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A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:30:40 AM »

We have received a couple of specs for the upcoming replacement to the EOS 7D which lead us to believe it will in fact be a “pro” APS-C camera.


There was no mention of video features or whether or not the camera would record 4K.



  • EOS-1 style top plate, which means no mode dial.

  • Pop-up flash, even with the new style top plate.

  • WiFi & GPS will be internal. We all figured this one.


No other specs have been given to us as of yet.


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A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
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Re: A Couple of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 10:34:42 AM »
But I like the mode dial.   I owned a 1DsII for a few months and could not get on with the annoying buttons that the 1 series have in place of the mode dial.  Having only 1 hand, the two-handed buggering about with button and dial on opposite sides of the camera is really difficult and a lot slower than just spinning the mode dial  :(

Glad this is just a CR1
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Re: A Couple of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 10:40:47 AM »
But I like the mode dial.   I owned a 1DsII for a few months and could not get on with the annoying buttons that the 1 series have in place of the mode dial.  Having only 1 hand, the two-handed buggering about with button and dial on opposite sides of the camera is really difficult and a lot slower than just spinning the mode dial  :(

Glad this is just a CR1


I guess they might have made bodies without dials for testing out in field. It just might not be easily recognised and leaked out in press before release. Final release camera will be different from these pre production test bodies.

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 10:54:32 AM »
For me, as a 1 Dx shooter, this would be great news although I appreciate it won't suit everyone.

I also hope it's got the same body style and battery as the 1 Dx, helps when travelling not to have to lug separate chargers, batteries etc.

Just give us equivalent AF performance and exposure comp in auto iso, perfect!!

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 10:59:19 AM »
Could the lack of a mode dial indicate they are moving those to a touch screen, a la EOS M?

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 11:01:14 AM »
If this is in a 1D body with built in battery grip, I can see a lot of enthusiasts disappointed. When the 80D or 90D comes out, they'll say that is what the 7D2 should have been.

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 11:03:23 AM »
So, if this CR1 is true, should we expect an integrated grip body? I wouldn't dislike, though I've always been saying I'd prefer a non-gripped 7DII. Actually, the more I think about this (also re-reading some old threads on the topic), the more I appreciate the gripped option. The 1-style top plate points towards an integrated grip.

On a side note, this time I resolved not to be an early adopter, but really I don't know if I'll resist...

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2014, 11:05:20 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

Hope it's not a big body like 1DX, but will stay similar sized to 7D or 5D cameras. It would be a little strange to me to change the body size. Target audience will be a little bit different then, maybe. I wouldn't buy it, if this would happen, anyway :P

I want something bigger then 70D (I don't like the controls on that one, I want the joystick and the thumbwheel), but smaller than a pro body. Well, the size can be like the 70D, as long as it will have the 7D controls. If they move to pro body size, I hope the 80D will get the better 7D controls.

Seems I will be keeping the 7D a lot longer, if this turns out to be true. Or I might even switch to a 5D3 later on.

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
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We have received a couple of specs for the upcoming replacement to the EOS 7D which lead us to believe it will in fact be a “pro” APS-C camera.</p>
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<li>EOS-1 style top plate, which means no mode dial.</li>
<li>Pop-up flash, even with the new style top plate.</li>
<li>WiFi & GPS will be internal. We all figured this one.</li>
</ul>
<p>No other specs have been given to us as of yet.</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>


waiting for more info….

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014, 11:06:38 AM »
How about some Pro Lenses to go with the Pro Body. Maybe a 9mm (14mm FF), a 17mm (27mm FF) and a 22mm (35mm FF). F/1.8 would be a good compromise between fast and light.

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2014, 11:08:48 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

That's the point. You don't want the mode changing accidentally and more to the point, the mode doesn't change that often - less often than you change lens/camera.

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2014, 11:10:12 AM »
How about some Pro Lenses to go with the Pro Body. Maybe a 9mm (14mm FF), a 17mm (27mm FF) and a 22mm (35mm FF). F/1.8 would be a good compromise between fast and light.

I suspect we may see a replacement 100-400....says he hopefully!!

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 11:15:22 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

That's the point. You don't want the mode changing accidentally and more to the point, the mode doesn't change that often - less often than you change lens/camera.
That's why all the newer ones have the mode dial lock? ???

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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 11:15:22 AM »

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2014, 11:19:37 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

That's the point. You don't want the mode changing accidentally and more to the point, the mode doesn't change that often - less often than you change lens/camera.
That's why all the newer ones have the mode dial lock? ???

Buttons are easier to seal than a dial. So this points to a more rugged body wich points to a pro-market with pro features and pro price? we will see. everything <2500$/€ is acceptable to me if it is speced right. Looking foreward to more info :)
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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2014, 11:23:46 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

Us pros typically shoot in one of three modes.  Manual, TV, or AV.  We don't change these often, and many of us, me included, never change our mode.  I always use manual.  No point having a giant dial on the camera when most of your users will barely ever, or ever, use it.  Much easier to implement a button system at that point.  It's all about the economics of scale.

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Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2014, 11:23:46 AM »