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7D - Definitive test shot

 
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Sep 30, 2009 03:23 |  #1

I can't believe it. Four days PotN members have had the 7D in their hands - and no Duck shots! Fear not, the 7D can take shots of our favourite subject -

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Sep 30, 2009 03:46 |  #2

The 100% viewfinder didn't help you compose out the distracting blob in the corner?

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Sep 30, 2009 05:02 |  #3

Ooop! Fixed.


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Sep 30, 2009 05:53 |  #4

Beautiful duck and beautiful shot! Just wondering if you tried any of your teleconverters with the 100-400 lens to see if you can still auto focus. That will be the issue for me, as I do bird photography with a 30d, a non-reporting 1.4 TC, and the 100-400.
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Sep 30, 2009 06:01 |  #5

iterrier wrote in post #8732944 (external link)
Beautiful duck and beautiful shot! Just wondering if you tried any of your teleconverters with the 100-400 lens to see if you can still auto focus. That will be the issue for me, as I do bird photography with a 30d, a non-reporting 1.4 TC, and the 100-400.
Thanks.

I haven't, no. To be honest, since I got the 300 the 100-400 just don't get used. I believe I have a non-reporting TC in the car somewhere. If I can find it then I'll give it a try this afternoon.


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Sep 30, 2009 06:03 |  #6

Thanks, I would greatly appreciate it. I'll check by this afternoon.


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Sep 30, 2009 06:08 |  #7

mrkgoo wrote in post #8732703 (external link)
The 100% viewfinder didn't help you compose out the distracting blob in the corner?

:p

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Sep 30, 2009 06:49 as a reply to  @ -=nighthawk=-'s post |  #8

ut oh looks like your body has the dreaded 7d white spot issue on green ducks best send it to me for repair!


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Sep 30, 2009 07:28 |  #9

iterrier wrote in post #8732962 (external link)
Thanks, I would greatly appreciate it. I'll check by this afternoon.

The news is good - surprisingly good! I used an old Teleplus 1.5x TC - which doesn't report the decrease in aperture - on my 100-400. All the focus modes I tried (single, zone, expanded) focused quite quickly. Every point I tried was as good as the central one.

Indeed, that AF on the 7D was better than on my 20D (where it was just about usable) and loads better than the 40D (needed masses of light) or 50D (totally useless).

It's grey and overcast here today. At f8 (reported f5.6), ISO400, I'm getting shutter speeds of 1/120 to 1/60 - light that would have had all my previous cameras hunting all over the place. I wouldn't say the focus snapped - but it was certainly usable.

This gives me some incentive to try stacking 1.4x and 2x TCs on my 300 - when the light's a bit better.


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Sep 30, 2009 08:00 |  #10

hollis_f wrote in post #8733185 (external link)
The news is good - surprisingly good! I used an old Teleplus 1.5x TC - which doesn't report the decrease in aperture - on my 100-400. All the focus modes I tried (single, zone, expanded) focused quite quickly. Every point I tried was as good as the central one.

Indeed, that AF on the 7D was better than on my 20D (where it was just about usable) and loads better than the 40D (needed masses of light) or 50D (totally useless).

It's grey and overcast here today. At f8 (reported f5.6), ISO400, I'm getting shutter speeds of 1/120 to 1/60 - light that would have had all my previous cameras hunting all over the place. I wouldn't say the focus snapped - but it was certainly usable.

This gives me some incentive to try stacking 1.4x and 2x TCs on my 300 - when the light's a bit better.

well this is very good news!!!! Thanks for checking this!


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Sep 30, 2009 08:06 |  #11

It's not bad but we're all still waiting to see how this new camera works in all fields of toggin, so far we've seen how fast the af system is at capturing things like sports care??


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Sep 30, 2009 08:19 |  #12

Mannytkd wrote in post #8733351 (external link)
It's not bad but we're all still waiting to see how this new camera works in all fields of toggin, so far we've seen how fast the af system is at capturing things like sports care??

Simon Harrison's shots have shown that the 7D can handle sports cars very nicely indeed. I've posted by Birds in Flight shots in Birdforum (external link) that show the AF keeps track of the bird despite distracting backgrounds.

But I guess we'll have to wait for Rob Galbraith to find somebody to run at him for the definitive test.


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Sep 30, 2009 08:30 |  #13

hollis_f wrote in post #8733440 (external link)
Simon Harrison's shots have shown that the 7D can handle sports cars very nicely indeed. I've posted by Birds in Flight shots in Birdforum (external link) that show the AF keeps track of the bird despite distracting backgrounds.

But I guess we'll have to wait for Rob Galbraith to find somebody to run at him for the definitive test.

Good tracking shots of the seagull


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Sep 30, 2009 08:51 |  #14

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Good tracking shots of the seagull

Um...I hate to break it to you, but that's an Eagle.




  
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Sep 30, 2009 08:51 |  #15

Majestic.


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