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- Aug 16, 2012
I like the specs. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to have the 3 custom settings on the mode dial, which I find so useful.
I bought mine from Deals All Year when it was still $2k gray market. It was clearly brand new and the only "issue" is that I had to change the menu to English. For a couple hundred in savings I would go US Authorized but for $1,600 (now even more)? I took the risk. eBay and PayPal protect you in terms of the initial arrival (item as described), so at that point you're paying a lot for a 1 year warranty. And that's assuming Canon wouldn't just honor it any way.I think I would agree, but I am leery of grey market goods unless purchased from Costco with their automatic extended warranty.
It's missing the 'Single AF Point with 4 expansion points' and 'Single AF Point with 8 expansion points' AF point selection modes that the 80D is also missing. 9-point "Zone AF" is not the same. The former give priority to the single selected point and use the expansion points only when the selected point can not achieve AF. The latter gives equal weight to all nine AF points and will AF on the area of highest contrast within the entire AF area of the nine AF points.if its got more reliable AF than the 7DII then a bargain, but if it’s still 80D class AF, a poor subsitute for the 7DII.
It has two, like Canon's other recent enthusiast bodies such as the 80D, 6D2, and M5/M6. For whatever reason, the RP is something of an exception with three custom modes.I like the specs. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to have the 3 custom settings on the mode dial, which I find so useful.
Where do you see that? Yes it has scenery modes, but I don't see any hints that more than the two custom modes found directly on dial (which is what AlanF refers to) should be available.Look at the spec sheet in the attached PDF. All of those modes are there (and more). Accessible via the touch screen rather than the dial.
I like to have C1, C2 and C3 on the mode dial, as I wrote, so I can switch among them using muscle memory without taking the OVF away from my eye. If I have to take my eye off the subject and faff around with a touch screen then I can miss a shot.Look at the spec sheet in the attached PDF. All of those modes are there (and more). Accessible via the touch screen rather than the dial.
I also seem to remember 26th as the announcement day.The announcement is on the 28th.