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Woot! I got my paper back the other day that I wrote about how semiconductors impacted the development of the digital camera. First (and only) person in my class to get a perfect score on a paper for the semester.
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Haha, yeah I don't mind posting it. Just don't go using it
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Oh, I should have explained that I posted a revised version. As part of Case's general requirements, we have to maintain a writing portfolio from our various seminar classes, and in order to graduate everything needs to be revised based off of comments. We also date everything by the due date, and I have until this coming Friday to submit two revised papers from this semester along with a reflection about my writing and revising process for the semester. The only comment on this one was that I put a period before my citation instead of after it. Easy fix.
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The D2X has removeble caps for the sync and 10-pin on the right side there. The D3, D3x, D3s, D300/s, D700 all have that cap piece that is attached to the camera.

Hmmm, so where do I get $2,500 in cash...
Dibs on your D300s and MB-10
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One of the main reasons I was drawn to the 7D. I go spelunking, boating, and wading with my camera a lot, so I'm glad to see that its weather sealing is as good as the 5DII. Interesting that the author dropped his 1Ds mkIII twice in the ocean and it still worked! I wish he would have gone ahead and submerged his 7D as well so I could know if it could handle it, because I've been wading up to my chest before with the 40D.
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One of the main reasons I was drawn to the 7D. I go spelunking, boating, and wading with my camera a lot, so I'm glad to see that its weather sealing is as good as the 5DII. Interesting that the author dropped his 1Ds mkIII twice in the ocean and it still worked! I wish he would have gone ahead and submerged his 7D as well so I could know if it could handle it, because I've been wading up to my chest before with the 40D.
ive been looking for a new body to replace my xti, as i dont really feel comfortable taking it on the mountain in the snow with me. now my question is, should i spring for the 7d? or should i wait and keep saving up and try to get a 5dii?

This article has really pushed the 7d for me, because i didnt know it had such good weather sealing, i thought that was reserved for the FF bodies.

But i would really like a FF body. however the 7d does outshine the 5dii in a few categories, such as the better AF, and the fact that its $1000 less.

i have a 17-40L and a 70-200L, both are weather sealed and my camera isnt and its driving me nuts, not to mention i really cant get the full performance out of my UWA on a 1.6x crop sensor.

help me! 7d? or save for a 5dii?
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ive been looking for a new body to replace my xti, as i dont really feel comfortable taking it on the mountain in the snow with me. now my question is, should i spring for the 7d? or should i wait and keep saving up and try to get a 5dii?

This article has really pushed the 7d for me, because i didnt know it had such good weather sealing, i thought that was reserved for the FF bodies.

But i would really like a FF body. however the 7d does outshine the 5dii in a few categories, such as the better AF, and the fact that its $1000 less.

i have a 17-40L and a 70-200L, both are weather sealed and my camera isnt and its driving me nuts, not to mention i really cant get the full performance out of my UWA on a 1.6x crop sensor.

help me! 7d? or save for a 5dii?
Im not much of a Canon expert, but I would save the thousand bucks and get the 7D myself, that can go towards new glass or a trip to take pictures.

Also, what mountain are you refering to?
Im trying to get into mountaineering myself, a buddy and I are going to climb south gully on Mt. Washington mid Feb. and then head out to BC for a week or two in the spring.
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Im not much of a Canon expert, but I would save the thousand bucks and get the 7D myself, that can go towards new glass or a trip to take pictures.

Also, what mountain are you refering to?
Im trying to get into mountaineering myself, a buddy and I are going to climb south gully on Mt. Washington mid Feb. and then head out to BC for a week or two in the spring.
i was actually referring to shooting for a friend of mine who is a sponsored snowboarder, so we will be all over at quite a few ski resorts like mt. baker, stevens pass, northstar, and maybe a few others.

But if you are looking to get into mountaineering and want some breathtaking pictures, i always recommend mt. rainier. the view on a clear day is truly unbeatable.

Yeah i am leaning towards the 7d, as i could spend the extra $1000 on some new glass like the new 100mm macro L, but having a FF would completely change my 17-40L, it would be like getting a whole new lens.

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i was actually referring to shooting for a friend of mine who is a sponsored snowboarder, so we will be all over at quite a few ski resorts like mt. baker, stevens pass, northstar, and maybe a few others.

But if you are looking to get into mountaineering and want some breathtaking pictures, i always recommend mt. rainier. the view on a clear day is truly unbeatable.

Yeah i am leaning towards the 7d, as i could spend the extra $1000 on some new glass like the new 100mm macro L, but having a FF would completely change my 17-40L, it would be like getting a whole new lens.

hard decision.
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ive been looking for a new body to replace my xti, as i dont really feel comfortable taking it on the mountain in the snow with me. now my question is, should i spring for the 7d? or should i wait and keep saving up and try to get a 5dii?

This article has really pushed the 7d for me, because i didnt know it had such good weather sealing, i thought that was reserved for the FF bodies.

But i would really like a FF body. however the 7d does outshine the 5dii in a few categories, such as the better AF, and the fact that its $1000 less.

i have a 17-40L and a 70-200L, both are weather sealed and my camera isnt and its driving me nuts, not to mention i really cant get the full performance out of my UWA on a 1.6x crop sensor.

help me! 7d? or save for a 5dii?
It's a tough call. For me, if money were no object, I would have both a 5D mkII and a 7d. And when I was in the market for an upgrade to my 40D, I could have managed the wherewithal (barely) for a 5DmkII (instead of 7D), but my lens situation dictated otherwise. I have two EF-S lenses which I love (10-22 and 60 macro) and I've had my eye on the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 for a while. I really didn't feel like selling my EF-S lenses to go FF, because I really see a bright future for the EF-S mount.

Canon is releasing very high quality lenses for that mount and for a lot less than L lenses. With a 5D, you won't ever be able to buy EF-S lenses, and with a FF sensor, the demands of the glass are much higher than on a crop sensor (esp. in corner sharpness). This means that the 5D really needs L quality glass to get the most out it. And with no crop factor, your 70-200 all of a sudden becomes a true 70-200 - no crop factor and hence less reach.


The 5DII is also much slower in terms of burst speed and clearing the buffer, so it will be challenging to shoot sports like the snowboarding you mentioned (the 7D will excel at this). It's AF system is one of its weak points, it's truly a "still" camera in a literal sense, and not much of a sports/birding/etc camera.

The other thing is that the DOF that you have expected with your XTi at various apertures all of sudden will be much narrower on a full frame. This is both a benefit and a drawback.

And yet there is still more, like the fact that the 5DII has no built-in flash, which isn't a biggie in itself, but the 7D not only has one but can wirelessly trigger external speed lights (the 5D will require a separate transmitter).

So basically, you buy the 7D for its plethora of awesome features, and you buy the 5DmkII for the awesomeness of full-frame image quality. But a full frame camera really is meant for someone who can afford to buy expensive glass and accessories.
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