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Oct 19, 2009 11:03 |  #31

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Mostly some grumblings here and complaints by friends-of-a-friend - nothing worth fighting them over.

FWIW: I'm getting a 7d within a couple months unless the 1d-iii prices fall far enough.

I'm guessing they will hit the extreme low 2000's, if not lower, which will make them a GREAT bargain.




  
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Oct 19, 2009 11:14 |  #32

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I'm guessing they will hit the extreme low 2000's, if not lower, which will make them a GREAT bargain.

Exactly what I'm hoping for - but even if that happens, I still might be tempted by a 7d with a rebate (hint, hint, Canon).


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Oct 19, 2009 11:15 |  #33

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I'm guessing they will hit the extreme low 2000's, if not lower, which will make them a GREAT bargain.

No doubt, if you could pick up a MKIII for only about $500 difference over a new 7D, I think that is a very good option.


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Oct 19, 2009 11:43 |  #34

Having not tried a 7D yet, if it were up to me I'd seriously consider a 7D over a 1D3 at the moment. The one REALLY outstanding feature the 1D3 has over the 7D is dual card slots... which unfortunately, is VERY important to me. For many of the other features, the 7D as leveled the playing field or made up a lot of ground.

The attractive part about the 7D over the 1D3 though is your options for wide to normal range lenses. There are a plethora of ultrawide lenses you can choose from for 1.6 crop. For the 1D3, there really is only the Sigma 12-24 and the 14mm primes, unless you don't mind modding or using 1.6 glass. As for normal range zooms, the 24-70 and 24-105 are just not wide enough to me for normal range zooms, while you have many many choices for 1.6 for a good normal range zoom starting around the FOV of 28mm. It's a bit frustrating in that area on 1.3 crop. That's just my take on it.

But if you are shooting mostly telephoto stuff then it's awesome. I'd take the 1D3.


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Oct 19, 2009 11:44 |  #35

I'm in that position right now. There is a 1D3 selling locally that's under the $500 difference to a new 7D but having a 1D2n already I want a 1.6 crop body with a BUILT IN flash, and the rest (high ISO & frame rate) are a bonus but the AF is needed. I just bought a pair of batteries at FM for the body I don't yet have, but my research says it's the right body for me considering what I already own.
(there's no use me buying the body right now because I'm laid up by Achilles Tendon reconstructive surgery. I can't see buying one and watching it sit while the warranty wastes away. )


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Oct 19, 2009 11:55 |  #36

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I'm in that position right now. There is a 1D3 selling locally that's under the $500 difference to a new 7D but having a 1D2n already I want a 1.6 crop body with a BUILT IN flash, and the rest (high ISO & frame rate) are a bonus but the AF is needed. I just bought a pair of batteries at FM for the body I don't yet have, but my research says it's the right body for me considering what I already own.
(there's no use me buying the body right now because I'm laid up by Achilles Tendon reconstructive surgery. I can't see buying one and watching it sit while the warranty wastes away. )

Wow, sorry to hear about the bedrest situation, yikes!

You will just have to live vicariously through POTN and FM members in the time being! If you think you will end up with a 7D, you could download the PDF manual and start to get to know the 7D through documentation?


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Oct 19, 2009 12:39 |  #37

I have the manual & have been reading up on things I see mentioned in the different messages about differences to previous cameras. I have the pdf's of every manual for each body or flash that I have (if I can find them on line) on each of my computers. Very helpful when I travel & need to make an adjustment I rarely use.


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Oct 19, 2009 12:49 |  #38

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I have the manual & have been reading up on things I see mentioned in the different messages about differences to previous cameras. I have the pdf's of every manual for each body or flash that I have (if I can find them on line) on each of my computers. Very helpful when I travel & need to make an adjustment I rarely use.

Don't forget about going through Canon's very own tip page too, I find a few interesting ideas from their documentation.

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …uctID=329&artic​leTypeID=5 (external link)


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Oct 19, 2009 13:05 |  #39

Thank TS, I didn't know about it but I'm there now. Looks interesting & since I have the time I'll read it carefully. Larry


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Oct 19, 2009 13:08 |  #40

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Thank TS, I didn't know about it but I'm there now. Looks interesting & since I have the time I'll read it carefully. Larry

I read through the AF one, and am still very confused on why/when I would use the zoned points. They say it is good for birding, but I would think one of the expanded AF point modes would be better. Oh well, if you glean insight from that, please share.


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Oct 19, 2009 13:10 |  #41

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I read through the AF one, and am still very confused on why/when I would use the zoned points. They say it is good for birding, but I would think one of the expanded AF point modes would be better. Oh well, if you glean insight from that, please share.

I use the center cluster "Zone" for BIF, b/c I suck at it. Then again I only go out to shoot birds like once a year just to test out the AF system...:lol:




  
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Oct 19, 2009 18:38 |  #42

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Oct 19, 2009 18:51 |  #43

Wow, that is some glowing endorsement for the AF on the 7D!

Overall the focusing felt similar to the 1D III, about the same in acquisition speed and I’d say even better in tracking, as surprising as that may sound. The extra AF modes also allow for more flexibility, and I think the zone AF mode will be more useful than single point + expansion for birds in flight against a clean background, simply because you don’t have to keep the AF point right on the bird and it gives more room for error. Using all 19 points seems to be much more effective than using all 45 on the 1D, The one noticeable difference is that when acquiring a target that’s really out of focus, the AF will search for a subject, but often not long enough to actually acquire the subject, or it may lock on while still very misfocused. This is similar to my experience with other prosumer bodies, while only the 1D tends to search for focus long enough to accurately acquire a grossly out of focus target. In practise this is probably not a significant concern.

The 7D delivers a punch in a smaller package, with performance not too far off that of the much larger and more expensive 1D series. I could see this becoming the body of choice for anyone into bird or wildlife photography, and particularly for those who want to save money over the pro bodies but still enjoy excellent performance.


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Oct 19, 2009 19:13 |  #44

I read that about an hour ago & it does seem to endorse as the AF system as being very capable.


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Oct 22, 2009 04:02 |  #45

Nice clear shots of the cat even at high iso.


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