R7 Discussion

AccipiterQ

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Sep 11, 2014
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After 1 day, I am beginning to have favourable impressions for bird and nature photography. My problem with new bodies is that I have to wait for DxO PL to be compatible as I really dislike DPP4 and Lightroom in comparison. So, I took both RAW and jpegs and was delighted by the straight out of camera jpegs - they are much better than processing RAW from DPP4, and preserving detail much better and with less noise. Annoyingly, Canon's EOS Utility 3 for the Mac doesn't recognise the R7 and I had to download via a card reader.

The resolution is what I expected from earlier experience with the 90D. The 100-500mm on the R7 easily out-resolves the lens on the R5 at iso 100 to 2000, and is better than the 400mm DO II + 1.4xTC. The RF100-400 on the R7 easily outresolves the same lens on the R6. But, it falls further behind the RF 100-500mm on the R7 as its sensor is more demanding.

The ergonomics are not as good as with the R5 and R6 with fewer buttons. On the R5 and R6, I use back button focus with the AF-ON for tracking full screen and the * for fixed centre point so I can isolate a bird in foliage or focus on say a dragonfly's eye. I first thought with the R7 I couldn't do this but then realised there are check boxes to be added to the customization conditions, which have to be done. The AF is first class. I gave up on the 90D because its excellent IQ was let down by relatively poor AF.

More to come. Please join in the discussion when you get the camera.

" I first thought with the R7 I couldn't do this but then realised there are check boxes to be added to the customization conditions"

Where is this found?

Thanks!
 

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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" I first thought with the R7 I couldn't do this but then realised there are check boxes to be added to the customization conditions"

Where is this found?

Thanks!
When you get into the customize button menu (orange) to set up the characteristics you want, you click on info and then on what you want. A box should appear on the left of each and you have to check that as well.
 
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