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Old Jul 16, 2010, 5:34 AM   #1
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Default Canon EOS 7D w/ 18-135 lens kit new owner...

I'm afraid this camera may be too much of a camera for a novice like me. First impression is, it's bigger than my Nikon D40, heavier, and the controls are everywhere... Unlike my D40 it's complicated for me. One thing I know for sure is, it will take a lot of learning on my part before I can really take advantage of the capabilities of this camera. I'm overwhelmed I guess but at the same time I'm stoked!!!! So kind of mix feelings here. I guess I have to take it out this weekend and field test it. I have to do quite a bit of reading the manual to get familiar with all the controls, buttons and stuff...
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 7:32 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new toy. Feel free to ask whatever questions you have - we have several members that own the 7d.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 9:25 AM   #3
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You will love the 7D. I upgraded to it from a 30D a few months back. There is a learning curve for some of the more advanced features, but start with the basics and then start trying new things a little at a time. Then you will figure out which of the bells and whistles work best for you.
You will of course have to get used to Canon's menu layout compared to Nikon.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 1:00 PM   #4
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You are so right about the learning curve, oh boy, do I have a lot to learn...
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It will soon all make good sense, just keep things simple for now and build on them one step at a time. The 7D is a great performer and the more I use it the more it convinces me that this is the case (at first as the owner of a 5DmkII and 1DmkIII I wasn't totally convinced).

You will always find someone here to help point you in the right direction if needed.

Enjoy.
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It will soon all make good sense, just keep things simple for now and build on them one step at a time. The 7D is a great performer and the more I use it the more it convinces me that this is the case (at first as the owner of a 5DmkII and 1DmkIII I wasn't totally convinced).

You will always find someone here to help point you in the right direction if needed.

Enjoy.
You guys are all so kind, thank you very much... I am already doing quite a bit of learning with this camera, around the backyard so far, trying to get use to carrying it around. It surely tells you that it's in yor hand. Wow!!

You are right simple is the best way to take on this camera. I really don't want to take another big jump... So for now I'd like to stay with the process of learning what each button does, a few shots here and there. Boy the pictures are amazingly beautiful!

Thanks again.
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It is an amazing piece of kit. I upgraded from the 40D, and while the menus and controls are familiar, there is just so much more on the 7D. Enjoy the learning curve, I know I am!!
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Don't forget to check Canon Tutorials:

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...ticleTypeID=48

You'll find a lot of youtube tutorials too.
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