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Dark Photos in Canon EOS 7D? Please help!

Looking at the EXIF data in the posted photograph, i.e. extra information also stored in the image file, such as camera and lens model, and camera settings, I can see this setting: Exposure Bias ...
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Recording a movie larger than 4GB on Canon 7D

The maximum file size on FAT32 is 4GB-1. I'm not familiar with the original 7D (I have a 7D II), but unless the firmware is programmed to record to multiple files, switching to a new file ...
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Can a Canon 7D's serial number tell us the manufacturing date?

Possibly, but the information to decode date of manufacture doesn't seem to be known outside of the Canon company. Canon bodies and lenses used to have a date code stamped on them, separate from the ...
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Why does Canon 7D exist?

Because sometimes it is the most appropriate tool for the job. For a lot of shooters, it meets a need and they buy it. The following cameras are among those I have at my disposal: EOS 5D Mark III ...
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Why are some ISO numbers greyed out on my Canon 7D Mark II?

Check advanced options to see if ISO step is in 1... if it is, change it to 1/2 or 1/3 as needed.
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Live view of moon underexposed Canon 7D with vintage zoom lens

If you've got Live View set to "exposure simulation" but the camera is unable to communicate with the lens you'll have issues. That is because "exposure simulation" needs to know 1) at what aperture ...
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How is the EOS Lens Registration application and data intended to be used?

The EOS Lens registration data is intended to be used by either: The camera when processing the raw data from the sensor to produce a jpeg image (or to produce a jpeg preview image when the file is ...
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What's causing large artifacts in some of my digital pictures?

As this occurred only to the RAW files and not the JPEG copies of the same photo, that means by far the most likely explanation of the error is that your SD card is giving up. Throw it away, get a new ...
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Where can I get a Canon 7D / 7D Mark II card slot cover replacement part?

Do you have this? Cost? I think you've got the wrong idea about this site. Photo.SE is a question and answer site, not a vendor of any kind. Nevertheless, I did a little looking around and found two ...
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Should I get my Canon DLSR serviced?

Don't fix something that works. This is usual practice with (almost) all the things around us. Just keep your batteries charged, replace time to time the SD cards and (depend of the amount of photos ...
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Can you change Canon 7D settings to take photos in square (1x1) format?

does it have to be done while being edited, as through do this my photo has lost a lot of its quality. This is a sign you have an issue with editing ( possibly the quality setting you are saving ...
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Can you change Canon 7D settings to take photos in square (1x1) format?

With the updated version 2.x firmware you can shoot with image quality set to RAW, then use the in-camera editing feature to crop to a square and save to jpeg. There should be no loss in quality ...
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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?

The 7D should work with EOS Utility v.2.xx. I'm in a Windows 10 environment and my 7D running firmware v.2.0.3 communicates fine with EOS Utility v.2.14.20.0. (listed at Canon support as v.2.14.20a ...
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How to display Exposure level indicator in Canon 7D Mark II while changing ISO?

When using ISO to fine tune exposure there are a few things you should realize about how Canon DSLRs work with regard to +1/3 and -1/3 stop ISO settings. The sensor in your EOS 7D Mark II has a base ...
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Why does my on-camera Speedlite not fire?

If the Test button does not work, this is a sign of internal issues, or batteries. If the Test button is not lighting up in red, then the batteries are bad, not fully charged or there is an connection ...
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How do I change the number of AF points on Canon 7D Mark ii?

From the EOS 7D MArk II AF Setting Guidebook: Much of the same information, some of it in greater detail, can be found on pages 85-98 of the EOS 7D Mark II Instruction Manual (for the revised ...
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Why does Canon 7D exist?

Why does [the] Canon 7D exist? Because there's a market for it. When I think about prosumer cameras the first thing that comes to my mind is the full frame sensor. While that may be the first ...
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Recording a movie larger than 4GB on Canon 7D

There is an alternative solution, which is to side-load the Magic Lantern firmware. I believe the process is: Format the card as ExFat Copy the Magic Lantern install files to the card Insert the card ...
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Why is my Canon 7d mark ii taking such dark pictures even though my settings should be correct?

Based on your report that the camera had recently been returned to you after a clean and check along with your discovery that the aperture was set to f/25, here's what most likely happened: Your ...
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Broken memory card cover Canon 7D markII, is there an override?

The memory card door has a tab that engages a very small micro-switch on the camera body when closed. If you can find a way to activate this switch, your camera will operate without the door closed or ...
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Why is my Canon 7d mark ii taking such dark pictures even though my settings should be correct?

This is not a difinitive answer to your question but may be a starting point for investigation. I copied your images to my computer and easily adjusted them to look more correctly exposed so the ...
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Bird Photography lens recommendations on a Canon 7D Mk I

Both Sigma and Tamron currently offer 150-600mm f/5-6.3 image stabilized lenses in the Canon EF mount. Those are probably the most budget conscious choices beyond 300mm for relatively new lenses. ...
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What would make my Canon 7DMK2 show a buffer of only 16 photos rather than the normal 20?

The buffer is fixed amount of memory in to the camera. On the other hand RAW file, produced by camera can differ by size. For example 5D Mark III produce between 22MB and 34MB of files. This happen ...
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Why does Canon 7D exist?

It is difficult to compare the 7D series to the 6D, 5D and/or 1D-series, as those too vary on key features (yes, that is why there are three full frame series). The the 7D (series) compares well with ...
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Is it safe to swap cards with Magic Lantern on them between two identical Canon cameras?

There's no real way to "install" Magic Lantern (ML) to a camera. It always remains on the memory card that is used to boot the camera into ML when it is turned on. Put in a card without ML on it and ...
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Logan Paul camera?

All camera lenses form an image at some specific distance downstream from the lens. When imaging far distinct objects like stars or sun or moon, the image to lens distance is equal to the focal length ...
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How to ensure timer remains on single-shooting, instead of self-timer, on CA, on Canon 7D

First go first, you didn't read the manual. I'm a pro, but I do it everytime I get a new camera, of course I don't read everything, just the new parts. Read the manual. But let me help you. First ...
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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?

Here is Adobes camera requirements for ACR (which program version starts supoorting the camera model): http://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html 7d should be no ...
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7D noise levels. Can it get worse with camera age?

Definitely sensor can degrade with the age of the camera, but also with the number of shots you made. Professional equipment has normally a kind of build in shot counter and one of measures how old ...
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Why are some ISO numbers greyed out on my Canon 7D Mark II?

The Canon 7D Mark II is a very configurable camera. One of the options the user has is to choose which options are selectable from various menus. ISO speed setting increments is one such choice. On ...
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