After 2 years of using my trusty Canon EOS 400D, I decided it was time for an upgrade when Canon announce they will be releasing the EOS 7D dslr. The price was within my budget, it has the functions that I wanted for my next dslr, and it’s a semi pro body, the perfect upgrade for me ^^. Though I had to wait for quite sometime before shops here get their stock but it’s was quite worth the wait when I finally manage to get my brand new 7D last Thursday.
Alas luck wasn’t on my side as the brand new 7D I just got exhibit some problem after using it for less than 2 days. I took it back to the shop hoping to get a 1 to 1 exchange but unfortunately they do not have stock anymore, so no choice but to send it back to Canon. Initially the people from Canon told me that they had to wait at least 2-3 weeks for the replacement part to arrive, but I didn’t agree to that since it’s a brand new camera, I ask them for a 1 to 1 exchange instead. To cut the story short, after some phone call exchange with Canon, I finally manage to get my defective 7D replace with a new one, collected it on Friday and tested it, working fine so far ^^.
Initially impression of 7D is, it’s feel very nice to hold it, quite comfortable. The increase in the buttons and the additional LCD on top takes some getting use to, but once I got use to it, I found that they are very convenient for fast access to change settings on the camera.
The box shot below was shot using EOS 7D built-in wireless flash function. Not too bad, though I probably won’t use it very often since I do have the Phottix wireless trigger, but it’s something quite convenient to have.
Haven’t really done any proper photoshoot using 7D yet, but I’ll be using it for my future photoshoot from now on, so expect more photos taken using the 7D.