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    Hi I'm interested in Canon 7D and need help

    I am thinking of an upgrade and would lkie to know other peoples experiance with this camera?

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    Hi Lynnie.
    Believe me you wouldn't be disappointed. Its takes a bit of getting used to, but then its all good.
    Have a look at these.

    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...167&fromTips=1
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    what camera are you using now, and what will a 7D do that makes your photos any better than the ones you already take? When you can answer that with something other than "i want a better camera" or similar, you will be ready to upgrade. So tell us, why do you need to upgrade and how will the 7D make your photos better?

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    Coming from a Canon 400D into a 7D is certainly a good upgrade for you. You will notice why there is a price difference when you check out the controls and its capabilty, compared to your existing camera. Right now, it is the top of the line model from Canon with the cropped 1.6x sensor size. Check out and read the links suggested and Google as much as you can about this model. Your existing Tamron glass probably won't do justice when combined with the 7D and you need to look into getting the one best suited to your new camera's superb capabilites.
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    The Canon 7D is a fabulous camera and does take some time to "set up" properly for different types of work.
    I agree that if you buy one, you will have to spend some money on "new" glass, and maybe on some serious software - Photoshop, maybe a sharpening program, etc
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    Well, U wont be disappointed in it.

    It's up to you whether the 7d or some new glass is the go.

    But, it is a brillant camera.
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    7D is definately a very capable camera and I have used it on a few occations. If the 400d is the camera your upgradng from what assortment of lens' have you compiled?

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    another thumbs up for the 7D

    i bought mine a year ago now and it was purchased with out a play with it, and have not looked back... it is a very very handy tool indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverlander View Post
    The Canon 7D is a fabulous camera and does take some time to "set up" properly for different types of work.
    I agree that if you buy one, you will have to spend some money on "new" glass, and maybe on some serious software - Photoshop, maybe a sharpening program, etc
    I purchased a 7D with the 15-85mm lens a couple of weels back and have not been able to take a single photo that I'm happy with. To be honest I think they are probably the same standard which my 400D with the kit lenses on full auto mode took.

    What are the general things which need tweaking in the camera to set it up properly? Also which is the best focus mode to be using? I've played round with all of them and haven't really had much luck so far. I mostly do outdoor landscape and motorsport photography.

    Other than that its a great camera. The feel of it over to 400D isn't comparable

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    Hi Crum

    You might find this thread of mine useful

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...t=short+review

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    Quote Originally Posted by crum View Post

    What are the general things which need tweaking in the camera to set it up properly? Also which is the best focus mode to be using?
    There's no real 'best' mode, it's more like which mode suits what your shooting.

    Those canon videos linked above are very good at showing the differences.

    Other than that, post up some pics and you'll get some more specific help.

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    Cheers for the replies. I did actually see that dvd on google. I think I might bite the bullet and purchase one.

    I'm heading out to the drags on the weekend so I'll post some pics up for CC

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    Am I right in saying I should have a reasonable amount of sharpness straight from the camera on jpeg form before any PP is done?

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    Not sure about the purpose of this thread from the thread starter. They haven't been back on AP, since about 15 minutes after creating this thread. Hope the information is useful to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crum View Post
    Am I right in saying I should have a reasonable amount of sharpness straight from the camera on jpeg form before any PP is done?
    depends on what your doing,

    send me a few sample shots of the ones your not happy with and iill pick them apart to see what and why

    mike@photomcp.com

    one or two full size jpgs, will be ok



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    Cheers Clubmanmc. I'll send through a couple tomorrow night after I get home from the track

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    no problems... send them and let me know what your most dissapointed by

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    I now have two of them and am very happy. They are a a very fast camera.
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    Hey guys,
    don't mean to take over the thread (delete this if im in the wrong) but i didn't see the point in starting a new one for a pretty similar question. I'm looking at buying a new DSLR and Teds is having 10% off canons (plus %10 when my parents head to hong kong in a week). I was just wondering how good it is (the 7d)for landscape, architecture photos. I mainly take photos whilst travelling which usually revolves around landscapes and everyone says the 5d is much better for that. I'll be looking to keep the camera for 4-5 years and looking to take photography more seriously. I travel fairly often all round the world, should i shell out the extra or will the 7d be fine, money isn't the issue more whether it is worth the extra considering im not a pro.

    sorry again for thread stealing
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