For those who doubt about a 7D

Started Jan 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
rwbaron Forum Pro • Posts: 13,695
Re: For those who doubt about a 7D

BarnET wrote:

rwbaron wrote:

BarnET wrote:

The doubts of the 7D come from it's aging sensor at higher ISO's.

All these shots were at low ISO's and the bird taken at ISO800 looks a tad soft.

The wing flipping duck is brilliant(gadwall nr2). But it was taken under great lighting conditions.

Nothing here kills the concerns about the 7D in 2014.

Skilled, talented photographers doing great work aren't always concerned about the absolute latest and greatest tech. Knowing their equipment and how to get the most from it is far more important.

I agree on your sentiments here. The photographer makes the picture not the camera. However no one can deny that the Apsc sensors from the competition show more latitude in post and higher resolution.

These things can really help make a picture even better. Canon has failed by showing no improvements in this regard for over 4 years.

You said to have no reason to upgrade your 7D after 4 years. Which is probably the right thing to do because you must leave behind your beloved lenses if you want to gain something significant.

I think that if Canon would be using new fabs or buys Sony/Toshiba sensors your opinion will change very quickly in this regard.

I can't argue that Canon isn't behind on sensor tech when it comes to low ISO shadow noise.  The reality is though that for 99.99% of what I shoot it's simply not an issue.  I could sell all my Canon gear and switch to Nikon and not realize any benefit in my final output so why would I put myself through that?  I'd also lose my 400f5.6L which is on my camera a lot along with my 23 year old 300f4L non IS which is incredibly sharp, light and fast focusing.  I don't care for Nikon's ergo's or user interface as much as Canon's and unless I have serious work to do on a file I do most of my RAW conversions with DPP which I'm very comfortable with.

There's so much more to photography than having 14 stops of DR especially when you only need it in very isolated cases.  Apparently Scott Kelby found that out recently and moved from Nikon back to Canon and he's a highly respected Photoshop guru.  If I was starting from scratch today I think I would still lean toward Canon in spite of their issues with low ISO shadow noise.

People have to learn that others have very different needs that dictate their preferences.


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