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After a year of waiting for for new models I upgraded to a 7D from a 350D a few weeks ago and wish I had done it sooner. The autofocus is superb and alone worth the money.

My wife, who is also a greenbox shooter, also loves it and now gets about 90 percent of shots in focus, including difficult running dogs, compared to less than  half with the 350D, although I guess the 40D focus is better than the 350D.

It is very easy in these forums getting drawn into technical nitty gritty between cameras that create minimal difference to amateur photographers. From my experience with wife and daughters, good autofocus trumps everything, because no matter how good a sensor is, if the shot isn't in focus it is useless, even with all the latest PP.

Some here say the 7D IQ is a bit soft, but last week there was a post by jrista explaining that good quality glass, which you have, is important on higher pixel density cameras like the7D because they basically magnify the lens imperfections. I can see the difference between my superb 70-200f4 L and Sigma 17-70, which is why I am deciding what lens to buy next.

I could have afforded to get a 5DIII, and even though I have made money from photography in the past, the 7D is a much better value for money package relative to the 5DIII, and the $2000 saved now will probably get you great FF in 2-3 years time when you have advanced your skills to justify one.


EOS Bodies / Re: Is 7D liveview focus better than 60D?
« on: March 08, 2012, 01:45:59 AM »
Thanks for the answers guys.

I'm not interested in changing to Nikon, and I'm just about to head down the road to pick up a new 7D.

EOS Bodies / Is 7D liveview focus better than 60D?
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:38:38 PM »
I am itching to upgrade from 350D, with focus my biggest concern. I would have pulled the trigger months ago if it weren't for the slow liveview focus on 60D.

So, does the 7D focus advantage extend to live view, and does anyone know for sure if Canon has made improvements in liveview focus on the 5DIII?

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