Here’s a screen capture of the said chart (click to view larger):
Accessories supplied with the camera
See “What’s in the Box” for details of accessories that are bundled together with the US version of the 7D package.
|Canon Eyecup EG|
|Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS7D|
|Lithium-Ion Battery Pack LP-E6 (with protective terminal cover)|
|Battery Charger LC-E6 for the Canon LP-E6 Lithium Ion Battery Pack|
|(Thumbnail credit: VsTheBlog) EOS Digital Solution Disk containing software and programs. Here’s an interesting article on VsTheBlog about using EOS Utility, one of the software in this disk, to control a tethered Canon 7D, and see what the camera is seeing in LiveView mode, using a MacBook Pro.|
|Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST Lets you connect the 7D to the Video IN and Audio IN jacks on your TV or other video playback system.|
|USB Interface Cable IFC-200U (1.9m / 6.24ft in length) — Allows for connection to Canon PictBridge Compliant Printers such as the SELPHY range of compact photo printers and PIXMA inkjet printers.|
|CR1616 Lithium Coin Cell Battery — maintains date and time on the EOS 7D.|
Optional accessories which can be separately purchased
|The USB Interface Cable IFC-500U serves the same functions as the supplied IFC-200U cable, but is much longer, measuring 4.7m / 15.42 ft, to allow connection of the 7D to printers which might be far away or not so easily accessible. At the time of writing, the IFC-500U is listed at Adorama and B&H Photo Video.|
|Canon Speedlites Flash Units: 270EX, 430EX II, 580EX II. Get one of these external flash if you want better quality of illumination than what the camera’s internal flash can offer, of if you want to start experimenting with off-camera lighting. These portable Canon flash units are also a mandatory part of your photography gear if you are being paid to do any kind of event or wedding photography.|
|Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash — to understand the differences between the MT-24EX (has two separate strobes) and the MR-14EX (two flash tubes formed into a ring) for your 7D macro photography, read “Canon Macro Ring Light and Twin Light” and “MR-14EX verses the MT-24EX“.|
|Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX — to understand the differences between the MT-24EX (has two separate strobes) and the MR-14EX (two flash tubes formed into a ring) for your 7D macro photography, read “Canon Macro Ring Light and Twin Light” and “MR-14EX verses the MT-24EX“.|
|Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 Lets you wirelessly control slave / remote Speedlite flashes (with the exception of the 270EX model).|
|Canon ACK-E6AC Adapter Kit, which consists of AC Power Adapter AC-E6 and DC Coupler DR-E6. This allows you to use a household electrical power source if you intend to use the 7D for an extended period of time. Note that this kit cannot be used to charge a battery in the camera. Full instructions for using this kit starts at page 234 of the 7D user manual.|
|CF CompactFlash Memory Storage Cards — the fastest cards these days are of the UDMA variety.|
|CF CompactFlash Card Readers — purchase UDMA Compact Flash Card Readers for the fastest possible transfer speeds from your UDMA CF cards.|
|Remote control / shutter release units — you get a variety of remote options, made by Canon, and made by third parties. Some come with a cable, others wireless (infrared / IR or RF / radio frequency), and yet others combine both. Official Canon-made controllers are Remote Controller RC-5, Remote Controller RC-1, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3, Remote Switch RS-80N3 and Wireless Controller LC-5. To get a better understanding of the pros and cons of these remote options, read “Remote Shutter Release / Trigger Options for Mid to High End Canon Digital SLR Cameras” and “Wireless infrared remote triggers for the Canon XSi / 450D” The main idea behind shutter release units is to let you release the shutter without having to touch the camera, thereby minimizing the risk of camera shake.|
|Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100 Lets you connect the 7D to the HDMI terminal on a High Definition TV (HDTV) for viewing still photographs or video clips shot with the camera.|
|Page 34 of the Canon 7D Manual recommends that you purchase a Diopter Correction Lens if the strength adjustments available (-3.0 to +1.0 m-1) via the use of the built-in dioptric adjustment knob is not sufficient for your eyesight requirements. These Eg dioptric adjustment lenses from Canon (the eyepiece assembly integrates the Eg diopter lens and Eg rubber frame) come in a range of strengths from -4 to +3, and can be found online, at the time of writing, at Amazon (in limited quantities) and Adorama (this store has a better selection of eyepieces).|
|The Canon Angle Finder C is a viewfinder attachment with a built-in magnification feature that allows you to comfortably compose your photos with the Canon 7D held at low angles. Applications include ground-level macro photography or any shot where you want to go in low. The right angle finder is even useful for bird photography with super telephoto lenses where you can just sit down and look through it. Birds tend to feel less threatened and would not think of you as a predator if you were to look through the angle finder instead of the camera’s viewfinder where you would be facing them directly.|
