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Jul 07, 2015 21:16 |  #5626

Lester Wareham wrote in post #17623758 (external link)
If it helps I'll but-in if that is OK. Compared to the 7DI the 7DII does seem to chew through the battery a bit faster despite the higher capacity standard issue battery.

It is early days for me, but first outing out I shot about 1300 images, mix of single shot (Low Burst but one shot at a time) and high speed bursts trying out the in-flight, both rates are on the factory defaults. This was about 30 Gb of data mostly on a CF card with some overspill onto the SD card.

The battery symbol was down to one bar, I didn't actually look at the status but I would guess it would say about 20% (Canon seem to have one bar down as about 50-60%).

I was shooting the Tamron 150-600 with the VR on for all except the in-flight testing. In normally shooting Like Jeff I tend to be heavy of keeping the AF and VR/IS refreshed with the back-button whilst waiting for the subject to give me the pose I want.

This seems better than the documented performance which is (manual p520) "670 shots at 23C" the equivalent 7DI spec is 800 shots.

NB the factory issue battery packs are:
7DI LP-E6 1800mAh
7DII LP-E6N 1865mAh

I would be ecstatic with 1300 per battery. I got 500 single shots on one charge. The other day taking photos of fireworks for about 20-25 minites, I shot live view long single exposures. I used 17% and got 113 images. I will have to keep monitoring.




  
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Jul 07, 2015 21:17 as a reply to  @ post 17624197 |  #5627

I would say that is fare,.. maybe a bit more. I don't run my battery down to empty so when I see its getting down I change it out.


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Jul 07, 2015 21:19 as a reply to  @ post 17624199 |  #5628

Im gona say your first was the best, super shot Gus. But then I do like a bit darker image than some, Ive proved that here before lol


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Jul 07, 2015 21:34 |  #5629

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Sure why not, here I have included the after with a bump of 1/3 on the exposure of the bird and also the before image.

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I really like the 1/3 bump. If fined it more dramatic, attic with the higher contrast with the gray and darkness. Also, it give a more bottom up eerie lighting. I think it is ready for a contest of some sort! Good luck.




  
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Jul 07, 2015 21:43 |  #5630

Pondrader wrote in post #17624118 (external link)
Good question Kim, are you using spot metering or evaluative. White and yellow can be a handful in the sun shine. When shooting in conditions that are overly bright like sun shining through tree's hitting your subject and the shade also giving you a high contrast I will run in manual mode setting my iso and aperture and using the meter inside your viewfinder run the shutter up or down to put my meter where I want it to be. I know some will say they cant see it and yes you can...you just have to smash your face in there until you can see the meter. You could easily run your meter down a full stop maybe two to take the burn off that white. your iso will dictate where your shutter will land. thats how I get better whites and Yellows or back lit subject's . Im sure there are many ways of doing it but when the sun is super intense thats the way I do it.

Edit-- I should say I use EC in the winter but find it is not as effective in the summer sun as it is with the more even light of the winter


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Thanks, Jeff. I'll have to get used to the controls in manual. In AV mode, that's what happens anyway... the shutter speed varies, depending on the exposure. I use evaluative metering but have played around with spot with very limited success... as in, no real success. ;)

Do you select something other than your target for metering? I know it works fine for landscapes, etc.... but since I'm in AI servo with moving animals/birds, I tend to meter off the subject. Are there better ways to do this?


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Jul 07, 2015 22:08 |  #5631

Pondrader wrote in post #17624219 (external link)
Im gona say your first was the best, super shot Gus. But then I do like a bit darker image than some, Ive proved that here before lol


gschlact wrote in post #17624237 (external link)
I really like the 1/3 bump. If fined it more dramatic, attic with the higher contrast with the gray and darkness. Also, it give a more bottom up eerie lighting. I think it is ready for a contest of some sort! Good luck.

Thanks to both you guys, am real happy you like it.
I can't make up my mind between the slightly darker and slightly lighter version, but then again I saw it go through many different variations before settling on the final image, so I may lean more towards the darker moodier version I suppose.

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Jul 07, 2015 22:30 |  #5632


You have to stop posting these guys! You've got me checking flights and rental cars up north! Haha


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Jul 08, 2015 00:21 |  #5633

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Mine is gripped and I've shot a track meet and a baseball game in the same day with no battery problems.

Does the GPS enabled drain any of the battery? I never felt the need to turn on the GPS for the type of shooting that I do.

I would think so, certainly the 6D GPS reportedly did. It has to keep tracking the SVs to get a fast fix when you shoot. So it drains even in standby is my memory.

I tested the GPS and compass a couple of weeks after getting the camera. Worked fine can't see a lot of use for it other than perhaps landscape/travel.


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Jul 08, 2015 01:52 |  #5634

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I would be ecstatic with 1300 per battery. I got 500 single shots on one charge. The other day taking photos of fireworks for about 20-25 minites, I shot live view long single exposures. I used 17% and got 113 images. I will have to keep monitoring.

As I say the rating is under 700, this was with a brand new fully charged battery, not too much chimping, so this is probably as good as it gets. The most I do is a quick glance at the histogram and highlight warning.n

Only other point is I shoot raw, I guess JPEG might chew up more CPU clock cycles....?


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Jul 08, 2015 01:55 |  #5635

Phoenixkh wrote in post #17624247 (external link)
Thanks, Jeff. I'll have to get used to the controls in manual. In AV mode, that's what happens anyway... the shutter speed varies, depending on the exposure. I use evaluative metering but have played around with spot with very limited success... as in, no real success. ;)

Do you select something other than your target for metering? I know it works fine for landscapes, etc.... but since I'm in AI servo with moving animals/birds, I tend to meter off the subject. Are there better ways to do this?

I tend to meter off the grass (for birds I shoot manual spot meter) and then twiddle the exposure as the light changes, you develop a feel for it.

White birds a problem, even in soft overcast light, need to watch those blinkies.


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Jul 08, 2015 03:36 |  #5636

Gus both are outstanding. I prefer the darker background but would be over pleased to have either!


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Jul 08, 2015 03:41 |  #5637

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Super Nice Gus, great effect. Yes I do train them to pose, lol. Truth is they are everything but poser's .. little devils make it as hard as possible,..so if you think they look static and posed Im doing my job lol.

On batt life,...I'm bad for holding the back button down...focusing all the time. I would say this camera is hard on the battery some what. but I've never used more than two in a day taking maybe 1800 images, I'm trying to cut back on the hammer down thing although if I see something going on I just don't let up until its done.
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Your fox pics continue to amaze. Outstanding, all of them. Although the look on the mother's face might say: ' Oh, no, not him again...!':-)
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Jul 08, 2015 05:06 as a reply to  @ peterh50's post |  #5638

Ha truth Peter is she has to work up the courage to come in and feed them, they do kind of attack and they have super sharp teeth lol she always has a pained look on her face. ll


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Jul 08, 2015 05:59 |  #5639

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Gus both are outstanding. I prefer the darker background but would be over pleased to have either!

Thanks Robert :)

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Jul 08, 2015 06:01 |  #5640

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