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Aug 29, 2015 14:25 |  #1

Just ordered my 7dii, heading to Yellowstone Park next weekend. I am hoping that this will pair well with my Sigma 150-600C. I was wondering what you all have found for optimum settings with this camera. I know it has a pretty steep learning curve, but I'm just looking for suggestions for starting points. Thanks in adavance, Cole


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Aug 29, 2015 15:47 |  #2

Can't help you Cole, I don't have one yet. Just wanted to say congrats!


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Aug 29, 2015 17:36 |  #3

Arthur morris has a series of videos on the Canon Digital learning center site. All 7 videos take only 42 minutes. Thre videos deal solely with 7d2 settings.

I'm still pretty low on the learning curve but I leave the camera in AI servo, usually manual or manual with auto ISO, case 2.


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Aug 30, 2015 07:40 |  #4

TerryMiller wrote in post #17687924 (external link)
Arthur morris has a series of videos on the Canon Digital learning center site. All 7 videos take only 42 minutes. Thre videos deal solely with 7d2 settings.

I'm still pretty low on the learning curve but I leave the camera in AI servo, usually manual or manual with auto ISO, case 2.


Can you post a link?


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Aug 30, 2015 08:05 as a reply to  @ Sgt.'s post |  #5

Here's a link to Arthur's settings on the 7D mkII, plus, if you look on the right-hand side, there you can see more videos that are helpful. More than likely this is the same as what was mentioned earlier, if not, these will still be beneficial, I hope.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=BNAk3_Ao6QE (external link)

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Aug 30, 2015 15:58 |  #6

Sgt. wrote in post #17688475 (external link)
Can you post a link?

http://www.learn.usa.c​anon.com …pr?keyword=arth​ur+morris+ (external link)

This is the best I can do now. It's better to search him as an explorer of light but it's beyond me on this ipad.


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Dec 17, 2015 14:30 |  #7

Thanks!


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Dec 17, 2015 15:41 |  #8

Birds in flight? Large mammals? Close up? Far away? All sort of makes a difference.

I.e. there is no one solution (of course).

I would spend quite a bit of time with your Sigma dock (if you have one) getting the AF set up and accurate. It can make a pretty big difference depending on how sticky you are with precise focus.

FWIW I just took that combo to Africa in Oct/Nov this year. I didn't have too much time to set everything up/practice (getting good shots at 600mm takes practice) but had a fantastic time with it. Not the keeper rate I was hoping for but it was still a very nice combo to use. Low keepr rate was mostly my fault and poor conditions for clear shots.

I will say that beyond the gear, getting closer will do more to improve your shots than anything. Although less of a problem in Yellowstone than Africa, atmospheric effects can wreck havoc on your images at long distance.


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