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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 Value: -5 I assume that "Exposure Bias" is what is also called "Exposure Compensation". I.e. you tell the camera, that this should be darker or brighter than ...


14

I don't have a 7d, but I do have a different DSLR with a fixed screen (not on a swivel). At first I was not a live view believer, but I have come around. Pretty much whenever my camera is on a tripod (e.g. landscape, cityscape, architecture Exposure am in live view these days. It buys me a few things: The magnification option lets me check for very sharp ...


11

Normally I'd suggest upgrading lenses and not bodies but in this case going to the 6D is going to solve your two problems: The 6D has significantly better low light performance than the T2i/550D Your 50mm will have the same field of view on the 6D as a 30mm on the T2i I recommend you get the 6D and then maybe, if you miss the field of view of a 50mm on a ...


10

No Canon dSLR has built in image stabilization. Canon offers it in select lenses, known as 'IS' lenses. So, no, neither offer image stabilization. All Canon cameras also offer noise reduction, and of course, it can be applied (or not in the case of RAW) on the computer after the fact as well. Does it matter? Noise reduction matters, because all cameras ...


9

There is no official successor anywhere, people deduce it based on model numbers. For the 50D, the 60D is the numeric successor and it does supersede it in most features. A few were lost which is why some people say that 60D is not the right successor. This does happen from time-to-time. The 7D is a much higher-end camera and is really for a different-...


9

First, the thing you need to remember about noise is that it is only indirectly related to ISO. The real culprit where noise is concerned is a low Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR). This is technically answered using controlled testing to illustrate the point in this question: Is high ISO useful for photography? This answer to another question addresses the more ...


9

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 automatically when you hit the 4GB-1 limit, that's going to be your limit. Perhaps recording in one of the lower resolutions will allow you to go longer time-wise, but the ...


8

That combo should be fine as suggested above, however the actual deciding factor for all lenses is not the WEIGHT of the lens, but the TORQUE applied to the mount. Torque is the actual pulling/twisting force, which is (basically) weight X distance. (also the lens's centre of gravity has a large effect on this calculation, it is NOT simply length of lens X ...


8

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 been sufficiently cleared from the buffer as the data is written to the memory card before it can take the next frame. Under such conditions, the "double tap" ...


8

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 user-definable (constant) part of the said program (none for P, Time for Tv, Aperture for Av, both for M etc.).


6

The sharpness setting does not make a difference to the RAW image, but would be applied if you're shooting JPG. I don't know what setting would be best, but if the range is 0-7 I would think an intermediate value (3 or 4) would be a good starting point. If you are going to err, I'd err on the side of having less sharpening, because you can always sharpen ...


6

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 file as canonraw.jpg. Next, run imagemagick/identify over the canonraw.jpg like this: identify -verbose canonraw.jpg | grep 'Quality\|Geometry' exiftool: http:/...


6

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 options for you to tweak. You can for example disable/enable the flash yourself and also decide to set the ISO yourself.


5

It's not possible with standard firmware, not ideal with Magic Lantern either. From the ML wikipage: How do I record for more than 12 minutes? Lower the bitrate_ (CBR 0.4 will let you record continuously for 30 minutes). Use Movie restart_, but you will lose a few seconds when a new file is created. To record continuously for more than 30 ...


5

The lens still weighs less than the camera. Barely. This is significant because the mount flange is designed to handle at least that much weight so that the camera will not place too much stress on the connection when a much heavier lens is being supported by a tripod or monopod and the camera body is hanging unsupported from the lens.


5

Clearly, something is broken. This camera has interchangeable lenses, so the first thing you need to determine is whether the body is damaged or just the lens. Switching for a different lens and testing out the camera is the first thing there. And if you can try the lens on a different body (borrowed from a friend?) you can also confirm that separately. ...


5

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 any battery when in stand by from my experience. Even the one weekend I left the GPS on, as long as the GPS is locked in, its not to hard on the battery. If ...


5

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 the lens is currently set (when shooting stills in LV the lens remains wide open until the shutter button is pressed all of the way), 2) at what aperture the ...


5

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 serial number. That practice was phased out for some, but not all, products in 2010 or 2011. According to Wikipedia, the Canon 7D was announced in late 2009, ...


4

3200 does seem to be the safe answer, but that said -- don't set your ISO at 3200 and then underexpose. You are far better off to shoot at a higher ISO and get a good exposure, than you are to shoot at 3200 ISO, underexpose and then try and bring it back in post. A well exposed noisy exposure is better than not noisy dark frame. A well composed, well ...


4

Have you checked which metering mode you are using? If you are for example are using average metering then the camera will use the whole frame to decide what setting to use. For example if the overall frame is too dark the camera will try compensate for that. Normally the different metering mode are: Average metering - Uses the whole frame Center ...


4

Let me start by saying there isn't a wrong answer. Either camera you suggested is a HUGE improvement over an entry level model and you are jumping pretty much clean over the mid-range models. I personally jumped from an xTi (400D) to a 5D Mark iii, but I made that large of a jump because I was starting commercial photography work on the side. I know you ...


4

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 the 7D in CS2. Unfortunately there is no way of opening these files in such an old version of Photoshop (unless there's a strange hack that I don't know of) ...


4

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 expensive APS-C. You say you are into landscape and astrophotography and in my world buying a 7D Mark II over a 6D for that is crazy. The 7D Mark Ii is made ...


4

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 the hands of most reputable reviewers/independent testers yet, it is hard to judge the image quality. Suffice it to say it would need a totally revolutionary ...


4

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 on top left of Camera to "M" Press the ISO Button on top of Camera and turn the top dial to the left until you reach "A" now you are free to set the aperture ...


4

... 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 can no longer use EF-S lenses. And if so, how much quality would I be losing by doing so? Since both of those are considered to be entry-level kit lenses, ...


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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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