|View from the end of Wollestraat, Bruges, at sunset|
|Camera: Canon EOS 7D | Lens: EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM | Date: 20-08-2010 20:57 | ISO: 1600 | Exp. bias: -5/3 EV | Exp. Time: 1/4s | Aperture: 5.0 | Focal Length: 17.0mm (~27.5mm) | Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM|
After writing “What I Want From My Next DSLR” I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my two DSLRs. While they are basically superb cameras, one, my new Canon 7D, is badly let down by some very poor ergonomics. This article describes my findings so far, what the cameras do well, and the things about the 7D I really don’t like!
Addendum: Less than a week after I posted this, Canon have finally announced a 60D. In some ways, it might be a better camera for me – the weight’s certainly closer to the 40D, and it sounds like the controls have been rationalised. But in other ways Canon have done what I feared, and “cheapened” the camera to leave space for the 7D, so the 60D is slower, and omits some key “professional” features including the important (for me, at least) multiple custom shooting modes. There’s still no perfect upgrade from the 40D…