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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:28 pm 
New firmware update v1.2.3 for the 7D.


http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e ... mware.html


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:17 am 
Just got my 7D a few weeks ago, done a few thousand pics now. It's to replace my 40D which still works fine, but I wanted better AF and it's suite of features (electronic level, off camera flash, more buttons for quicker handling etc) were just too tempting for sports/birds.

It's a great camera, but I'm not selling my 5D MkI. The 7D, like my 40D is a perfect complement to it. In no way does it replace it.

I don't see the benefit of 18MP.
10 or 12 would have been plenty and given the latest advances, perhaps IQ would have been up with the 5D MkI and perhaps even MkII.

That said, noise is really the only problem I have with the 7D. There's just such a difference to the 5D.
It's fast, like everybody says, and handles great.
It's better in enough ways from the 40D to justify the upgrade.
Looks like I'll need that wide angle EF lens now for landscapes as they are so much better on the 5D, even at 100 ISO.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:40 am 
Just got my 7D a few days ago and havent stop smiling since!

I am moving up from a Nikon D5000, and the AF speed/accuracy and low light performance are a world apart! It is a bit too much for my level of experience but i am learning more as the days go by and i think this is a camera that i will enjoy for years to come.
The build quality is exceptional though the weight is something i will have to get used to (but am not complaining :-)

Highly recommend this camera.


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Hi folks,

Thanks to Rob Galbraith for flagging up Canon's intention to offer its Japanese customers an upgrade to the mode dial of the 7D to including a locking mechanism similar to the design on the 60D.
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Click the image for a Googlish translation from the original Japanese. Price after conversion from the Yen is about £80/$125. No word yet if this will be offered outside Japan but as this has apparently been driven by customer demand then, if you want it, I'd suggest sending a Christmas card to your local Canon head office. :twisted:

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Good news for those that would like to have their camera modified as the mod has been announced in Canada, the USA and the UK.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:15 pm 
SO can i take the 7D's old mode knob and put it on a 60D? God i hate that locking switch.


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I dont have such a switch, but I dont think I want one :shock:

Did the Canon engineers not read the comments about the lock on the 60D?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:02 am 
I think the Canon engineers probably dont care about online comments by people who have never touched the camera. Somebody told me their feedback from the professional market was very positive for the switch


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I can imagine a future generation of the lockable switch may be enabled or disabled according to preferences so everyone will be happy then.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:43 pm 
Definitely interested in the switch... Wonder when will it be available in this part of the world.

Finding yourself shooting in bulb mode when swapping cameras is just not that funny :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:21 pm 
Never had a problem with my switch i'll keep my money in my saving account to buy a 70-200 L mkII :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:55 pm 
Just thought I'd announce my joining the 7D club!!!
It arrived this morning and I am very excited.
What a difference to my 350D!
Now to read the manual... :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:51 pm 
Welcome to the club, and I can only advise to read the manual 2 or three times :wink: and some third parts book (like busch's) and practice, practice, pratice to master the beast.


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Well - now I'm curious what's the big difference between the 7D and other cameras so you need to read the manuel several times :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:41 pm 
Off course it is a joke...well... nearly. We can see in this forum and others people complaining about the 7D not focusing properly or other so called problems, because people out there are not reading the manual properly and think that the cam would be like an easy "point and shoot", but it is not, as I said, you need to master the 7D and all the functions that comes with it (new Af, new metering, new many things compare to other Eos, especially coming from a 350D), and this, depending on what style of picture you want to take.


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