Old 03-13-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default 7D Reviews, from a railfans perspective?

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Any contributors here shooting with the 7D? If so, what are your pros and cons with the camera?

I've been content with my rebel for over a year now, although I'm ready to take the hobby a bit more serious and bump up both bodies and glass. I've heard nothing, but positive reviews with the 7D on B&H, although was hoping to get the opinions of railfans and RP photogs.

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Old 03-13-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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It takes good photos.
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It takes good photos.
Sounds better than a Nikon already.

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Old 03-14-2010, 01:26 AM   #4
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Sounds better than a Nikon already.

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Yeah.... Okay..... I'm glad that you Canon guys are now able to see how AF is supposed to work!!

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Yeah.... Okay..... I'm glad that you Canon guys are now able to see how AF is supposed to work!!
Don't you have something better to do? Sheesh, where'd you come from? I thought they mothballed your railroad.

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Sounds better than a Nikon already.

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Cost more then a Nikon too...

Nikon D300s 12MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) by Nikon
Buy new: $1,424.43

Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-inch LCD (Body Only) by Canon
Buy new: $1,543.95

'course, whey you already have a bunch of Canon lens, you tend to stick with what you got. Just like owning a bunch of PC software.

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Cost more then a Nikon too...

Nikon D300s 12MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) by Nikon
Buy new: $1,424.43

Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-inch LCD (Body Only) by Canon
Buy new: $1,543.95

'course, whey you already have a bunch of Canon lens, you tend to stick with what you got. Just like owning a bunch of PC software.

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till you price there glass, The D300s is a nice camera but its not a better one.
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till you price there glass, The D300s is a nice camera but its not a better one.
Ohh yeah Nikon glass costs ALOT more than Canon. But Canon has done their best lately to catch up

The only think Nikon has that I want is the D700 and I feel Canon will produce something similar soon. The 7D was close.
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Cost more then a Nikon too...
Which is all good unless you dont need lenses. Nikon lenses are like 3-4 times more costlier than their Canon counterpart, where available
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Which is all good unless you dont need lenses. Nikon lenses are like 3-4 times more costlier than their Canon counterpart, where available

They are more expensive, but not 3-4 times more expensive.
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Which is all good unless you dont need lenses. Nikon lenses are like 3-4 times more costlier than their Canon counterpart, where available
There are cost differences, but "3-4 times" is absurd rhetoric.
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Don't you have to be 21 before you can get a 7D?
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Below are some 7D shots. The verdict is that it can take photos of trains and many other things quite well.

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Even in the thick snow the focus locked every time.
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What train was he chasing?
Considering he was going at such a high rate of speed, I'd say he was most likely chasing one of these..

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Except most of the straps around his neck are Nikon ones.

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Thats about what I look like shooting sometimes Bob haha Looks like he has a 500mm and a 600mm
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I think somebody on Facebook told you the Cannot was the best DSLR ever. I'm guessing that's the best advice you will get. Too bad Cannot's can't focus on anything moving.
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I think somebody on Facebook told you the Cannot was the best DSLR ever. I'm guessing that's the best advice you will get. Too bad Cannot's can't focus on anything moving.
Can you put REAL captions on your photos? I think everyone can figure out that you have a Nikon and what your settings and focal length were by looking at the exif data.
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Can you put REAL captions on your photos? I think everyone can figure out that you have a Nikon and what your settings and focal length were by looking at the exif data.
Hey Ricey, leave Schwanzy alone! You know those Nikon guys are dumber than a box of rocks and can't mutter a caption.

Dan you should explore The Dalles next. I think Scaryhill has been whored out.
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Hey Ricey, leave Schwanzy alone! You know those Nikon guys are dumber than a box of rocks and can't mutter a caption.

Dan you should explore The Dalles next. I think Scaryhill has been whored out.
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Can you put REAL captions on your photos? I think everyone can figure out that you have a Nikon and what your settings and focal length were by looking at the exif data.
I'll refer the people that were asking for that information to you in the future.
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Nice first post in the forums, indecline! Really informative.

Gosh, what will all those sports photographers using Canon do? Quit their jobs I guess, those fools, they never noticed their shots were out of focus.

PS: hope we are not heading for a wasteful and foolish Canon/Nikon debate. DPReview is the best place for that.
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