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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2013, 04:44:10 PM »
I would like them to call it Gerald or Kevin.

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2013, 05:08:33 PM »
I like the name 7D. It's so cheerful and full of vigor.  ::) ::) ::)

I feel the same way. Names are deeply meaningful, and just changing them for stupid corporate reasons cheapens them.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013, 06:34:04 PM »
In a few years, we will be sayin: "If you remember 7Ds, you weren't really there!".
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 06:44:49 PM »
New name?

Canon VII D II

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2013, 07:14:44 PM »
D means digital.

Since Canon no longer makes a 35mm film camera possibly the new naming sequence will just drop the "D".

The new version will be the 7 II.

I also suggest that we have long passed the point where "SLR" can be readily understood by virtually anyone as a modern high end camera. Technically the acronym never mentioned the recording medium anyway.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2013, 07:39:31 PM »
Hey...if I could figure out how to use my canon glass on the Sony a7R, I would have already jumped ship.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2013, 08:15:13 PM »
I like the name 7D. It's so cheerful and full of vigor.  ::) ::) ::)

I feel the same way. Names are deeply meaningful, and just changing them for stupid corporate reasons cheapens them.
Yes!  Look at Infiniti cars now - what a disaster from a company that's trying to build brands against companies that feature the 3 series, E Class, etc.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2013, 08:15:13 PM »

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2013, 08:36:02 PM »
New name?

Canon VII D II

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2013, 08:41:19 PM »
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You want 7 D 2 ?
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2013, 09:30:27 PM »
Here's '72

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2013, 09:46:24 PM »
Could we see the 7D line become 8D or 9D instead? Maybe Canon want to push the APS-C models further down the chain?

Maybe if they made a 7D2 it might confuse some people as to which is "better" the 6D or 7D2. The numbers are a bit close and some already have the notion that the 7D is full frame.

But none of that makes sense because the 7D would still exist. They can't erase it completely!

We should start a petition to keep the 7D name alive!
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2013, 09:57:03 PM »
Slight off topic thinking out loud.

Names we'll prob never see from Canon -

2D - can you imagine a 2D2? Sounds too much like a star wars character.
3D - do we need special glasses or what? Also too close to nintendo 3DS.
4D - four also reads as death in Japanese.
8D - 2 x 4 = 8 still a multiple of four. Superstition may keep this name at bay! Also sounds like you're saying 80.
10D - we already had it. Could make a comeback though.

You can see why they chose 1, 5, 6 and 7 now. Maybe they're runnin out of numbers?

I really hope they don't use random made up words instead!

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2013, 10:26:49 PM »
A valid marketing reason to ship the premium APS-C offering with a new name is this. If the new camera is a feature-laden as we hope, it's going to need a higher pricepoint. To name a significantly higher priced release as the 7DII will elicit howls of protest.  >:( "Look how much they've raised the price of the 7D!!!" >:(

But if it's skillfully repositioned as an all new model, the grounds for grumbling will be lessened. The 7D classic may even soldier on for another couple of years...who knows? It's still a very good camera which has aged remarkably well.

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2013, 10:56:46 PM »
HA HA

Skunk or stench.  I guess it could be a hybrid of the kiss camera.  All black with a white stripe.

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I like the name 7D. It's so cheerful and full of vigor.  ::) ::) ::)

I hear that it will be named the Mephitidae Mephitis and that the only new feature will be a mode dial that goes all the way around :)
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2013, 11:20:14 PM »
Names we'll prob never see from Canon -

4D - four also reads as death in Japanese.
8D - 2 x 4 = 8 still a multiple of four. Superstition may keep this name at bay! Also sounds like you're saying 80.
I live in China(same ideas about the meaning of 4 or "si") and this is not as big of a deal as people make it out to be. Nikon already has a D4 as their flagship. My building(and most others) have a 4th floor. My apartment is #4..... etc.
"Si," depending on the tone it is said in also means "temple, silk, thought/think, tear/rip, personal, then/this, feed, similar and many, many others.
Yes, there is some truth to the idea, but I think the Nikon D4 proved that it is definitely not out of the realm of possibility for a camera to have a "4" in the name.

A valid marketing reason to ship the premium APS-C offering with a new name is this. If the new camera is a feature-laden as we hope, it's going to need a higher pricepoint. To name a significantly higher priced release as the 7DII will elicit howls of protest.  >:( "Look how much they've raised the price of the 7D!!!" >:(

But if it's skillfully repositioned as an all new model, the grounds for grumbling will be lessened. The 7D classic may even soldier on for another couple of years...who knows? It's still a very good camera which has aged remarkably well.

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I think this is spot on. If Canon wants to make the end all be all of APS-C cameras(which I believe is what they should do) they will probably want to position it well over 2000 dollars. A new, higher level name will facilitate this better than a simple "II" designation.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
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