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I don't think I ever gave the 7D enough credit

 
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Nov 20, 2013 21:34 |  #121

The thing about the 7D is that you can get really nice photos out of it. But I found myself spending way more time in post processing to edit those photos compared to other cameras I've owned. Which eventually led me to selling it. Obviously, if you use a higher grade lens you'll see improvement in quality. That's true no matter what camera you own.


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Nov 21, 2013 03:47 as a reply to  @ dfbovey's post |  #122

I have read this post with interest and have to say, I like my 7D a lot, (love isn't an emotion I would use when describing my a affection for something made from plastic and metal, but that's just me).:)

The one thing that has been mentioned in this thread and in other forums is, the AA filter used in the 7D. Would it be possible to replace this filter, either manually, or reduce it's strength as a software upgrade by Canon?


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Nov 21, 2013 05:12 |  #123

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I have read this post with interest and have to say, I like my 7D a lot, (love isn't an emotion I would use when describing my a affection for something made from plastic and metal, but that's just me).:)

The one thing that has been mentioned in this thread and in other forums is, the AA filter used in the 7D. Would it be possible to replace this filter, either manually, or reduce it's strength as a software upgrade by Canon?

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Nov 21, 2013 05:59 |  #124

Very interesting. Thanks for the link. I wonder if anyone here on POTN has replaced their AA filter.




  
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Nov 21, 2013 06:29 |  #125

Many thanks for the link, it was an interesting read, but of no use to me as I live in the UK.

This is odviously a known problem, so am wondering why Canon haven't attempted an aftermarket replacement filter.


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Nov 21, 2013 06:37 |  #126

killwilly wrote in post #16468856 (external link)
Many thanks for the link, it was an interesting read, but of no use to me as I live in the UK.

This is odiously a known problem, so am wondering why Canon haven't attempted an aftermarket replacement filter.

You can't have an aftermarket filter unless the original filter is designed to be replaced.


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Nov 21, 2013 20:46 |  #127

Better y'all then me to have to PP removal of moiré patterns. ;)




  
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Nov 22, 2013 23:45 |  #128

Frodge wrote in post #16459165 (external link)
The guy is asking a legitimate question.
Kanye gets a 5d two days ago after trading a 60d in and tells the ip all aps-c sensors are cheap junk. No new for a room, I just don't like that nonsense.

It is a fact that a cheap lens on a full frame sensor gives better sharpness than an expensive lens on a crop sensor. Just go to DxOMark site.

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Nov 23, 2013 00:09 as a reply to  @ nepsat's post |  #129

I honestly don't get the AA thing. I was all prepared for it because I'd heard so much about the 7D being soft SOOC.

I'd say it is at least as sharp as my 5DII, I certainly don't need to do anything differently in PP.

Also I have to say I went from t1i to 5DII and the 2 years later added a 7D and the 7D is excellent. Obviously IQ isn't on par with the 5DII, but everything else is much better. Maybe it's just an extra 3 years of PP experience, but I take the 7D and leave the 5DII at home a lot for general shooting and overall get better shots with the 7D.

I paid $2400 for the 5DII and $800 for the 7D. The 7D is a hell of a good value.

Of course I 'need' a 5DIII, but honestly I can't really justify it. If I did indoor events yes, but not for the occasional indoor kids sports.


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Nov 23, 2013 03:21 |  #130

ejenner wrote in post #16473609 (external link)
I honestly don't get the AA thing. I was all prepared for it because I'd heard so much about the 7D being soft SOOC.

I'd say it is at least as sharp as my 5DII, I certainly don't need to do anything differently in PP.

Also I have to say I went from t1i to 5DII and the 2 years later added a 7D and the 7D is excellent. Obviously IQ isn't on par with the 5DII, but everything else is much better. Maybe it's just an extra 3 years of PP experience, but I take the 7D and leave the 5DII at home a lot for general shooting and overall get better shots with the 7D.

I paid $2400 for the 5DII and $800 for the 7D. The 7D is a hell of a good value.

Of course I 'need' a 5DIII, but honestly I can't really justify it. If I did indoor events yes, but not for the occasional indoor kids sports.

I'm inclined to agree with you. Iv'e never had noise issues with my 7D, perhaps there is a difference from one body to another. The only reason I raised the point about AA filters, was because it had been mentioned here and on other forums.


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Nov 23, 2013 03:30 |  #131

Native ISO's on my 7D produced much cleaner files than expanded ones. I was much happier when I set up my camera to native only.


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Nov 23, 2013 05:41 |  #132

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Better y'all then me to have to PP removal of moiré patterns. ;)

Absolutely! I get the impression that a lot of people must believe that Canon use an AA filter just to make images blurry. They don't seem to realise that there is a good reason for having them.


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Nov 23, 2013 06:05 |  #133

It's a well known "fact" that Canon cameras are no longer good for stills... :rolleyes:


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Nov 23, 2013 06:08 |  #134

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It's a well known "fact" that Canon cameras are no longer good for stills... :rolleyes:

Who said that?


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Nov 23, 2013 06:31 |  #135

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YES, precisely. I actually had to "downgrade" to get more. Need I say more? But I don't use video, that's just me.

A lot of people don't like hearing it, that the 7D is just a bigger T2i.

I've seen fantastic pictures come out of the 7d for weddings. Stop making outrageous claims.
You came on the boards saying your 5d wasn't as sharp as your 60d, so does that mean full frame sensors are garbage?

but ...on another more important note, I am starting to see a trend that not all lenses perform the same one camera. Meaning, if a 24-105 is spot-on on 1 5d mark 3, it doesn't mean it's necessarily spot-on on another. I think lensrental even did a test on this and I couldn't believe how much variation was between the camera/lenses.. scary actually


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