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Title: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Canon Rumors on April 01, 2013, 08:41:46 AM
Canon U.S.A Redefines Ease of Use for Left-Handed Digital SLR Photographers with the EOS 7D L

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced a revolutionary new camera that finally addresses the needs of left-handed photographers worldwide: the Canon EOS 7D L Digital SLR camera. Based on the highly successful EOS 7D, the EOS 7D L features a reversed ergonomic design which left-handed photographers will fall in love with. Whether it’s shooting at eight frames per second (fps), focusing with Zone AF mode or recording 24p Full HD video, the EOS 7D L DSLR camera satisfies the most rigorous professional requirements with durability, flexibility, customizable controls and impressive image quality.

To support production of the EOS 7D L, state-of-the-art manufacturing lines developed for the classic EOS 7D were reproduced in mirrored orientation. “Canon has been a world leader in innovation for over 65 years – and the EOS 7D L is another innovative product that we are proud to have associated with that heritage,” says Yuchira Izukio, executive vice president, CMOS Imaging Development, Canon U.S.A.

Canon EOS 7D L | image from the-digital-picture.com

Canon EOS 7D L | image from the-digital-picture.com

Canon EOS 7D L Features:

Pricing and Availability The Canon EOS 7D L Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be delivered to U.S. dealers at the end of May, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $1,499.00*. It will also be offered in a kit version with Canon’s EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $1,769.00*.

* Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

Source: [TDP]

Happy April Fools Day!

cr

Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: J.R. on April 01, 2013, 08:44:06 AM
Awesome ... Looks like all lefties were born on the 1st of April    ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: lol on April 01, 2013, 08:46:00 AM
It would probably sell ok if they actually made this. If that happened, it would be interesting to see sales numbers relative to right handed ones, as it may indicate if photographers fit the ratio of the general population or not. However it could be skewed if there aren't other models available so ending up drawing more than its share.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: dstppy on April 01, 2013, 08:49:47 AM
Really? We're all 12 years old now? *sigh*

Okay, just because it's a joke, doesn't mean we can slack off people:
I'm switching to Nikon.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: RLPhoto on April 01, 2013, 08:58:19 AM
Funny. All the lens controls would also have to be reversed.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: AprilForever on April 01, 2013, 09:00:22 AM
I'm only getting one if the lens zooms backwards too...
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: lol on April 01, 2013, 09:07:40 AM
Actually, this could be handy for all... ever wished you could have a camera in each hand at the same time? With that, you could!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Click on April 01, 2013, 09:13:00 AM
Good one.  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Rat on April 01, 2013, 09:14:36 AM
And as expected, the same damned 18mpix sensor again.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: firebreatherboy on April 01, 2013, 09:15:55 AM
it'd sell well if it was ever made.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Mantanuska on April 01, 2013, 09:16:48 AM
Ah, finally we know what the 7D Mark II will be like
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: dendowling on April 01, 2013, 09:19:54 AM
What about the BG-E7L Battery Grip? 

7D + 7DL would be nice for a stereo 3D setup.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: tron on April 01, 2013, 09:20:45 AM
 ;D ELCITRA GNITSERETNI YREV
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: fonts on April 01, 2013, 09:22:31 AM
Really? We're all 12 years old now? *sigh*

Okay, just because it's a joke, doesn't mean we can slack off people:
I'm switching to Nikon.


You obviously didn't find Google's joke funny then.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Dylan777 on April 01, 2013, 09:30:26 AM
Really? We're all 12 years old now? *sigh*

Okay, just because it's a joke, doesn't mean we can slack off people:
I'm switching to Nikon.

Talk is cheap, DO IT :-X
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Rick on April 01, 2013, 09:31:25 AM
Got me.  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: gkaefer on April 01, 2013, 09:33:18 AM
and all L-Lensens now have to be re-releases as R-Lenses...
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: tron on April 01, 2013, 09:36:19 AM
and all L-Lensens now have to be re-releases as R-Lenses...
;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Click on April 01, 2013, 09:38:17 AM
and all L-Lensens now have to be re-releases as R-Lenses...


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: HurtinMinorKey on April 01, 2013, 09:43:49 AM
Jimi Hendrix will love this camera!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: richpjr on April 01, 2013, 09:47:29 AM
Hey, I'm left handed - sign me up for one! :)
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: RGF on April 01, 2013, 10:00:43 AM
Has any company ever made a lefty camera?
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: ski2slow on April 01, 2013, 10:01:38 AM
and all L-Lensens now have to be re-releases as R-Lenses...

