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Nov 07, 2014 02:47 |  #3376

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Any 7D II owners yet with this lens? Very curious....

I have one on order. I hope it's good enough to replace the 1D MkIV.




  
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Nov 07, 2014 06:30 |  #3377

Would be interested in hearing your thoughts about it as I mainly shoot with this lens. I'm due to give my MkIV a break next year and I'm not sure if it's worth just getting a 7DII or spend "a bit" more and go for a 1DX


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Nov 07, 2014 09:02 |  #3378

Mine is due to arrive today. I hope someone is home to sign for it. Personally, I would not give Canon 7k for a body (I know prices are down a bit). I know it's a nice body, but before I fork over 7K, I'd sell the 500 and use that 7k and get the 600 II and slap The II on it and be just as gitty.

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Nov 07, 2014 09:06 |  #3379

larshkj wrote in post #17257155 (external link)
I have one on order. I hope it's good enough to replace the 1D MkIV.

Man, I suggest you keep the D.


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Nov 07, 2014 18:37 |  #3380

Methodical wrote in post #17257577 (external link)
Man, I suggest you keep the D.

We'll see. I have a 5D MkIII and a 100D as well. And I could need the extra crop too, as I often find the need to crop the photos in PP.




  
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Nov 07, 2014 18:52 |  #3381

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Would be interested in hearing your thoughts about it as I mainly shoot with this lens. I'm due to give my MkIV a break next year and I'm not sure if it's worth just getting a 7DII or spend "a bit" more and go for a 1DX

The 1Dx is a fine camera, no doubt. But for me personally it's just too much money. As Methodical says, I would rather spend that money towards a MkII version of either the 500 or 600.
It also really depends on your need. The 500 is a completely different lens on a 7D compared to full frame. I've used the 500 on my 5D MkIII quite a lot, and they work really well together.

One other thing for me; I really like the mode-wheel on the 7D and 5D cameras. I've never been comfortable with the mode buttons on my 1D MkIV. I also use the C1-3 settings a lot.

When I get the 7D, I'll let you know what I think about the combo. Airshow season is over, but Either I'll shoot some model jets, or I will try it out on some airliners.

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Nov 07, 2014 19:22 |  #3382

DanC.Licks wrote in post #17255836 (external link)
Any 7D II owners yet with this lens? Very curious....

Yeah what do ya wanna know.



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Nov 08, 2014 02:33 |  #3383

How well it works/harmonizes with the 500/4. Whether there is a noticeable gain in resolution over a FF body with that lens. Thanks.




  
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Nov 08, 2014 09:27 |  #3384

DanC.Licks wrote in post #17258986 (external link)
How well it works/harmonizes with the 500/4. Whether there is a noticeable gain in resolution over a FF body with that lens. Thanks.

It works just fine.

I've only been out with it once so far, and I only have my 6D to compare it against ...the AF is much much faster and accurate.

With the 6D, I always had the 1.4x attached 90% of the time. That slows down AF by 50% on any camera and it takes 1 stop of AV. With the bare 500 on the 7d2, I found myself yesterday having to backup to fit a trogon in the frame.

I did microadjustment and it suggests none neccessary for the bare 500 and with the 1.4. With the 2.0x, it's suggesting +12. The 1000mm shots I tried yesterday were all front focused (sharpest point was the bird's shoulder when I focused on the eye), so I have more testing to do on different targets.

I also got the grip, and now my rig feels perfectly balanced.



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Nov 08, 2014 14:58 |  #3385

That is the selling point of the 7D2, bare lens, no degradation in AF or IQ, no stopping down for sharpness (I find with TC f7.1 is necessary) so I save 1.6-2 stops, which means I can lower ISO... 7D2 might be nice to have.


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Nov 08, 2014 17:12 |  #3386

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Nov 09, 2014 06:32 |  #3387

Ouch I think I cut myself on that one kesterc, fab shot.


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Nov 09, 2014 22:04 |  #3388

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Nov 22, 2014 06:46 |  #3389

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Nov 27, 2014 12:51 as a reply to  @ post 17296029 |  #3390

I guess I will be the oddball and post a non animal shot::o

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