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Recent content by Marcus Conway - ebirder

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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Redhead smew at Loch Ashie this am
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Just thought I'd update. I dipped my toe in the water with another of these back in May and having used extensively and can now say I am pretty pleased with it. Most of the owl shots on my FB page were taken with it including the facial 100% crop at ISO 3200 (if memory serves)...
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    I have now tried out my buddies 7d2. The results are amazing. Super sharp. AF tracking immense. There are clearly some duff focusers. Several people have contacted me having returned them with a similar story. I will probably hold off now until the bad eggs are weeded out or Canon work out...
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    I would agree. If mine had focussed consistently then the AF tracking alone was sensational. Perfectly usable up to ISO 1600 and the images seemed to have a great range of colours and tones. My buddy has a 'sharp' one and he's coming next week. Can't wait to try it out.
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Well Canon told me to send them my printer(?) for calibration so I decided to return the camera to the retailer as faulty. They took it back without fuss.
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Thank you so much for the link. Seems there are hundreds of us suffering. Thought I was going mad! Anyway I contacted Canon earlier today so lets see what happens.
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Maybe but it doesn't explain why 95% of images are soft.
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Plenty on Fred Miranda with similar problems to me http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1331722/5#12710580
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Yep I dot tuned on the rook attached previously (before the shot). Same crappy results The results were +1 for a 500 and 1.4x and -1 without the converter.
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Thanks Stu - you learn something new everyday :t:
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Why would microadjustment explain sharper images from liveview?
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Yesterday whilst playing I took some shots from liveview and noticed they were cleaner and sharper. Today I did a more structured test. The results are below. Any thoughts? EDIT 100% crops EDIT I have also tried some single AF shots and the results are the same.
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Single point. Normally the middle one. I must say the lock on in the AF is the best I've tried.
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    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    I have a friend arriving Tuesday so will try his out and then will also try on some other lenses. The keeper rate is slow low there must be something amiss. Surely. I really want to love this camera!
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