Re: Noise on the 7D
I've been having similar thoughts in relation to noise levels in my 7D with my Canon 500 f4 attatched, that's the only lens I use on my only Canon 7D camera. I also use a Nikon D300 with a Tokina 300 f2.8 or a Nikon 80-200 f2.8, and I think overall the Nikon D300 combinations are consistantly more reliable when it comes down controlling noise levels......but it's hard to judge without proper bench testing.
I dont find the canon 7D overly noisy, just slightly, but consistently in most images in dim light and bright light, more so on average than with my Nikon set up. In honesty I'm a little disappointed in my 7D.......loooove the 500mm f4 lens though, but the camera body I find a bit poor in comparison. It has some silly design faults in my opinion and seems to suffer hiccups from time to time with settings locking up when trying to alter them....but just intermittently, it doesn't give me the impression of being a robust long lived camera
Repost at will......Cheers from Colin