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Cindy F. Lear
 

Canon EOS Elan 7e or 7ne Opportunity to buy


I have an opportunity to purchase a brand new Canon EOS Elan 7e date back, or a Canon EOS Elan 7ne, slightly used. Which would you choose?


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2/1/2006 1:59:00 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  7E is the euro version w/ "eye control", and the 7ne is the american "eye control" version. now if you want to start getting into "formal" photography (used very vaguely) the first rule you'll be taught is to TURN THE DATE OFF! lol. so if you want to use this camera for anything else than snapshots then I would go with the non date version. I beleive the "N" versions are newer meaning it could have some 2nd generation technologies (generally meaning quirks are fixed). I'd personally say the NE simply because you probably won't ever use the date. just my opinions, take them with a grain of salt.


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2/1/2006 2:38:09 PM

 
Cindy F. Lear   Thank you so much! I'm liking the "quirks are fixed" part a lot! The dated sounded like a good idea for remembering when I took the photos, but I do want to do more serious photography than just family b'day parties, etc.

Thanks again!!!!


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2/1/2006 6:05:26 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Just a slight correction, the Elan 7E Date is a USA model. The 7NE is an updated model that added E-TTL II flash exposure, a backlit LCD panel, and some cosmetic changes. Both "E" models have eye control focus. The Euro versions go by the names EOS 33 and EOS 33V, but are otherwise identical.


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2/1/2006 8:20:59 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  OOHHHH I see. I was always under the assumption that the 7E was euro and the 7NE was american. hmm. just when you thought you knew something. lol.


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2/1/2006 8:49:18 PM

 
Cindy F. Lear   Well the 7e I've been offered is close to $100 cheaper than the 7ne. Is the 7ne with it's improvements worth the extra money?


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2/1/2006 8:58:39 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  A decision only you can make.
Note that the 7NE replaced the 7E in April 2004. Is the 7E you're contemplating new-in-the-box and has just been on the shelf/warehouse the last 20 months? Is it a factory refurbished item (I would consider to be as good as new), or is it used/demo/return?

If you anticipate getting an accessory speedlight, the improved E-TTL II flash metering might be worth the $100 to you. If you shoot at night often, the backlit LCD might be a feature you'd pay extra to have.


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2/2/2006 5:30:43 AM

 
Cindy F. Lear   Wow, more to think about! I'm leaning toward the NE; in the longrun, I'm thinking I'll wish I had the backlit LCD. Thank you!


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2/2/2006 7:09:37 AM

 
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