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Unfortunately, very few camera models specify the amount of resistance as anything measurable. Water and dust resistance, as specified by Canon, means very little. If it said waterproof and dustproof that would be a stronger statement. I also feel lawyers got involved somewhere in the writing of these things. For example, some Nikon manuals say 'resistant ...


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The 7D is certainly worth it over the 60D, although you may not notice it much while doing portraits: The 7D has a 100% coverage viewfinder. It is liberating to use it and that along is worth the price difference. That means you won't have to crop unwanted elements from your photos, which is most likely to occur outside where you cannot control the ...


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There is a very good feature comparison on dpReview site To give you some summary: In terms of picture quality I would say that you would not spot a difference between results achieved from all the camera on the list, and I would say that the choice would be more related to handling and the way you are planning to use the camera. 7D is pro grade body, ...


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I would gravitate to lens choices over the body. There's a couple of reasons... The lenses will be useful in the future when another opportunity to purchase arises. Fast glass, such as f/2.8 zooms, are very helpful in low light. These are, often, pro grade lenses as well, so that helps sharpness. In the end result, you'll have these lenses for years, the ...


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Yes the trigger voltage on some old flashes is too high for modern electronic cameras. There is a page on botzilla Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages which lists many old flash units. I don't see your dad's flash model there, but the 20 B3 model had a trigger voltage of 168 volts. According to this thread on photo.net, the 7D can handle up to 250V, so that ...


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From my experience with my 7D and now a 5D (mkIII), I'd say for wildlife stuff, the 7D would be your preferred choice, for four reasons:- APS-C 1.6x crop sensor. This will extend the reach of any and all lenses you put on your camera. A 200mm becomes a 320, a 400mm becomes a 640, etc. Using teleconverters will cost you light, and therefore require slower ...


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I used to have a 450D, now I have a 7D. I will speak from experience. The 450D is of course an upgrade to the 400D and the changes/improvements between the 400D and the 7D will probably be greater than between the 450D and the 7D, so add that up while reading this. To begin, as you most likely are aware, lenses matter more for image quality than the actual ...


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Canon EOS bodies can accept two types of lenses, EF and EF-S mount. EF work on all and EF-S only work on crop sensor bodies. Both the XT and 7D are crop sensors so they accept either EF or EFS lenses. If you were to purchase a full frame body such as a 5D mrk II or 1d X then you could only use EF lenses on those bodies.


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I don't have a 7d, but I do have a different DSLR with a fixed screen (not on a swivel). At first I was not a live view believer, but I have come around. Pretty much whenever my camera is on a tripod (e.g. landscape, cityscape, architecture Exposure am in live view these days. It buys me a few things: The magnification option lets me check for very sharp ...


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The higher-end cameras first all have dual-control dials, this will be true if you go to a 7D or even a 60D. This and added buttons lets you operate the camera much faster since there are more direct controls and less reasons to enter the menu system. For the 7D but not the 60D, you get a 100% coverage viewfinder. This feature alone is worth the upgrade if ...


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For pretty much all of the types of photos you wish to take, the 5D II will be a better camera than the 7D. The 7D excels at action photography, with its superb AF system, high burst rate, and high resolution. It is an ideal camera for sports, wildlife, and birds in flight. Its high resolution sensor makes it easier to get good high res crops. The APS-C ...


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No Canon dSLR has built in image stabilization. Canon offers it in select lenses, known as 'IS' lenses. So, no, neither offer image stabilization. All Canon cameras also offer noise reduction, and of course, it can be applied (or not in the case of RAW) on the computer after the fact as well. Does it matter? Noise reduction matters, because all cameras ...


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Without a tripod you will have to have a very steady hand to make real use of the length of your 70-200mm, so I would go with the 24-70mm. The wider end will allow you to take in the majority of buildings and the tele end will let you zoom in on features. There is little point in using Shutter Priority when photographing static subjects. You will be much ...


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Because of the pixel density I would say. Your 50D had the highest pixel density in Canon's lineup when it was released, at 4.5MP/cm2. At that density the lens becomes the limiting factor, you need good glass. A few reviews pointed out that the image quality of the 50D wasn't much better than the 40D it was replacing actually, with a density of 3.1 MP/cm2. ...


