July 31, 2014, 09:05:41 PM

Author Topic: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]  (Read 8617 times)

Canon Rumors

  • Administrator
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
    • View Profile
    • Canon Rumors
Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:04:29 AM »

We’ve had our second report of the Canon EOS 7D being entered into inventory systems as reaching “end of life” in June. The second report comes from a distributor and not a retailer of Canon products.


There have been no mentions of spec lists in a whole for the upcoming and highly anticipated replacement to the EOS 7D, although there are lots of reports that the camera will be in the hands of professional photographers this month for the World Cup in Brazil.


More to come…


thanks Jan


cr


canonrumors.com

canon rumors FORUM

Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:04:29 AM »

sanj

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1446
    • View Profile
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 08:17:31 AM »
Its time.

TrabimanUK

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 187
  • In the words of Brian Johnson - "Shoot to thrill!"
    • View Profile
Canon 5D, 60D, 40D, SX150-IR/UV, 50 f1.8, 70-200 f2.8 IS II, 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM 
Sigma 10 F2.8 EX DC DIAGONAL FISHEYE HSM, 24-70 f2.8 IF EX DG HSM

vlim

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 245
  • www.eco-tico-explorer.com
    • View Profile
    • Eco Tico Explorer
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 08:45:35 AM »
Not a surprise... Suddenly here in France its price has seen a 250€ drop off in FNAC store, just under 800€ !

frumrk

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 25
    • View Profile
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 08:48:33 AM »
Interesting... don't they normally have an upgraded version in place well before the EOL for a particular product is announced?  Just an observation.. could this mean that there will be no direct replacement for the 7D?

Antono Refa

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 31
    • View Profile
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 08:52:35 AM »
Interesting... don't they normally have an upgraded version in place well before the EOL for a particular product is announced?  Just an observation.. could this mean that there will be no direct replacement for the 7D?

Except the 7D EOL wasn't announced yet - it's just a rumor.

lholmes549

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 53
    • View Profile
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 10:16:48 AM »
Is it not a little weird that nothing has been heard about the 7D2 if it's in the hands of pros for the world cup which starts in just over a week?
I understand that non disclosure agreements come in to play etc. but are we more likely to hear something once the world cup kicks off?
I'm not interested in buying the 7D2 but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested in what Canon have come up with!
6D, FTb, EOS 500  | 14mm f/2.8,  24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/4L, 50mm f/1.8, 135mm f/2.8
_____________________________________
500px

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 10:16:48 AM »

Phil L

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 53
    • View Profile
    • Phil Lanoue Photography
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 10:26:43 AM »
The day B&H announces a new 7D is available for pre order I plan to be on board.
I still use my current 7D for wildlife action every day and if they make a great camera better count me in.
Birds and Alligators
Updated Daily
http://phillanoue.com

Mt Spokane Photography

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 8283
    • View Profile
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2014, 11:20:28 AM »
Interesting... don't they normally have an upgraded version in place well before the EOL for a particular product is announced?  Just an observation.. could this mean that there will be no direct replacement for the 7D?

There are multiple EOL points.
End of Production. - They normally stop production on the old model and convert the production line over to the replacement model.  A quantity of spare parts is stockpiled to be able to service cameras for 7-10 years.  That may have been done months ago, and inventory is low enough that it can no longer be ordered from some Canon warehouses, but that will depend on which part of the world.  They will all have different inventory levels.
End of Stock - When stock has dwindled to the point that a body can not be found at the various distributors and retailers, the Camera is removed from the current part of the web site to the archives.  This might happen 1-2 years after production ceases.
 
End od Support - Spare parts have been reduced to the point where Canon can no longer repair cameras.  Usually many years after production stops.

tomscott

  • 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 530
  • Graphic Designer & Photographer
    • View Profile
    • Tom Scott | Photography
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2014, 11:34:24 AM »
Didn't we all think this about 18 months ago? lol
5D MKIII, 16-35mm F2.8 II L, 24-70mm F2.8 L, 24-105mm F4 IS L, 100mm F2.8 IS L, 70-200mm F2.8 IS II L, 50mm F1.8, 2x Ex, 580EX
BU: 40D,17-55mm F2.8 IS
www.tomscottphotography.co.uk

TrabimanUK

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 187
  • In the words of Brian Johnson - "Shoot to thrill!"
    • View Profile
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2014, 11:44:19 AM »
Not a surprise... Suddenly here in France its price has seen a 250€ drop off in FNAC store, just under 800€ !

Wow!  Still £950 in the UK (through official channels, though some import sites are listing it for a shade under £570).

Still looks like the 7D2 will be ariving too late for me to use on holiay though :-(
Canon 5D, 60D, 40D, SX150-IR/UV, 50 f1.8, 70-200 f2.8 IS II, 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM 
Sigma 10 F2.8 EX DC DIAGONAL FISHEYE HSM, 24-70 f2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Mt Spokane Photography

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 8283
    • View Profile
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2014, 11:54:58 AM »
Not a surprise... Suddenly here in France its price has seen a 250€ drop off in FNAC store, just under 800€ !

Wow!  Still £950 in the UK (through official channels, though some import sites are listing it for a shade under £570).

Still looks like the 7D2 will be ariving too late for me to use on holiay though :-(

If you pre-order, and its announced in August, you should have one by December.

unfocused

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1926
    • View Profile
    • Unfocused: A photo website
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2014, 12:19:58 PM »
Is it not a little weird that nothing has been heard about the 7D2 if it's in the hands of pros for the world cup which starts in just over a week?
I understand that non disclosure agreements come in to play etc. but are we more likely to hear something once the world cup kicks off?

There were rumors that a body was being tested at the Winter Olympics, but nothing surfaced. If nothing leaked in all the months after the Olympics, why would there be a leak before the World Cup? Or...maybe rumors are just rumors.
pictures sharp. life not so much. www.unfocusedmg.com

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2014, 12:19:58 PM »

ashmadux

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 141
  • Art Director, Visual Artist, Freelance Photography
    • View Profile
    • Edward Ofori Photography
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014, 12:23:31 PM »
A 7d without the crappy sensor & Af issues...pure win. I miss that camera body.

70d is nice but took months of testing and CPS to get the AF it to a usable state.  70 is awesome but that plasticy body is not.
Be the best you, screw everything else.

distant.star

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1429
    • View Profile
    • Tracy's Shooting Gallery
Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 12:27:07 PM »
.
When this one goes out, there should be some kind of monument erected in the annals of photo equipment. Truly historic camera.

Also the 5D2.
Walter: Were you listening to The Dude's story? Donny: I was bowling. Walter: So you have no frame of reference here, Donny. You're like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know...

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 12:27:07 PM »