Questions tagged [canon-7d]

A prosumer-level camera body with APS-C sensor; introduced by Canon in 2009.

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Broken memory card cover Canon 7D markII, is there an override?

The memory card cover on my Canon 7D markII has broken off. I am unable to replace it at the moment but need to use my camera. Is there a way to override the automatic off setting for when the card ...
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Recording a movie larger than 4GB on Canon 7D

I have a Canon 7D (original model). I have a 16GB and 64GB CF Card formatted in FAT32 format. When I attempt to record a movie, I see that the maximum allowed time is 29:59, per US import restrictions....
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Why is my Canon 7d mark ii taking such dark pictures even though my settings should be correct?

I'm new here and am having what feels like a crisis with my Canon 7d mark ii camera. I've had this camera for about 4 years, so I feel as though I know it relatively well. The past few weeks I've ...
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Why does my on-camera Speedlite not fire?

I've barely used my Speedlite 430EX II, but now I can't get it to fire with my Canon 7D while on-camera. I've tried disabling silent shooting mode, but that didn't help. I've also tried changing the ...
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Dark Photos in Canon EOS 7D? Please help!

I'm new here and had a question about my Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera. I've been using it to photograph wildlife for a few months now, and it's given me some great results, but today something was off. ...
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Bird Photography lens recommendations on a Canon 7D Mk I

On my off days I sometimes go to the nearby creek to take pictures of these water fowl that are usually chill about getting their picture taken. Stills are nice, but I wanted to use my 7D to it's full ...
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Shooting a timelapse without any intervalometer?

I know that most of DSLR can shoot timelapses by using software solutions, sparing the purchase of an intervalometer. My questions: Any recommendation or suggestion about the software I could use (I'...
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Will my old Canon Digital Rebel lenses work on a 7DMkII?

I have an almost 10 year old Canon Digital Rebel camera which came with this lens: EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 ⌀58mm. Then a few years ago we bought a zoom lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III ⌀58mm. I have ...
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What is a good all-purpose, single-lens choice for a 7D, to take trekking in the Himalaya?

I'll be trekking in the Nepal Himalaya for 3 weeks in December, in a variety of conditions, but predominantly cold (-5°C to -30°c) , clear and dry, at altitudes of up to 6000m. I'm trying to travel ...
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Does leaving the Canon 7D sharpness setting at zero make images worse or better?

Do you know if leaving the sharpness setting to zero makes the image worse or better. I find that putting it to 7 makes it "sharp" but something seems artificial with it when I review the images. ...
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What would make my Canon 7DMK2 show a buffer of only 16 photos rather than the normal 20?

Buffer of my Canon 7DMK2 with photo quality set to RAW (Large) shows 20 photos. A few days back it dropped to 16. I checked the different settings and could not tell any difference. Reformatted both ...
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Why does Canon 7D exist? [closed]

When I think about prosumer cameras the first thing that comes to my mind is the full frame sensor. As far as my knowledge goes. The best lenses are made for the full frame cameras [which can work ...
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How to do 1 or more photos per second without jitter using a Canon 7D?

I'd like to take second and sub-second timelapse videos with my Canon 7D. I've tried both DslrDashboard and Magic Lantern, and couldn't figure out how to set the timelapse any faster than that. Worse, ...
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Does Picasa for Linux support RAW from a Canon 7D?

I'm running Ubuntu (Lucid) and have installed Google Picasa using the Synaptic Package Manager. The current version of Picasa for Linux is 3.0.0 Build 57.4402. Currently, it renders my RAW images as ...
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Minimum speed CF card required for a 7D?

What is the minimum speed CF card required for using a 7D for both recording 1080p video and also continuous shooting for RAW+JPEG? Similar to Should I get a fast CF card? i essentially want to know ...
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How to display Exposure level indicator in Canon 7D Mark II while changing ISO?

In manual mode, Canon 7D Mark II shows a vertical exposure level indicator. It took me sometime to get adjusted with this change. But now I am pretty comfortable with it. The only thing that I am ...
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Is the 7d truly the successor to the 50d?

