If there is one area on the specs sheet of the 7D Mark II that almost no one can honestly take issue with, it is the AF system. Simply put, this system rivals that of the flagship Canon EOS 1D X.
It is one thing to hear about how awesome something is, but it just doesn’t have the same effect unless you are able to see it in action. The video that you will see below, which is shot looking through the optical viewfinder, demonstrates the incredibly impressive tracking capabilities of the 7D MkII.
What makes this even more impressive, is that this was shot with the 7D Mark II paired with its kit lens, the new 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM. I can’t help but wonder how much more impressive it would be on a higher quality pro lens, like the Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II.
[REWIND: Initial Impressions on the 7D Mark II]
The best in class (APS-C DSLR) 10fps burst mode on the 7D MkII paired with this incredibly impressive AF system makes this camera probably the best action/sports/wildlife camera that you can get for under $2000. (The Samsung NX1 could give it a run for its money, but the jury is still out on that one).
You can pick up the 7D Mark II now from B&H for $1799 if you just need the body, or if you want the new 18-135mm kit lens (which is actually a pretty decent lens), you can get the 7D Mark II kit for $2149. I am excited to take this body out to shoot some college football from the sideline tomorrow. Stay tuned for my full review.