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Jul 11, 2017 20:28 |  #17836

Pondrader wrote in post #18398103 (external link)
I must regularly reset my 7DII, it's nothing new. I'm sure canon thought it a good joke to play. Some do not believe until it is their turn. This camera is prone to things setting it off and a reset is the answer. I'm not one to constantly change setting because I know it will bite me in the you know what!! I leave the AF set to case 5 and about never change it. I use spot 99% of the time and centre group on birds in flight. I had big trouble with the back wheel and now the top wheel jumps to what ever it chooses, forward back ward not at all. It chooses and I live with it. Cant even bring myself to think about sending it in. Not really sure what to do about it but take 4 times longer to adjust on the fly. There is no setting maladjustment that will put the 7DII into a tail spin except making a change the shouldn't affect the outcome one gets. If you spend enough time with this camera you get to see the side of it I don't like..

I guess with a bit less than 10k on the shutter my camera is pretty 'new' compared to a lot of the others contributing to this thread. As such I haven't had any mechanical issues (knock on wood) so far. Despite my camera's lack of focus performance in general which I will admit is more than likely my lack of skill than problems with the camera. The couple of times it really be needed to perform it did. ( daughter's grad and niece's track and field meet). So maybe there is hope for my copy of this body and me in particular.

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Jul 12, 2017 01:19 |  #17837

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Jul 12, 2017 13:17 |  #17838

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Jul 12, 2017 13:37 |  #17839

Nice one Colin


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Jul 12, 2017 19:56 |  #17840

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Jul 12, 2017 23:18 |  #17841

Pondrader wrote in post #18398103 (external link)
I use spot 99% of the time and centre group on birds in flight.


so using spot focus as in single spot, would that not be an issue when focusing on say a fox face? would it mean you get only one eye in focus? I have routinely use center focus with the 4 surrounds ones activated and case 2 or 5 nearly all the time


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Jul 13, 2017 04:05 |  #17842

aladyforty wrote in post #18400829 (external link)
so using spot focus as in single spot, would that not be an issue when focusing on say a fox face? would it mean you get only one eye in focus? I have routinely use center focus with the 4 surrounds ones activated and case 2 or 5 nearly all the time

I guess the answer Julie is yes.. and no. While the infocus portions of the face will be decided by your distance to the face, stopping down will greatly deepen your field of seemingly in focus as you know. One can watch the focus move in and out making the face sharp or at least thats what I am dong. I'm conscious of the in focus portion of the face not just where the view finder tells me the focus point is. I guess is the best way I can describe how I shoot wildlife. and if their not looking at me then the off side is going to be just outside of dead on. thats were infield MFA or simply moving your focus forward or back just for a particular shoot or subject is very useful.

I'm not a fan of noses being out of focus most of the time, so you can see I chose f7.1 at what ever distance I was from this little girl. I'm betting I shot her in the nose first then down to her eye on the left. I watch for the eye shine while shooting and pull the trigger then, On everything.

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Jul 13, 2017 04:32 |  #17843

To me having the hole face is important and tough at only a few meters. f7.1 again, yes shooting in darker conditions but I needed the depth.

This is the end of a really big yawn....and of course my avatar .... focus fell left of right on her nose. I probably shot her in the left eye and pulled it to her nose as she turned to look at me. love this shot lol and yes ..different fox altogether from the one above this one.

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Jul 13, 2017 08:16 as a reply to Pondrader's post |  #17844

all makes sense thanks


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Jul 13, 2017 09:41 |  #17845

aladyforty wrote in post #18401024 (external link)
all makes sense thanks

WOW no one has ever said that about me before lol ... BIG Thanks lol


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gschlact
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Jul 13, 2017 13:15 |  #17846

aladyforty wrote in post #18401024 (external link)
all makes sense thanks

Julie and Jeff,
I would say you both have been extraordinarily successful with your resulting photos despite the different camera techniques!!!




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Pondrader
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Jul 13, 2017 14:03 |  #17847

gschlact wrote in post #18401240 (external link)
Julie and Jeff,
I would say you both have been extraordinarily successful with your resulting photos despite the different camera techniques!!!

Thanks Guy.. I agree


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Jul 13, 2017 16:56 |  #17848

Breakfast time!


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Jul 13, 2017 17:12 |  #17849

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Jul 13, 2017 21:51 |  #17850

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