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Nov 24, 2015 11:05 |  #1

I asked in the astrophotography forum, but I guess nobody there uses this camera for that purpose. I have a T3i. I shoot wildlife/birds, landscapes and astro, all equally the same so I can't say which one I shoot the most. The T3i doesn't do birds in flight well, and doesn't handle high ISO well, so I'm upgrading to either a 6D or a7D mkII. Both are on sale in a bundle for the same price this week but I can't make up my mind which one to get. Ideally I'd get a 6D for the astro and a 7D mkII for wildlife/birds, but I can't afford both.

Does anyone know how the 7D mkII handles high ISO, like I would need for the night sky? I would be shooting at 3200-6400 ISO or maybe higher.




  
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Nov 24, 2015 12:16 |  #2

The 7D Mark II does a much better job than its predecessor. I've only done a limited number of high ISO, at 6400 it can be cleaned up well. If wildlife/birds are your priority then it's a worthy upgrade, if not the 6D for landscapes and astrophotography is the way to go.




  
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Nov 24, 2015 12:18 |  #3

Nethawked wrote in post #17795303 (external link)
The 7D Mark II does a much better job than its predecessor. I've only done a limited number of high ISO, at 6400 it can be cleaned up well. If wildlife/birds are your priority then it's a worthy upgrade, if not the 6D for landscapes and astrophotography is the way to go.

Thanks! Both are an equal priority, but if the 7D mark II handles high ISO well, I can get by with it for both until I can afford to add a 6D.




  
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Nov 24, 2015 12:51 |  #4

Based on the information in the link below you should be very happy with the 7D Mkii:

http://www.clarkvision​.com …ws/evaluation-canon-7dii/ (external link)

This camera is a stellar performer in low light situations, especially in the lowest light situations commonly found in astrophotography (example in Figure 1). A major improvement for long exposures is that the 7D Mark II camera has thermal dark current approximately 10 times lower than the nearest Canon camera I have measured as of this writing. This makes the 7DII a game changing camera for night photography especially when one needs the reach that small pixels provide.




  
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Nov 24, 2015 13:05 |  #5

mikef wrote in post #17795342 (external link)
Based on the information in the link below you should be very happy with the 7D Mkii:

http://www.clarkvision​.com …ws/evaluation-canon-7dii/ (external link)

Awesome, thanks!




  
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Dec 12, 2015 12:57 as a reply to  @ tnp's post |  #6

I just picked up a 7D MKII to complement my 5D MKIII. While not to par with the high ISO performance of the 5D, I think you will be happy. The 7D MKII was at give away prices last week so I couldn't resist. Hopefully you lucked out on that deal as well. $1000 after rebate plus included was a $400 printer which would bring the price down even further if one were to sell it.


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Dec 12, 2015 14:14 |  #7

dgaustad wrote in post #17816482 (external link)
I just picked up a 7D MKII to complement my 5D MKIII. While not to par with the high ISO performance of the 5D, I think you will be happy. The 7D MKII was at give away prices last week so I couldn't resist. Hopefully you lucked out on that deal as well. $1000 after rebate plus included was a $400 printer which would bring the price down even further if one were to sell it.

I got one too but haven't had time to read the manual and play with it yet. It was a very good deal. I was going to sell the printer but decided to keep it.




  
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Dec 17, 2015 17:33 |  #8

For some high ISO samples, check out this thread. :)

Once you are ready to work with higher ISO files from the 7D2, if you have questions, ask here on the boards or PM me.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1448210


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Dec 17, 2015 19:14 |  #9

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17822907 (external link)
For some high ISO samples, check out this thread. :)

Once you are ready to work with higher ISO files from the 7D2, if you have questions, ask here on the boards or PM me.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1448210

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Dec 19, 2015 07:19 |  #10

I'd say with no noise reduction ISO 3200 is really clean, 4000 is where I START to see noise but it's not bad. As you get higher it incrementally gets worse.


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Dec 19, 2015 08:52 |  #11

I'm pretty pleased with the ISO noise from this camera. I can get shots I couldn't get before.

I saw the aurora flying to Europe and got a snapshot. I did use Lightroom to smooth it out a bit:


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Dec 30, 2015 12:03 |  #12

dgaustad wrote in post #17816482 (external link)
The 7D MKII was at give away prices last week so I couldn't resist. Hopefully you lucked out on that deal as well. $1000 after rebate plus included was a $400 printer which would bring the price down even further if one were to sell it.

Who was having this sale. I already have a 7D2, but would like to keep an eye out for other bodies and lenses. Thanks.


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Dec 30, 2015 21:50 as a reply to  @ Larry Johnson's post |  #13

That was undoubtedly the Canon Refurbished website or a new body with a bundled deal through Canon or its major retailers (Adorama or BHPhotoVideo for example), but was over 3 weeks ago, and I think all those sales are over. They will happen again, Canon seems to have these "clean out inventory" sales every few months or so.

If there is a rebate involved, then you will have the hassle of doing a mail in rebate, then sell the printer and any other items you receive that you don't want, in order to realize a really good price for the body. For some of us that isn't a big deal, for others, that could be a major hurdle.


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Jan 01, 2016 11:34 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #14

Thanks for your input!

Looking forward to this one showing up next week.

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Jan 03, 2016 22:06 |  #15

Larry Johnson wrote in post #17837687 (external link)
Who was having this sale. I already have a 7D2, but would like to keep an eye out for other bodies and lenses. Thanks.

Most of the Canon approved dealers like B&H, Adorama etc. These were bundled and new cameras like the 7D2 I think the end date was January 2nd.

Not as sweet a deal but a deal none the less is this one:

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …talog/carepak-plus-offers (external link)

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