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7D Mark II - Focus Discussions

 
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Aug 06, 2015 15:02 |  #3091

ksbal wrote in post #17658650 (external link)
Have you checked the AF sensor? maybe there is dirt or hair or something that is blocking the AF from finding focus properly? I'ts up in the mirror box, up above, I believe. Hope it gets fixed.

The AF sensor is in the bottom of the body below the mirror


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Aug 06, 2015 15:24 |  #3092

There are a ton of 7DmarkII refurbs for sale…will they have the same focus issues or have they been fixed in house prior to being placed on refurb?




  
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Aug 06, 2015 15:44 as a reply to  @ Luxx's post |  #3093

After my experience with it, I wouldn't touch a refurbished 7dii with a 10 foot pole.




  
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Aug 06, 2015 15:51 |  #3094

Luxx wrote in post #17658988 (external link)
There are a ton of 7DmarkII refurbs for sale…will they have the same focus issues or have they been fixed in house prior to being placed on refurb?


Based on my experience with the refurb program (I've bought a 7D (mk 1) and a 70-200 IS II through the program), these are pretty much as-new, and supposedly have gone through a more thorough final check than what you would buy through regular outlets.

I wouldn't hesitate, if I were still looking for one (I bought a 7DII through Samy's Cameras early this year, and have been very happy with mine).


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Aug 06, 2015 16:08 |  #3095

Luxx wrote in post #17658988 (external link)
There are a ton of 7DmarkII refurbs for sale…will they have the same focus issues or have they been fixed in house prior to being placed on refurb?

First, can you clarify what you mean by a ton? Secondly , why do you assume any of those refurbs had focus issues to begin with? Just because some people have problem 7D2s bodies in no way implies that that these refurbs have any focus issues.

I returned my first copy of my 7D2 to B&H because it exhibited an odd behavior monitoring the battery power and the Canon tech I spoke to on the phone suggested it might be a problem, and when I told him I could still swap it out at B&H he suggested I do it. Turns out the problem was the two Watson batteries from B&H, and the camera I returned which actually had no problems is being be sold as a refurb. In fact any 7D2 returned to B&H for any reason is transfered to their refurb department. Lots of people return items simply because they've changed their minds.


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Aug 06, 2015 16:14 |  #3096

Im out at the BBQ, camera in one hand ....tongs in the other lol


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Aug 06, 2015 17:31 |  #3097

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I can see that you are really having a focus issue.ߘ


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Aug 06, 2015 17:42 |  #3098

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Kevin I've been following your stuff, you do just fine but I think your doing what every shooter before you has had to go through, and thats handling the longer glass, it's a progression to get to a place where your smokin those long shots just like you did with the 300mm. Your much farther out there now with the 400mm plus the 1.4 extender and the 1.6 crop. I think time will heal all.


Thanks Jeff and I'm beginning to think that you're right. Age isn't on my side, (67) and as I say, I walk a long way to get most of my shots (13ks the other day for one shot of a Pacific Heron) I feel much more tired than I used to on return and I know that keeping point of focus on my subject is a lot harder than it used to be, even since a short while ago. I can see that little square in the viewfinder wobbling all over the place whereas previously, it was steady. That extra length and weight must take it's toll but nevertheless, it takes me to places I'd never been before as I'd never even considered shooting birds before I got this combo and now i'm loving doing just that, despite the lower keeper rate.

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Aug 06, 2015 17:47 |  #3099

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You're lying! ;-)a If you can hold that camera in one hand you should be appearing in a Marvel movie! :lol:


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Aug 06, 2015 17:58 as a reply to  @ A1original's post |  #3100

Ya mine sucks, lol its one of the first to come out lots of zero's in my serial.


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Aug 06, 2015 17:59 |  #3101

Meant to add. I go to Australia Zoo quite often as my grandaughter works there and I like to see her entertaining during the croc and bird show and it gives me a chance to shoot wild native birds in the bushes there.

It's not a focus issue but I take the 5D3 with me and the 100-400mkll as opposed to the 7dmkll as there's lots of dense undergrowth where the wild birds lurk and I need to up the iso to shoot them. The only downside that I find to the 7dmkll is, (and it may just be my copy or user error), that the noise in the shadows is far, far worse than the original 7D. I shoot one stop to the right and still have lots of non-keepers due to noise and fringing, even at only 400 iso. Again, it may be error on my part being new to bird/wildlife shooting in mainly dappled light, and perhaps I should be 2 stops to the right?


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Aug 06, 2015 18:24 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #3102

LOL Nice Guy....too funny, maybe its time to video myself at the BBQ one night. !! lol Im gona wait till the deer start walkin around the yard

O and Kevin, I have Greaves Disease, not that long ago I could not get a spoon of soup to my mouth before I shook the spoon empty. No lie !!


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Aug 06, 2015 18:24 |  #3103

I was asking an honest question.
There are more than 500 7Dii in the canon refurbished store.
Some people seem to have had focus problems with the camera
The price of the refurbished 7Dii after considering tax/shipping etc is the same as the CPW street price for a new camera. Typically I would go for the new camera…and I think it comes with a year of photoshop and kelbyone.
However, if I thought I had less of a chance of getting a lemon with a refurbished camera then I would go for the refurbished camera.

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Aug 06, 2015 18:42 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #3104

Really,...I have both the 7D and the 7DII right here on my desk, and my experience is exactly the opposite. I'm not going to tell you the shadows at super on the 7DII but mine is head and shoulders above my 7D, my 7D was a beast..I hated it in the beginning with a passion, but with some real work on my part i did come to a place were I could get some great stuff from it,...but it was a battle.

I would add I never shoot to the right, if Im in dappled light, (of which I was all spring shooting the fox kits) I would shoot in manual mode set the iso and the aperture and use the light meter running my shutter up and down to get the right exposure. sometimes it was only two feet to the left or right.

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Aug 06, 2015 20:15 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #3105

kevin at times i shake all over the place and regularly shoot a burst of 4 or 5 with exp comp of 0.5 or 1 to try and nail one in focus plus not too dark or blown out and without too much movement - and from what i see some of your shots are right up there ;-)a

not trying to teach you how to suck eggs mate but have you considered taking the monopod with you and yes more to carry but i cant shoot either my tam 150- 600 (way too hard to hand hold for me ) or my 100 - 400 s (and yes i can hand hold it at times ok) but if i have walked for any distance or for awhile then i am often wobbly- fine in africa where i sit in 4wd usually but i still use my monopod shortened up and rested on the floor of the truck

i do use these guys idea when i can and its very helpful i reckon - oh and by the way i reluctantly admit i am 70 and have a bit of dicky heart nowdays

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