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iOS / Android Developer(s) Needed

iOS / Android Developer(s) Needed

I need help
Apparently I need to know more than BASIC to develop an application for iOS and Android, so I posted a help wanted ad here.

Head over to the forum to see what I am looking for.

Job Posting



Canon Rumors Changes

Canon Rumors Changes

Some of you may, or may not have noticed a slight facelift to Canon Rumors. I mostly just wanted to clean things up.

Canon Rumors Sponsors
Canon Rumors is my day job now, so it has to make some revenue. That being said, I am very much into the soft sell. I don’t want to be posting “deals” to the main blog every single day. I don’t think most of you come here for that.

I think a lot of you will also notice there are less ads on Canon Rumors now. That isn’t because there isn’t demand, it’s because I don’t want my sidebar populated with 10 ads! That’s of no benefit to the advertiser or the reader.

So how can you help?

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*Update* Canon Rumors & Facebook

The fine folks at Facebook don’t seem to respond to emails in regards to killed accounts in a timely matter. Perhaps they killed a whole host of accounts. I know Nikon Rumors Guy lost his accounts too.

I’ve started a new fan page. You can click the link at the top to “Like it” or the link below. It shouldn’t take long to repopulate it.

Like the Canon Rumors Page

It finally happened
I heard the rumors it was coming, and alas it came. The “Canon Rumors Guy” facebook account has been disabled since that moniker is not that of a real person.

So what now?

I hate Facebook (you are free to love it, I am not judging), I do not have a personal account, nor do I ever want one again. It appears I cannot have a fan page without having a facebook account. It was great of them to officially warn me so I could have a contigency plan.

Stay tuned, I’ll figure something out.



5D Mark II Replacement

Time to address the questions
I am getting a ton of questions regarding the 5D Mark II and how much longer it’s going to be a current camera. While I obviously have nothing definitive, there are been a few pieces of information come my way in regards to a Canon roadmap.

5D Mark III

  • A Q2/Q3 announcement in 2011, this is not yet decided within Canon.
  • Big megapixel boost, 28mp +
  • Continue to build on EOSHD and supreme image quality.
  • A variant of the 7D AF system.
  • I can’t see them not calling it 5D Mark III, the 5D name carries a lot of weight.
  • Expect it to be in the same $2699 range the 5D Mark II was at launch.
  • Obvious ergonomic upgrades.

I get asked a lot if people are safe to buy a 5D Mark II now. The answer is “yes”, it’s a great camera today and it’ll still be a great camera in a year.

There is not a lot of urgency for Canon & Nikon to launch new higher end cameras in the current economic climate. Things look to improve in 2011. The 5D Mark II also still sells extremely well.

Forum Moderator
I need a couple of forum moderators, just send “Canon Rumors Guy” a message from within the forum.



Photokina Resolutions

A state of the union of sorts
With Photokina here, this marks the end of some kind of calendar, so I’ll do some new years resolutions of sort.

  1. Learn more about digital SLR video. I MUST become far more versed in this area, and I will. I will be buying a 60D as soon as I can and really getting down to it. I get a lot of questions about it that I cannot answer.
  2. Go to more trade shows and report from them. I will be going to the Henry’s show in Mississauga for sure (a large photo show in Canada). I will also be looking into attending CES in January. Photokina 2012 is a definite.
  3. I only had one day there this time, but I tried to cover as much as possible. I write pretty short articles and try to be straight to the point. There’s lots of places around you can read 85 page articles about a piece of gear, I don’t think you need me doing the same thing.
  4. Stay focused on rumors, that’s why you’re all here. I will work harder to bring more profiles and reviews in the coming weeks and months during the slow periods.
  5. Fix the server issues I have at Canon Rumors. I am currently working on that issue right now. I hope to have it resolved once and for all. I am exhausted worrying about it.
  6. More sponsored giveaways. There’s lots of great stuff we’ve given away in the past, I want to do more of that and I will.
  7. I am going to be far more diligent in returning emails. I’ve been lazy about that in the past. No more!

I have a few more things from Photokina 2010 to write about and I’ll be doing that later today.

Link Love
If you haven’t visited Steve Huff’s web site, please do so. He mostly talks about Leica stuff, but there’s some great real world articles about people and photography.

He’s a passionate guy and I think the first Leica dedicated blog.

Back to the rumors soon, the glow of Photokina will fade quickly. Don’t expect Canon to wait too long in announcing more products.