Canon 7D MKII

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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby chipperatl » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:18 pm

Definitely put it through its paces this weekend, with well over 1000 pics shot. Almost all of them in horrible light. Struggling with the Canon software to review them. So use to just previewing in Finder, and bringing ones I want in to Lightroom. What I was able to tell I can get at least ID'able photos even up to 16,000 ISO. Not sure I took any pics that are keepers, other than a Northern Pintail that was better than the previous one I have.

I love that the 1.4x converter I bought is now at least usable. The Focusing is so quick, even with the converter on. I so hope we get some decent sunny days soon to give it a go again.
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby MikeW » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:12 pm

I had plans to shoot most of Sunday but that didn't work out as my truck and I were needed elsewhere to help with some moving. Anyway, I was able to sneak out for about an hour and a half on Sunday late and mostly worked trying to figure out the iTR AF system. I went to Kensington as I knew there would be gulls hanging around the docks they pull out of the water at the boat launch for the winter, which provide pretty much constant action for BIF shots. Although I made some progress in the right direction, I am not at all happy with my results yet...still some things to figure out for sure, and the light was really bad for shooting white birds against a pretty much white sky. I will have to say that the camera is awesome and the AF really fast, even while using my 70-200 f2.8 with a 2x extender. The burst rate is pretty awesome too at up to 10 frames a second...shooting in RAW I never even hit a case where I filled the buffer and couldn't shoot anymore, heck, that happens to me with my 5DM2 with only 3.9 fps. I cannot wait to get this all figured out for different situations.
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby chipperatl » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:41 pm

I would have never tried to shoot this Merlin at 1000 ISO with my 7D, especially from the distance it was at. No adjustments in DPP on this. Anxiously awaiting a LR update.
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby David Smith » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:16 pm

LR 5.7 was released today, I just downloaded it and it works.

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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby MikeW » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:48 am

Thanks for the info on LR 5.7 David. I just purchased LR5 when I bought the camera but have not had time to try it yet...I'm guessing it is prior to this newest release and may not work. I will have to give it a try this weekend.
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby chipperatl » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:27 am

It is obvious that DPP was doing some automatic processing for noise (as noted in a Tony Northrup video). My raw picture in LR shows much more grain than it did in DPP. Looks like equivalent to 30-35 on the NR in LR.
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby MikeW » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:22 pm

Just an FYI in case anyone is interested. Barnes & Noble is taking pre orders for the 7DM2 book from David D Busch which will be available on February 10th. The pre order price is $26.08. Here is the title you can search for...

David Busch's Canon EOS 7D Mark II Guide to Digital SLR Photography
by David D. Busch
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby MikeW » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:56 am

For anyone wondering about why the 7D Mark II book from David Busch has not hit the shelf yet, like I was, here is some info I found out tonight. I sent him an email and got this response...

My old publisher closed and cancelled the book, but I am attempting to get a new publisher interested.
Thanks!
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Hopefully it will be out soon since I'm sure there will be some hidden features in this camera that he will expose in the book or discuss those we already know about in a way that get us thinking of new ways to use it.

I'll send an update if I hear anything additional.

Have a nice weekend,
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby MikeW » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:25 pm

Apparently there is an eBook coming on the 7D Mark II as you can see at this link

https://www.facebook.com/DavidBuschGuides

I've written him to see if his new publisher 'RockyNook' will be putting anything out in a print version (which I much prefer) and will post what I find out as soon as he replies.

Have a great weekend,
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Re: Canon 7D MKII

Postby res » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:40 pm

I have been quite impressed with this body. The auto-focus once tuned up does an excellent job. It certainly has a lot to offer that past EOS systems did not.
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