Feel like reading some Italian today? Marcello Di Francesco has written a great description of the underwater prowess of the Canon 7DII in the Nauticam housing. For those of us that don't read Italian, there is even a convenient translation link on the right side of the page. He makes some great points about the camera, and doesn't hold back where he sees a weakness.
Since I mostly like to look at pictures anyway, it's great that he has included many great shots taken with the 7DII. Here is an (machine translated) excerpt; see below for the link to the entire article:
The Canon Eos 7D Mark II is a few months became a point of reference between the camera heads sensor reduced with regard to wildlife and sports photography (birds in particular); I was therefore very interested to see how this new Canon behave while diving for intensive use underwater.I was able to test its macro capabilities during a series of dives here in Italy in the Ligurian Sea and then during the last Nauticam Italian Red Sea Safari I was able to test all its peculiarities in various types of wide-angle shots, so as to have a complete picture of strengths and weaknesses of this new model of the famous Japanese company. Sure I'll definitely more time to establish a good feeling with this new camera body and begin to make the most of its potential.
Immediately start giving my first impressions about the underwater use, saying it is a machine that behaves very well, from the first practice you can immediately notice its sporty character, very fast, with a system AF and lightning quick, to me that for some time the use 5DmkIII was really a surprise to see such a clear difference in terms of speed, and this is due mainly to two processors digic 6 new generation. Obviously it needs a fair and accurate setting and is therefore essential to study well the dedicated manual (50 pages only for the module AF) to exploit their full potential and be able to customize and adapt to your needs shooting, certainly benefits mainly in macro and moving subjects are tangible.
He goes on to talk about the performance, dynamic range, and focus ability, plus much more, and then delves into the advantages of the housing and it's ergonomics as well. Find the rest of the article here: