Saturday, 26 May 2012

Early days

I have finally taken the plunge and got a Canon 7D which I have wanted since this camera was first released. This week has been busy , busy and I am dying to get out properly with it. I already think the 8 fps are a great boost to flight photography.

I initially found some Sand Martins gathering nesting material and no doubt insecting on the ground but to be honest what looked quite god on the LCD was disappointing on the computer, not really sharp.

This is typical me I selected picture style 'standard' where sharpness was only 3 on a scale of 7.

I didn't realise when I took some Mallard flight shots, tracking is great but these again were not sharp, I do though like the picture where the fisherman got too close to me (or vica a versa).

So I cranked sharpness up to 7 in 'standard' picture style and that looks a lot better. The Dunnock shots were after I did this.

I know you can synchronise your 7D to the lens (most likely not for a Sigma me thinks). I need to read the manual.

Any advice is welcomed.


East Ayton Birding said...

Won't be a problem matching the 7D to the Sigma, certainly worth giving it a go Mike.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for the advice Dave

Montanagirl said...

Looks you did pretty well to me! Nice photos.

Roy said...

Hi Mike, I read that you can micro adjust up to 20 different lens to the 7D at any one time and log them in the memory and they can be any make that fits the camera.
I was going to buy a 7D, but finally "jumped ship" and went for a Nikon D7000.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Montana Girl

Thanks Roy, I need to get reading the manual. I suppose it's what you get into, my first DSLR was Canon and I have never considered Nikon but I know they are equally impressive.

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