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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2012, 03:07:05 AM »
And if the 7d mark ii is more than a year off still? Its very possible!

I have the 10-22, a 16-35 ii and a 70-300L. I use the 10-22 by far the most. For me, its great.

I wouldn't hold off. Buy what you would love to use now. Waiting could drive you nuts.

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2012, 03:07:05 AM »

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2012, 05:43:59 AM »
Wow!

I started this topic over a year ago. I am a happy owner of a 7D and a bunch of other gear. I'm glad I spent the money way back. Now I just have a serious case of L-fever.  ;D
Having gone from 0 to 250k views on flickr in a year has been amazing. I've learnt so much from everyone here and by looking at other shots trying to figure out how they were done. Thank you all!
Pros for the 7D:
Ergonomics, it just fits my paws so well and I can easily access any of the settings
Speed, for high-speed shooting, this thing rocks! (haven't tried the 1D-X or 5dmkIII) But 8fps is good enough)
Versatility - Outdoor, Indoor, remote controlled flash guns (built-in master) there's very little this thing can't do.

Cons (there has to be some):  :D
Noise - Well documented, high-ISO 1600 and over produces quite a bit of noise. Noise Ninja is NICE! :)
UI - 50/50 on this. The user interface is ok, but could be 'nicer'. There are some things I think could be improved, but I won't go in to details now.

But that's it. I love it, and even if I was to get a 5D MK 3 through some crazy stroke of luck (i.e lottery winning) I would still hang on to the 7D, I like it that much.

Again, thank you all and I look forward to reading much more cool info from all of you in the future!

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2012, 06:46:11 AM »
i held off buying my 5d2 for a year waiting for a new one....  it was a year after that the mk3 finally came...

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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2012, 07:34:57 AM »
And if the 7d mark ii is more than a year off still? Its very possible!

Naahh.. End of this year looks more like it, in Sep 11 is 7D's 3rd birthday. And around that time Canon may announce information about 7D Mark II.

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2012, 08:23:45 AM »
Here's what I got an offer for earlier this week:
Canon 7D Body
Tamron 17-50/2.8 OS
Canon EF 70-200/4L IS
Canon Speedlight 430EXII

Plus a bag and some accessories, mem cards etc...

To everyone, thanks a million!

I've been on the 7D since Nov'09 and love it. I was planning on selling it when I picked up a 5d2, but together they are a powerful combo.

Ill hold on to it for the reach even after upping the 5d2 to 5d3.
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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2012, 08:42:06 AM »
Here's what I got an offer for earlier this week:
Canon 7D Body
Tamron 17-50/2.8 OS
Canon EF 70-200/4L IS
Canon Speedlight 430EXII

Plus a bag and some accessories, mem cards etc...

To everyone, thanks a million!

I've been on the 7D since Nov'09 and love it. I was planning on selling it when I picked up a 5d2, but together they are a powerful combo.

Ill hold on to it for the reach even after upping the 5d2 to 5d3.

Same. Will be getting a 5DIII when the new 24-70mm kit finally becomes available, will be keeping the 7D in regular use until a better Canon 1.6 crop exists.

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2012, 10:05:25 AM »
I say buy now.

The 7D II, even if it's announced by the end of this year, may not be available for at least 1 year from now.  As we've seen with Canon's track record lately, they have a tendency of announcing products and then finally getting them into our hands 6-12 months after announcement.  And, I haven't seen any concrete rumors stating that the 7D II will even be announced this year.

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2012, 02:59:23 PM »
Just buy the 7D. It makes a splendid combination with a full-frame camera, so in case you are so happy with the 7D you would want a second Canon body, you can readily purchase a 5D Mark III or 1D-X. This has the added benefit of reducing the frequency of lens changes, when you are out shooting.  ;D

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« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2012, 03:40:31 PM »
The 7D is a splendid camera. I bought a 1D4 as a backup and keep the 7D for best 8) 8) 8)

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
I'd go for the 7D.  I also own a 5D Mark III and the 7D still has it's benefits.  On all of my lenses, I can multiply a factor of 1.6!  So since Canon doesn't really sell a very reliable, all-around 50mm lens, if you have the 35L f/1.4 that is 56mm on your 7D.  I know it's not an exact conversion and there are other factors, but it's almost like a 56mm f/1.4L lens on your 7D.  That's just one example of what I do.  It's great.  Zoom lenses?  Again, great addition.  The AF on the 7D has been very good for me.  I use my 5D Mark III when I want FF and my 7D when I'm out and need the flexibility of shooting action shots.  I find the 7D's AF menu system easier to use and figure out than the 5D Mark III.  It is a very good camera at a great value.  The images are near 5D Mark II if you do it right and at a much cheaper price. 
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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2012, 01:01:41 AM »
So since Canon doesn't really sell a very reliable, all-around 50mm lens,

Not trying to be contentious are you??   ??? ??? ???

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2012, 02:22:05 AM »
Hey guys! Stop! Please!

I started this topic over a year ago and have been a happy 7D owner since April 2011. No need to tell me to buy anymore. I'm good.  ;D
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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2012, 09:37:31 AM »
So since Canon doesn't really sell a very reliable, all-around 50mm lens,

Not trying to be contentious are you??   ??? ??? ???

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to go there...
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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2012, 11:19:50 AM »
I bought a 7D in Jan of 2010.  I've done more than $115,000 worth of jobs with it since then, that I wouldn't have been able to do without it.  I'd say it's safe to say it's paid for itself.

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2012, 11:24:47 AM »
I see tons of very positive comments about the 7d which i am sure are all true. I will say that the 7Ds weak point is its sensor. Canon has used the same sensor in its rebel cameras. And i have found that its weak points revolve around this. The 7D has a great body, electronics and autofocus system. It has poor low light performance and tends to be noisy for what is essentially a semi pro camera. If image quality is the most important, I would seriously consider buying a 5d Mk2 over it or at the other end a rebel 3ti if its just occasional photography and invest in lenses. If you are shooting video it has 720 60p which the 5d mk2 cant do. The other issue is that if you plan eventually to go FF then careful about your choice of lenses.

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Re: 7D - buy now or hold off?
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2012, 11:24:47 AM »