7D ISO 1000 Cardinal by tomryan

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Another test shot for the 7D using AUTO ISO (1000) and my 400mm f5.6 L Handheld. I never use any of the “auto” settings on my cameras, but I was curious to see how the 7D would handle the low light conditions up in Oro Valley today. The sun was popping in-and-out while I was stalking this cardinal in some pretty dense trees. I set the camera on 1/500 and f5.6 and chose “AUTO ISO” so I could concentrate on getting the picture instead of fumbling about for the proper exposure.


test, cardinal, 7d


  • Chris Heising
    Chris Heisingover 4 years ago

    Awesome! How do you like your 7D? I just picked one up a week ago.

  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightover 4 years ago

    It’s impressive. I’d love to see a 100% crop. What post processing did you do, which raw converter?

  • Hi John,
    This is about 50% of the original. I process my RAW images with Canon’s DPP ver then convert to a 300dpi TIFF. I resize the image and convert to JPEG with Photoshop.

    – tomryan

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Looks great to me Tom!!

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyover 4 years ago

    Tom you are so right to tell us your camera settings on this one. It’s amazing the clearity of this shot at 1000 ISO, with so little noise. A great camera and good buy for you sir..

  • Joy Leong-Danen
    Joy Leong-Danenover 4 years ago

    What a brilliant color against the green! Inquisitive pose too!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Awesome detail Sir…I trust that you will change it to say “Northern Cardinal”

  • lougenia1947
    lougenia1947over 4 years ago

    What a handsome gent!! great shot!! love it!

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