Canon 7D Mark 2 – ISO 3200 – Download High Res Samples

I’ve been using the 7D Mark II for a few months now and the more I use it, the more I like it.  Of course when it came out, the first question that people wanted to know was: “How is the high ISO performance?” Before the 7D Mark II arrived, my main camera was the 5D Mark III (I just LOVE the smaller form factor of these cameras Vs. the 1-D style).  I was looking to use the 7D Mark II for wildlife photography, paired with my 200-400 f/4 L IS and my main question was what the performance was

7D Mark II Saves The Day

Last weekend I set out on a quick camping trip to make the most of some gorgeous clear weather we had here in British Columbia.  Of course, I took the 7D Mark II with me as part of my ongoing test program for it and this time I’d planned to shoot some night sky images, particularly some star trails.  Since I needed to carry both camera gear AND camping gear, I transferred things into a much larger hiking pack.  I thought that I’d got everything, but I was in a rush and unfortunately the one thing that I managed to

Lightroom 5.7 Includes 7D Mark II Raw Support

Adobe has finally released an update for Lightroom that contains support for the Canon 7D Mark II‘s Raw files, as well a number of other new cameras like the Nikon D750 and Canon G7X.  Head to Adobe’s blog post for a full list of new additions. The good news for me is that I can now begin to evaluate the 7D Mark II’s image quality in more detail, particularly when it comes to high iso performance.  As a taster, here is a shot from a couple of nights ago that captures a sizeable meteor streaking across the night sky in

Canon 7D Mark II + Canon 100-400mm L IS II – Perfect Match?

For Canon folks, the 7D Mark II is definitely the most exciting camera announcement of 2014, particularly if your hobby (or job) is shooting sports or wildlife images.  The original 7D was popular in these niches as well, but Canon have gone after these markets in a much bigger way with the 7D Mark II.  The 65-point AF system is generally on a par with that of the 3-times more expensive flagship EOS 1-DX, and in fact features a much wider spread of AF points across the frame. I think it’s the best AF system I’ve ever used, and the

7D Mark II – What’s Really Going To Make A Difference For Your Photography?

A few days ago I posted my initial thoughts on this interesting new camera and I continue to experiment with it as much as I can right now.  It’s both simple to use and paradoxically, incredibly complex. How is this possible? As I mentioned in the earlier post, I felt right at home with the camera as soon as I picked it up.  It feels like my 5D Mark III and all of the major buttons and functions work in the same way.  If you’ve shot with a 5D Mark III, you can have this thing up and shooting in

Canon 7D Mark II – Initial Thoughts

I picked up my new Canon 7D Mark II  from the first shipment that came into Canada so I wanted to share a quick video with you guys, and also some very initial thoughts about this interesting camera. The second version of the 7D has been a very long time coming and the original continued to sell well right up until the end.  I owned a 7D at one point, but I was never happy with both the level of noise and also the structure of the grain that it produced.  Something about it really rubbed me up the wrong

Reader Question: Will I Be Buying A 7D MkII ??

Hey guys, I’ve just got back from the kayaking trip I posted a teaser photo about a few weeks ago.  In time I will share more about that trip but if you are following me on Instagram then you’ll be pretty up-to-date already! While I was away I got several questions from readers who were asking if I’ll be buying a 7D MKII when they arrive next month. The short answer to this question is yes, but that doesn’t mean I’ll keep it! I used to own to original 7D when it first came out and I used it professionally for

Canon 7D MkII Leaked With New 400mm And New Pancake Lens

Ahead of the widely assumed Monday announcement of the long-awaited Canon 7D MkII, photos and a supposedly confirmed spec list have appeared on several rumour websites.  Alongside the 7D MKII, Canon look set to launch a new version of the 400mm f/4 DO IS as well as an EF-S 24mm f/2.8 pancake and a 24-105 f/3.5-5.6. After years of wild speculation on the 7D’s specs, there isn’t really anything surprising about them at all.  A Canon DSLR finally gets the ability to record 1080p at 60fps though, they added an intervalometer for timelapse and they included GPS in the camera.