Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Long-exposure features of the Canon 7D Mark II, part of Performance Tuning the Canon 7D Mark II.
- View Offline
- [Voiceover] Long exposures can enable you…to create a very unique and interesting interpretation…of a scene, especially when there's a lot of motion…going on in those scenes.…But you might be familiar that, for most digital SLRs,…you're limited to a 30-second exposure.…You can certainly go into Bulb mode…and manually trigger that exposure for longer…than 30 seconds, or you could use a cable release,…lock that down or set a timer on the cable release…if you're so equipped, but there's actually an easier…and built-in feature available on the Canon 7D Mark II…that enables you to choose any exposure duration…you'd like, essentially, in Bulb mode.…
But first, let's take a look at another setting…that can be very helpful for those longer exposures,…and that is Long Exposure Noise Reduction.…If we increase the ISO, of course, we're going to get…more noise, but we also get more noise…with longer exposures.…We can get noise with heat buildup in the camera,…and the camera includes a long-exposure…noise reduction that enables us to reduce the noise…
The Canon 7D Mark II is photographer Tim Grey's favorite camera for his own work. In this course, he demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making your camera far more responsive. Learn how to adjust the size and quality of RAW and JPEG capture, add metadata such as copyright and geolocation data in-camera, set up custom exposure modes, and create time lapses by using the built-in intervalometer.
- Adjusting RAW mode options
- Setting copyright metadata
- Configuring back-button autofocus
- Configuring custom modes
- Working with the built-in flash and intervalometer