is a hugely competent all round tool.

Rob knows.
Check his landscape photos with the 7d. Awesome stuff.



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Feb 25, 2013 00:05 |  #70

Submariner wrote in post #15648055 (external link)
I want a full frame, but my 7D has been so good, is built so beautifully, works so well, and is in such perfect condition, I feel I need to justify keeping it as a second body.
Certainly wouldn't sell it off cheap to fund a migration.
I just have that nagging feeling the day I sold it I would think Stupid move!
...//...

I've been using using two 7D bodies for my semi-pro work and after one of them began to show its age, I added a 6D kit (24-105L).

Only had the 6D a couple of days, but so far it's looking like a great move.

Regards,

Simon

PS: I also think Canon got the 7D 99% right! So, it's a 6D/7D combo from now on.


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Feb 25, 2013 09:48 |  #71

capdad wrote in post #15647971 (external link)
Will this book still be relevant since the firmware upgrade??

The book is still relevant, but you might need to do a wee bit of reading online...

The list of improvements can be found here (external link) and figuring out the new things in the "Play1" menu shouldn't be too difficult.

For those wondering, before the 7D, my SLR was a T70...


Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. -- Yousuf Karsh

  
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Feb 25, 2013 10:33 |  #72

The 7D is ok if you can't afford a Nikon.

Kidding!!


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