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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2012, 02:21:14 PM »
I went with the 60D because of the articulated screen. I fell for the articulated screen on the G11 and found that I was always using it for waist level and lower shots. I didn't need the faster fps of the 7

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2012, 03:10:59 PM »
5D3 was/is the perfect tool, but $ 3800 (where i live) is a high price for me at this time.

And the 5d3 really presents a challenge to the Canon aps-c line: the 7d is really a super rebel now as it only qualifies as poor man's 5d3 with built-in 1.6x tc. I wonder if Canon has something in the queue to re-establish a top aps-c model again.

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2012, 09:28:34 AM »
5D3 was/is the perfect tool, but $ 3800 (where i live) is a high price for me at this time.

And the 5d3 really presents a challenge to the Canon aps-c line: the 7d is really a super rebel now as it only qualifies as poor man's 5d3 with built-in 1.6x tc. I wonder if Canon has something in the queue to re-establish a top aps-c model again.

In my opinion 60D is the super rebel. 7D is the wildlife, traveler photographer cheaper alternative ( to the 1D3, 1D4 back in 2009). Regarding the 1.6 crop frame.... in may ocasion this feature is a biiig + .

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2012, 10:22:37 AM »
The only one important advantage of 7D is AF micro adjustment. But if you check lenses when buying, you may not worry. There were no such feature in the past.
I prefer Canon 60D or 5DM2., but not 7D. 7D is for sports and birds.

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2012, 11:40:58 AM »
The only one important advantage of 7D is AF micro adjustment. But if you check lenses when buying, you may not worry. There were no such feature in the past.
I prefer Canon 60D or 5DM2., but not 7D. 7D is for sports and birds.

AF is very important - I would go for the 7D if there is no other overiding reason to choose otherwise

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2012, 12:31:09 PM »
I made the move from a T1i to a 7D last year, and have been thrilled with the quality of images I get with the 7D.  And not just wildlife and sports - landscapes are phenomenal also.  I did make the move to L lenses prior to the move, which I would recommend as well. 
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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2012, 12:55:50 PM »
In my opinion 60D is the super rebel.

:-)) ... actually, I wasn't that serious - now that the 5d3 is out all aps-c bodies are inferior except for weight, price and the mentioned built-in tc.

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« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2012, 12:55:50 PM »

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2012, 06:39:54 PM »
The 7D is the BOMB! its a real workhorse of a camera for me. Its fast, snappy AF is worth the extra $$$ over the 60D. AF expansion is awesome for tracking subjects, 8FPS, 18 Cross Type AF points and AF micro-adjustment. Sweetness..... BTW! has wireless Speedlite triggering from pop-up flash. Great feature for strobists.

The 60D has a funny thumb-wheel/directional pad that wasn't practical to me and the ergonomics just didn't feel right. The 7D feels thought out and complete with its button placement, while the 60D just feels like a mess.

The 60D is a super rebel while the 7D is what the 60D should have been.

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« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2012, 07:48:26 PM »
Id choose a 7D. high burst rate, 19 AF points, and weather sealing who could ask for more from canons crop sensor dslr lineup.

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2012, 08:25:32 PM »
The 7d has lens micro adjust which makes it much more valuable to me over the 60d.  I would tend to agree you generally would want to upgrade glass over a camera but I'm not sure the lenses in the <500 range would really make a big difference.
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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2012, 08:58:42 PM »
The 7D has been fantastic to me too. Its reliable, its fast, its relatively weather sealed (a must for me) and the most important bit, I have been making and continue to make very good shots from it.

I looked at a 60D the other just for the hell of it. It does look and feel a lot cheaper.
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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2012, 04:46:14 AM »
I looked at a 60D the other just for the hell of it. It does look and feel a lot cheaper.

Maybe because it *is* a lot cheaper :-p ... and for people with limited budget, it might be a good tradeoff to get a lenses for the price difference which will keep its value longer than the current end-of-life 7d... anyhow, since the 5d3 is out the 7d is inferior in every way except for the built-in 1.6 to, so that's something to think about too.

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« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2012, 01:56:18 PM »
My 60D is ordered and I will pick it up on Saturday - I'm really looking forward to the upgrade and will definitely report back on my experience with it.

I hope that it will significantly exceed my 450D, especially in AF performance, but possibly also in high ISO noise.

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2012, 01:56:18 PM »

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2012, 02:24:01 PM »
My 60D is ordered and I will pick it up on Saturday - I hope that it will significantly exceed my 450D, especially in AF performance, but possibly also in high ISO noise.

Good you made a decision - but don't get your hopes up concerning iso noise, the 18mp sensor is good until 400, ok until 800 but everything above needs noise reduction that kills sharpness. But other than that, the 60d is a fine camera that is a good basis for more equipment (like a bounce flash like the 480ex2, be sure to get something like this sooner or later). And don't forget to install magic lantern!

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Re: Canon 7D vs Canon 60D - Can't decide which to upgrade to.
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2012, 10:20:56 PM »
Id choose a 7D. high burst rate, 19 AF points, and weather sealing who could ask for more from canons crop sensor dslr lineup.

These were some of the main reasons I choose the 7D over the 60D back in Jan when I upgraded from my 450D.  I also got it brand new with the 28-135 kit lens for $1052.00 out the door! making the price a real bargain and pretty much sealed the deal.  I am exceedingly happy with my decision as I'm sure you will be with the 60D they are both awesome cameras. Enjoy!
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« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2012, 10:20:56 PM »