Why I’m Shooting With A Canon 7D MK II

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Yep you read that title right. I am going to be using the new Canon 7D MK II as my primary camera. For most of the last three years, I’ve mainly relied on Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. They are inexpensive, super easy to carry and offer amazing image quality. In the case of the Panasonic, these cameras offer some of the best and most affordable ways to capture professional video.


I have occasionally used DSLRs for big shoots like Coastal Brown Bears or American Bald Eagles. While I often use DSLRs for birds and wildlife I have even made some outstanding wildlife images with Micro Four Thirds cameras.

But along came the Canon 7D MK II – and that is a game-changer. While I couldn’t justify keeping the heavy, and very expensive Canon 1DX in my bag since I retired, a sub-$2000 camera body…

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