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Nov 05, 2014 13:12 |  #1111

Another plus on the kit lens is the lens cap, I wish all canon's caps could also be made so you could pinch in the middle or outer edge like this one to remove from lens. Would really help with the hood in place.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:20 |  #1112

So a question to those who have shot a bunch so far with the 7D2...

Did any of you get to the point where your battery was at a low level after shooting for an extended period of time? I shot 419 actuations at last Saturday's Breeder's Cup Championship and my battery life was 19% at the end of the day... Granted it's 1800mAh of juice, I was surprised at the low battery level...

Easy fix, of course, is adding a grip with an additional battery (which I will eventually do)... But still... I was a bit shocked to see my battery life under 20% with only 419 captures... Hmmmm...

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PS. And yes, the battery was fully charged before installing it in the camera... :)


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Nov 05, 2014 13:24 |  #1113

Yes ......its very hungry, bring lots of batteries.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:25 |  #1114

See what I said to you in the other thread, Butchie :)

Did you have GPS enabled? WiFi? Those will suck your battery dry. And if the 7d2 is anything like my 6D, the GPS keeps running even when you power the camera down.
Also, I've heard/read that batteries don't perform at their best on that very first charge cycle (not sure if that's true).
I find it rather surprising that you were only able to get 400 actuations though. Seems out of norm for Canon.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:30 |  #1115

I have the GPS turned off and I can tell you its way harder on batteries than the 7D and it was hard on batteries. But Im not concerned there small buy 1 or 2 spares.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:30 |  #1116

Picking mine up on Monday. Can't wait!


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Nov 05, 2014 13:34 |  #1117

Yeah; this thing is not the battery sipper that the MkI was...it sucks down the battery like crazy. But, I have like 4 spares from my 7D's, so it's not much of a worry. If you've never had a body that uses the LP-E6 batteries, you'll definitely want to get one or two spares beyond the single LP-E6N that comes with the MkII.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:50 |  #1118

Digitally_Altered wrote in post #17253948 (external link)
It's certainly lighter, has a good walk around range, Not sure if I'll keep it, may sell it off with one of my 7d's. How's the sharpness, have you used it much?

More importantly, to me, is that it supports ALL of the AF bells and whistles as far as variable speed focus during video and such, and the AF drive is silent. I haven't used mine a ton, but from my understanding it is pretty sharp with some possible corner softness wide open, the focal range is very useful though as a walk around lens and it is light enough to hold for extended video use. There were times that I missed having the 18-135 I got with my 60D kit and I am glad to have that focal range back.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:52 |  #1119

Digitally_Altered wrote in post #17254001 (external link)
Another plus on the kit lens is the lens cap, I wish all canon's caps could also be made so you could pinch in the middle or outer edge like this one to remove from lens. Would really help with the hood in place.

All newly shipping Canon lenses have pinch style caps now, and you can pick them up for fairly cheap on Adorama if you want to replace your old lens caps with official Canon pinch caps, which I have done for my 17-55 and 70-300L.


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Nov 05, 2014 13:53 |  #1120

Keyan wrote in post #17254097 (external link)
All newly shipping Canon lenses have pinch style caps now, and you can pick them up for fairly cheap on Adorama if you want to replace your old lens caps with official Canon pinch caps, which I have done for my 17-55 and 70-300L.

That's good to know - thanks!


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Nov 05, 2014 13:56 |  #1121

LJ3Jim has done another 7DII test, this time comparing the detail at ISOs from 100 through 16000, with and without noise reduction. It's a very well-done and informative comparison:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1405639

Also, in case anyone missed it, here's his initial 7DII ISO noise test, comparing it to the 70D and 5DIII at ISOs from 100 to 12800:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1404856


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Nov 05, 2014 14:01 |  #1122

Doesn't the 6D use the same battery? And I've had no issues with my 6D.


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Nov 05, 2014 14:05 |  #1123

7D/70D/6D all use the same batter, to the best of my knowledge. It isn't a problem with the batteries, it's just that the MkII has a hunger for power to run the new, dual processors, faster AF, high speed drive, GPS, etc.


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Nov 05, 2014 14:05 |  #1124

The 6D uses the older lower capacity version (which will work in the 7D2) - the issue is how much power the 7D uses running that AF engine and the dual Digic 6 processors. I could get over 2000 shots on my 60/70D if I were doing outdoor type shots and not fiddling a lot with the LCD, I don't think the 7D2 will be anywhere near that.


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Nov 05, 2014 14:15 |  #1125

Keyan wrote in post #17254097 (external link)
All newly shipping Canon lenses have pinch style caps now, and you can pick them up for fairly cheap on Adorama if you want to replace your old lens caps with official Canon pinch caps, which I have done for my 17-55 and 70-300L.

Cool, will have to check into the caps...


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