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New Camera
#351309 07/01/11 10:28 PM
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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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ClubNeon #351311 07/01/11 10:50 PM
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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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MarkSJohnson #351312 07/01/11 11:34 PM
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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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ClubNeon #351320 07/02/11 04:35 AM
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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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dakkon #351321 07/02/11 05:12 AM
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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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ClubNeon #351322 07/02/11 05:56 AM
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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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oldskoolboarder #351323 07/02/11 06:17 AM
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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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ClubNeon #351324 07/02/11 12:14 PM
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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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MarkSJohnson #351341 07/02/11 07:36 PM
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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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ClubNeon #351405 07/05/11 04:17 AM
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