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7D settings
Jonathan Nimerfroh, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 11:14 AM on 12.08.09
->> Could anyone share some of their custom funtion settings for the 7D

Anyone use high iso noice redution?

Thanks
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Diana Porter, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 3:14 PM on 12.09.09
->> Here are mine and they work very well:

Picture Style - Standard (but sharpness upped to 4)

C.Fn III: Autofocus Drive
1 - AI Servo tracking Sensitivity: Set to -1
2 - AI Servo 1st/2nd img priority - Set to 0 - AF priority/Tracking Priority
3 - AI Servo Tracking Method - Set to 0 - Main Focus point priority (that way the camera focuses on what you want, not what it wants)
4 - Lens Drive when AF impossible - Set to 0
5 - AF Microadjustment - Set to 0 (Most people have said this is ineffective. Even the manual says it needs to be done on location where you are shooting to do any good.)
6 - AF area select mode - I have single point w/expansion selected and single point. Been shooting mostly on single point w/expansion for sports.
7 - AF Manual pt. selection pattern - Set to 1 (Continuous)
8 - VF display illumination - set to 1 (Enable)
9 - Display all AF points - Set to 0
10 - Focus Display in AI Servo/MF - Set to 0
11 - AF-assist beam firing - set to 2 (Enable to external flash only)
12 - Orientation linked AF point - Set to 0
13 - Mirror lockup - Set to 0 (Disable)

C.FN IV: Operations/Others

Shutter button is set to Meter only
AF-ON button is turned OFF (too easy to hit accidentally)
AE lock button (*) is set for metering and AF Start

That is how mine is set up up right now and seems to work great. If any of you find a setting on anything that works better, let us all know!
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Matthew Sauk, Photographer
Sandy | UT | United States | Posted: 4:00 PM on 12.09.09
->> i believe mine is about the same as that and I am as happy as can be.
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Jonathan Nimerfroh, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 11:00 AM on 12.11.09
->> Thanks Diana.

One question on the Sharpness. When you set it to 4 which notch on the menue is 4? Looks like 7 is the highest.

thanks!
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Mitch Stringer, Photographer
Baltimore | MD | USA | Posted: 11:22 AM on 12.11.09
->> Diana, what led you to lower the AF tracking and increase the Sharpness that much?
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Thomas Boyd, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 12:40 PM on 12.11.09
->> I also question the in camera sharpening. I'd be curious to see some tests on this. I would expect more noise and rough edges with the sharpening turned up. Has anyone done any tests?
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Diana Porter, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 3:24 PM on 12.11.09
->> Lowering the AF tracking keeps the focus from jumping around so much. Lowering it by 1 keeps it much more stable. I have not seen any more noise or rough edges by increasing the sharpness. The effect is very subtle and just makes the pics pop a little more. It's really personal preference, though.
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Jonathan Nimerfroh, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 3:05 PM on 12.16.09
->> C.FnIII: Autofocus/Drive

Which AF area should i select in the register.

Just "Manual Select: Single point AF"?

Any others?

Thanks.
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Lisa Hall, Photographer
Oklahoma City | OK | USA | Posted: 8:11 PM on 12.17.09
->> Diana will not steer you wrong on the 7D settings. Right after my first 7D, she helped me out. I've used it over 2 months now and I'm treating myself with another one for Christmas. I might not have been so impressed with action photography, if it hadn't been for her help.

Thanks again, Diana
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Diana Porter, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 10:16 PM on 12.17.09
->> Jonathan: Also select single point with expansion. That's the one I use the most.
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Jonathan Nimerfroh, Photographer
Philadelphia | PA | USA | Posted: 10:27 AM on 12.21.09
->> In C.Fn IV -4 Add aspect ration information.

has anyone changed this setting? I'm use to my 20D files cropping the original aspect to 8x12 which is the original aspect

what ration on the 7D would be 8x12?
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Robert Klein, Photographer
South Easton | MA | USA | Posted: 5:37 PM on 12.25.09
->> I was wondering if any of you have had a chance to play with the video? Assuming the 30/fps or 24/fps is the standard, when you shoot at 60/fps, shouldn't the sound be slower or distorted or is this really not a "slow" motion, so to speak? When shooting at the 60/fps, I do not notice any change in the sound at all. Any input that anyone might have to explain this to me would be appreciated. Thanks!
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PF Bentley, Photographer
Planet Earth | HI | USA | Posted: 1:34 PM on 12.26.09
->> 60p is not slo-mo until you change the frame rate in Cinema Tools.
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John J. Kim, Photographer
chicago | il | usa | Posted: 4:34 PM on 12.29.09
->> with the 7d, how come when i have a lens on auto focus mode, i can't see the focus confirmation light on the lower right, and the red focus blink light on the squares does not light up after focusing on an object?

only when i switch to manual setting on the lens, will both the green focus dot and the red illumination blink on the focus square light up when an object is in focus.

or, do i have a defective camera?
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Ken Shelton, Photographer
Wyckoff | NJ | USA | Posted: 6:48 PM on 12.29.09
->> Check your settings

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetArticleAct&articleID=3167
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Lisa Hall, Photographer
Oklahoma City | OK | USA | Posted: 6:54 PM on 12.29.09
->> Jonathan,

I wondered about that also. On page 86 of the manual at the bottom of the page in a highlighted box, it says when focus is achieved in this mode, the focus confirmation light will not come on.

