How noisy is your 7D?
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mikeengles
Registered: Mar 05, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

Hello

I have a suspicion that he did not hand hold.

Mike Engles



EOS20
Registered: Mar 06, 2005
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Country: Australia

Here's a very noisy 7D!

http://www.unfinishedman.com/speaker-shaped-like-canon-slr-camera/



Ed Swift
Registered: Jul 03, 2009
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Just wanted to say what an interesting thread this is. Only made it to page 8 so far but even so I think I've found some tips for my 40d processing as well which is very nice.



brimull
Registered: Jan 03, 2013
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I just posted this image in another 7D-related thread. I agree that the 7D has limitations, but excels when reach, or pixel density, is critical along with high IQ. IMO it remains an amazing photographic tool. I use Neat Image or Topaz Denoise as a Photoshop plug-ins for 7D (or any other camera's) noise issues. I used to prefer Topaz, but it's annoyingly slow. Neat Image is quicker. I think I used Neat in this image for mild to moderate noise in the sky.

This very young Bald Eagle was perched far away, and I was unable to get any closer. The longest lens combination I had available was a 300mm 2.8 plus 2x extender. I took this and even with the cropping can print 11 x 14 and even larger while keeping a high degree of sharpness.

I sold my original 7D about a year back, but a few months ago I purchased a refurbished model because I kept finding myself in situations where I wished I still had it.



aladyforty
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 1818
Country: Australia

I have two 7D in my house and have noticed the one purchased earlier is noisier than the newer one, go figure. Anyway, yes I find the files a bit noisy especially when its dull conditions but I need a 1.6 crop camera for the times when I need reach as my longest lens is a 100-400L and I don't see myself carrying bigger heavier lenses around. I just use my 7D for birds and wildlife mainly and after processing have managed to get some very nice images



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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Country: Australia

I have a feeling the earlier 7D's were worse; seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence supporting this.



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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Country: United States

how noisy is this:



Liquidstone
Registered: Jan 14, 2005
Total Posts: 1473
Country: Philippines

Ed Swift wrote:
Just wanted to say what an interesting thread this is. Only made it to page 8 so far but even so I think I've found some tips for my 40d processing as well which is very nice.


Glad you found the epic thread interesting, Ed.


brimull wrote:
I just posted this image in another 7D-related thread. I agree that the 7D has limitations, but excels when reach, or pixel density, is critical along with high IQ. IMO it remains an amazing photographic tool. I use Neat Image or Topaz Denoise as a Photoshop plug-ins for 7D (or any other camera's) noise issues. I used to prefer Topaz, but it's annoyingly slow. Neat Image is quicker. I think I used Neat in this image for mild to moderate noise in the sky.

This very young Bald Eagle was perched far away, and I was unable to get any closer. The longest lens combination I had available was a 300mm 2.8 plus 2x extender. I took this and even with the cropping can print 11 x 14 and even larger while keeping a high degree of sharpness.

I sold my original 7D about a year back, but a few months ago I purchased a refurbished model because I kept finding myself in situations where I wished I still had it.



Superb details even with the dark plumage... well done, Brian!



kouasupra1
Registered: Dec 24, 2011
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Country: United States

anthonysemone wrote:
how noisy is this:



Try it at 6400 ISO.



Gochugogi
Registered: Jun 25, 2003
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kouasupra1 wrote:
anthonysemone wrote:
how noisy is this:



Try it at 6400 ISO.


The 7D does controls noise a little better at ISO 160, 320, 640, 1250, 2500 and 5000. I'd only use 3200 and 6400 in a pinch.



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
Total Posts: 4573
Country: United States

kouasupra1 wrote:
anthonysemone wrote:
how noisy is this:



Try it at 6400 ISO.


And the reason for "trying it out at 6400" would be?



garydavidjones
Registered: Sep 20, 2010
Total Posts: 440
Country: United States

I use the 7D when I need extra "reach" shooting birds and small critters.
I have been impressed with its LACK of noise. Have gotten stunningly
clear close-ups of distant chimps for example. The chimp photos give
you the feeling of being almost face-to-face with them.

However, that said, I use my 5D2 for macro and 5D3 for action as the
5D3 has better AF and better performance at high ISOs.



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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resized only to put it up here and hand held



Imagemaster
Registered: Feb 23, 2004
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kouasupra1 wrote:
anthonysemone wrote:
how noisy is this:



Try it at 6400 ISO.





Imagemaster
Registered: Feb 23, 2004
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to all the noisy 7D's



anthonysemone
Registered: Mar 08, 2008
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Country: United States

Indeed, every time I shoot my 7D, it's so noisy I have to put on my hearing protectors I use for my rifle range



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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Country: Australia

ISO 6400 from page 2 of the thread






time2clmb
Registered: Jun 21, 2010
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^what detail?



Liquidstone
Registered: Jan 14, 2005
Total Posts: 1473
Country: Philippines

Imagemaster wrote:
to all the noisy 7D's


Creamy OOF areas and tons of details, Tony!

Yes, the 7D can be used at lower ISOs too.

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
Canon 7D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x II, 700 mm, ISO 160, 1/400 sec, f/7.1, manual exposure in available light, bean bag, near full frame.







sritri
Registered: Jul 04, 2004
Total Posts: 3353
Country: United States

That is an awesome shot Romy. Is your 7D from the early batch ? Just for kicks here is mine 100% crop @ 3200 - A mis-focussed Yellow Warbler.

In my experience and "with my" 7D it can bring me down from happiness to despair in just one shot







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