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Custom Functions

The custom functions on the EOS 7D are split into four categories, each has its own menu and is identified using a roman numeral (I, II, III and IV).

 

C.Fn I: Exposure

Option
Values
I-1: Exposure level increments 0: 1/3 stop
1: 1/2 stop
I-2: ISO speed setting increments 0: 1/3 stop
1: 1 stop
I-3: ISO expansion 0: Off
1: On (enables H ISO mode)
I-4: Bracketing auto cancel 0: On
1: Off
I-5: Exposure Bracketing sequence 0: 0, -, +
1: -, 0, +
I-6: Exposure Safety shift 0: Disable
1: Enable (Tv/Av)
I-7: Exposure flash sync speed in Av mode 0: Auto
1: 1/250 - 1/60 sec auto
2: 1/250 sec (fixed)

C.Fn II: Image

Option
Values
II-1: Long exp. noise reduction 0: Off
1: Auto
2: On
II-2: High ISO speed noise reduction 0: Standard
1: Low
2: Strong
3: Disable
II-3: Highlight tone priority 0: Disable
1: Enable

C.Fn III: Auto focus / Drive

Option
Values
III-1: AI Servo tracking sensitivity Adjust from -2 (Slow) to +2 (Fast)
III-2: AI Servo 1st/2nd img priority 0: AF priority/Tracking priority
1: AF priority/Drive speed priority
2: Release/Drive speed priority
3: Release/Tracking priority
III-3: AF Servo AF tracking method 0: Main focus point priority
1: Continuous AF track priority
III-4: Lens drive when AF impossible 0: Focus search on
1: Focus search off
III-5: AF Microadjustment 0: Disable
1: Adjust all by the same amount
2: Adjust by lens
III-6: Select AF area selec. mode  • Disable
 • Enable
 • Register
 • Select AF-modes
Auto select: 19 point AF
Manual select: Zone AF
Manual select: AF point expansion
Manual select: Single point AF
Manual select: Spot AF
III-7: Manual AF point selection pattern 0: Stops at AF area edges
1: Continuous
III-8: VF display illumination 0: Auto
1: Enable
2: Disable
III-9: Display all AF points 0: Enable
1: Disable
III-10: Focus display in AI Servo/MF 0: Enable
1: Disable
III-11: AF-assist beam firing 0: Enable
1: Disable
2: Enable external flash only
3: IR AF assist beam only
III-12: Orientation linked AF point 0: Same for both vertic./horiz.
1: Select different AF points
III-13: Mirror lockup 0: Disable
1: Enable

C.Fn IV: Operation / Others

Option
Values
IV-1: Custom controls

 • Shutter button half-press
Metering and AF start
Metering start
AE lock
 • AF-On button
Metering and AF start
AE lock
AF stop
FE lock
Disabled
 • AE lock button
AE lock
Metering and AF start
AF stop
FE lock
Disabled
 • DOF-preview button
Depth-of-field preview
AF stop
AE lock
IS Start
Switch to registered AF func.
 • Lens AF stop button
AF stop
Metering and AF start
AE lock
One Shot / AI Servo
IS start
Switch to registered AF func.
 • M-Fn button
FE lock
AE lock
One-touch RAW+JPEG
VF electronic level
 • Set button
Disabled
Image quality
Picture Style
Menu display
Image replay
Quick control screen
 • Main dial
Shutter speed setting in M mode
Aperture setting in M mode
 • Quick control dial
Aperture setting in M mode
Shutter speed setting in M mode
AF point direct selection
 • Multi-controller
Disabled
AF point direct selection

IV-2: Dial direction during Tv/Av 0: Normal
1: Reverse direction
IV-3: Add image verification data 0: Disable
1: Enable
IV-3: Add aspect ration information

0: Off
1: Aspect ratio 6:6
2: Aspect ratio 3:4
3: Aspect ratio 4:5
4: Aspect ratio 6:7
5: Aspect ratio 10:12
6: Aspect ratio 5:7

My Menu

The 'My Menu' feature on the EOS 7D allows you to produce a custom menu made up of any of the cameras menu options (including custom functions) which means that previously buried but useful options can now be brought to a top level menu.

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Total comments: 14
reanim888

I think that initially looking at the Canon 7D MK II’s specifications they might seem conservative, but as with the EOS 5D Mark III and the 1D X updates to these models were refined, with well measured features that met the needs of photographer in quality and reliability, rather than boasting headline hitting new technological advancements.

