Archive for: 7D

DSLR & Lens Bundle Rebates End Soon

DSLR & Lens Bundle Rebates End Soon

Canon Rebates Ending
The 5D Mark II, 7D, 60D and T3i lens bundle rebate program ends next week on March 3, 2012. There are lots of good deals when paired with a lens.

 

Visit B&H for all the information

5D2 Price Drops?
We have heard that the 5D Mark II will receive an MSRP price drop on March 4, 2012 in the United States of $2199 for the body and $2999 for the 24-105 f/4L IS kit. Actual street price will probably be lower.

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No 7D Mark II? [CR1]

No 7D Mark II? [CR1]

This is a first
I received a suggestion that Canon will not be making a sequel to the 7D. In other words, no 7D Mark II. The 60D replacement (70D?) will move back up to its previous position in the lineup. Does that mean the end of the 60D “super rebel” style camera as well?

I’d like to see a higher end rebel retain the scroll wheel. I also think the “Rebel” name alone may add to the sales count better than “60D”.

No timetable was given for an announcement.

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Great Canon EOS 7D Deals at Adorama

Great Canon EOS 7D Deals at Adorama

From Adorama
Adorama has let us know about some coupon code deals for the Canon EOS 7D and various kits. You must enter the coupon code in the cart to see the sale prices.

 

Use the coupon code: S1234567

Expires February 15, 2012.

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Canon DSLR & Lens Rebate Extended Until February 4, 2012

Canon DSLR & Lens Rebate Extended Until February 4, 2012

Rebate extensions are good
Canon has extended the DSLR & lens combination rebate program until February 24, 2012. The 7D and 5D Mark II are the main DSLR bodies for the rebate program.

There are also combo rebates for the Pixma 9000 Mark II printer.

Canon DSLR & Lens Rebates at B&H 

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Canon USA Instant Rebates, PowerShot & EOS

Canon USA Instant Rebates, PowerShot & EOS

Canon USA Instant Rebates
Save some cash with Canon USA instant rebates. Below are the qualifying products.

HD EOS
Save up to $300 on select EOS digital camera kit combinations. Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 – September 3, 2011.

Official .PDF

EOS 7D $1599 @ B&H (Save $100 on body)

EOS 60D $899 @ B&H (Save $100 on body)

EOS Rebel
Save up to $200 on select EOS Rebel digital camera kit combinations. Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 – July 30, 2011. Download .pdf for complete details.

Official .PDF

EOS PowerShot
Save up to $30 on select PowerShot digital cameras. Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 – July 9, 2011. Download .pdf for complete details.

Official .PDF

thanks Eyal

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1Ds Mark IV & 3 Lenses in August?

1Ds Mark IV & 3 Lenses in August?

1Ds Mark IV before 5D Mark III?
We’re told August will be a major announcement month. The 1Ds Mark III replacement and 3 lenses will be announced. No detail into what lenses.

5D Mark III to follow soon after according to a few folks.

It probably won’t be until July when we started getting solid stuff with specs and a clearer picture of what’s coming down the immediate pipeline.

7D replacement?
Not until well into 2012 at the earliest. You can buy it, it’s a great camera.

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7D Firmware 1.2.5 Posted Again

7D Firmware 1.2.5 Posted Again

Canon UK has reposted the 7D Firmware version 1.2.5 on their web site. This is the same firmware we previously posted.

Changes in this Firmware

Firmware Version 1.2.5 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were rare cases where movie files taken could not be opened when repeatedly shooting movies with specific CF cards.
  2. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were cases where “Err 02″ appeared when repeatedly shooting still images with specific CF cards.
  3. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery was removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempted to start shooting movies immediately, shooting would stop.
  4. Improved the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  5. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when custom function C.Fn 4-1 was set to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens: When used with lenses that do not have an AF stop button, the IS function would not work.
  6. Corrected some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese. (This applies to models in overseas markets. The models for the Japanese market do not display those languages.)

Download Below

Version 1.2.5 (Windows)

Version 1.2.5 (Mac)

thanks Paul

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*UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D

*UPDATE* Firmware 1.2.5 for EOS 7D

*UPDATE*
Canon has killed the links to the firmware on the various sites around the globe. So I am going to host it instead.

Download EOS 7D Firmware 1.2.5 (12.4mb)

Extract the .fir file and put it on the root of a CF card. Put the CF card in your 7D and go to the firmware section in your menu. Select the file on the card and install.

This firmware is official Canon firmware that was prematurely leaked by Canon UK & Canon Europe.

Disclaimer
Should you install it? I have and everything is ok. If you’re a bit uncomfortable doing so, you can probably live without it. If you have any of the bugs listed below, installing it is probably wise.

thanks Eric

Changes in this firmware

Firmware Version 1.2.5 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were rare cases where movie files taken could not be opened when repeatedly shooting movies with specific CF cards.
  2. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were cases where “Err 02″ appeared when repeatedly shooting still images with specific CF cards.
  3. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery was removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempted to start shooting movies immediately, shooting would stop.
  4. Improved the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  5. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when custom function C.Fn 4-1 was set to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens: When used with lenses that do not have an AF stop button, the IS function would not work.
  6. Corrected some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese. (This applies to models in overseas markets. The models for the Japanese market do not display those languages.)

Posted on the Canon UK web site here (mac) & here (win)

thanks W

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60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20

60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20

Save Money!
Rebates on the 60D and 7D are coming February 20, 2011 in the United States and run through until March 20, 2011.

60D will get a $100 instant rebate.

7D will get a $200 instant rebate.

Both deals will apply to kits as well. No word on rebates for the rest of the planet.

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5D Mark II & 7D Mode Dial Lock Upgrade

Effective December 6, 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras.

This modification is available, for a fee, to owners of these cameras who would prefer a Mode Dial which locks in place and can’t be accidentally moved during normal camera operation.

For USA residents, the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D cameras has been set at $100 per camera as of December, 2010. (Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.) For further details, see contact information for inquiries below.

Once modified, users must first press and hold down the central lock-release button in order to turn the Mode Dial. The modification is intended to prevent the Mode Dial from accidentally moving, once set to a particular exposure mode by the user.

Applicable Products
EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras

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