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There is a big price drop for the Canon 7D now in effect, which brings the price down to half off at just $749 (was $1499). I don’t know for sure but I suspect retailers are clearing out stock of the 7D since the 7D Mark II has been released and it will probably be gone for good soon.
There original Canon 7D is almost 6 years old now but is still a heckuva camera. It broke the mold for Canon’s APS-C lineup when it was announced in 2009. See my original Canon 7D Review for more and check out the deal while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
This video from the Slow Mo Guys shows us a great look at the shutter movement inside the Canon 7D at a range of shutter speeds, all the way up to 1/8000s.
It is a view we don’t ever really get to see even if we do understand the process of how a focal plane shutter works. Thanks to a Phantom camera that shoots HD video at 10,000fps, we get to see up close and in detail the mirror and shutter operation.
As you are watching, note the vibration of mirror on its impact and consider how that will affect image quality as much slower shutter speeds.