* * * My EOS-7D Mk II camera review from the sub Arctic * * *
Canon announced the EOS-7D Mk II camera on September 15, about 5 years after the release of the Mk I model. The new camera is receiving raved reviews but delivery is not expected until early November. My readers know I have picked the original EOS-7D as the best APS-C cameras four years in a row. My order is in and when the new camera arrives, I will go on a few real world wildlife photo shoots and write a review on it.
As a wildlife photographer, I like to get the maximum focal length with the fastest lens speed. This is always a compromise because once an extender is added, the aperture gets smaller. Alternatively, a long lens like the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS is heavy and cumbersome. That's why I prefer cropped frame cameras like the EOS-1D Mk IV and EOS-7D Mk II. Two of the most appealing features of the new Mk II are 10 fps burst rate and the ability to autofocus down to f/8.
Unfortunately, the EOS-1D Mk IV has been retired but fortunately, the EOS-7D Mk II has the same two features I use most. Now I can use the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II and EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Extender lenses and have maximum reach and AF at the same time.
You can see sample images and videos from Canon Japan, download the Instruction Manual and the Guide Book on how to master the 65 point cross-type AF system and see a field report on the camera and watch a short film shot entirely with the new camera. I am very excited about this new EOS-7D Mk II. Hoping to get the camera and lens before I leave for my Polar bear trip in early November. You can see my works on MichaelDanielHo.com
Canon Asia has published a four part interview with the designer of the EOS-7D MK II camera. You can read the interview below :