brandrum wrote in post #15810011
Nice work guys!!..anyone else growing dissatisfied with their 7d. The autofocus is starting to really get on my nerves and it keeps freezing up at the worst times...anyone else having the same problem?
I sold my 10mp 1D mkIII to buy the 7D,, that was the worst mistake I ever made.
I grew to loathe my 7D AF for sports,,, after 50k+ shots and every combination of CFn I could think of, I rented another 7D body just to see if I had a 'bad copy' ,, I didn't,, it was just as bad. It didn't lock-up or anything like you're experiencing,, it just wasn't fast or accurate enough. I was never in love with the IQ either,, no matter what the lens, the photos just didn't 'pop'.
I loved the handling and ergonomics of the 7D,, and the 7D AF is better then any X0D or Rebel,,, but it's not even close to the 1D series' AF,,, even the 10 year old 1d mkII kills the 7D every time.
I did get some beautiful portraits from my 7D,,, and I always thought the high ISO performance was excellent (something a lot of folk disagree with) but as an action shooter,,, I give it a thumbs down. I sold my 7D and got an old 1D mk II,,, even with 10mp less resolution,,, I'm getting killer images and a keeper-rate at least triple what I was getting with the 7D.
Just my experience,,, YMMV