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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - DXOMark Review
« on: November 06, 2014, 11:15:06 AM »
It takes a long time to cycle out all the old units....
Sure, but the last time I've seen flickering discharge lamps in a high school gym was about a decade ago, and the serious venues where faster to adapt.

Here is a link to high school flickering lights in the year 2014....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:44:39 PM »
I've shot >1500 images already, with great glass (200, 200-400, 135) and find no issues. My question is will colors be the same once ACR is available? The OOC JPGS under fluorescent lights in gyms is not as natural as the 1Dx, 1dIV or 5d3 RAW FILES

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is the 7D MK II Really Selling Well?
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:38:38 PM »
My Bestbuy got 3 kits on 10/30 and sold 2 within 24 hrs. My local photo retailer got one kit on 10/31 and did not sell it. An employee will buy it when they get another to sell from Canon.
Pittsburgh PA USA

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 03, 2014, 05:35:52 PM »
BlueJays by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 03, 2014, 09:24:59 AM »
7MII1496.jpg by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

ISO 160, just for a little variety....

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 01, 2014, 11:03:35 PM »
14GX0542.jpg by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

f4 @1/750 with 200-400/4L

ISO 12,800 !!

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:57:34 PM »
7MII0746.jpg by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

Last one for tonite
This was with the venerable 70-200/2.8 IS II
f2.8 1/640

ISO 10,000 !!!!

Probably not printing this, but for a high school website, or sharing with a parents' phone, unbelievably usable....

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:45:11 PM »
7MII1055.jpg by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

ISO 5000
f2 200/L

still JPG OOC with custom WB, and LR editing - a little trouble with skin tones/WB

Did have the anti-flicker function active for these shots - and it probably dropped fps to 6-7, writing to 2 cards (RAW to CF and JPG to SD) and had to do quick on-site edits in between sets to give to my this is as close to real - life sports shooting as you can get.  When ACR recognizes these files,  I may go back and push the post processing to see how much better it could have been, but given the fact I shot 400+ shots in 1 1/2 hours, then quickly picked 35 best and did quick edits on-site with my laptop, the JPGs were surprisingly usable.  I shot RAW with my other bodies
and I'll post the 'comparisons' once the I can process the 7d RAW - just to keep it fair :)

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:36:16 PM »
7MII1044.jpg by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

Again, ISO 4000
f2 200/L

shot as JPG, custom WB and edited in LR

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:34:35 PM »
7MII1034.jpg by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

ISO 4000
f2 200/2L

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: October 31, 2014, 12:55:12 PM »
An Apple a day... by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

Another higher ISO sample - converted with DPP to TIF, some basic LR adjustments then Dfine NR applied.
Quick post-processing just to see how well it cleared up.  OK for web viewing but not sure it could be printed at any size.
Ps this was taken with 200-400/1.4x at 420 mm, ISO 6400 from within a deer blind at a range of ~75 -100 yards maybe....

I have both 1Dx and 5d III (and had 7d till I upgraded to 7d II yesterday  :)
Had the afternoon off so spent an hour with manual, adjusting custom controls, etc.,
Shot a high school volleyball match last PM after using to photo a few deer at twilight from my deer blind.
The pro's / con's between 5d III and 7d II will be debated / rehashed here for awhile I am sure.
From the pure practical aspect of shooting, I enjoyed the familiar Canon build, ergonomics, customizability, and wrt to the 7d II vs the 5d III, the increase in FPS was appreciated. The AF functioning (capture rate) was really no better, though the few extra AF points did make positioning the points more convenient/easier.
What I did notice from shooting within my darkened deer blind, and shooting out to an apple orchard with the 200-400, was that there was some 'focus hunting' with both bodies UNTIL I placed camera / lens out the peephole completely.  The AF IR sensor was very insensitive without a direct line of sight. May seem obvious,maybe it is only with a long super telephoto, but it bummed me out that my lens had to be almost sticking out to grab focus.
Anyways, on topic for the OP, the FPS / extra reach are definite value - adds, but offset by need for higher ISO, and (subjectively) a sl drop in resolution/crispness and I'm still not sure about color rendering after only 1 shoot . I usually set custom WB, but did not yesterday  :(
I am hoping once I AFMA my gear, and ACR is available for the RAW files, the crispness will improve, and I can set custom color profile from within LR. Too busy to set one up directly via DNG from within Color passport last PM.
I am shooting an all day tournament tomorrow so will post head - head comparisons of all 4 of my bodies next week.  The hassle of DPP batch processing will delay my posting the 7d files a little as I am on a paper deadline, so will be concentrating on the 1dx files first, but as time allows I will add them to my canonrumors website ( for your viewing pleasure :)

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:24:25 AM »
Actually was shot at f2 (sorry for typo) and I purposely raised shutter speed just to test the higher ISO  :)
When shooting for this high school website (and not intending to print) I can play around like that ;)

7D MK II Sample Images / Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: October 31, 2014, 08:25:54 AM »
7MII0399 by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

Not bad for OOC JPG with LR adjustments (ISO 4000) in a high school gym....

50/1.2L at f1.2
ISO 4000

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:32:50 AM »
Tee Time by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr

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