|The Canon Anti-Fog Eyepiece Eg replaces the original eyepiece on your Canon 7D. The thin, moisture-absorbing membrane on the glass surface gives it its anti-fogging properties. This eyepiece comes in handy during cold or humid weather when there is a higher chance that your stock viewfinder fogs up from your breath or the evaporated moisture from your eyes. Currently, the Canon Antifog Eg Eyepiece is listed at B&H and Adorama.|
|The Canon BG-E7 battery grip was designed specifically for the EOS 7D. This BGE7 vertical grip holds up to two Canon LP-E6 batteries, and can alternatively take 6 AA batteries via the use of the included Canon BGM-E6 battery magazine. Refer to Tyler Ingram’s review for detailed pictures of the BG-E7 and BGM-E6 accessories and how they fit together. Battery grips are commonly purchased by professional photographers who shoot events, sports or weddings as the additional battery in the grip lets you shoot for a longer duration. The vertical shutter button on the grip also makes holding the 7D more comfortable on the wrists if you frequently shoot with the camera in a portrait / vertical orientation. If you’re fussy about build quality and overall feel of your camera equipment, you might prefer the sturdier magnesium grip shell on the BG-E7 which matches the 7D’s body over the plastic construction of third-party / aftermarket / compatible BG-E7 knock-offs such as the value-for-money options that you get from Zeikos, Flashpoint and Opteka.|
|The Canon BGM-E6 battery magazine (sometimes mistakenly referred to as BGM-E7) is already provided as part of the BG-E7 vertical grip package. Buy this accessory as a replacement only if you have misplaced your BGME6 or if it is damaged. The BGME6 battery magazine allows the photographer to use 6 AA batteries to power the 7D in cases of emergencies where their standard LP-E6 batteries are completely drained and they are nowhere near a store that has these.|
|The Canon CBC-E6 Car Battery Charger set lets you charge your LP-E6 batteries while you’re in your vehicle. The CB570 cord plugs right into your car’s cigarette lighter outlet where it draws power from.|
|The CBCE6 in-car charger for charging LP-E6 batteries already comes with a Canon CB-570 Car Battery Cable. Purchase this as a replacement part if required.|
The biggest benefits of external microphones on the 7D is better sound quality and isolation from the unwanted lens IS (image stabilization) and operational noise from both the lens and the camera (turning the zoom and focus rings, pressing buttons and activating switches).
Some examples of external mics for the EOS 7D include:
The Canon Professional Network site has a full description of the DLNA-compatible WFT-E5 Wireless File Transmitter:
The Canon WFT-E5 Wireless File Transmitter has been launched alongside the Canon EOS 7D to offer the ability to wirelessly transmit images from your camera to a computer, and give enhanced remote capture, media server functionality and linked shooting.Several model variations of the WFT-E5 are available: WFT-E5A: 5180-5320MHz (36-64 channels), 5745-5825MHz (149-165 channels), 2412-2462MHz (1-11 channels) WFT-5B: 5180-5320MHz (36-64 channels), 5500-5700MHz (100-10 channels), 2412-2462MHz (1-13 channels) WFT-E5C: 5745-5805MHz (149-161 channels), 2412-2472MHz (1-13 channels) WFT-E5D: 2412-2462MHz (1-11 channels) Here’s what Alex Karahalios has to say about the WFT-E5:
The WFT-E5 is easy to use once you configure it. Here are some things I find useful:Canon says that the WFT-E5 has bluetooth compatibility for reading in data from a bluetooth-capable GPS data logger device, but did not make it clear that you would need to purchase a separate bluetooth dongle that plugs into the USB Host port on the WFT-E5 itself. “Over_X_posed” has the following related write-up:
I’ve had a great experience with Canon’s support team and now can use the WFT-E5A with a Holux M-1000C (or any bluetooth-enabled GPS device, receiver or data logger, got the BlackBerry GPS to work also) , using the Canon BU-30 Bluetooth dongle.Alternatively, you could directly plug in USB-equipped GPS devices. The WFT-E5 in WFT Server mode also enables you to remotely and wirelessly browse images on the 7D, see the Live View display, trigger the shutter and adjust camera settings from a web-browser on a mobile device, for instance via Mobile Safari on the iPhone (watch this YouTube video and read Rob Galbraith’s article for more information). The WFT-E5 is powered by a single LP-E6. No battery is provided in the box, so you would need to buy an additional LP-E6.
The Canon Professional Network site has more details on the Canon OSK-E3 Original Data Security Kit and how to perform the related setup on the EOS 7D:
If you need to be able to prove that an image is completely un-retouched from when it was taken, you can make use of the OSK-E3 data security kit. To do this, you need to enable C.Fn IV -3 -1 so that a data code string is appended to each image. This can be checked by the OSK-E3 after shooting – for example, if can be used in legal cases where it would be unlawful to adjust an image submitted as evidence.You might like to read more on Canon’s image data verification system.
If you visit the accessories page for the 7D at Canon USA, you’ll see the following Canon Gadget Bags listed:
Canon 7D – Main page.