14 September 2021

Initial Thoughts on the new Canon EOS R3 Full Frame Camera

Vernon Chalmers Thoughts on the new Canon EOS R3 Full Frame Bod
Image Credit: Canon Asia
Canon EOS R3 Full Frame Mirroless

For those of you who are following my interest in Canon EOS cameras and my photography, Canon has launched the new Canon EOS R3 – for the first time I’m acknowledging the company’s migration to the Canon’s R System as revolutionary, with the launch of the EOS R3 – as a value proposition consideration over the traditional EOS bodies.

For the record – I’m still shooting with my older Canon EOS bodies. I’m personally looking at the EOS R3 with great interest and will therefore also recommend the EOS R3 to my own clients, when they’re in the market for a new Canon body, for considering the new “crop’ of Canon EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless bodies (EOS R3 / R5 / R6) to meet their photography requirements.

Canon EOS R3 Main Specifications
  • 24 MP CMOS back-illuminated stacked Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • Up to 30 FPS Still Photography
  • 6K 60p RAW / 4K 120p 10-bit Uncropped Video
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS AF II Focus System
  • Dual Card Slots (CF express / UHS-II SD)

Canon EOS R3 AutoFocus for High Speed Action
I tested the Canon EOS R6 for Canon South Africa during 2020 predominantly for high action / birds in flight and was very impressed with the tracking performance. I believe that the EOS R3 will deliver that and more.

Canon EOS R3 Autofocus Specifications:
  • Innovative Eye Control AF function, a first in the EOS DIGITAL series, enables the AF frame to be controlled according to detected movement of the user’s eye, making quick AF transition between subjects possible.
  • Renowned “Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” technology which provides up to 100% AF coverage area
  • AF tracking and calculation at 60 FPS when an electronic shutter is used. The high-precision AF continues capturing the subject even during continuous shooting at speeds of up to approx. 30 FPS.
  • Minimum AF brightness of EV -7.5[7] and low-light SERVO AF performance has also been improved
  • Features evolved “EOS iTR AF X” with AF algorithm developed using an expanded scope of application of Deep Learning technology for improved subject recognition and AF tracking
  • New Vehicle Detection capable of overall and spot detection for motorsports (automobiles and motorcycles). With Spot detection setting, driver’s helmet can be detected
  • In addition to head, face and eye detection, a body detection algorithm has been added to people detection for situations where large movements block or hide the face or the head
  • Animal detection now steadily tracks the animal's body, face, and eyes
  • Revamped tracking system allows simply “grabbing” the parts of a subject to be tracked using the 1-point AF or zone AF, the camera will determine the optimum tracking position and perform subject detection and tracking
  • Subject tracking is now possible from any one of the 7 AF Area modes, including 1-point AF or Flexible Zone AF, for flexible AF operability
  • AF frame or Tracking subject can be switched even during AF or continuous shooting. Subject Tracking can be turned on or off during AF or continuous shooting too
  • New Flexible Zone AF Area allows customization of AF Area

01 September 2021

Post-processing Canon CR3 RAW files

Post-processing Canon EOS / PowerShot CR3 RAW files
Post-processing Canon EOS / PowerShot CR3 RAW files

Something to keep in mind for the Canon photographer when considering the new Canon EOS M and EOS R / EOS RP Mirrorless cameras.

The Canon Powershot SX70 HS, Canon EOS M50, EOS R / RP / EOS R3 / R5 / R6 and EOS 90D / EOS M6 Mark II  uses the CR3 RAW / C-RAW file standard and therefore not compatible with Lightroom 5 / 6 / 7. All future Canon EOS and Canon Powershot cameras will probably also be CR3 RAW-enabled.

The updated Adobe Lightroom 10.2 (released in March 2021) is fully compatible with the EOS M and EOS R.

