Got an email from Hunt's yesterday listing the 5D2 at $2199.00 and the 5D3 preorder at $3499.99
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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!
I have a 7D body, with sigma 17-70, canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, and I recently replace sigma 17-70 with canon 24-105 IS. The 24-105 is for sure the lens if you can only carry 1 lens. It is a lot sharper than sigma 17-70. I was debating on 24-105 f/4 IS or 24-70 f/2.8 for a while. The new 24-70 II makes the old look bad, and the new one is way to expensive, and without IS. The 70-200 f/2.8 is so heavy, unless I know I will need to use f/2.8, I don't want to carry it.