01 October 2017

Canon EOS 7D Mark II : AI Servo Autofocus / FPS Test Cape Town

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Autofocus / Frames Per Second Test
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Egyptian Goose Woodbridge Island
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight AF / FPS Test Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Objective
: Testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II body / EF 400mm f/5.6 USM lens AF / FPS accuracy and image sharpness.

Note: I capture Birds in Flight in AI Servo Autofocus mode in shorter bursts of 4 to 5 shots. The faster / smaller the bird the more frames per one consecutive burst. These consecutive images were all captured in less than 3 seconds (using the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's impressive 10 fps multi-shot mode).

All images processed in Lightroom 5.7. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction.

Cape Town Location

Milnerton Lagoon Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens 
  • Lexar Professional 800x / 120MB/s 32GB CF Card 

Manual Mode Settings

  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s 
  • Aperture: f/6.3 
  • Focal length 400mm 
  • Auto ISO (ISO 500) 
  • AF Mode Option (Extended Zone / Case 1) 
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps) / AI Servo 
  • Lens AF On / No IS / Handheld 

(Click to Enlarge / Slideshow)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Autofocus / Frames Per Second Test 01
Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s Cape Town

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s Cape Town 

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s Cape Town

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Autofocus / Frames Per Second Test 05
Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s Cape Town

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s  Cape Town

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Autofocus / Frames Per Second Test 07
Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s Cape Town

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Autofocus / Frames Per Second Test 08
Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/3200s Cape Town



Canon EOS 7D Mark II : Automatic Selection Autofocus Testing

Canon EOS 7D Mark II : Wide Zone Autofocus Testing 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery