Perhaps because its firmware had just be upgraded, I naturally picked up the 7D this morning for a walk around the beach. Although some are saying that focusing is quicker with firmware 2.0.0, if so, I didn’t notice it. This is not to say that focusing is slow with the 7D, I just did not notice a change. In fact, this morning, I did not notice any changes at all from the firmware upgrade.
Perhaps I was really just walking although I did grab a few shots using the 70-200 mm zoom – my usual choice for walking the beach.
For this shot, I was wishing for the 100-400mm zoom at max zoom; instead, this image is cropped to about 1/4 of the frame. This just goes to show what you can get away with so long as the display is on screen over the ‘net.
While walking, I suddenly realized that a dolphin was surfacing and grabbed a few shots – again wishing for a longer lens but with considerable cropping turned out OK.
None of these are particularly outstanding shots but, with the walk, made for a pleasant morning.