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My beloved Brandi has been playing with my camera to take pictures of the copious local wildlife, so I looked around and found a used 7D for about $500.

Man, what a cool camera.  Taking movies with my 1D Mk IV always involves reading the manual.  On her camera, there's just a still/movie toggle and a "start" button.  Dead simple.



I often forget what good deals old bodies can be.  Many of the terrific pix that Jimi shot were with his old 1D Mk III and you can find those for under a grand.  The weekend that I spent shooting with it showed me fast focus and great versatility in a high-end camera.

Seriously, if you want to do some solid work with a Canon one-digit body, you do NOT need the latest and greatest.  People were drolling over these cameras five years ago, and now they're within the reach of any serious amateur.  I assume it's the same deal with the Nikon stuff.

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Isn't the 7D a crop sensor camera right? I use a T3i which is also a crop sensor - but I always wondered what made the 7D that much more expensive. Is it just more of a pro body? More robust (less plastic)?
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Anthony, IIRC the thing was (1) fast -- very quick focus, and I'm comparing that to a 1D Mk IV.  

2) Light -- this thing must weigh half what the 1D weighs.
3) Quieter -- Canon has this weird thing about "expensive bodies need loud shutters."  7D is quieter.
4) Crop:  It's an APS-C like most of the Canons.  But who really gives a hoot -- it's a wildlife camera and we almost never get next to the subject.
5) Movie/still UI:  don't know your UI but on the 1D, turning on and using the movie setting is like feeling around in the dark with thick mittens.
6)  Focus:  again, I don't know your T3i so this is speculation... Yours is a three-digit but it's a 2011 model.  The original 7D is a 2009 model.  It is ENTIRELY possible that all of the 7D one-digit
coolness filtered down to the Rebel line in two years, but that seems a little short.
7) Noise:  Jimi said that he thought he'd heard that the 7D was a mite noisy over ISO 400 and of course noise is basically a factor of how tightly they packed the sensor and how fast the CPU onboard is.

Then again, you could always come by for lunch over here on the West Side and try it out for comparison's sake. [smile]   You're always welcome.

It's just that I've really been impressed by how easy-to-use the thing is.  If it weren't for the 1D's ability to autofocus at F/8 rather than 5.6, I'd think seriously about getting the 7D mk II.

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There is a lot to be said for the lighter weight body.  The 1D body's are built like tanks for a reason.  But I find now for the work I do, I'm going strictly with the 5D bodies.   I would love a cam that combines some of the features of both.  But never will see that.   The 7DII is pretty kick ass.   The 5D4 just came out.  Not enough improvement for me to jump right away to it. But will as I wear out my 5D3's.   

Bottom like is they are all amazing. [smile]
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I'd love to once it cools off some. That would be a nice ride on the motorcycle.
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