01 July 2017

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Cropping and Lightroom Post-Processing

Cropping and Lightroom Post-Processing with my Birds in Flight Photography Setup
A few weeks ago I captured a butterfly with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds in Flight setup (non -macro / non-close-up) with the objective to see to what extend it will be usable online - and for a few other projects I'm currently researching.

Minimum Focus Distance (MFD)
The minimum focus distance of the 400mm lens used (from front lens element to subject) is 3.5 meters - not really made for close-up work as is.

1st Image: RAW image processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 and the free Google Nik Suite plugin (exported as JPEG). Download the free Google Nik Suite

2nd Image: RAW Image - Straight Out Of Camera (exported as JPG).


Location: Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Canon Camera / Lens Settings

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • M Mode: f/6.3 ISO 1000 1/5000s
  • Wide Zone AF on
  • AI Servo on
  • 10 fps
  • Handheld

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Cropping and Post-Processing
Image 1 :  Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens (Cropped)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Cropping and Post-Processing
Image 2 :  Canon EOS 7E Mark II / 400mm Lens (Original RAW)

Vernon Chalmers Photography Training / Workshops Cape Town
  • Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town More
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More