Philip Blooms take on the Canon 7D

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As you may have guessed I am not a big fan of the Canon 7D thanks to the APS 1.6x sensor, but Mr Bloom has re-edited this sketch and it’s rather funny, worth a watch.

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Canon 7D with APS sensor “A glorified domestic camera”

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Canon boast they spoke to 5000 photographers when designing this camera well they never spoke to me nor Philip Bloom as we would have told them to upgrade the sound capabilities and a must would have been a swivel LCD viewfinder. I have been using the 5D Mk11 for an introduction to a video and take it from me the static viewfinder is definitely a big minus point when using a 35mm camera for video work. APS-C is also a downer considering it’s suppose to be the wee brother to the 5D Mk11. This means a 50mm lens becoming an 80mm lens with a 1.6x conversion. Unlike my counterpart Mr Bloom I think this is a backwards step for Canon users.

We all used to own 35mm cameras and a 50mm lens was always 50mm…since some idiot engineer in Japan decided to use smaller chipsets giving us a 1.6x conversion the world of 35mm photography has changed and not for the better. If you use a 50mm lens on an APS camera it’s 80mm and if you use an APS lens on a full frame camera you loose picture area…it’s a joke.

Nikon bring out the D3 full frame then bring out the D700 wee brother FULL FRAME…. why oh why do Canon insist on on getting it wrong. Canon don’t want to hurt sales of the “PRO” full frame cameras so why call it a 7D or are we going to get the 5D Mk111. Funny but in my maths class in school less than a handful of students enjoyed conversions and percentages yet if you are unfortunate enough to own an APS camera you are forced to calculate 1.6x what ever Canon L lens you buy…eg 24-105mm = 38-168mm. There is only ONE plus side to this camera for video users using the 1.6x conversion and that is a 200mm lens becomes a 320mm focal length, great for wildlife.

WE ASKED FOR BETTER SOUND CONTROL………………………………………….NOT DONE

WE ASKED FOR A SWIVEL LCD A MUST FOR VIDEO FILMING…………………NOT DONE

PROFESSIONALS PREFER FULL FRAME CAMERAS………………………………..NOT DONE

SO JUST WHO ARE THE SO CALLED 5000 PHOTOGRAPHERS CANON INTERVIEWED TO HELP DESIGN THIS CAMERA…….!!!!

I FOR ONE AM NOT IMPRESSED …CANON …THE 7D IS NOTHING SHORT OF A GLORIFIED DOMESTIC CAMERA…DON”T YOU LOOK AT THE COMPETITION…LIKE NIKON !

Features

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 8fps shooting
  • ISO range up to 12800
  • 100% Viewfinder
  • 19 cross-type AF points
  • iFCL metering system
  • Dual “DIGIC 4”
  • Full HD movie
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
  • 3” Clear View II LCD
  • Magnesium alloy body with environmental protection

Designed by you, built by Canon

18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
The EOS 7D offers superb resolution thanks to its 18MP CMOS sensor. Offering the photographer the choice of flexibility and creativity.

8 frames per second
Shoot 18MP 14-bit images at 8 fps as standard, in a burst of up to 126 large JPEGs; photographers can capture both detail and action.

High ISO
For handheld shooting in low light, the EOS 7D offers ISO speeds of up to 6400. Expandable to ISO 12800, for low light scenes where using flash is undesirable.

100% Viewfinder coverage
The 100% coverage viewfinder with 1.0x magnification provides the most complete and natural view of your subject. The Intelligent viewfinder offers shooting information never before seen in an EOS, including the Dual Axis Electronic Level to ensure perfect horizons.

19-point cross-type AF system
A newly designed AF sensor with Zone and Spot AF modes gives the photographer new ways to select AF points. All points are cross type with the centre point offering both f/2.8 and f/5.6 sensors.

iFCL metering system
A new 63-zone dual layer metering sensor analyses Focus, Colour and Luminance information, providing accurate and consistent metering.

DIGIC 4
Canon’s Dual “DIGIC 4” provides the EOS 7D with the power to deliver outstanding colour reproduction from its high resolution CMOS sensor. DIGIC 4 also delivers 14 bit processing, excellent noise reduction, long battery life, Face Detection AF and Full HD movie recording.

Full HD movie recording
Complementing outstanding still imaging capabilities with Full HD 1080 video recording including selectable frame rates and full manual control.

Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
EOS 7D includes the ability to control multiple Speedlites without an ST-E2 or 580EX II, and includes a built-in 15mm wide angle flash. Expand your flash photography.

3.0” Clear View II LCD
The 3.0” Clear View II LCD features 920,000 dot resolution, a wide viewing angle and new solid structure for improved image viewing in bright conditions. Live View displays real-time images on the LCD, offering three auto focus modes.

Magnesium alloy body with environmental protection
The magnesium alloy body offers weather sealing equivalent to the acclaimed EOS-1N, EOS Integrated Cleaning System and 150,000 release shutter durability. The EOS 7D has been designed from the ground up to be used by the most demanding photographers.

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Zacuto-Critics Webisode 2 with Steve Weiss and Philip Bloom

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I think some of the chosen footage was lame and did not allow Steve and Philip to express themselves as well as they did in Episode 1

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