Canon 7D Mark II Sample Gallery: Production model hits the trails in our first batch of real-world shots


posted Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:21 PM EST


After a brief experience at Photokina with the Canon 7D Mark II, the long-awaited update to Canon's flagship APS-C model, we've finally gotten our hands on a final production version of this hot speed-demon DSLR and just published our first batch of sample gallery photos! Taking it out for a spin this past weekend for some early morning nature shots, the 7D II was quick, comfortable and easy to use for those familiar with Canon DSLRs -- it's very much like an APS-C version of the 5D Mark III.

Canon 7D Mark II + EF-S 10-18mm: 10mm, f/4.5, 1/200s, ISO 100

While the sample galleries in this batch aren't the high-flying, high-speed shots like those from our early Photokina hands-on, I did try to get shots with a variety of ISOs and a variety of lenses (including a 400mm f/5.6L plus the Canon 1.4x MkII teleconverter). Yes, the 7D Mark II can autofocus at f/8 -- with the center point and 4 surrounding AF expansion points -- so wildlife, bird and other long-lens photographers who want more reach will surely be pleased. Using the 400 + 1.4x autofocued quickly as well.

Canon 7D Mark II + 400mm f/5.6L: 400mm, f/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 500

Of course, this is just an initial gallery of photos, with plenty more to come, including low-light shots and people portraits. In the meantime, head on over to the Canon 7D Mark II gallery page to view and download a big selection of real-world gallery photos, including .CR2 RAW files for your viewing pleasure. 

Now that the new 7D Mark II is in-house, stay tuned for more to come as our full review including in-depth Shooter's Reports is now underway!

Canon 7D Mark II + EF-S 10-18mm: 18mm, f/5.6, 1/8s, ISO 100

[Quick links: Canon 7D Mark IILab SamplesGallery Photos]