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    I bought the 7e recently from someone who went digital and I still can't believe how much I got it for. I bought it as a replacement for my EOS Elan/100 due to the sticky shutter problem. I was at first wasn't going to use the eye control since I wear glasses but it actually works well. It's very quiet especially when rewinding and it isn't too heavy. One thing I don't like about it is in low light, the pop-up flash gives out a pulse of light in order to focus. So if you're looking to do low light photography that won't surprise your subject, this camera probably won't work for you.

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    Oh those pesky little auto pop-up flashes...
    Woe betide you if you use this camera in covert surveillance...


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    The popup only goes up and fires if you are in the green modes. Go to P/Av/Tv/M and it stays down.
    Mamiya RB, Rollei 6003, Hasselblad, Nikonos, Canon EOS, Leica R, Fuji Instax...and some other stuff

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    Oh yeah I know it stays down in the creative mode but the problem then becomes the camera having to keep refocusing. After a number of times it just becomes frustrating. This is one area where the EOS Elan/100 has an advantage since it uses an infrared system. If the 7e had the infrared system it would be the perfect camera for my needs.

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    I am quite versed in the newer Canon EF glass, and have thought about a 70-200 f4L as my next purchase, best of all I could use it on both bodies and they can be had for relatively cheap.

    I didn't think the old school 75-300 glass were available with IS, I don't need it for my film rig I use it on my digital walkaround setup.

    The lenses I'm talking about are like the 28-90, 80-200 and various 3rd party glass. In particular the Tamron 70-300 LD macro 1:2.....I have this exact lens for my Maxxum 4 and it produces stellar results on pro film.

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    Look what just waltzed into my truck while on a job.



    So far, impressed. Shoots faster than my Rebel, came with a free roll of Superia, bag, all the cleaning toys. 130-dollar pawnshop score. The 28-90 USM on it is impressive for a kit lens, very sharp and the USM is quiet and very fast when mounted to my Rebel.

    Upgrades are going to be a vertical grip, Japanese 75-300, and various other lenses. My Canon EOS system is almost complete, hope to step up to some L-glass before my brother's wedding.

    Holding off on the F1 for now......it's been on CL for two weeks so it isn't going anywhere.

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    Elan 7 is a good choice.....very light and quiet. Get a 50mm prime (1.4 or 1.8) and be happy.

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    I'm split between a 50 or an 85....85 will be great for portraits and weddings but the 50 can get more stuff in the shot.

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    Why not get both, considering the 50mm f1.8 costs less than 100$? It is a piece of plastic junk that feels like a china toy, but the optical quality is very good. There aren't many good excuses not to own one, actually.

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