I have seen in several locations the statement that the Canon 7d is the true successor to the 50d despite the different places that they occupy in the lineup. Is this an accurate statement, and why? ...
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Is it safe to swap cards with Magic Lantern on them between two identical Canon cameras?

I have two similar cameras, both 7Ds. Both have Magic Lantern installed and both use their own CF card. Is it safe to borrow a card from the other camera when needed? Or should I uninstall ML from one ...
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Can I have flash disabled by default in auto mode on Canon EOS 7D Mark II?

Sorry for the naive question. Just bought the 7D mark II and was wondering why if I disable the flash in auto mode, turn the camera off and then on, the flash is again enabled. Is it possible to have ...
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What are the problems with using generic LP-E6 batteries with a 5D/7D (if any)?

I've got a 7D with the LP-E6 battery that came with it, but would like to get some spares (along with a battery grip) With my previous camera (450D) I used generic batteries (and generic grip) and ...
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Can you change Canon 7D settings to take photos in square (1x1) format?

Am I able to change a Canon 7D camera setting to be able to take photos in square format, or does it have to be done while being edited, as through do this my photo has lost a lot of its quality.
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Logan Paul camera?

Ok in today's vlog thats 23 August from India , He had posted a vlog about capturing Eclipse . Where he purchased a 14k dollars worth lens. But the lens didn't work with his camera ??? Why did ...
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How do I change the number of AF points on Canon 7D Mark ii?

When I use A/I servo for moving subjects, I only see 5 Auto Focus points. I would like to expand this however I cannot find where to do this. I would like to try 9 or 15. Thanks in advance for your ...
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What is the highest acceptable ISO to use for weddings with Canon 7D? [closed]

I recently had my first wedding shoot(yippie!). For a person like me who usually shoot still life and landscape, weddings is a whole new world. I am used to shooting at low ISO's (800 or less) but the ...
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Best image quality non-prime walk around lens for travelling with a Canon crop dSLR?

If money where no object what is the best quality non-prime walk around lens to pair with a crop sensor Canon dSLR for travelling? From what i have read so far a lot of people recommend the Canon EF-...
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Can a Canon 7D's serial number tell us the manufacturing date?

I have a Canon 7D and have located the serial number, how can I checked the manufacture date?
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Live view underexposed Canon 7D with vintage zoom lens

This week I went out to shoot the moon. To compensate for my lack of a long zoom lens I used my dads old SOLIGOR ZOOM&MACRO 60-300/f4-5.6 lens for Nikon and a 2x Danubia teleconverter also for ...
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Canon 7DM2 w Sigma 150-600 Sport - Lens micro-adjustment

Along with the Canon / Sigma combination, I also have the Sigma USB dock that, among a few other things, allows you to write micro-adjustment information directly to the lens. For the 150-600, there ...
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Seriously considering upgrading my Rebel T2i (550D) to either a 6D, 7D or 70D

I shoot a lot of performers in low lighting conditions. Essentially I am looking for a camera that will help me reduce the noise level significantly. I find myself rarely using the kit lenses and ...
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How is the EOS Lens Registration application and data intended to be used?

I have a Canon 7D and recently found the EOS Lens Registration tool. I've used it to put the profiles of the lenses I own into the camera. That part all makes sense. What I'm more confused about is ...
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Any idea why my Canon 7D and Mac OS X 10.11 can't communicate using EOS Utility v.2.6?

I have a Canon 7D that I sometimes use for shooting video. I've been using a flat profile for a while and it works pretty well. I'd like to give the Cinestyle profile a try, but I can't seem to ...
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7D noise levels. Can it get worse with camera age?

I have been using my 7D for 4 years now and never really noticed luminance noise but a couple of recent batches off photos with low ISO and nice bright sunlight conditions are yielding more noise in ...
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How weather resistant is the Canon EOS 7D?

Canon states that the 7D is weather resistant and built to resist water and dust. There is even a blog which shows a EOS 7D covered in snow, during a field trip. But reading trough the comments of ...
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How do I tell if ACR will work with my camera and how do I get the correct version for Photoshop?

I am a beginner photographer with a Canon 7d and MacBook Pro. I'm not sure if Adobe camera Raw is compatible with either and really need advice on how to go about downloading the correct version.
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Why is my Canon 7D light sensor under-sensitive?

It seems the light meter indicator in the viewfinder on my Canon 7D underestimates how bright the picture will be. This makes for overexposed photos whenever I use anything other than full manual mode,...
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Why are some ISO numbers greyed out on my Canon 7D Mark II?

I am only able to select ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000. Everything else is greyed out. I can't find anything online about it. I find it hard to believe that I am the only one ...
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How to ensure timer remains on single-shooting, instead of self-timer, on CA, on Canon 7D

I often shoot using AEB (auto exposure bracketing) on a Canon EOS 7D, in Custom 1 (C1) mode, to make a HDR photo. I turn the camera, off, and next day, I might want to take a quick single exposure ...
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Where can I get a Canon 7D / 7D Mark II card slot cover replacement part? [duplicate]

I own a Canon 7D Mark II. I broke off the card slot cover and need a replacement. Where could I find this? What would it cost?
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How long does Canon 7D mk II last in standby?

I've heard that Canon 7D mark II eats battery quickly even with GPS off. Is it just a bug of some of the devices or a typical behaviour? How long does it last on a single (original) battery idle/...
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How can I make the 580EX II “probe flash” on a 7D MkII?

I've bought the 580 EX flash used, it's my first external flash. And I'm playing around with it to get some experience. One of the problems I've noticed in very dark environments is that the autofocus ...
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Is it common to have problems with soft images on a 7D?

I moved from a 20D to 7D recently and moved my EFS 17-85mm to the 7D. The 7D images are soft so I had to program my own sharpness mode. I use both tripod and hand held, and yes I know to turn off ...
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How to keep shutter speed and aperture when changing modes on Canon 7D?

Shutter speed and aperture are not kept when changing between manual, aperture priority (Av) and shutter priority (Tv). That is, if I set aperture to F8 in aperture priority, change to manual mode, ...
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How to fire a Pentax AF 360 FGZ flash with a canon 7D camera

I have a Pentax AF 360 FGZ flash and a Canon 7D camera. Different hardware I know. But I want to be able to fire the flash, possibly using a remote trigger that would allow me to remotely take the ...
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How to manually select aperture and shutter speed but have auto ISO on a Canon 7D?

I want to be able to manually adjust aperture and shutter speed, but leave ISO being set automatically. How can I do this on my Canon 7D?
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What's the resolution of the embedded JPEG preview in a Canon 7D MkII RAW image?

Simple question: What is the resolution of the JPG image that is embedded in RAW files shot at the highest resolution on a Canon 7D MkII body? Backstory: With Photos and iCloud Photo Library, it ...
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Is the Canon 7D compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses? [duplicate]

Are all the lenses compatible with 7d? Especially EF-S? Anyone having a autofocus issue with 55-250mm IS lens?
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How can I fix a “Cannot communicate with battery” error on Canon 7D?

If I see the "cannot communicate with battery" error message on a Canon 7D, is there any way to fix it without sending it back to Canon?
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Camera stops by itself while shooting, or shows no battery, then ok again?

Here is what happen to me lately. I was shooting inside a home, doing some HDR photos with my Canon 7D (settings were : timer 2 sec + high speed shooting + ExpoComboAEB) so basically the camera ...
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Can using an old flash damage a new DSLR?

I have been using my dad's old Metz mecablitz 18 B1 flash for a while with my Canon 7D and had no trouble with it, but just received some advice from a friend that using old flashes can fry the camera....
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Advice on Canon 7D Autofocus problems?

So I've had a Canon 7D for about 3 years. It's started to develop what seems like a lot of trouble with the autofocus over the last couple months. I don't recall having any such issues in the past, ...