I think I will be glad when the summer heat abates! I also think it seems slow here in the forum.
Well, I did not arrange to retire or "phase-down" last month. I think I will persevere a bit longer.
Domestic/family violence has become more fashionable again, if my evidentiary photography calls are an indication. (The hot summer nights may well be a factor.) I have had several recent occasions to hone my hand-held macro skills. The 7D Mark II, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, and Canon Macro Ringlite are a very effective combination, a pleasure to use, though most often used, by me, for a sad purpose.
I am considering a 180mm/3.5L Macro lens, so I will not need to get quite so close when photographing facial injuries, but it lacks Image Stabilization, so holding steady may be a significant challenge. Another purpose for this lens, however, would be for daylight shooting of small wildlife, such as lizards, toads, frogs, and habituated birds. Some of this shooting would be done with my EF Extender 1.4x III.
I think I still like being a dual-brand shooter; cropped-frame-sensor Canons and FX Nikons. The 7D Mark II is a wonderful camera for macro, birds, wildlife, and action. The D7200, while it has some interesting specifications, seems a somewhat lesser camera, overall. For serious low-light shooting, an interest I share with my wife, Nikon FX cameras such as the Df, D4s, and D810a have my attention. (My wife already has a Df.)
Please pardon the rambling, random thoughts.
Canon 5Ds R/7D2/7D/5D/40D/1D2N; Nikon F6/D3s/D700/FM3A/Coolpix A. Lens selection undergoing changes; some favorites: Zeiss 2/135 APO Sonnar, Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS and 135L, Nikkor 14-24/2.8G and 200/2 VR.