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Canon 7D & 100mm L Macro Special Preview Event
Podcast 208 : Canon EOS 7D & 100mm F2.8L Macro IS Lens Preview
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[caption id="attachment_873" align="alignright" width="450"]Canon 7D & 100mm L Macro Special Preview Event Canon EOS 7D & EF 100mm F2.8L Macro Lens Special Preview Event[/caption] On Saturday the 12th of September, 2009, I visited the Canon S Tower in Shinagawa, Tokyo, to attend the Canon EOS 7D and 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Special Preview event. I'm a member of the Canon Photo Circle, which is basically a club here in Japan that you pay $80 a year for and they send you a magazine each month, and an annual, each year. You also get cheap services fees etc. and sometimes, you have a chance to see things like the 7D and the 100mm Macro lens before the general public. Today, this helped me to see these two bits of gear approximately 3 hours before the general public. The Canon Photo Circle members were allowed in at 10AM, and the general public from 1PM. I was actually there in the afternoon as well, and I think it was less crowded than the morning, so I'm not sure if this is a privilege or a clever marketing ploy, but I suspect it's the latter. So, I called this episode a preview and not a review because I really only had a few minutes here and there with the 7D and 100mm F2.8 L Macro lens, and there are already lots of great technical reviews out there for the 7D, by people that have received early or production versions for long enough to do thorough testing. What I'm going to do today is just relay some of my initial thoughts from the Preview event at Canon's S Tower. I also made a couple of recordings that although a bit disjointed, will give you an idea of the atmosphere at the event, so I'm going to insert them here. The first recording was while I was actually in the event hall (photo above, right).

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