Why does a "studio" camera need to be large and heavy? To impress the customers? Weatherproofing? I don't think it'll be raining in the studio.
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A 1 series body with the traditonal 1 series size, weight & price tag will sell like cold hotcakes.
According to sales figures, their market research team has been doing an excellent job of predicting the market. No, I won't buy a 1-series body, but lots of others will.QuoteCanon has been steadily leaking users to the D800E
Citation? Or is this just your unsubstantiated opinion?
Ahh.. the first complaint didn't take long.
The switchover will be buggy for 12-24 hours as things get sorted. These things rarely go smoothly.
The Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 has an 82mm filter size too.
... I believe the Otus 55/1.4 is a 77mm.
If this lens is awesome, I'll sell my EF 24-105 f4 to help pay for it.
However...in this range, I'm dying to see what the rumored Siggy 24-70 f2 will look like. I'll probably hold off on anything until it's revealed (IF it's revealed).
If this lens has a 82mm filter size for an f4 lens I cannot wait to see what an f2 zoom would have....
<p>We also understand that Canon is redesigning the shift mechanism on the new tilt-shift lenses and that they won’t share the same design... I would gladly welcome a more reliable design to the shift unit, and hopefully Canon can make the new lenses a bit less prone to broken knobs and other issues that I have seen.</p>
"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another. I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of. I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images. By the way, this lens doesn't even cost as much as my coffee machine (La Cimbali). That may be ridiculous to some, but more than worthwhile for me (the coffee machine, that is).
Coming from a Canon dealer's standpoint, this is great. For you guys those instant rebates are good, but Canon doesn't actually do the rebates. They sell the rebates to another company, who reimburse us at 80% of the rebate (and when you generally make about 6% or less on an items, only getting 80% of a rebate back is almost like selling it at a loss). Also give you a ton of paper work for each item and love to reject your forms, which results in us losing money almost every single time Canon does an instant rebate program.
In terms of them raising the price and then giving the rebates, part of the reason companies do rebates is to control prices. Canon has set prices that generally speaking you're not allowed to sell under, but somehow, whether they're just getting stuff cheaper, or they're selling at a loss for some reason, most of the big stores like B&H sell at or just barely above cost, which makes it nearly impossible to survive as a smaller, local retailer. That's actually the biggest reason so many camera stores are going out of business left and right: internet dealers selling everything at cost.
So anyway, I'm really happy that they're going back to a mail in rebate program.
These reviews are always interesting as is the wide variety of comments and experiences.I