I've been shooting a Canon 7D for almost 9 years now, first 2 years housed in Ikelite, and the balance in Nauticam.
I enjoy this equipment tremendously, and shoot macro 80% of the time, and the rest wide angle.
I have been luggin this gear through airports across the Caribbean, and still enjoy diving with it.
Technology has made great progress and I'm considering moving into a complete different set-up. Something lighter, with excellent focus and that can give me better performance; however, nothing less than could reasonably be expected from something like a Canon 7DMark2, or decent SLR rig.
Those of you that have experience with these new mirrorless cameras and that are familiar with the classic Canon 7D, please share your insights and recommendations.
I want to continue shooting fiber optic, and want to have full manual access to aperture, shutter speed and ISO like I have today. I can adjust these things while looking at a subject through the view finder. No need to pull the camera away for any reason.
I do need help with autofocus and would expect the camera to allow rapid focus point selections... to have a reliable way to quickly select focusing points without having to pull camera away and look at the screen. Today, I can select focus points, and work the focus while looking through the view finder.
I would like to be able to use a magnified view finder, instead of the typical LCD display behind cameras.
Am also interested in exploring super macro and maybe some video; however, my interest is mainly sharp focus stills, full manual control, nice bokeh when possible, good battery life, magnified viewfinder (separate accessory of course), travel friendly, fiber optic and all manual settings with ease.
I understand lens selection is very important too, and welcome your recommendations.
PS: My current system is:
Canon 7D Classic.
Zen compact dome port for Tokina 10-17
Nauticam flat port for Canon 60mm macro
Sola500 focus lights
Inon Z240's -fiber optic
Magnified 45 viewfinder
Ricardo V.Member Since 21 Jul 2012
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