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Mar 17, 2010 01:42 |  #1

Hello all! I can't believe I've never seen this forum before, it's so awesome!

I own a Rebel (300D) since 2004, but the last couple years I've not touched the thing. Only hit 5k pictures on it also! Not enough.

Anyway I was in a camera store last week and had a look at the T2i and the 7D. I fell in love with the 7D and ordered it the PMI guys on ebay ;)

It will arrive next Monday along with a new tripod, a Sigma 10-20 and 16gb memory card. My Speedlite 430ex II arrived at the weekend!

I can't believe I'm so excited. :lol:


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Mar 17, 2010 02:02 |  #2

Congrats on your purchase. You have a right to be excited! Enjoy.


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Mar 17, 2010 04:53 |  #3

Quite a jump from the 300, enjoy and congrats. Please remember to read your manual carefully to help you understand the new AF system in the 7D. If you want to get a jump on things you can download the manual and start reading now.
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com …002580/01/eos7d​-im-en.pdf (external link)




  
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Mar 17, 2010 05:52 |  #4

jm4ever wrote in post #9813201 (external link)
Quite a jump from the 300, enjoy and congrats. Please remember to read your manual carefully to help you understand the new AF system in the 7D. If you want to get a jump on things you can download the manual and start reading now.
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com …002580/01/eos7d​-im-en.pdf (external link)

I've had my 7D for almost two weeks. I have to read up on the AF system myelf.

I cannot wait to really wring this camera out. I was saving for a 5D Mk II but this came along and I went with it instead. It's a lot different then the 40D it is replacing.

Thanks for the manual link, having it on the computer makes it more accessible, at least for me.




  
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Mar 17, 2010 08:57 |  #5

congrats! i just got mine last nite! coming from a 40D, i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
i've used it a few times from my brother and the controls are very similar.

make sure u watch the 2 hours of vide on the 7d bhphoto thread


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Mar 17, 2010 09:25 |  #6

Welcome and Congrats on your camera!


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Mar 17, 2010 09:29 as a reply to  @ scroller52's post |  #7

I went from a 50D to the 7D and I was pretty excited so I can imagine how much fun it will be to upgrade from a Rebel. A lot of people will tell you to read up on the AF system and that is good advice. It's not difficult to grasp, just a little different that what Canon has done before and certainly a step up from the xxxD and xxD bodies. Once you get the hang of what it is capable of doing you will enjoy the camera even more. I have had mine for a few months and I still find myself taking shots of random things just to be able to use the camera more often. If you come up with questions there are a lot of threads about the 7D and a Sticky in the "Canon EOS Digital Cameras" section that will provide a lot of helpful info.


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Mar 17, 2010 10:20 as a reply to  @ yourdoinitwrong's post |  #8

Thanks for the awesome comments! Looks like I made a good choice :p

I started watching the BHPhoto videos last night. Real interesting. I remember reading about the custom functions before on the xxD's, there are so many, I'm sure it will take me a while to grasp.

The auto-focusing system looks really nice. Such an upgrade from the Rebel. I heard some people have had a ton of trouble with the auto focusing, but once they hit spot focusing it appears a lot better. Either way I'm going to take 1000 pictures to figure out this camera and have fun the whole way :-)


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Mar 17, 2010 10:44 as a reply to  @ Ravage's post |  #9

Many of the "user error" issues with the 7D came from people using Spot or Single Point on the AF system for moving subjects. In several of the cases I recall (and my own experience) using Point Expansion mode took care of the problem. Zone AF works too, but for me it is too large if I'm trying to focus on just one player. Just remember to try out all the different modes so you can see what's best for you.


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Mar 17, 2010 10:51 |  #10

Congrats. I've been shooting Canon's for years and the 7D is a beautiful choice. My newest camera. You'll love it. Welcome to our little niche and enjoy the ride. Go out and shoot some duck pictures and post them when it comes.


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