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Sep 30, 2013 00:33 |  #1

Got the 7D last week and went to test it on the local Spot-billed Ducks yesterday. Still need to find the optimum settings combination and also adjust to its heavier weight compared to my old 550D. Thanks for viewing.

7D owners, any tips please?

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Sep 30, 2013 00:37 |  #2

Great pics!

My tip is to the mailman! Hurry up and bring mine! It should be here in the next few days. I don't think my weight/size will be much different at all between my 40D and 7D though. Both will be gripped.


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Sep 30, 2013 06:48 |  #3

REC500 wrote in post #16334774 (external link)
7D owners, any tips please?

Hi,

I've had a 7D & 100-400 since the beginning of the year & am so far loving it!! It's made a huge difference to my shots since upgrading from my 450D and cheap zoom.

Have a look at this article - http://www.deepgreenph​otography.com …ing-up-your-new-canon-7d/ (external link) - for starting points on setting up your camera.

Enjoy your new purchase.

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Sep 30, 2013 15:11 |  #4

Excellent job, they look quite good to me.

Congrats on the new camera Jarvis. I think you will find it a little heavier but nothing like going from the 550D.


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Sep 30, 2013 15:14 |  #5

Congrats on your purchase. I bought my 7D in 2010 and have taken many thousands of pictures with it. I find when I am shooting birds in flight, or any moving object for that matter, I am more likely to get a keeper if I shoot in high speed mode, that way I increase the opportunity to get a picture in focus. Enjoy your new camera.


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Sep 30, 2013 16:45 |  #6

Nice job on your first day


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Sep 30, 2013 17:14 |  #7

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Excellent job, they look quite good to me.

Congrats on the new camera Jarvis. I think you will find it a little heavier but nothing like going from the 550D.

It came in today. I honestly can't tell any difference between the weight of the gripped 40D and the gripped 7D. I looked it up and without batteries, grip, or lense the 7D is .2lbs heavier, so barely anything.

One thing I was reminded of today is how well the 40D is built. Everyone talks about how much better built the 7D is than the 60D and 5DII, but the 40D feels just as solid. I will never know why Canon went back to plastic for the 50-70D, I guess to cut costs.


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Sep 30, 2013 17:34 |  #8

beautiful pics. congrats on your new canon. I have a new 70D and hope to take nice shots like that




  
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Sep 30, 2013 17:45 |  #9

Congrats again Jarvis, I agree .2 lbs is not going to show up much.


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Sep 30, 2013 23:14 |  #10

OP, what lens / lenses were you using for this duck shoot? They are stunning.


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Oct 01, 2013 00:48 |  #11

Richard G, thanks. I did set up the camera according to http://www.deepgreenph​otography.com …ing-up-your-new-canon-7d/ (external link) for these photos actually, except for Noise Reduction(low) and AF Tracking Sensitivity to normal(still playing around with the settings). They are great tips for new 7D owners especially because they also explain the reason they change those settings.

John, thanks. I need to work hard on my hand holding techniques because my birding lens does not have IS and I cant see my self carrying additional weights of a tripod or a monopod to my birding treks.

Chiefy, thanks. Could not agree more. With the awesome 8FpS, I fired 3 shots at a Green Bee Eater at 1/250secs and one of them was this photo. My slowest acceptable burst shot with the 550D through the same 400mm/5.6 non-IS was 1/400secs.

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Jeff, thank you.

Dark5ide, thanks. Congrats on your new 70D, awesome camera. I had a hard time deciding between the 70D and the 7D earlier.

Jarvis, thanks and congrats! I have the 400mm 5.6 L. No IS so a little difficult to hold still compared to when I was using the 550D.

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Oct 01, 2013 04:17 |  #12

Looks like you are off to a great start with your new 7D, good job.


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