So to start off, I have very few toys that are my own. Even the jeep is my wife's daily driver and our weekend toy. She is a semi-pro photographer, and as such I dabble in a little photography more as a hobby than anything else.
I bought her a Canon 60D from Best Buy for her birthday last year, and got a 1 year geek squad coverage plan that included 2 cleanings of the camera and the lens that it came with.
So we took it up to Best Buy a couple weeks ago to use up one of the cleanings, and they sent it off to their repair center. Then I got an email this weekend telling me to head up there, they needed to talk to me about it. Turns out they found a crack in the frame (the 60D has a hardened plastic frame rather than a metal frame) and they were going to exchange the camera for what I paid for it, and prorate whatever was left on the geeksquad coverage.
So we got the option of getting another 60D, and have a little best buy cash leftover cuz the price has gone down...or upgrade for a couple hundred bucks more.
Gotta say, it was a hard desicion to make, cuz Ive got a wish list a mile long for her jeep, but we sprung the extra cash for a new 7D!
I'm pretty impressed with it, but I've only played with it for about half an hour tonight. I really like the built in wireless flash control. I like taking staged still shots, and you can do some pretty neat stuff by moving the flash around. And the 8 fps is blazing fast for taking action photography. Its quiet, even quieter than the 60D. And the controls are easy to find and reach without changing your grip on the camera. The lens it came with is pretty decent, Image Stabilizing, USM Focus, 28-135 mm, 3.5-5.6f, 72mm diameter. But we're going to get a good wide-angle, and then sometime in the future get get good telephoto lens.
In fact the only thing I really don't like about it so far is the fact that it uses Compact Flash cards. Not many cameras use that anymore, and I know it was overpriced at BB, but an 8 gig was $180!!! yeeesh. We'll have to shop around the internet for those.
Anyways, thought I'd share that little novel with ya'll.
Does anyone else here use a 7D or ever owned one?
Thats a special kind of stupid right there.......