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: distant.star on April 01, 2013, 10:06:52 AM
Jimi Hendrix will love this camera!

Rumor is they're planning a special Hendrix limited edition -- signed by Jimi himself.

It will be purple and focus will be a bit hazy.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: kuffer on April 01, 2013, 10:08:30 AM
I heard it can photograph the future.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: dstppy on April 01, 2013, 10:15:59 AM
Really? We're all 12 years old now? *sigh*

Okay, just because it's a joke, doesn't mean we can slack off people:
I'm switching to Nikon.

Talk is cheap, DO IT :-X

Okay, good, we have that now.

Ah, finally we know what the 7D Mark II will be like

And this, okay, thread's got everything a camera rumor thread needs . . . moving along.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: awinphoto on April 01, 2013, 10:31:16 AM
Gotta say I'm stunning...  so... devils advocate, in a few months if they come out with a 7d2... will there be a 7d2L as well? 
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: jcollett on April 01, 2013, 10:34:28 AM
I'm only getting one if the lens zooms backwards too...


 When they do, they call them "Nikon"
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: willis on April 01, 2013, 10:38:19 AM
Awesome! 8)
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Viggo on April 01, 2013, 10:47:52 AM
Although a tad awkard it's possible to use a battery-gripped body lefthanded , flip it so both shutters point up :P It's a bit tight between the thumb and forehead, but hey  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: CR Backup Admin on April 01, 2013, 11:00:03 AM
Although a tad awkard it's possible to use a battery-gripped body lefthanded , flip it so both shutters point up :P It's a bit tight between the thumb and forehead, but hey  ;D

I'm left handed, but I have so many years of holding a camera in my right, I probably would feel awkward with it.  However, I did hold my TLR in my left hand, so maybe I'd try it.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: vmk on April 01, 2013, 11:17:13 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Don Haines on April 01, 2013, 11:46:21 AM
ʇnoqɐ sı ʇuǝɯǝʇıɔxǝ ǝɥʇ ןןɐ ʇɐɥʍ ǝǝs oʇ ןıɐɟ ı
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: drs on April 01, 2013, 11:51:08 AM
Fantastic, I'm not a left-hander, but this is perfect for all Stereo Photographers. (They didn't say that, but that was the main target. )

The camera has options to sync the lens and other functions for that.

The handles are perfect for this - when mounted in pairs - to take movies with it, no extra gear needed, just the "Canon "Bridge 04/01" to get both mounted.

It's only to sad that this is only today available and the next order can go placed in exactly one year. ;o)
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: sagittariansrock on April 01, 2013, 11:51:43 AM
ʇnoqɐ sı ʇuǝɯǝʇıɔxǝ ǝɥʇ ןןɐ ʇɐɥʍ ǝǝs oʇ ןıɐɟ ı

How'd you do that?  :o
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Stig on April 01, 2013, 11:58:00 AM
maaan, for a second I thought they are introducing a new naming scheme again... 1Dx, 7Dl, 100Dbs...
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Don Haines on April 01, 2013, 12:01:39 PM
ʇnoqɐ sı ʇuǝɯǝʇıɔxǝ ǝɥʇ ןןɐ ʇɐɥʍ ǝǝs oʇ ןıɐɟ ı

How'd you do that?  :o
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Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: PhotographAdventure on April 01, 2013, 12:02:31 PM
The lefties must be a growing and profitable market.  Good for Canon to jump ahead on the curve for this.  Truly a leader.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: 9VIII on April 01, 2013, 12:07:21 PM
Finally I get to shoot akimbo like the cool guys always do in hollywood movies. The high shutter speed will be handy for those times when you need to jump of an exploding building to get the best candid pics of people from above.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Robert Welch on April 01, 2013, 12:24:12 PM
So, do the photos come out reversed, left to right?
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: bdeutsch on April 01, 2013, 12:33:57 PM
I'm ambidextrous, so I want a dual-gripped reversible "7D A" (actually, I want a 5dmiiiA).  That way when one hand gets tired, I can switch.  It'll be worth the extra money, since with my new found endurance, I'll be twice as good a photographer and cinematographer. 


