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upgrading from the 1000d

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Me and My 6D

Started by Papa Rotzzi. Last reply by Papa Rotzzi Nov 19, 2013. 19 Replies

550 D

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Flash & Strobe?

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7D or 60d?

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Started by Devu. Last reply by CAC Jul 12, 2013. 2 Replies

(Dust issue) Canon 70-200mm L IS II USM

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Canon 60D or 7D?

Started by Ninon Nickerson. Last reply by Bill Hudson Jun 8, 2013. 13 Replies

Need a new wide angle lens

Started by Katie. Last reply by David Fisher Mar 23, 2013. 6 Replies

Teleconverter for CANON

Started by Karl Leite. Last reply by Karl Leite Feb 26, 2013. 33 Replies

Portrait Lenses For 7D.

Started by Simon Fletcher. Last reply by Simon Fletcher Feb 25, 2013. 15 Replies

Canon 24-105L F4, useful enough?

Started by jm chanyungco. Last reply by Colin Darkes Feb 20, 2013. 14 Replies

430EX flash use with Canon EOS 7D

Started by Chris Edmond. Last reply by Chris Edmond Oct 9, 2012. 18 Replies

Speedlite help

Started by Cesar Perez. Last reply by Richard Crowe Oct 9, 2012. 5 Replies

60d users I need a HELP :)

Started by jm chanyungco. Last reply by Brian Gustafson Sep 23, 2012. 8 Replies

Canon 5d Mark III Memory card issues

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2nd hand lens

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Comment by Papa Rotzzi on September 30, 2013 at 7:28pm

Just curious what everybody thinks that they can do to these cameras with video that will some how nullify the still camera functionality.. ?

Comment by Mike S. on September 30, 2013 at 3:01pm

 Thanks for the feedback Richard and Oisin. Sorry I missed you yesterday. I completely agree with Richard, that's what I'm afraid of too. I worry the dedicated STILL camera is a thing of the past and want to get mine before they are gone!! Do they still make the 7D or is it out of production? Any guesses?

Comment by Gerry on September 30, 2013 at 3:08am

John, I signed up in my local Calumet store a couple of months ago. It can take a while for a particular 'B' stock model to come in. Checked with them last week and was told I was now at the top of their list in my store, Don't think you can do it online.

Comment by John Daly on September 29, 2013 at 7:59pm


How do you sign up with Calumet?

Comment by Gerry on September 29, 2013 at 5:42pm

Thanks Richard, That's more or less the way I have been looking at things. Have my name down for a 7d 'B Class' with Calumet which is basically a demonstration model used by sales staff for demonstrations but is then refurbished and guaranteed by Canon.

Comment by Richard Crowe on September 29, 2013 at 5:19pm

Mike and Oisin.

I shoot with two DSLR cameras and have always shot with different models of Canon cameras.  I used a 30D and a 40D, then upgraded to a 7D and still used my 7D.  I finally bit the bullet regarding the 7D and purchased a second model of that camera.  For the first time I am shooting with two identical cameras which makes things a lot more simple; both use the same batteries etc....

I decided to get the second 7D (both were purchased as Canon refurbished units and thus were less expensive) because the way that Canon is evolving towards video capabilities, I fully expect the 7D II or what ever it is called to be a better video camera at the expense of still capabilities.

So while others are waiting for the 7D II to come along, I am happily shooting with my 7D cameras.  The nice thing is that, contrary to some opinions, a camera doesn't cease functioning as soon as a new model is introduced.  Even if the 7D II is the best thing since sliced bread, the 7D will still be a darn good camera.

Comment by Gerry on September 29, 2013 at 1:56pm

I've been waiting on a 7d as well. Could buy now but would be gutted if the 7d mark 2 is announced for release in 2014. Frustrated!

Comment by Mike S. on September 29, 2013 at 10:50am

 Hey there, anyone out there? I just joined and am looking forward to a new 7D soon now that the price has dropped. I don't shoot video at all, have no use for it and am looking to step up to the true PRO body of the 7D over the 60D I have now. The 60D was a ground breaking body and still is an excellent camera and I highly recommend it for moving up from a Rebel now the price of it has also come way down. It's not a fast action camera though. I shoot planes and skydivers and need the vastly better autofocus of the 7D. The control layout is totally different and I DON'T look forward to that but I'll have to grin and bear it for a while. Any comments?

Comment by Papa Rotzzi on August 26, 2013 at 4:05pm

Welcome to the group, SC. I love the article and it comes to my mind often when reading these camera blogs... and I smile every time. 

Comment by Silent Cougar on August 26, 2013 at 8:57am

I just joined the group, and after reading the 'Hammer blog' and being a genuine carpenters son, I found the article hilarious. I've printed it out to show him next visit. He'll probably need medical help from the stitches caused from the oncoming laughs he'll have reading it. 


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