New Candidate Announcement Date For Canon EOS 7D Replacement Is September 5

Canon EOS 7D Replacement

CR reports they got word that the NDAs (aka embargo) on the successor of the Canon EOS 7D will end on Friday, September 5, 2014 EST. That’s 10 days before Photokina 2014 starts. Sounds plausible.

Since last Sunday the EOS 7D and kits get massive instante discounts (up to $600). That’s a fire sale and a great opportunity.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Amazon.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at B&H Photo.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Adorama (also kits with accessories for the same price).

More Canon EOS 7D price checks: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay [via CR]

Canon Patents For 55mm f/1.4 Lens And Other Primes

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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a 55mm f/1.4, a 35mm f/1.4, and other fast primes.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-123018
    • Publication date 2014.7.3
    • Filing date 2012.12.21
  • Example
    embodiment
    Example Focal length Fno. Half angle The overall length of the lens BF MOD
    One 49.53 1.45 23.60 99.46 38.10 450
    Two 35.88 1.45 31.09 126.92 38.77 300
    Three 55.42 1.45 21.33 100.44 40.24 450
    Four 50.75 1.45 23.09 98.17 38.29 450

    Image height = 21.64mm

  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative Shibomake positive
    • Inner focus
[via Egami]

Canon EOS 7D Kits Discounted On Amazon And B&H Too (up to $600)

EOS 7D

Amazon is also selling out Canon EOS 7D bodies and kits, instant discounts go up to $600 for the kit with the 28-135mm lens, for the the EOS 7D body and the kit with the EF-S 18-135mm IS lens the instant rebate is $500.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Amazon.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at B&H Photo.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Adorama.

More Canon EOS 7D price checks: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Canon EOS 7D Body and Kits Get Instant Discounts (Up To $600)

Canon EOS 7D

I told you, and the rumor was true. The glorious Canon EOS 7D gets massive instant rebates for the body only, and for 2 kits. The program goes through August 2. The kits with the lenses are hot deals. EOS 7D kits on fire-sale!

Adorama has the following kits on offer:

  • Canon EOS 7D body only – $500 instant rebate – final price is $999
    • for the same price you can get the kit above bundled with 16GB CF Memory Card, Camera Bag, Cleaning Kit (click here)
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens – $600 instant rebate – final price is $1,099
    • for the same price you can get the kit above bundled with 16 GB Compact Flash Card, Camera Bag, Cleaning Kit, 72 mm UV Filter (click here)
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens – $500 instant rebate – final price is $1,299
    • for the same price you can get the kit above bundled with 16GB Compact Flash Memory Card, Camera Shoulder Bag, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit (click here)

Canon EOS 7D