Canon 7D - Did I make mistake?

Started Nov 13, 2009 | Discussions thread
hdngo1 Contributing Member • Posts: 941
Re: Canon 7D - Did I make mistake?

I don't think you make mistake, if you can buy it, that mean you can afford it. I have 40D(it is not far from 50D), I would love to have a 7D, I am an amateur too and my two sons still in Elementary :). What I am saying it, if you have 40D or 50D then it is hard to justify the upgrade, but if you buying it new, then I think 7D is better, especially you need low light, I see it have that auto ISO in manual mode, it sound really good for your situation, set the aperture and speed that you like and the 7D will pick the ISO for you, even in AV mode you can pick high ISO and the result is better than my 40D :(. Now with the 'COOL" 7D, you can use it outside their game too, have fun with your camera

karenlh wrote:

It's a little late to be asking this, but I'm still interested in your opinion.

I wanted a camera that will take good indoor volleyball photos in extremely poorly lit gyms (middle schools). So far I've tried this:

Pentax *istDL (because it was cheap) - Adding the 50mm lens helped, but not enough.

Pentax K10D (because I already had 3 Pentax lenses) - Improvement over *istDL - but, again, not what I was after. There was a great deal of noise at ISO 1600, plus shutter speeds were still down around 1/125.

SO... I decided to switch to Canon and bought the 7D with the 50mm F/1.4 lens. I was able to use it at a high school game. The photos were much, much better than I've had in the past. However, I'm wondering if I could have gotten acceptable images with the 50D or one of the Rebel series cameras. Did I gain that much improvement in picture quality at high ISOs over these other cameras? I'm wondering if I should have invested my money in add'l lenses instead of a good body. When I've tried to save money in the past, I ended up with 2 cameras that I wasn't happy with. I didn't want to risk that happening again. It's hard for me to test cameras in the store as the conditions are so different than in a volleyball/basketball game.

What do you think? Did I make a mistake in buying the 7D?



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