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7D vs 50D -- A Visual Comparison

 
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Sep 12, 2009 23:18 |  #31

I haven't looked through the specs carefully enough yet, but is that an IR receiver window on the grip like on the XSi? So will it be IR remote controllable?

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Sorry for answering my own question, but I just looked through the manual and the answer is indeed yes! So I'll have to pick up a $20 eBay remote again. I do like my 2.4 GHz one which I'll still use for behind-the-goal setups, but the IR is nice for self/family portraits because you don't have to plug anything into the camera.




  
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Sep 12, 2009 23:25 as a reply to  @ post 8634189 |  #32

The 7d isnt much bigger at all. The picture is not a good angle for size comparison at all.
7D specs 148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)
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146 x 108 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.3 x 2.9 in)



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Sep 12, 2009 23:42 |  #33

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Sep 13, 2009 00:07 |  #34

electrict wrote in post #8634247 (external link)
The 7d isnt much bigger at all. The picture is not a good angle for size comparison at all.
7D specs 148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)
50D specs
146 x 108 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.3 x 2.9 in)


I was going to say the same thing. I had read the specs, but the OP's image makes the 7D look 5D-sized. It's virtually identical in size to the 50D, but I think the pentaprism hump makes it look more like the 5DII, and consequently slightly larger.



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Sep 13, 2009 00:32 |  #35

Looks identical in size , great shots lalelulelo !

Just curious, will the 7D use a new grip or will the 50D grip ?
It wouldve been great if the 7D had the fused vertical grip like the 1d series.


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Sep 13, 2009 00:33 |  #36

^ I guess you missed all the spec sheets. It's a different grip. BG-E7 (and it appears to be more like the 5d2 grip).


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Sep 13, 2009 00:44 |  #37

brownbugger wrote in post #8634501 (external link)
Looks identical in size , great shots lalelulelo !

Just curious, will the 7D use a new grip or will the 50D grip ?
It wouldve been great if the 7D had the fused vertical grip like the 1d series.

It's a new series.. different grip of course!


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Sep 13, 2009 08:33 |  #38

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I assume you haven't, but have you played around with the wireless flash commander feature yet? I'm curious about the interface, such as how ergonomic the controls are for setting ratios for your wireless flashes. I assume all of this is set via. menus and it would be absolutely awesome if we could shortcut that menu to one of the shortcut buttons, such as the new multi-function button near the shutter.

The whole wireless-control is probably the single biggest thing holding me off from a 5D II and I've been waiting for some more information on it.

Yes, I played with it quite a bit. The range seemed very good (firing a 430 EX II) in a wide open room at about 15 ft. The menu setup is awkward -- for my taste, I wouldn't replace my 580 EX that I use as a controller, unless I had time and needed another light.

The functionality is exactly the same. I was hoping they would program the software to allow you to put in FEC per group, but you are stuck with the ratio controls again. So no change in how it works. But, it offers more on camera control than the ST-E2. So I would definitely buy the 7D before the 50D plus ST E2. That's a no brainer.


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Sep 13, 2009 08:34 |  #39

Collin85 wrote in post #8634551 (external link)
It's a new series.. different grip of course!

And it uses different batteries than the 50D, so they needed to make a new one. It would have been nice if it used the same grip as the 5D MKII...


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Sep 13, 2009 08:35 |  #40

brownbugger wrote in post #8634501 (external link)
Looks identical in size , great shots lalelulelo !

Just curious, will the 7D use a new grip or will the 50D grip ?
It wouldve been great if the 7D had the fused vertical grip like the 1d series.

Two grips available -- one power / control. One wireless transmitter.

These are now fitted -- a look see --

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Sep 13, 2009 08:36 |  #41

mattograph wrote in post #8635553 (external link)
Two grips available -- one power / control. One wireless transmitter.

These are now fitted -- a look see --

Looks better than the 50D + grip. Any idea if the BG-E7 is magnesium, or plastic?


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Sep 13, 2009 08:37 |  #42

brownbugger wrote in post #8634501 (external link)
Looks identical in size , great shots lalelulelo !

They aren't. No more so than a Rebel and an xxD camera. Noticeably bigger is the 7D, according to yoda.


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Sep 13, 2009 09:25 |  #43

mattograph wrote in post #8635562 (external link)
They aren't. No more so than a Rebel and an xxD camera. Noticeably bigger is the 7D, according to yoda.

Not noticeably bigger by any means. They are almost identical in size.
7D specs 148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)
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146 x 108 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.3 x 2.9 in)



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Sep 13, 2009 09:58 |  #44

what is that button on the front grip?




  
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Sep 13, 2009 10:04 |  #45

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what is that button on the front grip?

I think it's a receiver for an IR remote, like 5D MKII has (except next to the grip, not on it):

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