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Old 17th of February 2010 (Wed)   #1
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Default 7D Custom Functions... What Do You Use?

Placed an order for a 7D and the Custom Functions seem to be quite complete - especially compared to my current 30D. I know most are user preferences but is there a place that shows some of the more common settings and ones that have worked well for you? I currently have a few settings I will carry over from my 30D but there are so many more especially in the focusing department.... thanks in advance.

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Old 17th of February 2010 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: 7D Custom Functions... What Do You Use?

Canon has some very good tutorial videos on the functions of the 7D. You can even download them to a CF card and play them on your camera.

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/control...articleID=3167
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Old 17th of February 2010 (Wed)   #3
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Default Re: 7D Custom Functions... What Do You Use?

It all depends on what your shooting. There is no single best setting. Learn what each one does, and adjust the setting to your subject matter at hand. Shooting indoor basketball is going to require different settings than tracking birds in flight against a blue sky. The tutorial link above will help a lot to understand the AF functions.
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Default Re: 7D Custom Functions... What Do You Use?

1. Enable all the focus modes. I think by default, two of them are not enabled. IIRC, AF zones and AF assist.

2. I use Av mostly, so the aperature control is on the front wheel. When in 'M'anual, it's switched to shutter and the back wheel is aperature which I found annoying. So used the C.Fn to switch the functions.

3. Enable the multipoint controller to select AF points.

I changed a couple of others, but those were the main ones.
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Thanks guys - just started to watch those videos - can't wait!!!
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Default Re: 7D Custom Functions... What Do You Use?

Just out of curiosity(I'm buying a 7d this summer), how applicable is canon white paper on 1d4 settings to 7d?
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Default Re: 7D Custom Functions... What Do You Use?

A lot of it is applicable from my quick scan of it.
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