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7D shoots great but... S L O W!!

 
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Apr 27, 2010 18:49 |  #1

Okay.... before I complain too much, I must say that I cannot take a bad shot with this camera unless I total FUBAR it up myself.

HOWEVER... it will not shoot anything faster than 3-4fps in Servo to save its life.

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Apr 27, 2010 18:57 |  #2
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Are you sure you have it on High speed continuous shooting instead of 3 shot (symbolized by the 3 squares)? The one you want is the 3 squares with HI underneath it.

Mine does 8 fps fine, at night, AI servo, with 580EX II speedlite.

edit - yes, stating the obvious. but you never know. Some times we all have brain stutters.


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Apr 27, 2010 18:58 |  #3

Under what conditions are you running it with? What lens? What lighting? What AF mode?

AI servo on a lens that doesn't have USM will make it run slow.


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Apr 27, 2010 18:58 |  #4
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And nice shots btw


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Apr 27, 2010 19:00 |  #5

A few reasons...

Make sure the 7D is in high speed continuous shooting instead of just continuous shooting.
There are custom functions that might reduce the max FPS. (I believe tracking priority vs drive speed priority which is C.Fn III -2. I think number 2 on that custom function will yield the fastest shooting speed)
Are your batteries low?

Congratz on the 1D4 btw!


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Apr 27, 2010 19:02 |  #6

I don't have a 7D yet so can't help, but loved your web site & cycle pics. I also loved your little rant when I right clicked to attempt to get your exif info. Very nice :)


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Apr 27, 2010 19:20 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #7

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Apr 27, 2010 19:24 |  #8

Pix,

Good to see its turned out well for you....maybe except the framerate issue. It wasn't long ago that everyone was telling you that you didn't know what you were doing behind a camera. ;)

Anyway, all I can add is that my 7D works fine in High Speed Continuous mode with my 70-200 2.8L, and my Sigma 50-500 OS. I am not even going to ask if you have the H and multiple boxes displayed in the top LCD. Is it possible that the CF cards you are using are old and slow and the buffer is filling quickly and can't transfer the files to the card quick enough? or does it just start out slow right from the first shot?


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Apr 27, 2010 19:25 |  #9

themadman wrote in post #10078421 (external link)
A few reasons...

Make sure the 7D is in high speed continuous shooting instead of just continuous shooting.
There are custom functions that might reduce the max FPS. (I believe tracking priority vs drive speed priority which is C.Fn III -2. I think number 2 on that custom function will yield the fastest shooting speed)
Are your batteries low?

Congratz on the 1D4 btw!

I think people mentioned this in another thread already about the square with H. But I personally thing madman just hit the money there. Tracking priority or drive speed priority.


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Apr 27, 2010 19:34 |  #10

rogazilla wrote in post #10078555 (external link)
I think people mentioned this in another thread already about the square with H. But I personally thing madman just hit the money there. Tracking priority or drive speed priority.

Good point Rogazilla. I found this on Canon Field Reviews:

"Secondly, you must deactivate noise reduction on high ISO. Even with a setting of ISO 400 you can only shoot 8 frames before the buffer needs a break."


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Apr 27, 2010 19:35 |  #11

High ISO NR and Highlight Tone Priority have an impact on FPS.


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Apr 27, 2010 19:39 |  #12
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rogazilla wrote in post #10078555 (external link)
I think people mentioned this in another thread already about the square with H. But I personally thing madman just hit the money there. Tracking priority or drive speed priority.

You may think it's obvious, but the tiniest things are often overlooked. Especially considering he didn't say anything like, "AND YES! I have the HI CONTINUOUS SHOOTING SELECTED!"


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Apr 27, 2010 21:01 |  #13

Well, your new MIV is going to be like a machine gun. Bet you have something set incorrectly that is slowing down the 7D. Good suggestions above. FWIW I can't take less than 2 shots with my MIV, I'm not fast enough releasing the sutter and it snaps off two shots nearly every time.

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Apr 27, 2010 21:24 |  #14

frizzle wrote in post #10078435 (external link)
I don't have a 7D yet so can't help, but loved your web site & cycle pics. I also loved your little rant when I right clicked to attempt to get your exif info. Very nice :)

Yeah. I clicked on it just to see the rant. :lol:
Wouldn't mind knowing how you did that...



  
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Apr 27, 2010 21:35 |  #15

frizzle wrote in post #10078435 (external link)
I don't have a 7D yet so can't help, but loved your web site & cycle pics. I also loved your little rant when I right clicked to attempt to get your exif info. Very nice :)

I went to your websight and clicked just to see what it said..nice.bw!


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