90D. Well that’s disappointing for us 7D2 users

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Rexgig0 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,263
7D III Is My Hope, As Well.

Steve Balcombe wrote:

BirdShooter7 wrote:

I actually take this as good news as I think it means we could still get a 7d mk3.

After a few hours chewing it over, I've come to the same conclusion. My initial reaction was that giving the 90D certain '7D' features like the joystick and spot AF, and of course 10 fps, could mean this is the best we're going to get - so no 7D3. But the more I look at the 90D, the more it looks like a nice update to the 80D, but nothing more. It has simply inherited a few features from a higher-tier body which is now almost five years old. Classic trickle-down. And with only 45 points, the AF hasn't even caught up with the 7D2, just narrowed the gap. The body is exactly the same size as the 80D, so it will be no better for use with bigger/heavier lenses. It still has a slightly below-par viewfinder. It still has <stage whisper> one card slot </>.

So the 90D is not the predicted re-merge of the XXD and 7D lines - and this launch still leaves the door wide open for a 7D3, maybe in the spring.

That is my hope, as well, an eventual 7D III, or whatever Canon would choose to name a high-performance, sports/action APS-C DSLR.

Even though I “upgraded” to full-36x24mm-frame cameras, I see them as additions, not something to replace the 7D II. My wife and I are concentrating on close-range nature and wildlife photography, for which my pair of 7D II cameras remains relevant. (An EF 100/2.8L Macro IS is virtually welded to one of my 7D II bodies, as was the case when I was still employed by Houston PD, and using my 7D II cameras for evidentiary/forensic/crime scene photography.) A 7D III would, presumably, have significant AF improvements, so I would probably buy at least one, perhaps two.

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By accident of availability, I learned to use Canon and Nikon DSLRs at the same time. I love specific lenses made by both Canon and Nikon, too much to quit either system. Dabbling with Leica-M is fun, too. I am, certainly, not an expert.

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