Canon EOS 7D Mark II Reviews Round-up

Canon 7D Mk II and 5D Mk III Overview Tutorial: A Free Video Camera Manual- Tony Northrup

Lotsa EOS 7D Mark II reviews around the web. All confirm the highlights of Canon’s new APS-C flagship. The EOS 7D Mark II is a game changer in the APS-C domain.

Canon 7D Mark II Shooter’s Report Part I: Comfortable handling, robust controls and great image quality – Imaging Resource

The camera body itself is sturdy and comfortable to use. By utilizing multi-function buttons, the camera allows quick access to an array of useful controls. The sensor delivers high-quality image files, and the autofocus sensor excels in many difficult shooting situations.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Review – ephotozine

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II offers high-speed continuous shooting at 10fps, as well as an advanced high speed focus system that will be of benefit to those that want to shoot quick moving subjects, particularly sports, or wildlife. The high level of weather sealing and built-in GPS makes the camera suitable for a variety of weather conditions, as well as travelling.


Why I’m Shooting With A Canon 7D MK II – Scott Bourne/PhotoFocus

[If you shoot sports, birds and/or wildlife] you will eventually want to pay attention to the 7D MK II. I’ve only shot with mine a few times but it’s got great image quality, impressive low-light performance and the auto-focus is simply better than almost anything on the market save the 1DX.


Field Report: Canon EOS 7D Mark II – Gear Patrol

All in all, the EOS 7D Mark II is equal parts small step and giant leap. The small refinements like the built-in intervalometer, cable guard and dual card slots initially caught our eye — it felt like someone at Canon might have been listening when we shouted violently after yanking out our USB cable for the eighth time.

Then we really got some time with it. The one-two punch of its 10fps, fast-focusing still image prowess combined with a hugely intuitive autofocusing HD video system is impressive and proves once and for all why Canon is still on top when it comes to cameras.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II review – Trusted Reviews

The 7D MkII is a disappointingly conservative upgrade in some respects, but good AF and burst performance see it though.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF System Compared to the  EOS-1D X and  5D IIIThe Digital PIcture

The new EOS 7D Mark II delivers several significant improvements compared to the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III, including a wider coverage area, more cross-type AF points, better low-light sensitivity, and easier AF Area selection while looking through the viewfinder. But the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III still rise above the EOS 7D Mark II in terms of the number of high-precision dual cross-type as well as high-precision conventional cross-type AF points. The EOS-1D X and EOS 7D Mark II are superior to the EOS 5D Mark III in terms of lens drive speed with current and recently discontinued EF super-telephoto lenses. The EOS-1D X is superior to both the EOS 7D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark III in terms of the range of some AI Servo performance parameters, and the ability to link spot metering to the active AF point.


How Did the Canon EOS-7D Mark II Perform for Flight Photography with the 1.4X III Teleconverter? – Birds as Art Blog

The 600II/1.4X III TC performed superbly with the 7DII. Initial AF acquisition was fast and the tracking was accurate. Unlike previous camera bodies, the AF locks on with a bit of a thud and then does not let go


Canon EOS 7D Mark II Tutorial Series – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Sample Image Gallery – Amateur Photographer

Canon EOS 7D Mark II – by Justin Mott – CanonAsiaEOS

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay


Canon EOS 6D Bundle Deals ($1,250, Adorama)


Adorama has two great EOS 6D bundles on sale.

  • EOS 6D with PIXMA Pro-100, and photo paper – $1,249 (click here) after $300 mail-in rebate for the camera and $350 rebate on the bundle
  • EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, PIXMA Pro-100, and photo paper – $1,749 (click here) after $300 mail-in rebate for the camera and $350 rebate on the bundle

Until supply lasts. Free shipping. Mail-in rebate instructions are here.

Next Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D to Come in Two Variants with 24MP Sensor? (CW1)

Canon RumorCanon Rumor

Rumor has it that the next Canon Rebel (EOS 750D in Europe) will come to market with two different models, the 750D and the 760D.

Canon Rumors posted a spec list:

  • Full HD movies, MP4 format, HDR movie, automatic shooting modes (EOS 750D )
  • 24.2MP sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor
  • ISO 100-12,800 range
  • Flicker Detection technology
  • Five frames per second continuous shooting mode
  • 19 cross-type AF point system
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Rear Quick Control Dial (EOS 760D )
  • Creative movie modes (EOS 760D )
  • Wi-Fi and NFC

A spec list that sounds to good for a Rebel/EOS xxxD camera. And a 24MP sensor is listed. That would mean the next Rebel gets a new sensor tech (at least resolution-wise), instead of the current 20MP sensor featured on the EOS 70D and EOS 7D Mark II. Unusual to introduce a new sensor on an entry-level camera. No US naming scheme is mentioned. To some degree, the possible split in two different models reminds me of a rumor I posted a few weeks ago, suggesting Canon will release a new DSLR between the EOS 750D and the EOS 70D.

Interestingly enough, the (supposedly) higher model of the two, the 760D, has  a rear control dial. We saw such a controller on a so far undisclosed DSLR that leaked a few weeks ago in some Connect Station CS100 promotion material. See the pic below.

Is this the EOS 760D?

CR themselves rate the rumor very low, and I agree. The spec list looks more like a wish-list. However, the possible split in two variants of the next Rebel is in some way related to the rumor of a DSLR positioned between the 750D and the 70D.

What do you think?

About our rumour ratings:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
[via Canon Rumors]

Adobe Lightroom 5 Tips & Tricks Round-up

Time for a new Adobe Lightroom 5 tips and tricks round-up. Enjoy.

Tips for Retouching a Night Photograph using Lightroom – Digital Photography School

How To Move Your Lightroom Photos To Another Drive – Terry White




And more videos…

Mastering the Lightroom Adjustment Brush – tuts+

Lightroom Spot Removal Tool – FroKnowsPhoto

Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II Review (ephotozine)

400mm f/4 DO IS II Review

ephotozine reviewed Canon’s new 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens, announced last September for Photokina.

From the conclusion:

Despite the price, this lens certainly makes an interesting prospect for those who find the size and weight of a traditional 400mm prime simply too much to be carrying around. The relatively compact dimensions make this lens fairly easy to hand-hold, especially when compared to this lens’ larger and slightly more expensive f/2.8 brother.

Due to its exemplary performance, you’d be hard pushed to not be pleased with this lens. Even though it is expensive, it’s probably worth saving for.

The Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens is not a budget lens. It sells for around $7000 (B&H Photo | Adorama).

[via ephotozine]