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The Canon 7D has quite nice weather sealing - "Canon considers the weather resistance of the EOS 7D to be slightly better than the EOS 5D Mark II and 50D cameras, but not as robust as the EOS-1D series." (Chuck Westfall, Canon USA) What this basically means is that you can not worry about shooting in rain. I wouldn't take it swimming, but you might be able ...


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You can do it using Magic Lantern software for your Canon. In fact, there's a setting that will save you some shutter opens/closes. http://vimeo.com/37084470 The camera does not need to be connected to the computer. There is no real danger to the camera. Depending on how long the timelapse is, you may need to have the camera on a power supply, or use a ...


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There is no official successor anywhere, people deduce it based on model numbers. For the 50D, the 60D is the numeric successor and it does supersede it in most features. A few were lost which is why some people say that 60D is not the right successor. This does happen from time-to-time. The 7D is a much higher-end camera and is really for a ...


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Normally I'd suggest upgrading lenses and not bodies but in this case going to the 6D is going to solve your two problems: The 6D has significantly better low light performance than the T2i/550D Your 50mm will have the same field of view on the 6D as a 30mm on the T2i I recommend you get the 6D and then maybe, if you miss the field of view of a 50mm on a ...


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what's holding you back is that you are too gear-minded. Rather than thinking "I have this gear, now how can I use it to do what I want to do", you're thinking "what new gear do I need to do what I want to do". That way you will always be "held back", because you're never going to actually fully use what you have, will constantly be worrying about what you ...


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Some have enquired as to the durability of the 7D, and others have even tested it in various weather I was shown how a Nikon D3 can handle mud. The Pentax K5 looks like it could withstand a little punishment. It really depends what you have in mind. How sadistic do you need to be (to your gear and yourself) to get the shot you want.


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The higher capture rate is probably not a feature you need for portraits (even candid shots), and the sensor is the same so it boils down to only a few things. 7D Up to $500 more expensive Magnesium alloy body for overall durability 19 point customisable zone auto-focus system which could help in candid situations by focusing better and faster on moving ...


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Resolution becomes less of an issue the farther the viewer is from the image. As billboards are meant to be viewed from quite some distance, they are usually printed at a relatively low resolution - sometimes as low as 9dpi! It really depends on how detailed and complex the photo is, but I'm sure the 18 megapixels provided by the 7D will provide more than ...


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First, the thing you need to remember about noise is that it is only indirectly related to ISO. The real culprit where noise is concerned is a low Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR). This is technically answered using controlled testing to illustrate the point in this question: Is high ISO useful for photography? This answer to another question addresses the more ...


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The 60D has supplanted the 50D in Canon's range, so to my mind the only advantage the 50D would have over the others now is price. Otherwise, if you go to this page and click on 'Digital SLR', you can generate a side-by-side comparison of the features of the 60D and 7D. If you know what you're looking for in terms of features, then that should help you. ...


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The 17-55/2.8 should suffice for both landscapes and portraits; wildlife is a little more tricky, since 55mm on a crop is still a little short. Since weight is always a concern while trekking, I would recommend either a 70-200/4 IS or a 135L. Edit: Just to respond to your question about the 24-105 or 24-70, both are excellent options on a full-frame ...


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It depends on what you want out of a body upgrade. If you want certain features, better build quality, handling, ergonomics, or user interface, then you should pick one of those bodies. If you want better pictures, then do not upgrade your body. I think you would get a lot more out of buying better glass and a lighting setup(for portraits and indoor) ...


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It looks like you already selected a best answer that was given within minutes of asking your question, but here is my opinion. I would suggest looking at the Rode VideoMic Shotgun Microphone. They have pro as well as a standard version available depending on how much you are looking to spend and how serious you are about getting high quality audio. The ...


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Nobody's actually asking what you use the camera for, so there's no way to tell whether or not the upgrade will benefit you. I recently bought a T3i to be a second body along with a 7D; buying a second 7D seemed overkill for what I was using it for. Whether upgrading to the 7D makes sense depends on what you're doing with it. How often do you hit a ...



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