It took the 7D quite a while to drop in price and then it was only $100 so I would not be waiting for the $2999 5D3 if you are looking at a purchase in the next year and a half.
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I ordered the body only at 12:10 and the kit later on at 11AM in the morning.
Does the kit normally ship later than the body?
So does the 7D line live on or just get replaced by the 70D?
Depends on the 5DIII price that will be announced tonight.
If it's $3500, then yes, the 7D line will live on a happy life for a couple more years.
But if the 5DIII is announced at $2699 tonight (which is my bet), then expect the 70D to replace the 7D this fall as the top-of-the-line 1.6x model - with 22mp, 19 AF points (or more), 6fps, and 100% viewfinder.
All that for $1299. Let's see who will miss the 7D then.
I haven't read through the whole thread so forgive me if I'm asking something that has already been addressed. But is anyone else curious as to the purpose of the CR1616 battery listed in the box contents? That's a nickle-sized, flat disc type battery.
For date/time functions to keep running when you are charging your batteries
It came factory installed on my new 50D and 7D and my CLP 7D. When you read the "Getting Started" section of the manual there is no mention of installing the CRxxxx battery. It's back in the "Replacing the Date/Time Battery" section. I imagine the 40D and 5D2 are the same.
Boy, don't I feel stupid I've been shooting with a 5DMKII that I bought new a year ago and I swear I don't remember seeing or installing this battery. But I just looked in the manual and sure enough, there it is on page 217. Did this come factory installed on the Mark II?
So that's what about 4 in the morning gmt?
Sounds like a party, cupcakes and beer for all!!
Would the existing 7D users sell off your current 7D's after you buy the 5D3, if the AF of 5D3 can match the 7D?
Well it says its not a 2.8.......
I wonder if Canon will double the price on this one also.
Let's hope that it's not $3500 body only!