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[smart_track_player url=”http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinphoto/p/content.blubrry.com/thisweekinphoto/AAtG-032-Canon-7DmkII.mp3″ color=”6a1915″ title=”Canon 7D Mark II” artist=”All About the Gear” ] To say that this upgrade to Canon’s popular 7D has been “long anticipated” would be an understatement. It’s been a long five years since Canon announced the original. Frederick and Doug ask, “Was it worth the wait?”

The Mark II has excellent autofocus in both normal and (thanks to Dual-Pixel technology borrowed from the 70D) LiveView modes. It’s going to be an excellent camera for action and sports, and particularly good as a APS-C second body to those already shooting with a Canon 5D.

But Doug zips up his flak jacket and says, “Image quality is not the strength of this camera.” Particularly when there are competing bodies available for one-quarter the price.

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