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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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How to do 1 or more photos per second without jitter using a Canon 7D?

Several things could be going on. Based on the question as originally written you might have been experiencing buffer congestion. When the buffer is full the camera must wait until enough space has ...
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How to keep shutter speed and aperture when changing modes on Canon 7D?

No. P, Tv, Av, M, Bulb and (in our discussion) the Custom modes (C1, C2, C3 etc.) have all different/independent values for Av and Tv stored in separate memory locations in camera's NVRAM for the ...
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What's the resolution of the embedded JPEG preview in a Canon 7D MkII RAW image?

5472 × 3648 pixels at quality=81 One of the ways to check: exiftool -b -previewimage -w jpg canonraw.cr2 This will extract the preview from canonraw.cr2 file and write it next to the canonraw.cr2 ...
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Can I have flash disabled by default in auto mode on Canon EOS 7D Mark II?

Yes, there's a way to disable flash by default when using Auto mode: just use the P mode instead. The P mode calculates the ISO, aperture and shutter speed automatically as well, but leaves some ...
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How long does Canon 7D mk II last in standby?

I have the Canon 7D Mk II and I have seen it last upwards of a month if not longer on standby without the GPS on. I don't know what the official length of time is from Canon, but I find it barely uses ...
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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 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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Will my old Canon Digital Rebel lenses work on a 7DMkII?

... can I use the old lenses with this new model? Yes. The 7DMkII is a "crop" body, so it can use both EF and EF-S lenses. It's only if you move to a full-frame body like the 5D/6D bodies that you ...
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How to manually select aperture and shutter speed but have auto ISO on a Canon 7D?

Hoping I haven't misunderstood your question, it is as simple as this: Turn Dial on top left of Camera to “M” Press the “Q” button on the back of the camera Set ISO to auto Alternatively Turn Dial ...
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Which camera to buy - Canon EOS 6D or Canon EOS 7D Mark II

From an image quality standpoint the 6D has a fairly significant advantage over any of Canon's current APS-C offerings. Since the 7D Mark II has been announced but not yet released and hasn't been in ...
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Which camera to buy - Canon EOS 6D or Canon EOS 7D Mark II

The EOS 6D and the EOS 7d Mark II are very different cameras in so many ways making them hard to compare. The EOS 6D is the least expensive full frame DSLR from Canon and the 7D Mark II is their most ...
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How to edit Canon 7D RAW images in Photoshop CS2?

The support for the Canon 7D's RAW files was incorporated in Camera Raw 5.6 and the latest version of Camera Raw supported by Photoshop CS2 is 3.7 so there are no support for the .cr2 files created by ...
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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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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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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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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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Can using an old flash damage a new DSLR?

You can also grab one of these High Voltage Sync Regulators just to be safe: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/245292-REG/Wein_W990560_Safe_Sync_Hot_Shoe_to.html I think there is also cheaper ...
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How can I fix a "Cannot communicate with battery" error on Canon 7D?

7D owners, I hope this fixes your problem, don't waste your time resetting the camera, wiping battery contacts, putting it in the freezer, etc. I didn't mention in posts on other forums, I've been ...
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Will my old Canon Digital Rebel lenses work on a 7DMkII?

They'll fit and work on the 7D Mark II but... It is almost a waste of money to spend it on the 7D Mark II if these two lenses are all you'll ever use on it. You would see a much better improvement in ...
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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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Will my old Canon Digital Rebel lenses work on a 7DMkII?

Yes, your old lenses will work, but just as your camera is now outdated, so are your lenses. For many years now digital camera technology constantly improved with each passing year. Lens technology ...
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How can I make the 580EX II "probe flash" on a 7D MkII?

...in very dark environments ... the autofocus can't find a point to focus on. The feature you're looking for here is called AF-assist (autofocus-assist). The flash can be set to send out a beam of ...
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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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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 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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