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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:12 am 
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Well, there not being an official 7D Mark II thread topic, I figured I would type this here; I just traded the more-finicky-focusing of my two 7D bodies, and a 28-135mm lens, toward my new 7D Mark II. The ability to AF in low light, at -3 EV, was the final prompt I needed, to buy now, instead of waiting until 2015 or 2016. I had hoped, rather pessimistically, that this AF ability would trickle-down from the 6D into the 7D-series, and it happened. I will be keeping my other 7D indefinitely. The 28-135mm lens, which had been my first 7D's kit lens, had recently become redundant when I acquired a 24-105L lens.

The two memory cards slots are beneficial in two ways. First, a second card is a form of insurance against a corrupted or lost card. Of great convenience is being able to provide one card to an investigator, while I retain the other card for normal evidentiary uploading protocol.

Cleaner JPEGs at ISO 3200 will be nice. My evidentiary images must be uploaded as OOC JPEGs, and there have been many times ISO 3200 was helpful with a 7D, as my 40D and 1D Mark II N cameras are not really usable at 3200. The 7D II should shoot just a bit cleaner than the 7D, which is enough improvement to satisfy in this regard.

The controls are substantially similar, for which I am very glad. 60D/6D controls would have driven me away!

I will probably have more to say, later. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:49 pm 
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Well here you are, RexGig: starting the new official thread for the 7D II.
Go ahead with your observations and anybody else should join in with questions, comments, etc.
Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:46 pm 
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I took the AF not working in low light as a sign for me to go home with the old 7D! So when I get the mk2, I might stay out later!

Still waiting to see what happens to pricing before I bite. I can buy it now, but don't really need it, so I'm hoping for even a small price drop to help out there.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:41 pm 
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Thomas wrote:
Well here you are, RexGig: starting the new official thread for the 7D II.
Go ahead with your observations and anybody else should join in with questions, comments, etc.
Enjoy!


Thomas, thanks for extracting my reply in the other thread, and using it to start this one. :-)

I had hoped to shoot some images at a Civil War reenactment yesterday, but my nephew had acquired a virus affecting his digestive system, with a fever, and with his mother having Texas Guard duty, it was more important for me to stay at or near home. A passing weather system would have challenged the weather-sealing, had I attended the event!

In the front yard, today, with the better weather, I looked for honeybees and butterflies, but yesterday's weather system seems to have convinced our six-legged friends to disappear.

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