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Jan 13, 2012 10:34 |  #1

Just picked up a 7D, very please.

Now I need to learn the settings...time to read the manual!

Any suggestions or settings you like and why?

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Jan 13, 2012 10:38 |  #2

Should have got a 5D ii...:lol:

I like putting the electronic level on and pretending I'm flying a plane.


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Jan 13, 2012 11:11 |  #3

*Jayrou wrote in post #13698086 (external link)
Should have got a 5D ii...:lol:

I like putting the electronic level on and pretending I'm flying a plane.

lol I got the 7D for sports :)

The electronic levelling is fun; I use it on the 60D when on a tripod.


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Jan 13, 2012 11:21 |  #4

*Jayrou wrote in post #13698086 (external link)
I like putting the electronic level on and pretending I'm flying a plane.

And then press the shutter and pretend that you are in a WW2 dogfight :p

Congrats OP you'll enjoy it no doubt it's a great body..
Be sure to read thoroughly the section with the custom functions and learn the different AF modes well.. Once you master that you'll be amazed on what this baby can do in action based shots.


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Jan 13, 2012 11:33 |  #5

orbitechgr wrote in post #13698360 (external link)
And then press the shutter and pretend that you are in a WW2 dogfight :p

Congrats OP you'll enjoy it no doubt it's a great body..
Be sure to read thoroughly the section with the custom functions and learn the different AF modes well.. Once you master that you'll be amazed on what this baby can do in action based shots.

Currently reading a book on the Canon 7D by Nicole S. Young and also the manual.


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Jan 13, 2012 11:38 |  #6

The only thing i changed other than having the joystick to control my focus points and iso speed increment to 1 full stop is in custom fuction iii, 2nd tab and have it set to release/tracking priority.

Don't ask me why though as i don't remember :D (Too many people tells me too many things). Just a heads up, might find it useful.


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Jan 13, 2012 11:40 |  #7

mrrikki wrote in post #13698285 (external link)
... The electronic levelling is fun; I use it on the 60D when on a tripod.

Yesterday, I realized that I can use it to check level our motorhome! I wish I hadn't because now I'll probably be grabbing the 7D every time I hang a picture.


Replacing my Canon 7D, Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. I still have the 17-55 and the 30 available for sale.

  
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Jan 13, 2012 12:45 as a reply to  @ mrrikki's post |  #8

Congrats!


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Jan 13, 2012 13:55 |  #9

Congrats,, I love mine. About once a month I'll read through the pdf manual and I swear there is more info there since I couldn't have missed it the first time :)
If you shoot sports I made one of my custom settings my sport settings, so when I'm out at an event half awake at sunrise, I don't have to think what the camera is on


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Jan 13, 2012 14:07 |  #10

Congrats!

Come Monday I'll have the same set up. Can't wait.


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Jan 13, 2012 14:42 |  #11

cacawcacaw wrote in post #13698478 (external link)
Yesterday, I realized that I can use it to check level our motorhome! I wish I hadn't because now I'll probably be grabbing the 7D every time I hang a picture.

bw!


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Jan 13, 2012 15:11 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #12

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Jan 13, 2012 15:40 |  #13

mrrikki wrote in post #13698065 (external link)
Just picked up a 7D, very please.

Now I need to learn the settings...time to read the manual!

Any suggestions or settings you like and why?

The settings depend on what type of photography you do.

For myself, when I shoot action or airplanes in flight, my AF mode is AI Servo, and my
AF area selection mode is Single point AF, with the center point being selected. Although I've had good results using the Zone area selection mode when shooting multiple subjects, such as a formation of planes.

For stationary subjects, I use One-shot AF, with Single point AF as the area selection mode.

Tv or Av mode, raw and pp in DPP. I try to keep things simple ;)

I've read, and would recommend David Busch's 7D book...

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Jan 13, 2012 16:06 |  #14

The AF system on this camera is mad; using AF point expansion set on the centre right now, plan to use this setting for sport.

It feels like a solid tank of a camera and makes my 60D feel a bit toy like (still love my 60D and will use both of them at weddings), need thought I would say that!


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Jan 13, 2012 16:19 |  #15

Congrats!

I just picked up the BG-E7 grip today, and the 7D feels like one huge heavy camera now! (In a good way! :)

In the few weeks I've had my 7D, I've customised it quite a bit. Direct focus point selection on the joystick (love this!), playback on the centre set button, I've set the DOF preview button to toggle between single and continuous focus depending on the current mode, changed the info button behaviour, set back button focusing on the * button (easier to get to), removed the auto focus point focus modes from the focus selection options (just single point, single point expanded and spot available), slowed the focus tracking sensitivity, set the MFN button to bring up the VF electronic level, set independent focus points based on camera orientation and memorised some favourites that you can easily toggle between your faves and the centre point, and changed a bunch of other custom functions I can't remember right now.

I really like the level of customisation available. I also set up a variety of setups on the various C modes on the mode dial which are really useful.

Loving the 7D so far!



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