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Aug 24, 2011 21:03 |  #1

I just did something that I thought I would never do; I sold both of my 1D bodies and ALL of my lenses! EVERYTHING!!!!! At one point in time I was shooting several weddings per year, several events, lots of bicycle races and portraits. My day time job has become so demanding that I have not been able to pickup any photography jobs in quite some time.

I replaced everything with a 7D, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS, Sigma 10-20, and a Canon 70-200 f/4. This will give me good enough equipment in case my work load lightens and I am able to start photographing events again. It's been a long time since I've been without a 1D. I never thought I'd say it but I'm kind of looking forward to the 7D!!!:)


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Aug 24, 2011 21:27 |  #2

Funny, as I just went from a 7d to a 1DIII...:) .

The 7d is a fine camera and I think you'll enjoy it. Remember to shoot to the right! :D


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Aug 24, 2011 21:52 |  #3

had a 1d2n briefly. It was great. But the weight was silly for what I shoot - FPJ. Also I don't take it out for personal use because again it's big and bulky preferring to my 30d. Replaced it with a 7D. No regrets. Everything from AF sophistication, customization, video, modern features.... and lighter weight trumps it. To the point that it becomes the work/personal camera.


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Aug 24, 2011 22:59 |  #4

delhi wrote in post #12994846 (external link)
had a 1d2n briefly. It was great. But the weight was silly for what I shoot - FPJ. Also I don't take it out for personal use because again it's big and bulky preferring to my 30d. Replaced it with a 7D. No regrets. Everything from AF sophistication, customization, video, modern features.... and lighter weight trumps it. To the point that it becomes the work/personal camera.

My IIn was heavy and bulky as well. It was also a dinosaur in terms of iso performance. Oddly, the 7d + grip is actually heavier than the IIn was, but of course, the grip is removable (a point in favor of the 7d, imo).

I see the OP sold off his mkIII as well, which to me is a much better body than the IIn. The 7d will yield a bigger file than the mkIII, but at higher iso's I personally find the mkIII's files more malleable and forgiving. Horses for courses. :)


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Aug 25, 2011 05:41 as a reply to  @ twoshadows's post |  #5

The size of my 1D bodies is what finally made me sell them off. I absolutely loved the files from my 1D Mark II the best!!! I briefly owned a 7D when it was first released but sold it due to the large files. Since then, I have built a new computer with the processing power (6 Core) and storage space (4TB) to accommodate the larger files. I do remember absolutely loving the focus system and the ability to control my off camera flashes. These are the two main features that made me pick the 7D over the 5D Mark II.


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Aug 28, 2011 19:46 as a reply to  @ kevinmcdade's post |  #6

I received all of my new goodies and have been playing around with the 7D and the Sigma lenses. I'm totally digging the 7D and all of the new features. The focus system is A+! I like all of the different options within the focusing system and how easily it is to toggle between each. The built in wireless trigger is a very cool feature that I will get lots of use out of. I never thought I would say it but I have already used and like the video feature. It's very cool to have! With all of the cool features built into the 7D, I am extremely happy with my choice in camera body.

The Sigma lenses are nice for the money. I do like the build and feel better than the one Tamron that I had in the past. The 10-20 has a silky smooth zoom ring (very Canon L series like). The 17-50 on the other hand is a little stiff and zooms the opposite way than I prefer. Both are VERY sharp out of the box!!!

The 70-200L f/4 is a perfect size option. It does not weigh my bag down very much so it goes every where with me (unlike my 2.8 IS version that I just sold). I can now use some of my smaller bags which means my gear will go most places with me.

I thought I would regret getting rid of my 1D bodies (1d2 and 1d3) but I don't. I'm glad that I now have a more portable body and one with all of the new features.


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Aug 28, 2011 19:54 |  #7

I want to add a 1-series to my system, It probubly will be my next acquisition to get a 1DsII and swap the Canon 100L for the Sigma 150 OS Macro for macro work...


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Aug 28, 2011 20:29 |  #8

kevinmcdade wrote in post #13015743 (external link)
I received all of my new goodies and have been playing around with the 7D and the Sigma lenses. I'm totally digging the 7D and all of the new features. The focus system is A+! I like all of the different options within the focusing system and how easily it is to toggle between each. The built in wireless trigger is a very cool feature that I will get lots of use out of. I never thought I would say it but I have already used and like the video feature. It's very cool to have! With all of the cool features built into the 7D, I am extremely happy with my choice in camera body.

The Sigma lenses are nice for the money. I do like the build and feel better than the one Tamron that I had in the past. The 10-20 has a silky smooth zoom ring (very Canon L series like). The 17-50 on the other hand is a little stiff and zooms the opposite way than I prefer. Both are VERY sharp out of the box!!!

The 70-200L f/4 is a perfect size option. It does not weigh my bag down very much so it goes every where with me (unlike my 2.8 IS version that I just sold). I can now use some of my smaller bags which means my gear will go most places with me.

I thought I would regret getting rid of my 1D bodies (1d2 and 1d3) but I don't. I'm glad that I now have a more portable body and one with all of the new features.

Glad you're happy. It's nice to hear... :)


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Aug 28, 2011 22:51 |  #9

kevinmcdade wrote in post #12994526 (external link)
... I replaced everything with a 7D, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS, Sigma 10-20, and a Canon 70-200 f/4. ...

With your experience, I'm taking careful note of your lens choices.


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Aug 29, 2011 01:22 as a reply to  @ cacawcacaw's post |  #10

FWIW, the 7d's shutter system is similar to the 1dIII. So the shutter sound should be about the same too. None of that whirring and whining like the other EOS cameras.


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Aug 29, 2011 11:11 |  #11

I really like my 7D, and the Sigma lenes I have. Been thinking of getting the 17-50 Sig too. Looks great on paper and in the reviews.


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Aug 29, 2011 12:19 as a reply to  @ TSmith8779's post |  #12

I'd suggest doing a thorough focus test with your Sigma 17-50 2.8.

I got one several weeks ago for my 7D and found that it would not focus properly using the outer focus points while in the middle of the zoom range. I tried another copy at a camera store and it did the same thing. Another member of this forum reported the same thing as well.

It's a great lens if it will play nice with your camera.

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Aug 29, 2011 12:36 |  #13

The 7D just feels fresher, in its feature set and its customizability. Having had a 7D next to a 1d4 and 5d2, I kept thinking back to "the 7D can do this, why can't these"? Of course the 7D is newer than the 5D2, and the 1D4 was already in the middle of its design cycle when they started the 7D design (they most likely started the 1D4 design once they figured out the 1D3 AF issues), so the 7D is newer than both.

It will be interesting to see where the 1D series heads, if the rumors hold any water at all.


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Aug 29, 2011 14:15 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #14

I posted the question over at the Rumours & Crystal Ball section.
Will the next 1d have the same 7D type AF system but with 45pts instead. So Transmissive LCD, multi-array AF options etc etc...

I think it is time for Canon to move into the 21st century and discard the old focusing screens. You get so much more flexibility with the Transmissive LCD VF. A HUD like VF is the future.


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Aug 29, 2011 17:03 |  #15

I don't mind the weight of a 1D2 + 70-200 + YN560, and if it bothers me a little it takes 3 seconds to attach a monopod.


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