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This is a discussion on New Camera within the Camera equipment & accessories forums, part of the Education & Technical category; Time to upgrade. Has anybody used..or thoughts on..and sorry I may switch up my brands here..but the Canon EOS 7D?...

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    Time to upgrade.

    Has anybody used..or thoughts on..and sorry I may switch up my brands here..but the Canon EOS 7D?
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    I haven't looked into the 7D but I keep hearing good things. But then that's from people who have it so they could be biased

    It will certainly give you those things you are lacking with your current camera!

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    I would give the 7D some time to get the bugs worked out. I test drove one for two weeks and was not overly impressed enough to justify the cost increase over the 50D. Our local shops pulled them due to proplems, not a good sign. I know its alot more expensive but the 5D is a much better choice than the 7D.
    The high iso noise really isnt an issue if you buy good glass. The focus goodies are great but dont really help enough to make a difference. Its much easier to put money into fast glass and good lighting. Even with the additional features you will still need both.

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    For the little I've looked into it I decided to stick with my 40D (virtually the same as a 50D) and not upgrade until I could get into the 5D mkll. I couldn't see anything between that was worth spending the money on.

    There was another thread about the 7D wasn't there Don? I seem to remember you making a similar statement in there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    For the little I've looked into it I decided to stick with my 40D (virtually the same as a 50D) and not upgrade until I could get into the 5D mkll. I couldn't see anything between that was worth spending the money on.

    There was another thread about the 7D wasn't there Don? I seem to remember you making a similar statement in there as well.
    Yes there was. I was just not that impressed and agree with sticking with the 40d. You can buy alot of flash guns and maybe some better glass if needed. Getting even better results than you would by upgrading to the 7D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    For the little I've looked into it I decided to stick with my 40D (virtually the same as a 50D) and not upgrade until I could get into the 5D mkll. I couldn't see anything between that was worth spending the money on.

    There was another thread about the 7D wasn't there Don? I seem to remember you making a similar statement in there as well.
    We (hubby and I) were looking at the two of these. If I am to upgrade it is to be good and right.

    I've heard many things between the 7D and the 5D mkll and it's confusing.

    I want something for my landscape shots and portrait second. Sports a third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kat View Post
    I want something for my landscape shots and portrait second. Sports a third.
    5D is full frame so you get more bang for your buck when it comes to lenses. A inexpensive 17-40 is really a 27-64 on the 7D so for your landscapes to get 17 youd have to by a very expensive 10mm.
    For portraits the full frame is much nicer. The only thing better is 120 or 4x5.
    For sports the focus issues with the 7D would not make it a choice until they get them all fixed.

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    I really would like the 5D mkII for landscapes and portaits, for some sports the crop sensor might have an advantage and once the bugs get worked out of the 7D the AF system and shooting speed may prove to please. I've always been a fan of Canon sensors giving great colour reproduction and resolution, my only gripe was that the 5D series was still not dust/weather sealed. Canon lenses are mostly much better priced than Nikon.

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    It is a tough call. 7D has a lot of nice features for the price..

    Full HD Video..Ability to turn on and off on the fly
    8 frames a second
    19 point AF system
    ISO to 12,800 !!!!! OH MY !!!!
    Almost 100% field of view
    Shutter up to 150,000 actuations
    Best noise performance of the Canon aps c line..or so I have heard
    Ability to switch Af points from vertical to horizontal without hitting a button
    New metering system
    Integrated Speedlight transmitter SWEET!!!
    Dual-Axis Electronic Level ..I could use this *LOL*

    Lots of great features even more than the 5DMKII.. Only draw back is that it is not full frame. Other than full frame, this camera is a winner.

    The 50D was not much of an upgrade from the 40D.
    I am still torn between the 7D and 5D MKII *LOL*


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    I want something for my landscape shots and portrait second. Sports a third.
    I tried the 5D and 5DMark 2 - I'd say both are near perfect for landscape.

    But I am NOT a fan of the autofocus of these 2 cameras, and for sports and portraiture the autofocus is important.

    Don't get me wrong, the autofocus is good, but not great.
    Nikon has much better autofocus in their higher end models imo.
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