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PolarbearsRme

I love this camera/disappointed in Canon/customer support/service. The 1st 7d I purchased had a pixel issue. Seems to be notorious in Canon lenses. My 1st PowerShot S2 IS had a pixel issue. I didn't realize was present until camera was out of warranty-had to fight like a dog to get them to replace it. My 7d SAME issue, issue found after first test shots I took in the store downloaded! Didn't want the store to send it back only to send a "fixed lens" I returned it, bought anothernew 7d, but still a problem. Once again found a mo after warranty when a little bracket inside the lens was detached from inside, only 1 screw was holding it in place, there was supposed to be 2 this bracket keeps the extension within the lens. A quality control issue that went unnoticed during manufacturing according to the camera guy that had to fix it but it didn't matter the damage to the focus computer chip inside had already been damaged & Canon refuses to do a thing about it par for the course.

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Joewho

I've just switched from Nikon to Canon and am completely lost, I shoot birds in flight a lot and cannot get my head around how to engage burst on the 7D, can't get built in flash to "raise it's ugly head" also how to change menu settings. Wish Canon had stuck to more universal icons and menu.
Despite all that was very impressed with fast focus on few single shots that I took
Could any one please help?

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Phil Hol

If you have a filter fitted to protect the lens try shooting without. After buying my 100-400 lens I returned to the shop after finding my images soft using a 7D. They tested my lens with a second one they had in the shop and agreed the first lens was faulty. When I got the second lens home I found it as poor as the first until I realized the second lens tested had not had a filter fitted when tested in the shop and I had transfered my filter to the second lens when I got home.
Conclusion: I only use filters for effects and I have remove all my "protective filters" from my L lenses. Why spend hundreds of pounds on lenses just to add a piece of cheap glass on the front.

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Girish Madpuwar

I am 7D user and have noticed that my images are considerably soft. I mostly use canon 100-400L lens. Initially I thought that its problem with the way I use camera. I tried all possible things. Searched lot and found many discussion about AF problem with 7D. Can someone share their experience?
It seems 7D AF is not consistent although manual focus gives considerably crisp and sharp image.

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Patcheye

I'm a wheelchair user and have gone for the 7D because of the increase in range when using a shorter lens over full frame which means though I often cannot get close I often achieve a useable image.

Live on the coast so to avoid problems re dust on the sensor from the beach I purchased a second one a few months back which says, I think, just how pleased I am with the product. Re low iso and noise, possibly because of high light levels from sea reflection and living in a flat open area I personally find no problems but using 2.8 lenses helps. Not professional but have had people use my stuff on their websites - so for my needs the 7D works well - Oh, and if like me you have poor dexterity you'll find the raised buttons really helpful even when wearing gloves.

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Ajaykdelhi

I have a 70D, am getting a used 7D at $ 800 next week, will provide a comprehensive review after that

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TahoeJohn

My Review of the Canon 7d as the owner of one for 1yr is this.I shoot Professionally and have used the 7d for just about 1yr.It is a bit bigger,heavier than my other EOS Canon's.Picture quality is top of the line.Video quality is top of the line.The Grain Factor when using the ISO at a higher number is compensated by a setting in the Menu so no problem.At 8fps continuous it stands above the others.Weather proof as well (Body only).Recently my Canon 7d was knocked over while mounted atop a 6ft tripod landing on solid asphalt.A little scratch on the body was all the damage it received.Though bigger and heavier the construction,function,image quality of this Camera is incredible.I shoot Landscape,Portrait,sports(MMA Fights) and everything in between.Canon went above and beyond with this model.A+ is the grade I give for this one.

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Shashank90

Which one is a better model 70d or 7d , I have read numerous reviews and seen plenty of videos, even though 70d is a much newer version I would like to know from some one who has used them side by side.

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Jostian

I think both are great, depends on your needs, the 7D is like a tank, the build quality is incredible, its AF is phenomenal (a cut above the 70D in terms of customization options), the 70D has slight advantage 2/3 of a stop at higher iso's, has wifi and touchscreen, the 7D has bigger and better OVF, and the 70D have awesome video capabilities. I played with both and went for the 7D (easy choice), the 70D felt like a toy and I didnt like the plasticky feel (compared to the 7D). Bit both are great, you'll enjoy either depending on your needs.

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EhXsan

what is max usable ISO on canon 7d?

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PhotobyCarlos

www.photobycarlos.com all my pictures with 7d

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DreamRunnerPhotography

Checked your photos at photobycarlos.com. Really it was awesome :) Finally I decided to go for 7D after saw your website. Tnx !!!
please suggest me some good lenses which are more better for portrait & landscape shooting

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gjpuk

For potraits i use 5omm prime canon 1.8mm
for landscapes a sigma 10-20mm

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