Wednesday morning was the first opportunity to use the camera. There was no chance to micro-adjust it with any of the lenses before pressing it into action.but this is no worse than using a camera that does not have the micro-adjustment feature so I went ahead and used it to photograph whitetail deer with the 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II.
|Whitetail Doe: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II @200mm - ISO 1600-1/400 sec.-f 4.0|
On my way out to photograph that afternoon I used the camera with the 24-105mm lens to take some scenic shots and it worked well for this purpose.
|Canon 7D MK II-Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS @24mm - ISO 100-1/25 sec.-f 8.0|
|Canon: 7D MK II-Canon 500mm F 4.0|
Now it was time to try it on some wildlife and I turned my attention to the nearby bird feeder, where the usual assortment of winter birds was busily feeding. As it was getting late and I was primarily interested in the low-light performance of the camera, I used ISO speeds ranging from 640--6400 and the ones posted today are taken at 1600 and 6400. Also I shot with the lens completely wide open to verify if the micro-adjustment was successful.
|Female Cardinal: Canon 7D MK II-Canon 500mm f 4.0L IS - ISO 1600-1/320 sec.-f 4.0|
The last photograph for today is one taken with the old 7D on the day before the MK II came. This is in ideal light conditions and the photo is cropped a moderate amount.
|White-throated Sparrow: Canon Original 7D -Canon 500mm f 4.0L IS - ISO 1600-1/400 sec.-f 4.0|
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.