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That is "forumography" at its best.
I'd like to see people think more in terms of camera's real limitations and strengths to their photography, as opposed to indulging in "technology" pipe dreams so prevalent in our PC/Iphone/Ipad obsessed western society.
Quite right Peter, Canon uses it's research to design/build a body and/or lens for a targeted user and it's possible usage across it's entire user base, and hopefully work this magic without cannibalizing existing product and profit
This still 'mythical' 7D2; it's specs, price, will be a compromise and it will serve Canon's goals first. Given their 5D3/IDX model the 7D2 would be targeted at the high-end sports shooter that requires more reach then FF can give.
The previous xxD split was a test of the semi-pro market share and that decision, tho somewhat unpopular, proved correct given the success of both the 60D and 7D; 7D for action/sports, 60D for everything else, if you want both pay a bit extra for the 7D.
That model seems like a pretty good fit for all, even us 'users', choice is often a good thing but someone must pay for this re-classification... Retail does this all the time, Insurance, investment as well. Give consumers more choices of basically the same stuff, it can be a good and/or a location...it's all about profit and which kind of customer mix will deliver it.
We can wish/hope a company will listen to us as individuals and design/spec a good accordingly, but it's the collective that pushes target. As in life, if you only complain about stuff use thretening language, people around you just stop listening. Explain the issue, give context; evidence, and common ground can be found with open mind, not closed 'me only' driven thought.
Rant, dribble over, it's 230am why am I not sleeping...answer...the dancing/spasming legs of a paralyzed man, with a passion for photography and a hunger for more selflessness, sanity, perhaps even civility in this world
Jerry aka hippie freak signing off...