Mr Blue | Jan 31, 2018 | 0
Canon announces EOS 7D Mark II EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and W-E1 Kits
Canon has announced the arrival of two new Kits for its popular ASP-C flagship camera, the EOS 7D Mark II. The EOS 7D Mark II is an extremely popular camera for Canon, offering sublime image quality, in a rugged affordable package, and it is great to see Canon keeping the range of kits available for their prosumer weapon up t0 date.
Currently the 7D Mark II is available bundled with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. a decent lens in it’s own right, but it’s STM motor design is not hugely fast when compared to its USM brethren. Canon has addressed this by releasing the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, and for the first time, shooters who value overall focus speed over buttery smoothness can buy the 7D Mark II and the 18-135mm USM in kit form.
The second new kit bundles the 7D Mark II with the new W-E1 Wifi adaptor. The W-E1 can be mounted in one of the 7D Mark II’s SD card slots, and allows wireless file transfer to external devices, and camera control, when connected to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Canon has included built in WiFi on their new full frame camera, the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, so it is great to see them coming up with a solution for older units, and great to see it come bundled with the 7D Mark II.
The new 7D Kits should begin shipping on September 8th. Pre-orders for the new kits are live, you can grab yours from the following links:
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II and W-E1 WiFi Adaptor Kit (1,849) at B&H Photo, Amazon.com
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and E-E1 Adaptor Kit ($2,449) at B&H Photo, Amazon.com
Canon Announces New Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit Featuring New Wi-Fi® Adapter For The Easy Sharing Of Images And Videos
New Bundle Also Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi® Adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera’s SD card slot, provides the EOS 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilitiesi like easy transferring of images and MP4 videos as well as use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture of still images via a compatible smartphone or tablet.ii
The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will be sold with the EOS 7D Mark II body as well as sold separately, and can also be used with the EOS 5DS and 5DS R as well as previously purchased EOS 7D Mark II camerasiii. When used with EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 functionality is limited to the transfer of still images only. The W-E1 will support 802.11 b, g and n using the 2.4 GHz band.
Additionally, for the first time the EOS 7D Mark II camera will be conveniently bundled with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. This lens has been optimized for high-speed autofocusing when shooting stills and quiet and smooth zoom when shooting video. This is the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM technology providing high-speed autofocus for shooting stills and silent, smooth autofocus when shooting video. The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens also provides up to four stops of optical image stabilization.
The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Lens Kit is currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of $2,449.00*, with the body-only version also currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of $1,849*. The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $50.00*. A firmware update to enable compatibility with the W-E1 for previously purchased cameras is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for the EOS 7D Mark II camera and November 2016 for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras.
For more information: http://www.usa.canon.com/
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i The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 must be inserted into the available SD card slot. The W-E1 does not have storage and is not designed to record images. To record and store images, a CompactFlash card must be used in the dedicated CF card slot.
ii Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
iii EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras that have already been purchased separately require a firmware update to utilize the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
* Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.