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Canon 7D Mark II

I have really enjoyed my Canon 7D.  Even though they don’t use the name on first generation products technically I have the Mark I.  Now I hear a Mark II version may be out by the summer of 2011.  Some of the specs include:

  • 26MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.2 inch OLED screen
  • Wireless flash control E-TTL III
  • Environmental sealing
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)

I would love to pickup a second body and I have really wanted to get a full frame body.  If this new 7D really has these specs I would have tough decision to make.

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In addition to the 7D II the Canon 5D III was just released.  This look like a very promising camera body.  It has a better auto focusing system vs the current 7D.  The only drawback is it’s full-frame so you lose some “reach” for sports and the price.  I will wait to see what Canon has to say about the 7D II before I decided what to buy.

 

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Canon SLRs get new wireless transmitters

Certain Canon DSLRs can not take advantage of a brand new wireless setup. Among other things you can now shoot with unto 10 linked camera simultaneously. The wireless file transmitter devices, which mount to the SLR camera bodies, are the WFT-E2 II A, available this quarter for the EOS-1D Mark IV; the WFT-E4 II A, available now for the EOS 5D Mark II; and the WFT-E5A, available now for the EOS 7D.

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The new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Yesterday Canon released news of a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens. This is the newest model of the lens I have been saving for. It looks like they made some nice improvements.

This news lens has reduced the minimum focusing distance to 3.9 feet. The new lens incorporats a fluorite element and a fifth UD element. The result is a better image quality with improved contrast and resolution.

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Canon 7D Weather Sealing

The Canon 7D is once nice piece of camera gear. I don’t own this fine camera, yet, but I still enjoy living vicariously through those that do. One of the features of the Canon 7D is the enhance weather sealing. I know I am very careful with my current Canon 30D. I never let sand get on it. I never let more that a mist of water hit the camera. Professional photographers out in the field cannot always be that careful.

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