I talked to Canon today and was told if you look at canoneos.com and click "7D", then on the right is a learning center. Under an image of a guy using the camera, there's all sorts of videos that may explain all your questions.
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John J. Kim, Photographer
chicago | il | usa | Posted: 11:13 PM on 12.29.09
->> ah-ha. i figured out that if you leave it on continuous ai servo, neither the confirmation light, nor the red focus light, will work. but, if you leave it at one shot or ai focus, they both will come on. it's strange why the confirmation lights won't come on in continuous focus, even when an object is locked on, but this camera is a bit different than previous versions.

that said, there are just way too many options going on with this 7d.

thank you for your feedback.
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Robert Klein, Photographer
South Easton | MA | USA | Posted: 11:31 AM on 12.30.09
->> I am using CS3 and was wondering the best way to process 7D raw files. Apparently, Camera Raw 5.6 does not work on Photoshop editions other than CS4 and I am not in position necessarily to invest in the upgrade.
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Tom Suarez, Photographer
Austin | texas | USA | Posted: 11:40 AM on 12.30.09
->> I had the same issues with the raw files. They will show up in Photomechanic so what I do is make my first edit in Photomechanic and then make any adjustments in Canon DPP and convert to a tiff or jpeg. Then I will make final adjustments in Photoshop if needed. Most of the time Photoshop is not needed except to rotate a crop.
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 11:52 AM on 12.30.09
->> Robert -

Download Adobe's DNG converter. It's a hassle to have to do this first (and depending on how you set it up you end up with both the RAW and the DNG file), but it works.
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Tony Leon, Photographer
Whittier | CA | United States | Posted: 12:03 PM on 12.30.09
->> One quick comment to make.
I just received my 7D yesterday, and i'll be putting it through its paces tonight at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Preliminary observation, the drive does not feel anywhere near 8fps. Put it head to head with my Mark IIN's and there is a noticeable difference, I think the 7D is shooting somewhere near 5-6fps, and I think that figure is generous.
Just so the facts are out, freshly charged batteries, RAW, 8GB 45mbs UDMA card, ISO 400, 1/1000 shutter speed.
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Sherrlyn Borkgren, Photographer
Eugene | OR | USA | Posted: 1:12 AM on 01.02.10
->> I agree with the speed being much slower than 8fs. I tried it out last night and was surprised at the slow fps.

Has anyone uploaded directly to Light Room? I am uploading at the moment and while it shows that it is working no pictures are showing up.

I also tried Adobe's converter DNG but it read file error on all the images. ummmmm

Will I finally have to put out the cash for a photoshop update or is there another way. Since I use lightroom I don't want to invest in a photoshop update. I'd appreciate any responses.
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 2:09 AM on 01.02.10
->> Update to Lightroom 2.6 and that should help. I've been using my 7D for a little over three weeks and I am still impressed with it. It was supposed to be a backup to my Mark III but I believe that I will be buying a Mark IV in 6 months or so. I happened to get a Mark III with no focusing issue's and after putting over 230,000 frames on the III it is still going strong. I would be interested to hear if anybody is using the 7D for motorsports.
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Randy Sartin, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:17 PM on 04.05.10
->> I realize this is a pretty old thread, but I think this is a good place for this. I've had the 7D for a few months and Diana's settings really helped in getting me up to speed with it pretty fast, but I've never been 100% happy with the sharpness of the camera and had it set to 4. Guess I thought going any higher than 4 was just too much.

Last week I had a photo editor suggest cranking it all the way up to see what it looked like and I was pleasantly surprised by the results but it was simply a bit too much.

Just returned from shooting some baseball with it set to 6 and I'm absolutely in love with it! By far the best SOOC series I've gotten with the camera, so if you have a 7D and aren't happy with how soft your images are, you may want to really crank up the sharpness and see how it works for you.
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Lisa Hall, Photographer
Oklahoma City | OK | USA | Posted: 6:33 PM on 04.12.10
->> Sherrlyn--

I've always thought LightRoom ingesting was slow, so I ingest into PhotoMechanic and edit in LightRoom.

Also, learned if you shoot in JPG, you can still edit into Camera Raw, and it has similar LightRoom features.
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