That’s what happens when Leaf Cutter Ants chew away on your gear

The video above tells the story that happened to two photographers who wanted to set up a photo trap to capture a shot of a jaguar.

Things didn’t work out as expected. They were using a Canon EOS 7D, an off-camera flash, and an IR sensor. Everything seemed fine, the surprise came when they went back the day after. A horde of leaf cutter ants destroyed all the equipment. Incredible what this little pesky insects can do!

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Canon EOS 7D on-camera tutorial videos

Canon EOS 7D On-camera Tutorial Videos

CanonUSA posted a series of tutorial videos about the Canon EOS 7D (Mark I). See them below. A bit late for EOS 7D tutorial videos, since we have the EOS 7D Mark II available since a while. However, most of what is discussed can well be applied to other Canon DSLRs.

Battery display tutorial

Customizing Operations

Live View Basics

Zone AF

Spot AF

Manual AF Point Selection

Viewfinder Options

Canon EOS 7D deal – $599 (refurbished, Canon Store)

Canon EOS 7D Deal – $599 (refurbished, Canon Store)

Thanks Niklas. The Canon Direct Store has a pretty good deal on refurbished Canon EOS 7D. The EOS 7D bodies are on sale for just $599. It’s refurbished gear, but it is refurbished by Canon and it comes with 1 year warranty.

It’s always a good idea to have a look at the Canon Direct Store’s refurbished gear. You may spot some very good deals!

Canon EOS 7D Shutter Mechanism in Extreme Slow Motion (10.000 fps)

This video by Gavin Free of The Slow Mo Guys shows the working of the EOS 7D‘s shutter mechanism, filmed with extreme high frame rates up to 10.000 fps using a Phantom Flex.

It’s also a very good explanation of the rolling shutter technique with examples at different speeds. You can see how the shutter works 400x slower. Pretty impressing.

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