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New Canon EOS Rebel [CR4]

Just to summarize
The new Rebel will be the product announced on the 25th of March. It should fall into our previous spec list.

Still no definitive word on a jog wheel.

Others are speculating an articulating LCD. Could you keep the screen at 3″ and make it articulating on that small body?

Lenses
I’m asking around about a possible lens introduction, nothing yet.

Someone did say that perhaps Canon would launch a “Movie Lens” type of thing. It would be kitted with the new Rebel. Panasonic has done this with the GH1, so that’s probably where the idea came from. I think we’re still too early into the DSLR movie mode development for that sort of thing.

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TS-E 17 f/4L & TS-E 24 f/3.5L II [CR4]

UPDATE
Introducing TWO new Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses?

TS-E 17mm f/4LTS-E 24mm f/3.5K

Images from Germany:
http://www.achatzi.de/shop/product_info.php?pName=tse24mm-f35l-ii

http://www.achatzi.de/shop/product_info.php?pName=tse-17mm-f4l

We reported the possibility of 2 tilt-shift lenses for PMA, one of our new sources has come through if this is true.

A pair of Tilt Shift lenses?
As we reported a few days ago, there’s a chance there will be two tilt-shift lenses launched for PMA.

Apparently a German forum has picked up on that.

http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=451595

TS-E 17mm €2499
TS-E 24mm €2299

We’ll find out soon.

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Canon EOS Rebel 500D [CR4]

Final Specs?
People keep emailing about the Rebel, these are the specs as I know them. A couple of updates from previous posts, some of it is the same.

Specs
mp:
15.1
ISO:
100-3200
Proc:
DIGIC IV
LCD:
3″ VGA LCD
crop:
1.6
FPS:
3.5
AF:
9 Point AF
AF: Face Detection
Battery: LP-E5
Feature: LiveView
Feature: Movie Mode w/contrast detect AF
Announcement: January 24, 2009 (?)

Possible Feature? [CR3]
I am being told you may see the jog wheel finally added to the Rebel line. $200 Canon cameras have it, why shouldn’t the Rebel?

The XSi may not be discontinued. It could stick around for 6 months or so. So yes, that would make 3 Rebel’s in the EOS lineup.

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Canon Canada Price Increases [CR4]

Bummer
Don’t be shocked to see Canon raise lens prices come Jan/Feb 2009 to offset currency issues. There will also be normal price increases because sell through rebates end on December 31, 2008. Camera bodies should be safe, as Canon will be winding down a bunch of models outside of the 50D and 5D2.

Powershots may see a 5% increase in dealer cost.

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5D Mark II Allocation – CANADA [CR4]

Done
It looks like allocations have been set for the 5D Mark II for at least a few retailers. Expect shipments to begin next week.

I’m told most mom & pop stores should get the allocation they asked for.

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