By Stephen Oachs
I'm currently on a shoot in Kenya, Africa, and I ran into a Japanese man sporting some gear I didn't recognize. While his English was very limited, I was able to confirm that he works for Canon and is doing in-field testing with the new Canon 200-400mm with built-in teleconverter. He also was testing the new Canon 600mm.
What I also noticed was a Canon camera body that I hadn't seen before.
You can see it in the photos I took...I see the "Q" button located by
the big wheel on the right, which on the 7D is currently located on the
top left. The battery grip seems to have a joystick. I also noticed a "Rate" button...hrm, any ideas?
Is this the new 5D Mark III, or maybe the 7D Mark II? This info I was not able to determine.
I'll tell you this, that Canon 200-400mm is on my shopping list as soon
as it's available. He told me he thought it would be officially released
on March or April.