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Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Rockets95 on April 01, 2013, 12:46:32 PM
Got me for a minute!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: kkelis on April 01, 2013, 12:55:43 PM
So whats the Dynamic Range on this?
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: SDsc0rch on April 01, 2013, 01:01:22 PM
HAAAAAhahahahaha!

got me - that's a good one!!
:)
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Simba on April 01, 2013, 01:59:56 PM
So whats the Dynamic Range on this?

Reversing 11 is still 11.  ;)
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Musicjohn on April 01, 2013, 02:25:53 PM
Nice april fool's day joke !  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Casey on April 01, 2013, 02:45:04 PM
Does it come with a bracket accessory so that you can put a left and right together for binocular vision?  Then you can film movies in 3D!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: ddashti on April 01, 2013, 02:46:29 PM
First reaction: Why the "L"?
Second reaction: Why is it reversed??
Third reaction: "You got me."
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: tnargs on April 01, 2013, 02:54:22 PM
Now I feel sorry for the plight of left-handed photographers!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: dswatson83 on April 01, 2013, 02:55:57 PM
In addition to the 7D L, Canon is also releasing a Canon T5i! 

...Oh wait, that wan't an april fools. Canon just thought it could put new creative filters in the T4i and call it an upgrade.

Canon should have saved the T5i announcement for today.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Jim Saunders on April 01, 2013, 03:06:19 PM
This almost makes me want to have one 3d-printed just to see how it feels.  I'm sure Canon could ship something like this easily enough if they thought it was worth it.  Anyway I laughed  :-)

Jim
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: iaind on April 01, 2013, 03:08:18 PM
Are Sandisc and Lexar releasing CF L versions to fit?
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: gm_coates on April 01, 2013, 03:09:21 PM
As a disabled person who can now only use his left hand
who was amazed at this wonderful left-handed incarnation of his current camera
who has told his friends and family what a marvellous thing this was

I can say that I am not remotely amused by this April Fool

It would have been REALLY useful to me
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: tbadowski on April 01, 2013, 03:31:38 PM
Almost believable, until I read "SHIPPING IN MAY"
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: pedro on April 01, 2013, 03:39:40 PM
You really got me!  :o  Now I  ;D I thought: Are they crazy? Digic IV?  8) Congrats for this one.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: catfish252 on April 01, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Maybe this really is going to be the upgrade to the 7D everyones waiting for.  :(
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: EvillEmperor on April 01, 2013, 04:18:58 PM
As a disabled person who can now only use his left hand
who was amazed at this wonderful left-handed incarnation of his current camera
who has told his friends and family what a marvellous thing this was

I can say that I am not remotely amused by this April Fool

It would have been REALLY useful to me
I knew there would be one person who had the disability that would say this... I am sorry to hear. There is a way you can try (if you havnt tried already) use one of the cameras that has a flip screen, and use a batter grip. You can use the camera upside down. Better than nothing
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: jrista on April 01, 2013, 04:19:30 PM
I'm only getting one if the lens zooms backwards too...

+1 :D

This was a good one. I think that would indeed, if it existed, would be the most awkward DSLR I'd ever used.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: bperrey on April 01, 2013, 04:21:33 PM
!eno tnaw I
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: mrsfotografie on April 01, 2013, 04:26:55 PM
Good joke. Funny how asymmetrical this flipped camera looks, while the dimensions are the same (although reverse) of a 'normal' 7D.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: tpatana on April 01, 2013, 04:54:02 PM

Haha, funny.

But just few days ago I was thinking to myself if there would be market for L-bodies. And came to conclusion that not enough to cover the cost of making 2 versions of the same camera, compared to the fact that left-handed can use normal camera quite good anyway.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: SPL on April 01, 2013, 05:05:49 PM
Looking at this camera is really wiggin my brain out....
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: pwp on April 01, 2013, 05:22:40 PM
Really? We're all 12 years old now? *sigh*

Okay, just because it's a joke, doesn't mean we can slack off people:
I'm switching to Nikon.
Awwww...lighten up!!  :)
On a ridiculously serious planet, April 1 fun helps make the world a better place.
I love it. And I'm not even a lefty.

-PW
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Stewbyyy on April 01, 2013, 05:47:00 PM
I'm left handed.

This looks like it would be extremely uncomfortable if it were real.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Bennymiata on April 01, 2013, 06:38:49 PM
I'm a lefty, and when I was about 11 years old, back in the mid 1960's, my father gave me his old Exacta film SLR, which was designed for leftys.
The shutter was beside the lens on the left hand side as was the film advance lever.

I loved it because I could use my left eye on the viewfinder and not have my nose pressing up against the body and could actually use my right eye to see the wider view.

