With all the paranoia around regarding authorities and public photography I can see many places treating this as a ‘spy’ cam and reacting accordingly, fascinated to see how this technology progresses.
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DigitalRev offers their own 1 year warranty on all their Canon products, so in the event that you purchase a defective Canon camera and Canon refuses to service it under warranty, DigitalRev will cover the cost of repair or replacement. I forgot where I read this but it's somewhere on the DigitalRev site and I believe it to be true.
What happened in that story above was a DigitalRev employee took one of the DRTV 5D3s and shipped it as new in order to improve his performance rating (they were out of stock and he would have had to cancel the order otherwise, negatively affecting his rating).
That was an isolated incident and DigitalRev has taken appropriate action against the employee and compensated the blogger who wrote the story. Additionally, they hired an internal auditor just to ensure that something like this would never happen again.
The whole incident showed that despite the bad employee, DigitalRev was really on top of their customer service. I would definitely buy from them!
If these new lenses actually happen and are all as good as the 35, wonder what Sigma's roadmap is for their bodies?
Well Sigma only makes bodies around the Foveon sensor with their current flagship being the SD1 Merrill. It is "only" an APS-C sized sensor and I think was originally sold for like $9000 though it is currently about $1800. Unless Sigma has a huge secret they have kept under wraps about making a full 24 x 36 mm sensor, they do not make a single camera that can fully utilize DG series lenses. They would be happy with all DC series if making lenses solely for their own line.
So it appears Sigma is still quite committed to being a third party lens line for the other major manufacturer bodies.
I can't comment on the experience elsewhere, but here in the UK, the very useful site www.camerapricebuster.co.uk provides graphs of the prices of all Canon equipment on sale - it's very useful for spotting the odd bargain without having to trawl round a load of sites.
What you can see, however, is that there hasn't been any hike in prices in response to the rebate program - for example, the 8-15mm has been available at the same price since December, the 17-40mm the same price since November, others have varied - but randomly, with no significant hikes. (And with no evidence, incidentally, for the concept of January sales when it comes to Canon lenses!)
How about this one?
In the UK, Canon sells Refurbished items thru a third party. They are sold on ebay for excellent prices, sometimes lower than US refurbs.
What I am really envious of though is Canon Refurbished
USA rebates, USA rebates... Discounts in US shops days after days. Almost nothing in Europe.
Prices in euro equal Prices in dollars despite Euro values more than dollar... and son on.
I feel like Canon is doing commercial discrimination towards european customers.
Do you ?