Big Discounts Coming For The Canon EOS 7D (and for other DSLRs, next week)

Canon EOS 7D

I have been told (thanks) that Canon will start a new instant rebates program next week. While a lot of Canon DSLRs and kits are involved, the discounts are particularly consistent for the EOS 7D. Another hint that its successor is close to be announced? I think so.

Both the EOS 7D body only and the kit with EF-S 18-135mm IS lens will get a wobbling $500 instant discount, the 7D kit with the EF 28-135mm IS lens will get $600 instant rebate.

New instant rebates programs will start also for the following Canon DSLRs and kits:

EOS 70D, EOS 60D, Rebel T5i, Rebel SL1, Rebel T3i, Rebel T3, Rebel T5.

Keep a close eye here at CW, more to come, or check the EOS 7D price now: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Is This The Canon EOS 7D Replacement?

I told you the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D was undergoing professional testing at FIFA 2014 World Cup. Now NL got an image sent in that shows a Canon DSLR that is always covered up. You can see it is a Canon because the lens is made by Canon. According to NL’s source the photographer with the concealed camera is always in the same spot, always shooting with this hidden camera.

I also got serious hints that the NDAs for the EOS 7D replacement will expire at the beginning of September, so the camera in the pic above could definitely be Canon’s new APS-C flagship, and the rumored new 100-400mm telephoto lens.

[via NL]

Canon EOS 7D Replacement NDAs To Expire Early September

Canon EOS 7D Replacement
Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

I (thanks) and others have been notified that the NDAs (non disclosure agreements) for the EOS 7D replacement will expire early September.

CR speculates the dates could be either September 9 (Tuesday) or September 12 (Friday), 2014. They also got rumor that a new telephoto lens could be announced along with the EOS 7D replacement.

I always thought that the rumored announcement date in August was a bit weird. It’s hard to differentiate serious rumors from the rest. Photokina 2014 starts September 16, 2014, so an announcement during the first weeks of September makes sense.

Canon EOS 7D price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

New Mentions Of EOS 7D’s “End of Life” Status, August Announcement More Likely

EOS 7D

The glorious Canon EOS 7D (announced August 2009) appears to have reached “end of life” status

I got more bits (thanks #1) about retailers in Europe getting notified that the Canon EOS 7D has reached an “end of life” status. And I have been told (thanks #2) that in such cases “normally within a month or two a replacement [is] announced“. That doesn’t mean there is a written rule stating that any time a Canon camera reaches end of life status there will automatically be a replacement within 2 months. It happens normally.

Always more hints are pointing to an announcement in August 2014. Previous rumors suggested an announcement in September for Photokina 2014. Is Canon going to announce something so big that they want to announce and introduce it in August for later showcasing it at Photokina 2014? Just my 2 cents.

Something is going to happen. Let’s hope to get soon some leaks about specs. For the time there is a rumored specs list, but I would take it with a big pinch of salt.

Canon EOS 7D price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon EOS 7D “Temporarily Sold Out” In The Netherlands

Canon Announcement

The glorious Canon EOS 7D – No longer available from distributors?

A few days ago it made the round that the Canon EOS 7D reached the “end of life” status – which, as you may guess, makes us all hope Canon will soon announce the 7D replacement.

Via Facebook (thanks Han) I was told that a big retailer in the Netherlands is listing the EOS 7D as “temporarily sold out”. Another sign that Canon’s next APS-C flagship is on its way?

Stay tuned

Confluence – A Documentary Shot in Idaho By Philip Bloom Using Canon EOS 7D and 5D Mark II

The above 53 minutes documentary was shot by Philip Bloom using a Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) and EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs) some time ago. Now it is free to view for anyone.

About the documentary:

The Lewiston / Clarkston valley has a rich history. It is here, at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers, where Lewis and Clark camped on their westward journey over two hundred years ago. Residents boast that the valley is the gateway to Hells Canyon, that Lewiston was Idaho’s first capital. However, the valley also has a much darker past, one that many know about, but few publicly acknowledge. From 1979 to 1982, five people disappeared. Only three of the bodies have ever been found. All share one suspect.

I drove thru this beautiful valley last year while crossing the USA. I was invited by friends in Idaho, and I took this route to join them.