The 7D is a very nice camera that will serve you well. I have had mine for about 2.5 years and have enjoyed it. I have however, on several occasions been very annoyed by its noise and banding (especially with some landscape shots) at ISO 100. Now,..I am an enthusiast and an amateur who very much enjoys his hobby,…but I honestly at times do a good amount of pixel peeping, when I shouldn’t be pixel peeping. I love the ergonomics and functionality of the camera, and the FPS and reach of the crop are very nice when you need it. I recently upgraded to a 5D III and the IQ is far superior. Some people might say this is a lame comment, but as some other posters have said,..there is just something about a FF image,…there is… The current prices that we have seen for a new 7D body are interesting,…looks like a replacement is coming soon,..so as another poster said,..a used body or a refurbished one may be a good choice..