I reckon that there is a market for left handed DSLR's, not only for leftys, but also to mount with a right handed version for stereo stills and movies.

Come on Canon, stop discriminating against left handed persons and bring one out!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: dab035 on April 01, 2013, 07:45:42 PM
I didn't see any Left Hand Lenses in the announcements??? :)
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: WillThompson on April 01, 2013, 08:53:32 PM
This shows the mean-spiritedness of the website owner!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Tabor Warren Photography on April 01, 2013, 09:42:30 PM
Got me... dang it!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Hobby Shooter on April 01, 2013, 11:46:29 PM
Who says today's bodies are not optimized for lefties anyway? I mean you are holding the heavy lens with your left arm and only doing the camera operation with your right.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: expatinasia on April 02, 2013, 02:11:37 AM
This reminds me of when Burger King announced they were creating the Left Handed Whopper in the US. They even ran an ad for it, and people fell for it, or should I say "bought it"!!  :o
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: paulrossjones on April 02, 2013, 02:35:20 AM
really cool for 3d video, one left hand version, one right, without a large gap...

Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 02, 2013, 03:51:36 AM
Did not have to read the whole article, one look at the image of "7DL" and anyone will know that its made for April 1st ... sorry, but its a very lame attempt, I was expecting a bit more believable prank. 
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: tron on April 02, 2013, 06:30:50 AM
I was expecting a bit more believable prank.
Simple, choose between:

7DMkII
EF35mm 1.4L II
EF400mm f/5.6L IS
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

(All shipping May 2013  ;D )
OK I meant shipping May 2014  ;D  ;D  ;D

(It has to be believable...)
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: psolberg on April 02, 2013, 08:35:50 AM
the overuse of 18MP sensors would be funny if it wasn't true :p
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: RGomezPhotos on April 02, 2013, 04:44:48 PM
LOL!  Okay, they got me!   ;D
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Bosman on April 02, 2013, 06:50:49 PM
I am stunned by the response to this...
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: sfunglee on April 03, 2013, 10:20:41 PM
WoW 14D is BORN

7D + 7DL = 14D (3D Stereo Type)  8)

Sorry is just an April joke of 14D  ;D
Title: Re: A mile in their shoes
Post by: Iciclespice on April 03, 2013, 10:48:06 PM

Funny....but it made me think...
Being right-handed, I just take it for granted....but it must be a pain to be a lefty with a regular DSLR.
I would find it really awkward to shoot with a left-handed system. I suppose I'd adapt, but it wouldn't be fun.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Valet2 on April 10, 2016, 05:49:33 PM
I'm watching a movie called Unknown, of 2011. And there's a scene where a man takes photo with THIS LEFT-HANDED CAMERA! That was a blast! I started googling and came here. So a minute ago I found out that this camera exists, and a second ago that it's a joke. But there IS one in the movie!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: old-pr-pix on April 10, 2016, 09:18:42 PM
Now that's really wild!  Could Canon actually have done a left-handed prototype?  Reminds me of when I used to work for a research firm.  They did a full prototype of an airplane cockpit with ultra hi tech components -- turned out it was too advanced for any airframe manufacturer or commercial airline to actually put in service 'til probably 15 years later.  Wound-up selling the mock-up and it appeared in the movie Foxfire as the cockpit for some allegedly super-secret Russian plane.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: kphoto99 on April 10, 2016, 09:28:54 PM
My guess is that the film was flipped and in post production they fixed Canon name.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: weixing on April 10, 2016, 11:39:38 PM
Hi,
My guess is that the film was flipped and in post production they fixed Canon name.
    Didn't see the movie, but just wonder why they must show a left-handed DSLR in the movie... any significant meaning in the movie, so that they go into the trouble of doing that??  ::)

   Have a nice day.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: Valet2 on April 11, 2016, 07:51:15 AM
My guess is that the film was flipped and in post production they fixed Canon name.

Yes you're right. That mark on the actor's face, it changed the side in that scene.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: slclick on April 11, 2016, 08:18:23 PM
My guess is that the film was flipped and in post production they fixed Canon name.

Yes you're right. That mark on the actor's face, it changed the side in that scene.

Love him in The Americans
Title: Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
Post by: tpatana on April 11, 2016, 11:24:07 PM
That was my first guess too. Have seen similar happen occasionally other movies too. Not really sure why, maybe someone liked the framing or something better flipped.