Same for me...
Definitely an indication of pent-up demand..... I wonder how many will purchase one?
I thought the same thing, but when scrolling through all the pages, there are really only a handful of characters making the majority of all of this noise. But I do think that the existence of hundreds of 7DII posts that have popped up here over the last year might be a good indication of pent up demand.
To answer your question: I'll likely be an early adopter.
I was sorely tempted when to 70D came out... but sat on it in the hopes of an even better AF system on a successor to the 7D.... As long as they don't make it worse than the 70D (and that just isn't going to happen) I intend to get one too.... perhaps I should start up a poll
The 7DmkII is definitely a camera that I’m interested in purchasing.
My first DSLR was the Canon 350D. I’m very happy with my purchase of the 7D a short time after it was released. The 7D is, understandably, superior in every way. I enjoy a mix of photography, but mainly landscape, wildlife, macro & some ‘events’ (usually in reasonable light – eg outdoor & children camps that I am also the director of).
The 7D’s size, features, ergonomics, IQ, responsiveness, etc – really make it a great camera. I’m assuming that the 7DmkII would be an ‘action-oriented’ APS-C with a rich good feature set. I would be very surprised if it was anything but this.
I have a range of lenses that really suit my 7D, from my awesome UWA Sigma 8-16mm to my handy all purpose Canon 15-85mm. I also own the delicious Canon 100mm macro (I love live-view for many macro shots) to the compact yet high IQ tele-zoom Canon 70-300mm L.
How soon I might purchase a 7DmkII depends on a number of factors:
- If my 7D ‘kicks the bucket’ – or develops some other serious fault
- IQ improvement over the 7D, especially at low ISO in poor light
- AF (I have learned to get great shots by understanding the 7D’s AF ability well)
- Screen (touch screen, sturdy swivel screen my hope)
- Price (this is obviously relatively important, but to me I have an approximate budget of AUD$2,500 set aside)
- Who knows, Canon might release a 7DmkIII 2 years down the track, and I might end up getting that instead!
I don’t plan to move to FF for a number of reasons. I hope some of you will get a laugh out of this as one reason: to prove that one doesn’t need to use a FF DSLR to produce great photos!
In fact, I have many photos from an early P&S Fuji digital camera that I (and others) still consider ‘lovely photos’
So yes… I’m very much looking forward to the Photokina announcements, particularly if Canon has the 7DmkII coming out then (as far as I have read, the 7DmkII is not even a 100% certainty, though there appear to be a number of indicators that it IS coming out next month, right?) Sure multiple threads and surely 49 pages of posts in 1 thread can’t be wrong! Lol (And this is my contribution to this thread).
I might place a quick post on your other thread, Don! Cheers (again, like I have written previously – I particularly appreciate your positive and balanced input on this thread).
Have a good end to the week everyone… 1 more day and it’s the weekend here in Australia!
This weekend I turn 40….