After upgrading from a 450D my new 7D has taught me a few lessons over the last few days of shooting.
- Focus, recompose is no longer required. Funny thats a really hard shooting habit to break. On the 450D I only used centre point focus because it was the only reliable one. Even though I've only scratched the surface of the 7D focussing system I'm amazed at how accurate it is and how easy it is to tell the camera what I want in focus.
- The image quality is superior. Despite the fact of using L glass on both systems the files that come out of the 7D seem sharper, then when you pixel peep, OMG.
- I think I like MF adjust. I sent my Sigma glass and 450D in to CR Kennedy to have the glass callibrated to camera. They were gone for 4 days! (I only have iphone photos). I did this same adjustment at home in 15mins for all my lenses.
- My second hand $30 ebay tripod finally makes sense. The head was always a bit stiff moving around even when fully loosened now I know it's because its a video tripod. Panning my videos is so easy.
I'm sure there's more lessons to come.
My wife might be right, I don't have affairs or gamble or drink, I buy camera gear.