GD4ELI

Canon 7D

27 posts in this topic

Toys for boys smile.png

 

I replaced my Canon 30D which was unreliable after much use and abuse with a 7D. Of course, on the day the new camera arrives it rains, the day after it snows (and it's snowing very hard now) sad.png .

 

So far all I've managed is a hurried photo of 'the black rat' before going shopping at Aldi. I'm very tempted to bring the 7D + 24-105mm/f4 to the rock in a few weeks.

 

Now to learn about this camera.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found my flash - 580EX. Must stop playing and write some code...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We used to have a 7D, but I traded it in towards a lens for my NEX as it just wasn't getting used. It seemed a nice camera, but I never really got to know it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a lot to learn with the 7D, that's for sure. The smaller cameras like the NEX are excellent, I have a small Samsung WB850f which I take with me for general snaps. I was tempted to buy a Canon EOS m but I have some good Canon lenses and like photographing wildlife, so decided to replace the ailing 30D with a 7D. Now the 800mm/f5.6 is very shiny!

 

EF_800mm_f5.6L_IS_USM_Default_tcm14-9534

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always found that standing a little nearer to the subject saves the outlay for zoom lenses and binocs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always found that standing a little nearer to the subject saves the outlay for zoom lenses and binocs

 

It can be hard to soar with the eagles when you are surrounded by turkeys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a lot to learn with the 7D, that's for sure.

 

The basics are pretty similar to the 5D I still have. It was more the different switch layout, functions and crop factor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Using the C1,C2,C3 custom jobbies is a really good idea.

As is putting stuff in your own menu at the end. So you can get to your most frequented settings.

Also check your microadjustment since you can now with the 7D.

All my lenses needed MA the 500mm f4 needed +13!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Using the C1,C2,C3 custom jobbies is a really good idea.

As is putting stuff in your own menu at the end. So you can get to your most frequented settings.

Also check your microadjustment since you can now with the 7D.

All my lenses needed MA the 500mm f4 needed +13!

 

I'm waiting for the sun now, still bloody raining :(

 

Having just booked flight and car to visit the rock in June I may well bring it with me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

c'mon, waiting for pictures of all that snow you had sad.png

 

It's not funny. At least it looks like TT week will be decent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today is the first day this year when one can wear a t-shirt. Precious little wildlife up here...

 

Lots to learn, but what a camera!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today is the first day this year when one can wear a t-shirt. Precious little wildlife up here...

 

Lots to learn, but what a camera!

are the floods anywhere near you ?

There has been widespread flooding in cntrl and nrthrn Switzerland after heavy rainfall http://ow.ly/lHa3i

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.