Mini Review: Canon 7D for stock

posted on 11th of march, 2011

I've owned and shot with a Canon 40D for a while now, and have been very happy with it. For my personal use it is more than adequate as well. I did feel that 10MP was starting to get dated, especially when cropped - and I figured if I was going to produce 500 photos a year in 2011 I should try to be a bit ahead of the game :) As well, I wanted a bigger viewfinder. With that in mind I upgraded to the Canon 7D.

Overall, I am quite happy with it. The jump from 10MP to 18MP is real, though it doesn't make any difference for small prints. With stock, though, things are inspected at 100% so more resolution can be important for resolving fine details, and it gives you more room to crop and still results in a 'Maximum' size file.

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Posted by Davesfreelancephotos on August 12, 2011
Hi Brad, I'm new to the Stock scene. I just read your review on the 7D. You asked if anyone else loves or hates it. I basically made the same transition as you did by going from the 40D (which I still have) to the 7 D. In between I treated myself to a 1D Mk III ...which initially I loved. I then got the 7 as a backup for the 1D....now I never use the 1D. My 7 d is now on over 300,000 shots and still working well. A great camera. I can't agree more with you on the lenses though. A lot of people think it's the camera that counts but I think you can take brilliant photo's with an old 350D if the glass infront is L or equivalent. It'll be interesting to see how long I have to wait to make my first sale.
Posted by Hunor83 on June 29, 2011
Nice shots!
Posted by Antoinettew on March 17, 2011
Looks like a very fine camera to me.

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Is the lowest ISO the best?

posted on 16th of march, 2011

I have to admit that when it comes to ISO, I've always assumed that the base ISO was going to have the cleanest output. I had read articles on how some models of cameras were noisier at the 'in-between' ISOs (ISO 125 and 160) than the base numbers (100, 200, 400). This was true on a camera I had a while back, so I didn't really give it another thought.

I read an article in a magazine (link here) where someone took a Canon 7D with a lens cap on and compared the noise with the levels boosted up. It isn't as dramatic as the article made out, but the results surprised me a little. Turns out my 7D is just as good (or better) at ISO 160 than it is at ISO 100. That is a 2/...

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Posted by Steveprorak on June 07, 2011
Nikon actually recommends that you shoot at ISO 200 on the D90 and D300s. ISO 100 is just for very bright light situations. I have never found a reason why, but I have verified that on several sites.
Posted by Sobek85 on April 15, 2011
Great article
Posted by Heathse on March 25, 2011
Thanks Brad... I've produced some lousy shots lately with ISO100 so perhaps some more experimenting is a good idea.

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