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Dec 12, 2014 06:39 |  #3061

DPReview of the 7D2 is up here (external link).


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Dec 12, 2014 06:48 |  #3062


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Dec 12, 2014 06:49 |  #3063


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Dec 12, 2014 06:59 |  #3064

DaveCurtis wrote in post #17327911 (external link)
I used Dot Tune and came up with +1 as the correct setting, then real world test shots of birds in my garden suggested that +2 or even +3 would suit my normal focus on the wing for best contrast on small subjects. I made a quick trip down the road to our local harbour and took this image of a Redshank with MFA +2. The focus was on the head of this bird.

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I was quite happy with this - but then again I was happy with the previous Woodpigeon with the forward focus! I first saw this bird flying towards me and did not have time to switch from single point focus but somehow the focusing picked it up although the focus spot had drifted off the bird as it passed by at speed (it was about a foot behind the bird) and using AF Case 1. Still the result was encouraging for a grab shot.

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Nice work Dave.

Yeah, as I said Dot Tune will get you close but some fine tuning may still be needed. Dot Tune gives you a range and if you follow the rules and pick the middle number of the range depending on conditions, lighting etc, something either side of the chosen number may be optimum.
With a +1 on your lens from Dot Tuning, it looks like you have a good copy anyway. Some of my lenses needed as much as + 10 to + 12, in this kind of MFA scenario Dot Tune served me well.

Now you just need to work out the best AF setting and case to use, the camera is so customisable that you can set it up for different scenarios using C1, C2 or C3 for example.
Have fun experimenting.

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Dec 12, 2014 12:54 |  #3065

For anyone who has been waiting, Kirk's L bracket for the 7D 2 with a battery grip is now available. I pre-ordered mine so it will be here in a couple days.


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Dec 12, 2014 15:30 |  #3066

ancientone80 wrote in post #17327162 (external link)
Nice, if I may ask, which lens was that with?

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Dec 12, 2014 15:46 |  #3067

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Dec 12, 2014 15:50 |  #3068

Methodical wrote in post #17328781 (external link)
The 600II

Wow, nice lens :-)

Surprised glass as nice and expensive as that needed as much adjustment, just shows the variability that can exist between copies of lenses and bodies.

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Dec 12, 2014 15:51 |  #3069

I find it odd that the camera does not switch to the 2nd card after the first becomes full! No idea why this is set this way by default. While shooting race cars I had to remove the full memory card to use the 2nd.

I don't have the manual handy to check this feature. Thank you for any help with this.


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Dec 12, 2014 16:39 |  #3070

JJD.Photography wrote in post #17328811 (external link)
I find it odd that the camera does not switch to the 2nd card after the first becomes full! No idea why this is set this way by default. While shooting race cars I had to remove the full memory card to use the 2nd.

I don't have the manual handy to check this feature. Thank you for any help with this.

As I understand it.....
In the Menus, look under the little wrench icon, page 1.

Scroll to "Record function + card / folder sel."

Press "Set"

Select "Record Function"

Select recording method.

Press "Set"

Sounds like "Auto Switch" should do it ?

(pg's 146-148 in the manual)

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Dec 12, 2014 19:17 |  #3071

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Dec 12, 2014 21:13 |  #3072

Methodical wrote in post #17327154 (external link)
I agree. I did the same with one lens. I needed +9, but bumped it to +11 and the images look much sharper with better feather detail. I will continue to use this setting for a few days to make sure it's consistent.

Funny enough, my initial AF adjustment with my 600II was also +11. I'll dial it down more firmly tomorrow and adjust for a 1.4x also.


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Dec 12, 2014 22:34 |  #3073

Is the RRS (really right stuff) L plate available as a single rather than a "set" as shown on their website? Perhaps this is something new RRS is doing now.
Thanks for any feedback.


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Dec 12, 2014 23:29 |  #3074

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Dec 12, 2014 23:30 |  #3075


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