Canon EOS 7D

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  • PestMaster
    27 December 2013
    415
    Congrats, I know you and your new 7D will have many happy experiences together !
  • wallywaller
    27 December 2013
    2
    Guys
    Just received a 7D for Christmas, not used it yet but I will very soon, Yeppeeeeee
  • wallywaller
    3 December 2013
    2
    Thanks Pestmaster, I have look at the review, and I think i will jump up to the 7D, but as the MK2 is on the horizon i might wait and try for a Mk1 bargain
    Thanks
  • essellar
    30 November 2013
    Not a review, just answering a very old question posted below by BOP777 (and for anyone else who may have wondered): "EOS" doesn't stand for anything, it's a word/name meaning "dawn" (from Greek mythology). It was introduced when Canon broke from the manual-focus, mechanical aperture FD lens mount to the autofocus/electronic aperture EF mount back in the film days; it was "the dawn of a new era", so to speak. (It was also maddening for anyone who had invested heavily in the F1n or T90 series, since absolutely nothing except the kind of film you used could male the transition to the new cameras.)
  • PestMaster
    30 November 2013
    415
    David, I've owned the 7d for around a year or so now. I can only echo Johns (BokehNerd) review below. The focus system is outstanding. If you understand the layout and functions of the 40d you'll have no trouble moving to the 7d, they are pretty similar.

    I've included a Youtube review that I watched prior to buying mine - lots of good info here.

    Beware though that the 7dMark2 is on the horizon... forecast for first half of next year - http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18055.0 - So you have a choice, buy the latest and greatest or maybe pick up a bargain when they start the run out sales of the Mark 1 version. There probably will be a number of second hand versions around when mark 2 is released too.

    Anyway, back to the original 7d... only you can answer if you 'need' a new camera, but if you do buy it you certainly won't regret it, it's been a classic camera for Canon, and that's why it's taken so long to replace it with a newer version.

  • wallywaller
    23 November 2013
    2
    Hi All
    I am looking at moving up to a 7D from a 40D, would it be worth it as I am extremely happy with my 40D but its getting old, and I,m not sure what to do.
  • BokehNerd
    2 March 2013
    145
    Well.. Now I've had this camera for a while and thought I would share my experience with it.

    It's a full-size camera, so it sits good in my hand. I like it's sturdiness and that it is weather sealed. As it's a full-size camera also means it balances my normal lenses very fine. As Phill says, then it's a bit complex, but I would rather say versatile, because if you have bought this camera, then you would normally know a bit about photography. When you get to know the various functions, it's a walk in the park to use, as your most used settings, can be reached very easily, by the click of the buttons.
    One of the highlights is the autofocus system, which is very fast and works admirably even in low light conditions. Talking about low light conditions, then I have no problem getting great shots at as high as ISO 6400.
    My type of photography is ranging from macro photography, portraits, still life, street and all sorts of moving object and I can only recommend this great camera to anyone, who wants a professional grade camera at a decent expense. And on top of all this it's also a very good camera for shooting video at full HD.
    I give it 5 stars, as I think it deserves nothing less.
  • BOP777
    9 June 2012
    What does the "EOS" stand for? Does this one take video also? How long have you had this one? Is there any other one you would suggest that is "better for value" or is this the one you would recommend? Thank you:)
    (I just joined... is there a better place to ask Q's, rather than the review pages?)
  • Phill
    18 February 2012
    411
    Sits in my big hands very well but it might be a bit heavy for the fairer sex, other than the inevitable 300 page instruction book and the fact that it might be a little daunting for an inexperienced amateur, because of its complexity,it really is a pleasure to use. I'm dropping a star on my rating because of the unnecessary complexity for a professional camera.
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