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Jun 16, 2013 12:33 |  #16

tongard wrote in post #16036094 (external link)
One other thing guys I'm looking to get a 17-55 focal length range lens , I can't seem to bring myself around to buy the canon 17-55 what's the newish sigma 17-50 is like its a bit cheaper that the canon

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7D is the best built value for money camera around - bar none.
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But there are some bad copies, OOF etc. All you have to do is buy from someone who it is physically easy to return the camera, and do on a credit card for the protection, and then if you are unlucky then take it back straight away and get a complete replacement until you get a good one. Refuse repairs or to have it sent back to Canon. F.O. Would be my response.
If you are a wet with no backbone dont risk it. Simples, its a complete replacement or a complete refund or court! They always buckle, acid test is OK I will keep it if you can take a sharp picture. Take your laptop into the shop. If they can, profusely apologise and learn how to shoot the 7D - for me it is a bit of an art.
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7D's love good glass = Canon L series
A big exception I found was the 40mm F2.8 Pancake - mine is delicious for the money. Almost up with the L lenses.
Great L ones FOR THE 7D :
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Also heard the budget 85 mm F1.8 was very good.

I would do it, unless you could afford a 5DMk III.


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Jun 16, 2013 12:36 |  #17

Snydremark wrote in post #16036132 (external link)
@Snerd and Tongard:

Be prepared for a feeling of having "stepped back" in your shooting when you get started with this one. The combination of tweakable settings, a sensitivity to underexposure and higher resolution showing off deficiencies in technique a lot more, the immediate results can be somewhat disappointing.

But, work with it, make sure to work on getting the custom settings dialed in and just do some practicing to get used to it and it's really one hell of a performer.

Plus one 100% !


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Jun 16, 2013 14:24 |  #18

Yes, the 7D is perhaps the best step-up from the 40D. I did exactly that and plan to keep the 7D as my primary camera for outdoors and wildlife-shooting events.

But instead of purchasing the most expensive L lenses (ones with IS), I have been buying some of the excellent L glass without IS. For example, both the EF 100mm Macro USM (non L), and EF-200/2.8L II USM (black color with a red band at the front) are nothing but outstanding lenses. The 135mm L is another great lens.


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Jun 16, 2013 15:31 |  #19

I went from 40D to 7D, and I have been totally happy ever since. However, I did keep my 40D also. Need a backup camera, right?

The 7D is an amazing camera. Yes, I would love to go to 5D III, but in the mean time I am so happy with this camera. I use it several times a week, and it has never failed me.

I say go for it.


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Jun 16, 2013 15:32 |  #20

Well worth it, heck, a 50D is well worth it alone for one feature, MFA. I will never again own a camera that does not allow me to adjust my lenses to match the body.


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Jun 16, 2013 15:33 |  #21

tongard wrote in post #16036082 (external link)
I think you guys have convinced me to go out and get one

I just bought a refurbished 7D, and am waiting for the UPS guy to deliver it. I also have a 50D, which will become my backup. I bought the 7D refurbished from B&H, they are having a special Canon promotion on the refurbished 7D, for $959.00. This several hundred dollars less than any where else. B&H offers a huge selection of photographic equipment, cameras lenses, and other things. You get your shipped that day in most cases, if your order is there by 2pm New York time. The representatives are knowledgeable, and work in the department you are ordering through. I actually think buying a refurbished camera is the best bet, since all the systems are fully tested before it leaves the lab. New equipment is just basic testing in Japan to determine if it may work or not. Unless you live in New York, you will not have to pay sales tax, and the shipping is free!e

Don't forget a spare battery, the battery is different from your 40D, and maybe a new CP card.

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Jun 16, 2013 19:48 |  #22

Definitely a worthy upgrade, but with 40D's selling for $250 in excellent condition now they are also a heck of a camera for anyone looking to buy one. One of the better bang for you buck cameras


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Jun 17, 2013 03:42 |  #23

The 7D is lovely. A big part of the reason I got a 5DIII when I upgraded is that it shares the same ergonomics as the 7D. Also agree that it loves good glass and will repay you with great images if you put good glass on it. The 70-200 2.8 is wonderful and is the 40mm pancake.

I am planning to get a 7D as my backup when I have the cash.


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Jun 17, 2013 09:09 |  #24

I upgraded from a 40D to a 7D a few years ago. While the 40D was a fine camera, the 7D provided me with the following improvements that mattered:

1. Better AF
2. Improved high ISO performance
3. Higher resolution, which allowed for more cropping of wildlife in post processing when needed
4. Better viewfinder
5. More fps (wasn't that big a deal, though)

When I purchased a 5D3 last year, for the first time I did not sell my old camera body, as I still find the 7D useful as a 2nd body for wildlife.


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Jun 17, 2013 11:30 |  #25

I also went from a 40D to a 7D - it was an awesome upgrade. Just recently I moved from the 7D to the 6D and couldnt be happier - I hardly used the FPS on the 7D and the noise (or lack of) is incredible on the 6D


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Jun 17, 2013 11:47 |  #26

Snydremark wrote in post #16036132 (external link)
@Snerd and Tongard:

Be prepared for a feeling of having "stepped back" in your shooting when you get started with this one. The combination of tweakable settings, a sensitivity to underexposure and higher resolution showing off deficiencies in technique a lot more, the immediate results can be somewhat disappointing.

But, work with it, make sure to work on getting the custom settings dialed in and just do some practicing to get used to it and it's really one hell of a performer.


I had the same feeling when I got it too. There was definitely a learning curve that went with the new body, I am getting closer and closer to getting it where I want and tweaking the PP to get things right and the more I use it the more I like it. I shoot a lot of equine sports and when we get the chance to get outside and have good light the additional frame rate and the way better focus system. There has just been finding the ways to get around what seems like some more aggressive noise and sharpness. But I am still happy that I went to the 7D.


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Jun 17, 2013 11:55 |  #27

What about keeping the 40d for the action shots and get a 6d for the portraits and landscape and night time


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Jun 17, 2013 11:58 |  #28

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I also went from a 40D to a 7D - it was an awesome upgrade. Just recently I moved from the 7D to the 6D and couldnt be happier - I hardly used the FPS on the 7D and the noise (or lack of) is incredible on the 6D

I can really see myself doing the same


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Jun 17, 2013 14:17 |  #29

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I can really see myself doing the same

If you aren't shooting action stuff all the time, the 6d is where its at IMO. The 7D hands down is faster and has more a/f ability - but the 6D's center point and ISO capability makes up for it for me - and in the whiz gee bang features (not selling points for me) of wifi and gps and the techie side of me is sold.


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Jun 17, 2013 23:07 |  #30

I also moved from the 40D to the 7D. I have owned the 7D for over 3 years and like a lot of things about it. Like others said the AF is better, file size are bigger, the "level" is a bonus and probably my favorite feature is the Quick Control feature (external link). This feature allows you to change modes, ISO, AF setting and shooting mode on the fly; a brilliant idea.

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