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I had an interesting thought yesterday. Interesting to me anyway!
We've all read the new changes in the CPS program, right?
You might recall the bit about the 60D, and all future XXD models being excluded from calculation or professional gear status for CPS membership.
Well, that got me thinking. . . Canon has always allowed APS-C bodies to qualify for CPS membership, since the first D30. This is the first time that has changed and the intermediate tier is not longer accepted.
What it made me wonder, and I'm not trying to start any rumor or pass one on, is that it means the 7D is the only valid APS-C body for consideration of pro gear status. I don't think Canon would make that bold inference about an old model like the 7D, so that leads me to believe a 7D2 release is imminent. I don't think I'm the only one to have this though cross their mind.
Doesn't that seem plausible, following the release of the M, SL1, and now the improved 70D? It's like Canon saying, "Hey, here's this new really cool 70D, but so sorry! You can't use it to qualify points for CPS -- only CPS repair discount." How/why would they do that without a solution in the wings, especially with all the courting of cinema and videographers for CPS? The 7D has been a mainstay of video, but it's quite outdated and needing video refreshment.
Doesn't Photokina come up pretty soon?
Just a thought that rattle through my head.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread. . .