Which DSLR Camera 7D or 550D?

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  1. vatso

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    Which one?

    Who has a 7D?
     
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    Dude, if you still new in the photography game, I would not recommend a 7D. Way too complicated for a newbie in the game
     
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    Old Camera 20D

    Now remember it's just pushing a button LOL - only playing
     
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    Thing is the price difference. 7D is about 9K more expensive just on the body alone. So if you think that the 9K is worth the slight enhancement in pic quality, magnesium alloy body vs plastic, faster frame rate etc. I would not mind the 7D if I had the cash but the 550 is not bad either. If you dont mind not having the video feature then why not go the 50D instead.
     
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    If you have a 20D the "body" of a 550D would be a downgrade. It's less robust and uses a pentamirror instead of pentaprism so your images through the viewfinder won't be as bright etc. The sensor, exposure metering, focussing etc have been upgraded quite a bit over the years so a 550D would still be better than the 20D. Why not consider a 50D?
     
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    Is a 50D worth if VS a 7D? the cost's are not that much apart? don't want to buy a camera that is out dated in 2 months from now - the 50D is 18 Months old already?
     
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    50D body you are looking at 11K, The 7D body is 18K. 7K is quite a bit of money in anyones books.
     
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    So Vatso, when are you taking pics with the 20D- or is the man behind the camera (pics you already posted) just not using it right? :P:razz:
     
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    LOL ugly ugly!!!

    Well I now am a proud owner of a 7D with a 18 - 135 lens

    Might end up selling it seems not so easy for me to use. we will see.
     
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    R10k :p
     
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    LOL maybe a little more then that ;)
     
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    Hey i just bought the Nikon D3000 , Its seem good, what you think
     
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    I need some one that can teach me how to use my new camera or I need to sell it my pics are really really bad!!!

    anyone interested in buying a brand new D7 - I think I need a point & shoot!
     
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    Ag nee man... can't be that bad...

    You obviously need to learn how to "develop" your digital images using the Canon software - play around with shooting "Raw" and using the DPP software...

    Hennie
     
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    Here is a pic of the new 7D

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    Another 7D pic taken

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    Yup, not too good... First photo has movement, possibly due to water flow in tank - stop all pumps for a few minutes before taking the photo... second one needs white balance adjustment, contrast and colour saturation adjustments...and would be greatly improved if taken in Raw made.

    Hennie
     
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    Hennie I don't think I will get the most out of this camera...

    I must say messing around for the perfect shot is not really my thing. should have looked at getting a more entry level camera!

    like golf the best equipment does not make one tiger woods.
     
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    Vatso, can you please upload the last pic thru Photobucket. I wanna see if I can do some editing;)
     
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