Hi guys, i know its been some time since i have posted but i have some info i would like to share. I know i posted some time back about the 60d and also the 7d, so i took the advice of some of you and went out and got a 7d with a 24-70L 2.8 lens.
I really liked the 7D when it came in, i was still waiting on the lens so i could not take any shots yet. The 7d was built like my Nikon and had all the same bells and whistles as my D300s plus some extras. How sweet was this a canon that was grand to hold and just felt like it was made for my hand only. The menu was like a new HD tv with the new screen, and the menu colors looked sweet. So i drove over 70 miles to take it over a friends house and put a 17-40L lens on the camera, So we started taking some shots. Filled up a memory card a couple times, then went in for some peaking on the computer. It was an bad over cast day so the sun never really broke out on this day.
It was one of the biggest let downs i have ever had in my life. So i gave up and took a walk-around lens and did some more shooting over the next couple of days. Still no useable images. Then like a knight in shining armor the UPS guy showed up with the 24-70L lens. My prayers have been answered, I now can play!! All i wanted to do was see what the hype was around this body, and how well it would hold up against my D300s.
I need some out side help, maybe i was having a hard time adjusting to the canon, so i had a good friend that has always shot with canon 40d to help me out. After some time and 8850 shutter releases this is what we came up with.
Before i tell you that let me tell you a story, we was looking at images on his computer in light-room and another friend came over. This friend has never cared about cameras and don't know much about photography. I have got a degree in photography and was stunned about what he said. He asked if this was the camera my friend with the 40d wanted to buy, my friend said yes. He then said why, it does not shoot as nice as your old 40d. WOW we was thinking the same thing, so i knew then that anyone could see this also.
The 7D fell short of the 40d with the same lenses on it and short of the D300s, I don't have any super high end Nikkor Glass on the D300s, so its not the lenses, lol i put better glass on this 7d then my nikon ever had on it. We could not get the image off the camera to look like any of the others with out some heavy post production. The sun did come out for a little and the camera started to come up a bit. But still just a big loss of money and time, Iso performance still not up to par, you might say "hey because its pushing 18 mega pixels". If it has more noise then a old 10 mega pixel camera then your still going backwards, and hard to get that tack sharp image with the camera. The camera in the same light as the d300s and 40d could not match them in shutter speeds with out pushing up the iso even at the same f-stop.
I feel this camera does not handle low light very well at all, and don't under stand why its been rated so hi. Maybe canon users has been waiting along time for the bells and whistles of some of the 1d cameras in a semipro, that when they got it they was just too happy to see that the image was suffering.
I don't know and don't care one way or another, if your looking to upgrade to this camera think again. I know some of you might say "hey maybe you got a bad one". LOL Maybe there was alot of bad ones because i see the same shots we got time and time again all over the internet. Its just a subpar camera period, and canon ought to feel bad about this model.
If you have this camera and are happy with it Great. I wish i could have been too, at first i really loved it alot. Also i was getting happy because canon 70-200 2.8l was alot cheaper then nikkor and i could own it too real soon. I called my friend and told him how i felt at first, he was laughing his butt off. He always wanted me to switch over to canon with him, i felt like the day was coming.
Now he's having second thoughts about canon, and one day might switch over to nikon. He said he don't know if he can trust in canon to do right with the next camera, and that you can't take reviews as a final word. Man i was so afraid that i would have to come back and tell Gordon Laing that i was wrong and that I'm sorry, but i feel i was not.
So it comes down to just spending the money and hope it all works out in the end. Now if some of you try to say that I'm trolling think again, I own both cameras and just trying to share my findings, or our findings as i had help. Thanks for reading and good luck.
Last edited by AnArKi on Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.