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Wow..I have not tried shooting above 3200, although I have had some good results at that ISO. I've been too afraid of the dreaded noise. Just tried a test shot using 6400 with exposing to the right and i'm pleasantly suprised. I think i'm going to activate the 12800 option and play with it a bit.
Yup..now i'm absolutely conviced the 7d nay sayers simply don't know how to use the tool.
I think everyone should try doing a full ISO sweep on a controlled shoot where they push exposure 1/3 or 2/3 to the right in raw, using DPP as their basis first.
Then take those raws into any 3rd party tool and do a comparison of how it looks, and then post process accordingly. This will give them a good basis to form their "maximum ISO" they would use.
I wouldn't go so far as to say the ones not happy don't know how to use the tool, there are so many factors that go into "acceptable results", from what the requirements are of the recipients of the photos, to tools, to shooting parameters, bad 7Ds or variation from body to body, etc.