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Old Nov 16, 2014, 9:19 PM   #1
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Old Nov 16, 2014, 9:57 PM   #2
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Beautiful photos! Looks like the 7D MKII is working out well!
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Nice, like the first one the best.
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Great photos NHL. I think it would be extremely beneficial to get your impression, after a month or two, comparing the Canon vs. your Nikon setup for wildlife. And, how well you feel the Canon sensor performs. Early reviews appear exceedingly positive on AF performance. But, it will be very interesting to see how sensor / IQ performance stacks up both at low and higher ISOs. Please let us know.
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Great Shots NHL. I got my 7DM2 the the other day and so far love everything about it. A huge step up from the first 7D

Looking forward to see what your thoughts are for the MK2 also.
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Old Nov 19, 2014, 4:13 PM   #7
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Thank you guys

Overall I'm very pleased with this Canon offering (I finally gave up on waiting for a D300/D300s replacement from Nikon).

Positives - In no order of preferences:
1. Camera is small and light (as opposed to a 1D's and my other full-frames).
2. Love the 1.6x crop factor for wildlife.
3. The 10 fps shutter is so muted when compared to the rackets made by the 1D's at similar frames rate.
4. Love the built-in GPS (i.e. no need anymore to attach a third party device), and it also set the time automatically on the camera.
5. High-ISO performances is quite satisfactory as demonstrated by the above samples.
6. AF programming flexibility is probably the best right now of all cameras, but will need to verify with more BIF shots...
7. AF @ f/8 is really cool. I need to try this out this weekend though with my SigMonster @ +1800mm (1.6x X 1.4x X 800mm).
8. Auto ISO feature is now on par with other OEMs.


Negatives:
1. No easy way to get in and out of the bracket mode (i.e. Require the photographer to go through the menu GUI instead of quick buttons access as in the 1D or D800)
2. Need to look at the top LCD to switch from single-shot AF to AI or servo AF (why can't they implemented it like on the Nikon through the viewfinder with a button and a dial)
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2. Need to look at the top LCD to switch from single-shot AF to AI or servo AF (why can't they implemented it like on the Nikon through the viewfinder with a button and a dial)

NHL, I'm able to switch between the three AF modes by pushing the Drive/AF button on top, then using dial by the shutter release. I can see the change while looking through the viewfinder. (center bottom) See page 77 of the manual.

It can also be switched under the Quick button menu.

Hope this helps you.

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My biggest nit for the MK2 is that I can only seem to select the AF area selection mode while looking through the viewfinder.

On the 7DMK1 I'm able to do that with the quick button menu. Nice and convenient when getting set up for the day.
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2. Need to look at the top LCD to switch from single-shot AF to AI or servo AF (why can't they implemented it like on the Nikon through the viewfinder with a button and a dial)

NHL, I'm able to switch between the three AF modes by pushing the Drive/AF button on top, then using dial by the shutter release. I can see the change while looking through the viewfinder. (center bottom) See page 77 of the manual.

It can also be switched under the Quick button menu.

Hope this helps you.

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Thanks - Still haven't read the entire manual yet...
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