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 Post subject: Nikon D7000 vs Canon 7D
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:51 am 
Hi,
I am upgrading from a Nikon D5000 (have sold the body + lenses, so have a "clean slate").

The Canon 7D i know is a tried n tested, high quality durable & QUICK camera (AF speed & accuracy).
I have been put off Nikons after using the D5000 only because of the often slow and failed AF in moderately low light. (My Canon film SLR from 1999 has a quicker AF!!)
But having read about the D7000, it sure sounds good.

What do you guys reckon? Thanks!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:35 pm 
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What lenses did you sell? The slow autofocus may have been caused by slow lenses.

Edit:
Nevermind, I read your other post. 18-55 and a 55-200. I haven't seen a review that compares 7D and D7000 yet. So here's some things I'd consider...

A) Whichever system more of your friends use so you can swap/share lenses.
B) Whichever is cheaper so you can buy more lenses.
C) Whichever feels better, easier to use at a store.
D) Whichever system of lenses you prefer.
E) Make a dart board, half of it says D7000, half says 7D. Blindfold yourself, throw dart. :lol: Kidding.

Here's info comparing 60D to D7000.
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon ... dict.shtml
Here's a preview of D7000.
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon ... dict.shtml
Here's old info of 7D.
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon ... dict.shtml


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:44 pm 
Hi,
I had two lenses, the kit lens 18/55VR and the 55/200VR. They were good enough lenses, but the problem came in low light conditions.
I realise a lens upgrade mightve solved the issue, but being in India the resale market for used equipment is very poor. So when i got the oppurtunity and a fair offer for my equipment, i seized the opp to have a clean slate and be able to select any manufacturers equipment.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:11 pm 
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What do you want to do with either the 7D or D7000?

The D7000 is a consumer model as the 7D is a semi-pro one.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:22 pm 
I want a camera thats good for taking pics of my family and for landscape and architecture photography. I love taking pics in low light, and need a camera that has is "confident" in AF.

Plus, i want a camera that i can grow into over the next 3-5 yrs.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Both cameras should fit those needs. If you get the D7000, get it with the 18-105 Vr kitlens, and a 35mm F/1.8.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:31 pm 
Thanks Citrus (ive been on the forums here for a day, and from what i hear youre a legend of sorts) bow

Do you reckon the 7d (considering its a year old) is a good buy at this point? thats the only thing holding me back...
considering im a step above a newbie, i dont want to get something i regret a year down the line....

HELP me decide!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:05 pm 
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If u willing to learn then 7D might be good for buy at this point.
because the price are reasonable now. The 15-85mm or 17-50 f/2.8 (canon or sigma) + 50mm f/1.4 for Portrait might work for u. :D

cheer :)

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Don't worry about the age, the 7D is an extremely competitive body. I use a D90 (2-3 years old) and a D2H (almost 9 years old). ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:12 pm 
Thanks guys, i was leaning towards the 7D, but will check out the D7000 as well in the store on Monday and take a call. Thanks for your help!


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Oh, and about the autofocus: F/5.6 lenses really aren't great in low light, but the 18-105 did pretty good (I shot a concert with that somehow). The 35 F/1.8 is better due to the much larger aperture, of course.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:49 am 
Last question i promise!

I have been hearing about AF issues in the 7D, should i be worried about that?
Some of the reviews on Amazon are as recent as a few weeks ago, stating the same AF issues.... :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:54 pm 
Thats probably because they were doing what you were doing and expecting miracles out of the autofocus of an f5.6 lens :wink:


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I'd go for the 7000, it's much cheaper plus you can use your current lens. It's commonly referred to as the "Goldilocks" camera, as it's just right as she would say! :) High ISOs are exceptional, and the video mode is finally catching up to the Canons. Be sure to watch Kai from Digital Rev's video comparing the two here

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AF issues ? :shock:
hmm.. yeah

it happen sometime went u mount slow lens like 18-135 or 50mm f/1.8.
But went u mount a good lens like
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8, 15-85mm
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L lens
100mm macro, 50mm f/1.2, 24-105mm,24-70mm f/2.8,70-200, 100-400mm

then the AF Issues will gone, because many time it AF quick then you can blind your eye. :twisted:

You can popo for more info well he pro in 7D dole. :wink:

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