Besides my original film cameras, the 7D was my second professional DSLR Camera and my first Canon Camera. My first DSLR Camera was a Nikon. The Nikon was broken and I hadn't had a camera for about 2 years.
The way I got back into it was kinda typical of how I do a lot of things; myself. You see, I needed to get a company music video shot for an upcoming industry event.
Long time friend and client Joseph Stillman from Lapaloma Films had given me a quote, it was very very reasonable, we just didn't have the budget. So I decided to take the money I did have budgeted and buy my own camera that was able to shoot HD Video.
I ended up with the Canon EOS 7D. I remember going to Best Buy and getting it, I remember the 45 mins I spent pacing with my wife in the store on buying it or not because it was a big chunk of change. But eventually I decided to do it. I figured we'd get a quality video from it and then finally I could be back to taking pictures which has been a love of mine for over 20 years.
We had an hour drive home so as I played with it in the car I kinda just lost my mind. I was sooo excited. I can't explain how I felt but it was a moment for me.
I had no idea soon I would wish I didn't buy a kit lens, but I was happy anyway.
I love this camera I still carry it as a spare in my bag and use it for B roll.
The firmware recently got a nice update and it's still a mint piece of kit!
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