Now that there's excitement over the new Canon EOS 7D bubbling around the world, we're getting more and more information about it.
This evening, Rodney Charters posted this image of a Panavision lens he's mounted to a 7D – I was wondering why I saw him ‘escorted' away by a Canon rep over the weekend at the Collision Conference HA – i'll bet they were giving him a 7D to play with. He said this on twitter about the setup “Pani 24 to 275 T2.8 no vignetting 23.967” (in reference to earlier blog post where he put a Panavision lens on the 5D mk ii and had to add a 1.4 adapter to remove the vignetting).
There are also many discussions going on around the globe about whether the Canon EOS 5D Mark II will get 24p now that the 7D has it and they both use the same Digic 4 processor. We found this quote from a cinema5d post that said it came from the Canon Japan announcement:
“[According to Canon] 24fps and 60fps were made possible not because of dual DIGI4, actually a single DIGI4 can handle 24fps and 60fps. As for EOS Kiss X3 and 5D MkII, they are not sure if these cameras have enough reading speed for the data from the sensor when it comes to 60 fps. Therefore, at this point, they haven't decided to provide different shooting modes such as 24fps and 60fps through a firmware update for those EOS cameras with movie capability.”
I'm just not sure that there's enough incentive for Canon to release a 24p update to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. And, I heard from several people over the weekend that it isn't likely either. One of them was Vincent Laforet (look for our interview with him later this week).
@DSLRinformer on twitter said: Reliable sources tell me that on 7D there is no magnification to check focus after recording starts, same as 5dmkII 🙁
Also, Imaging-resource has a pre-release hands on preview! This is very extensive – much more complete than I have time for! (Besides the fact that I don't have a 7D LOL)… and they include this cute little video: