I got my new Canon EOS 7D Mark II on Wednesday afternoon. I hurriedly perused the manual to read the most important points, made my own desired settings, and inserted the time, date, and my copyright info.
Thursday morning I was ready for the maiden run. Ann and I took a drive out by O.C.Fisher Lake at San Angelo State Park. Friday, we drove through our local city parks at Lake Nasworthy. Today, Saturday, we had contemplated going to the San Angelo State Park, but found it was closed for the weekend for hunting. So, back to the Lake Nasworthy area we went. We didn’t stay very long, as it was getting windy and there were white caps on the lake. What we do tomorrow, Sunday, is anyone’s guess. We may just take to some country roads for a change.
Anyway, my first impression of the camera was Wow!! The focusing is instantaneous. The shutter feels almost like it has a hair trigger. I love the 10fps burst also. The camera feels like a good fit to my hand. I miss the touch-screen that I had on the 70D, but I feel that with all of the other improvements, I could well do without it. The original 7D didn’t have it either.
But I have had it for only a few days, so I am not really able to give you a complete assessment. But I can show you some of my photos that I got with it the past few days. Bear in mind I was testing all kinds of exposures, etc. So I was shooting anything that got in the way of my lens.
So you can see that I had a lot of fun with the new gear. Hope you like these first pictures with it. Click on any of them to see enlargements.