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Canon X-Ray Camera
I didn’t know such a thing existed, I’d like to add it to the collection. I’ll wait for a cheaper auction.….

Thanks Cape

Camera Raw 5.3 & Lightroom 2.3 Betas
You can download the beta’s of Camera Raw 5.3 and Lightroom 2.3.

Thanks Ed

Olympus Rumors
It’s being said Olympus may be releasing 2 Micro 4/3 cameras at PMA. I only write about this because I want the rangefinder shaped orange one Olympus displayed at Photokina. The Panasonic G1 is far too busy and “techie” for what I desire. I think a lot of other Canon users will be interested in such a camera.

The coming M4/3 20mm f/1.7 would go fantastic with it.

Read more about it at 1001 Noisy Cameras.

If enough of us buy them, maybe Canon will make one for us. Doesn’t hurt to wish.


Have a Happy New Year!

Don’t drink and drive
Thanks to everyone that made 2008 a great first year for Canon Rumors.

I know it’s not Thanksgiving, but here goes anyway.

- Thanks to everyone that visits the site (all 3+ million of you!).
- Thanks to everyone that leaves comments.
- Thanks to everyone that has emailed me.
- Thanks to the other web sites that give CR link love, I try to always return the favor.
- Thanks to everyone that has flamed me, I’d be doing something wrong if I pleased everyone.
- Thanks to everyone that has bought something through an Amazon link.
- Thanks to all my sources.

Corporate Thanks
- Thanks to Carl Zeiss
- Thanks to Singh-Ray, Gitzo, Markins & Really Right Stuff

2009 will be a bigger and better year for Canon Rumors. I have stuff in store I think regular visitors will appreciate.

As always, the rumors are the main things you folks care about, I’ll keep them coming.

Have a safe and happy New Years Eve.


We Made a Top 100 List – The Photographer’s Guild Blog

Yay for us
Check out this list of the top 100 photography blogs on the web. Canon Rumors is on the list as well as many other great sites you may or may not know about. Have a visit.


Merry Christmas & Photo Contest

Merry Christmas (and any other seasonal holiday and/or celebration!)
I wish everyone that reads my ramblings and rumors a fantastic holiday season.

Photo Contest Winners
I received about 50 entries for the free t-shirt. Here are the ones I liked the most.

Winning Shot
Lucas Wroe

1st Runner Up
James Van Hees

2nd Runner Up
Dan Carr

3rd Runner Up
Chris Lerma

Thanks everyone for the photos, they were fun to look at. Even the one of the bird going to the bathroom, that was funny.


Where is CR Guy?

Powershot Update Coming
I have some information about what is coming in the Powershot lineup in the spring. I’ll be doing a writeup about that on December 27.

Getting ready
I’ll be MIA until the 27th of December or so. I’ll be packing, bouncing around airports and getting settled in Ireland. I’ll be over in Europe for a couple months. I will definitely continue to update the site.

In the meantime, David should keep you guys apprised (thx Jim) of any news. As can be expected, contacts have given into Christmas and the other holidays this time of year.

Have a great few days and don’t drink and drive shoot.

Help in Ireland
Anyone know a place I can order some Neopan 1600 & Ilford HP5 & Delta 3200 in Ireland? I’m having trouble with a Canadian credit card getting stuff shipped to me in Ireland. I guess I need a film dealer.


Sonic Camera Ad

Clarify again
People have noticed a Sonic Camera ad on the web site and commented about it. I will try to clarify this again.

Google is responsible for the ads the appear on this site. Currently I have the Google capped maximum of 200 scam/bait and switch/annoying web sites blocked from advertising on this site.

I can not stop them all. and wish I could. I appologize for that.

Canon Rumors Public Service Announcement
If it’s too good to be true, it is. if you need to lookup an online retailer.

We recommend Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Henrys and Vistek.


Another Ad Post

I want ads, they pay for stuff like shirts. I also have something a lot more significant planned in the spring. I don’t do this to make millions and buy Bentley’s (I already have 2).

If you say “no” to this, basically it means there wouldn’t be Amazon links in posts anymore.

Thanks for your input.

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EOS 3D [CR0] – DXO – Other Things

EOS 3D Back in the saddle
From [POTN] via [NL]

The new camera will have a “radical new AF system” that I do not have any information about.

I am unsure about the information I got… either it will be just 2.0 crop or 2.0 and 1.? crop.
Soon to follow will be F2.0 IS zoom lenses. I believe this is why the reason for the 2.0 crop mode.

Of course super high ISO and the fastest FPS seen in a DSLR camera yet. Sounds like this will be for sports users for sure. I am guessing that most cameras will have GPS and Wifi by then so you can expect that too.

Oh yeah, no CF card slot. SD or maybe a new card format? There is talk about built in memory too.

Please remember, this IS a rumors site! I brought the ranking system about so I could report everything without much confusion as to whether or not it was legit.
I have no idea how long it has been around, or if anyone has heard of it before. Today was the first for me. It seems like a decently reasonable idea.

I’m glad to know I didn’t steal my camera from anyone.

DXO Site
A few comments about the DXO sensor rankings site from a few of you. I’m not really a fan of it. I’ve seen completely different results with my own eyes.

Switzerland Pricing
Yes, I figured it was just a miscue by the site I mentioned.


D3 to D3X Upgrade?

I know this is Canon Rumors, but the concept of upgradeable camera bodies is one I’d be very interested in.

From a reader
Change the output circuit board and sensor chip carrier (double the data readout lines – channels – enabled) and a D3 can become a D3X – firmware in D3 already had support for 24MP, but the circuit brd did not have enough buffer and processor to handle extra data flow.

D3 to D3X upgrade coming late 2009 – buffer upgrade tested the market. D3X priced at $8000 and so an upgrade can be done for $4000 and that will include shutter replacement = users can claim it is like a new camera.

I have no idea how likely this is, but it’s a cool concept. I wish they could do that with my 1D3!

Ads on CR
I agree with a few folks things have become a bit overdone as far as advertising goes. I moved the one graphic that appeared under the first post to the right side. That takes some eye strain off the post.

Adding Amazon is proving to be worth it, I’m just figuring out how to make it less intrusive. I won’t be doing any more posts dedicated solely to advertising or “great deals”. If I speak of a product, there will probably be a corresponding link if available. I think that’s a good trade-off. So basically, no ad unless you get some useful information.

Thanks for reading!


Canon Rumors on Facebook

I’m not really sure what purpose it will serve, but I’m there!

You can add me:

Canon Rumors @ Facebook

Yeah, I stole this idea from my pal at Nikon Rumors

A RANDOM person that becomes my friend today will receive a Canon Rumors T-Shirt!