Canon 7D Now Half Off at Just $749

Canon 7D

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.

Also, the 7D with EF 28-135mm IS lens kit is $849, while the 7D with EF-S 18-135mm IS lens kit is $1099.

 

Watch the Canon 7D Shutter at 10,000fps

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.

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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.

Canon 7D Listed as “Discontinued” at Amazon

Canon 7D

Amazon has listed the Canon 7D as “discontinued” on its product page. However, the camera is still available via third party sellers on Amazon.com. We have been expecting to hear more on a replacement for the camera, possibly called a 7D Mark II, and we continue to see steep discounts on the Canon 7D.

The new camera is rumored to appear just prior to Photokina in September. [Read more…]

Video Test: Panasonic GH4 Compared to GH3, Canon 5D Mark III, C100 and 7D

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The guys from Hillbilly Grip Truck got their hands on a demo model of the Panasonic GH4 and put together a quick comparison video with the GH4 alongside the GH3, Canon C100, 5D Mark III and 7D.

You can see in the video below, they walk through several different shots, assigning numbers to the cameras and revealing the models at the end of the video. [Read more…]