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#351309 - 07/01/11 06:28 PM New Camera
ClubNeon Offline
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I finally got the Canon 7D that I had been considering. Have only done a little noodling around, but so far I'm really impressed. At least with the feature set. I'm upgrading from a 30D, and had a 300D/Digital Rebel before that.

The auto ISO is cool. Grabbed this shot in my poorly lit room. It selected 2000 ISO, I was able to handhold the shot, and the noise isn't bad at all. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Dutc7klqSBWwki2jiUxBoOMOT2c3ERsovI8XsPaiTd8?feat=directlink

Also I accidentally triggered a movie recording, so I ran with it, and just played around for a few seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9QBB0dfNu4
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#351311 - 07/01/11 06:50 PM Re: New Camera [Re: ClubNeon]
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I love my 7D with battery grip. The 5D MkII is the mainstay for it's full-sized sensor, but there's something about the 7D that I just love....
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#351312 - 07/01/11 07:34 PM Re: New Camera [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I imagine I'll be full frame in 4 years. That's how long I've stayed with each body.

I sold my 30D to the president of the company where I work, and he sold his 300D to another co-worker. So I was able to pick up the 300, and remember what it felt like. The 30 isn't a bad camera, but, man, the 7D is in another league, and that's just the hand feel.
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#351320 - 07/02/11 12:35 AM Re: New Camera [Re: ClubNeon]
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seeing the new bodies coming out almost makes me want to upgrade from my 5D mk1. However, i don't do enough photography any more to justify the expense of buying a new body.


That's a really good shot of the keyboard Chris. No noticeable pixelation at all from what i could tell. What lens were you using L glass?

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#351321 - 07/02/11 01:12 AM Re: New Camera [Re: dakkon]
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Heh, no. I just got a 7D, do you think I can afford L glass? laugh (That is my next goal to upgrade a couple lenses.) It's the good ol' 50 f/1.4. That thing obliterates backgrounds. (I fear for what that f/1.2, L version does.)
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#351322 - 07/02/11 01:56 AM Re: New Camera [Re: ClubNeon]
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Nice. My row of coworkers just went through the latest camera phase in the past 6 mos. 2 of them opted for the 7D. The other 2 of us opted to go w/ the micro 4/3s.

I've used some legacy glass w/ great results on the Olympus EPL1. My buddy lent me a Leica M mount lens and that was OUTSTANDING. W/ the few pix I take, hard to justify a lens that costs more than my kit and several lenses...

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#351323 - 07/02/11 02:17 AM Re: New Camera [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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I love a shallow depth of field, and shooting with available light. So I don't own anything slower than f/2.8. Because of that, the L series lenses have always been temping. I just felt that a lens that was twice the cost of the body was pushing it. Now that I've got a more expensive body that problem is solved...
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#351324 - 07/02/11 08:14 AM Re: New Camera [Re: ClubNeon]
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Sometimes I think "L" glass is worth it, sometimes I don't. I love my 16-35 L, but the lens I'm using day in and day out (and the sharpest lens I own) is a Sigma 150 F/2.8 Macro. It's a good focal length for portraits with a full-size sensor.

I have the 50 F/1.4 and the 85 F/1.4, and really can't see spending so much more for a F/1.2 version of each.
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#351341 - 07/02/11 03:36 PM Re: New Camera [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Yeah, I don't actually plan to get the 50 f/1.2. It's a much larger lens, and adds very little. The sharpest lens I own right now is an EF-S 60 f/2.8 Macro. It also has no noticeable distortion. I use it for portraits too (even if people hate how it captures every little flaw--I'll soften in post if needed). I've heard that some of the other EF-S lenses are pretty great too, but I hate to invest in them too much, as they don't mount on a full frame body.
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#351405 - 07/05/11 12:17 AM Re: New Camera [Re: ClubNeon]
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