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.