The Canon 7D Mark II has been talked up as a great camera for sports and bird photography.
I see at least three reasons why the 7D Mark II also excels at macro photography:
While lengthy arguments have been started over whether it’s actually better than some other (generally three times as expensive) camera in various benchmarks, it consistently performs well at high ISO, has a very quiet shutter, and impressive autofocus. All of these things strike me as being very good for macro photography.
I photograph mostly bugs, pets, and children, all of whom are easily distracted by a loud shutter, are in near constant motion, and at least in my case, aren’t located under studio lighting. In insect photography and other non still-life macro, depth of field can become such an issue that the focus plane is measured in thousandths of an inch, so the ability to raise the ISO can increase your depth of field options.
I’m going to give this camera a try. Weather permitting, I’ll post some pictures and a deeper review soon.