Update: Canon EOS RP CR3 RAW files are now compatible with the latest edition of Lightroom - Ver 10.2 ( March 2021)

Canon EOS R6 First Impressions and Test Images (Processed from CR3 RAW to JPG) View>>

Canon EOS R First Impressions and Test Images (Processed from CR3 RAW to JPG) View>>

There should be no problem with JPG files and older versions of Lightroom.
More About Adobe Lightroom 8.2 / Product links>>

Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.15 Editing suite should be fully compatible with Canon CR3 / C-RAW files

More about Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.15.0 For Windows | Mac View

Adobe Lightroom Training Cape Town More Information>>

Canon EOS Official Sample Image Links: 2014 - 2021

Canon EOS Official Sample Image Links: 2014 - 2019 Image: Canon EOS RP Official Sample
Canon EOS RP Sample Image : Image Credit Canon Singapore
I study 100's of new Canon DSLR camera official sample images as new bodies are released - the attached image here is from the new Canon EOS RP Full-Frame . Mirrorless.

Herewith a list / link to various Canon EOS camera sample galleries on one of my websites of sample images from most of the current APS-C and Full-Frame Canon bodies (2014 - 2019).


Latest Samples: Canon EOS R5 / EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless

Canon EOS Official Sample Images

 As made available by Canon Japan (also other official Canon subsidiaries) and published on my Canon Camera News website - with image credits and original EXIF Data and Image Downloads:
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III 
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS R3
  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Canon EOS R Mirrorless
  • Canon EOS RP Mirrorless
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T8i / EOS 850D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D
  • Canon EOS 750D / 760D (Rebel T5i / T5s)
  • Canon EOS 4000D
  • Canon EOS 2000D
  • Canon EOS SL3 / EOS Rebel 250D 
  • Canon EOS SL2 / EOS Rebel 200D
  • Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless
  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless
  • Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless
  • Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless

Go>> Canon EOS Official Sample Image Links


Canon EOS 760D Rebel T6s Sample Image  - Image Credit: Canon Japan EXIF DATA
Canon EOS 760D Rebel T6s Sample Image  - Image Credit: Canon Japan EXIF Data

Sample Image: Canon EOS 4000D - Image Credit Canon Japan
Sample Image: Canon EOS 4000D - Image Credit: Canon Japan EXIF Data

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photo Gallery

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Photography

Birds in Flight Photography Gallery / Birds in Flight Settings
A gallery of various birds In flight sample images captured with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens shooting at 10 frames per second (and various AF Cases - as configurations of the advanced 65-Point AF System) at Woodbridge Island Cape Town.

Note: Fast shutter speeds / panning handheld in Manual Mode. All images processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 CC. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction. Cropping.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II for Birds in Flight Photography
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II paired with either the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 USM or EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is currently (in my opinion) the best Canon APS-C DSLR combination for well-focused and sharp images of various birds in flight. I have worked extensively with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L lens and have had various testing opportunities with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. My personal lens preference is the 400mm prime lens for its super-fast AF speed for action / birds in flight photography. 


Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Fog / Higher ISO Performance
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II paired with the 400mm f/5.6L USM lens performs best in good light (up to ISO 1200), but I am satisfied with certain images up to ISO 3200 (in fog / low light conditions).

Impressions / Testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

My original thoughts after testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II before replacing one of my Canon EOS 70Ds with a new Canon EOS 7D Mark II as my main birds in flight / action photography body. 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens First Impressions Article

Long Term Use and Experience Canon EOS 7D Mark II


Cape Teal Duck  :  Auto-ISO 500
Auto-ISO for Birds in Flight Photography
All images in the below gallery were captured using the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's Auto-ISO function.

During the EOS 7D Mark II's 2014 launch the camera was documented by Rudy Winston from Canon USA as Canon's most advanced Auto- ISO at the time (on any EOS body, including the Canon EOS-1D X).

The Auto-ISO range for most of the images are between
ISO 320 - 1600. In our good light in Cape Town I'm more
 than satisfied with using the Auto-ISO setting at all times
(for action photography) - the noise I do get is easily addressed in Adobe Lightroom.

Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town / Canon EOS DSLR Training
I offer a variety of Birds in Flight workshops and private tutoring in Cape Town. For my Photography Workshops Cape Town go Here and for private tutoring / skills development go Here or Contact Me for more information. 

Starting out with Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town 
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Capturing / Tracking Variables for Improved Birds in Flight Photography View

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Supporting documents View

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens - Photo / Sample Gallery Woodbridge Island

Vernon Chalmers Copyright: Birds in Flight Photography Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Please do not use / re-publish any Vernon Chalmers Birds in Flight photography images without permission. View the Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy for more more information.

Birds in Flight Photography Training Gift Vouchers View

(Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds in Flight Photography - Click to Enlarge / Slide Show)

Speckled Pigeon in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town Little Egret in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Night Heron in Flight Diep River Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography Blacksmith Lapwing in Flight Diep River Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography

European / Common Starling - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersReed Cormorant in Flight - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Spotted Thick-knee Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersLittle Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSandwich Tern Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

White-breasted cormorant - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersGreater flamingo - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSacred Ibis Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIPied Kingfishers - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBlacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IIEuropean / Common Starling - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pied Kingfishers - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersYellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersRed-knobbed coot - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

African oystercatcher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Spoonbill - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey Heron in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Sacred Ibis Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IISwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IISwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IIPied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher -Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II v

Pied Kingfisher -Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher -Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Yellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBlacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

African oystercatcher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Caspian Tern - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersCaspian Tern - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Blacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Yellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers Blacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Giant Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II GalleryLittle Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II GallerySacred Ibis Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Pied Kingfishers - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Little Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II GalleryLittle Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersPurple Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Little Egret - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II GalleryLittle Egret - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Grey Heron in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Grey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers Grey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Yellow-billed duck - Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersRed-Billed Teal in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

White-breasted cormorant - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Red-knobbed coot - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II GalleryGiant Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery
      
Pied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBlack-winged Stilt- Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersWoodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Reed Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersKing Gull in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Sacred Ibis in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey heron in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Vernon Chalmers Photography Little Egret in Flight Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Egyptian Goose in flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark IIYellow-Billed Duck in flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Egyptian Goose in flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark IIPortrait of a Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Yellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersYellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photo Gallery


Egret above the Diep River Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers PhotographyPeregrine Falcon in flight above Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers Photography

Cape Teal Ducks in Flight Diep River Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers PhotographyGrey Heron in Flight Diep River Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers Photography

African Spoonbill in flight over the Diep River Woodbridge Island - Vernon Chalmers Photography CopyrightCape Cormorant in flight over the Diep River Woodbridge Island - Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright

Southern Red Bishop Male in Flight - Copyright Vernon Chalmers Southern Red Bishop Female in Flight - Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Great white pelican in flight at Woodbridge Island.Little Egret in flight at Woodbridge Island.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Black Winged Stilt in Flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers PhotographyCanon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Speckled Pigeon in flight at Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography

Cape Canary Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon ChalmersSpeckled Pigeon Landing Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Blacksmith Lapwing in Flight at Woodbridge IslandGrey Heron  in Flight at Woodbridge Island

Racing Pigeon in Flight Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers PhotographyReed cormorant  in Flight Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography

Two Cape Teal Ducks in Flight Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers PhotographyTwo Egyptian Geese in Flight Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography

Cape Teal Duck Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers PhotographyLow Flying Egyptian Goose Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography

Pied kingfisher after a dive - Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography PiedLow flying grey heron - Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography


Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens 
  • Lexar Professional CompactFlash UDMA 7 32GB 
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 95MB/s 32G

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Manual Mode Settings* (Settings for Birds in Flight Photography)

  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 - 1/5000s 
  • Aperture: f/5.6 - f/6.3 
  • Focal length 400mm 
  • Auto ISO 400 - 3200 
  • AF Mode: Zone / Wide Zone 
  • AF Cases (1 / 2 / 6) 
  • AI Servo / 10 fps multi-shot
  • Handheld 

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Settings (for Birds in Flight Photography)
  • Autofocus On
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Focal Length 400mm

 Birds in Flight Photography: Post-Processing

  • All images captured in RAW (CR2) on both memory cards
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • Adobe Lightroom 6: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • RAW to JPEG conversion in Lightrooom 5.7 / 6
  • Publish to Vernon Chalmers Photography Website / Facebook

*These are my primary go-to settings for Bird in Flight Photography around Woodbridge Island. Matter of fact, I don't change the settings much for perched birds or most other interesting stationary subjects. From time-to-time I may change to Av mode.

All Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens images © Vernon Chalmers 2015 - 2020

Cape Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island - Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Cape Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Little Egret in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Little Egret in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / AI Servo Case Menu

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Egyptian Goose in Flight / Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town View

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Perched Birds at Kirstenbosch with Canon EOS 7D Mark II View