Re: 7D: What's the "Too Good to be True" Price Cutoff
I paid $1699. from amazon.com last December. Prices seem to be averaging around $1500 - 1600 now. Check to see that the price is for a NEW camera, not used or refurbished.
I really love the EOS 7D. There is a slight learning curve required for the advanced focusing system because it has so many options. Once you have mastered it, you wonder how you lived without it.
The 7D was the second DSLR I have owned, the first being the original 1Ds that I bought in 2003. The crop frame sensor took a little getting used to as my wide angle zooms were no longer wide enough. I don't own any of the EF-S lenses but I think I will be investing in the 10-22mm. The 18 megapixel
files are extremely detailed but do required some additional noise reduction. ACR 6.1 provides an excellent set of tools for that purpose. I was so used to the relatively clean files from the 11 Megapixel full frame 1Ds. Larger pixels definitely make a huge difference.
Overall this camera is fast, autofocus and focal point linked metering system is extremely accurate.