I'm ok with the camera - so far - as it is from repair. Spent most of the afternoon calibrating things. The camera will do what I want - I got it for long lens work mostly, some macro work. And to be a little smaller/lighter than the 5Dmk2
The real problem lens - the 28/1.8, dialed in fantastically, with -4 AFMA. This was not a surprise as it did the same setting on the 5Dmk2. FWIW, the AFMA adjusted the close end, and pretty much left infinity alone - which was a major concern, since the 7D previously had linearity issues. So far so good.
The 50/1.4 needed zero correction. Close close to infinity. Perfect.
The 20/2.8 was a mystery... on the 5D2, all the lenses needed -4 to -10 correction, including the 28/1.8 and 50/1.4..... but on the 7D, the 20/2.8 needed + correction... +6 to be exact. I didn't expect that.
Same thing on the 16-35/2.8II... +5 correction.... and it gave me fits. It does ok at true infinity, but near infinity seems to be problematic with this lens, it might go back to CUSA. Gotta do more with it, on the 5D2, and see.
The 100/2.8macro dialed in +3
And the 24-105/4 dialed in -2
I can see the 5D2 needing all the lenses shifted one way ... I can understand that. What I can't understand is how the same lenses go + and - on another body. Strange.
I got the burst mode one time. But, I shot the camera at a social event in all sorts of conditions last nite, and it seemed ok. I "could" have ridden the release that one time... I'm thinking... but we'll see.
More over - I put 1500+ shots thru this camera just testing it and trying to make things work before I sent it in. I got a good feel for it. The camera as it came back from Canon was far "snappier", faster maybe... I don't know how to really describe it... more responsive. The AF and feel of the camera when shooting was different, by a very noticeable degree.
I've got more lenses to test and calibrate to the camera... the 300/4 especially, as I tend to shoot that wide open, or just 1/2 stop down with the 1.4x (to keep it crispy). After that the rest can wait.
And.... another thing I've found - a CLEAN sensor. I can't detect ANY dust on it at all. And... zero hot pixels. None. I can't see one. They must have done some super map out job for me.
Now to send back the 5D2 and have the joystick fixed.....