Canon 7D Mk. II

Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Abbo46 on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 11:32 am

Considering an upgrade to the 7D, is it worth the fairly hefty price?
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Re: Canon 7D

Postby Paul_Reflex on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 11:37 am

The original 7D or the mark II?

What have you got currently?
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Abbo46 on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 11:40 am

My mistake, had forgotten a second model had been released.

Currently using an 1300D. :up:
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Paul_Reflex on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 12:01 pm

The 7DII is great, it just works really well. However, the image quality is not as good as the 80D. So if you tend to take lots of consecutive shots, machine gun style or if you want a really robust body go for the 7DII and you won't be disappointed. But if you tend to take single images at decisive moments and would prefer better image quality or fancy the flip out screen the go for the 80D. Just my opinion of course, but I have previously owned and loved both bodies.
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 1:07 pm

You can't go wrong with the 7D Mark II. It's a brilliant camera, and its popularity at airshows speaks for itself.
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Agg on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 1:16 pm

I was never really happy with the 7D, but I love the 7D mkII. It's a huge step up from the 1300D and I for one would certainly recommend you taking it :)
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Abbo46 on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 1:28 pm

Many thanks guys, purchase shall be made in due course. :up:

Image quality is exceptional, it seems!
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 1:31 pm

It's a good camera - a little noisy over 640ISO, but still a much better camera than the Mk.1.
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Abbo46 on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 1:44 pm

Will bare that in mind, cheers! :smile:
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby MingtheMerciless on Wed 10 Apr 2019, 8:01 pm

Agree with what Paul_Reflex says and I've used both as well. It's horses for courses really and dependant, as Paul says, on how you will use it.

The 7D2 has a better focusing system, better frame rate/continuous shooting, better weather sealing and the shutter life expectancy is twice that of the 80D (approx 200k v 100k).

The 80D has an articulated touch screen, built in wireless, higher resolution (24MP v 20MP), a better low-light performance and a higher dynamic range than the 7D2, and also weighs less.

The 7D2 was released in late 2014 and the 80D in early 2016, and are both allegedly due for replacement by Canon. There have been rumours of a 7D3 for some time and more recently of a 90D, but neither have appeared for sale. The 7D3 was rumoured within the industry to be released early last year but did not appear. Current rumours now have it that there will be one model to replace both cameras.

You can get a grey import 80D at somewhere like HDEW for approx £610 and a 7D2 for £840.

The answer to your question is 'Yes, it's worth it'
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby tom tiger on Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12:26 pm

To be honest, I had the same choice when my 70D started to act up.... so 80D vs 7D mk II. I went for the 80D and what convinced me was the fold out touch screen. It simply works so well. But since I had the 70D with the same type of screen.... it was the better option for me, esspecially when shooting the static over my head or under the fence :-) Not as fast as the 7D mk II (7 io 10 fps) but well, very well worth it. IMHO.
Also I could fit the grip of my 70D on my 80D :-).
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12:54 pm

Just to throw in my twopennyworth, I have had the 7d2 since the first day of release, and it is an awesome camera. Still going strong and getting many great images. I would say the keep rate of shots is around 80%. I use the Sigma 50-500mm OS lens with it, and is good for aviation and wildlife shots. Not considering in replacing either to be fair, although may be tempted to Sigma's 60-600mm lens when funds allow :-)
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Abbo46 on Thu 11 Apr 2019, 1:30 pm

Fantastic, cheers guys! :smile:
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Abbo46 on Sun 14 Apr 2019, 8:44 am

Unable to find anything concrete online,

Is there compatibility issues between the 7D Mk. II and the Tamron 150-600mm? I've recently had both out for some testing before the airshow season and noticed that, when zoomed in, pictures of airliners OTT appear to be slightly fuzzy/grainy.
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby speedbird2639 on Sun 14 Apr 2019, 9:21 am

Review here for the lens.

Couple of points to remember

- If you are shooting 'OTT' then the aircraft could be 35-40k feet above you so you are shooting through all that atmosphere and the pollution/ moisture it contains.

-The 7D zoomed out to the maximum gives you a 'real world' focal length of 960mm due to the APS sized sensor on the Canon - would you need to be using that level of zoom if you were at an airshow where the aircraft might be a few hundred metres away?

-How much are you cropping the shot of the OTT aircraft to fill the frame? If you are cropping then that will further exaggerate any distortion.

This thread said Sigma lens don't come calibrated and you need to get a usb dock to calibrate it.
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Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Postby Abbo46 on Sun 14 Apr 2019, 9:41 am

Weather conditions aren't ideal, and have cropped quite considerably to fill the frame.

There's the source of my issue, many thanks. :smile:
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