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540g. That almost seals the deal. If its performance is anywhere near decent, I may pick one up.

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 20, 2014, 07:54:12 AM »
And the site is taken down...  ;D

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I hope the 16-35 f/4L IS becomes available asap. It has the same focal length range (in 35 mm equivalent) as the EF-S 10-22. Cooool...

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:39:21 AM »
Sounds like something ALL the manufacturers (Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic) will offer sooner or later

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EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 08:51:42 AM »
Highly disappointing. Was hoping to purchase the replacements for the 17-40 f/4L and 50 f/1.4 before my big trip to Japan in July. Doesn't appear my hopes are going to be realized.

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Looks like Sony hopes their rebooting of the SLT line can grab them some market shares... but I seriously doubt it's going to change anything...

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A quick recap:
Nikon - 30 million in Nov 2001, 40 million in July 2007, 50 million in Sep 2009, 60 million in Apr 2011, 70 million in May 2012, 80 million in Jun 2013

Canon - 30 million in Jan 2006, 40 million in Apr 2008, 50 million in Jan 2010, 60 million in Jan 2011, 70 million in Oct 2011, 80 million in Aug 2012, 90 million in May 2013, 100 million in Apr 2014

I was hoping Canon would take this opportunity to announce a bunch of new lenses. Doesn't look like it's happening. I am beginning to doubt 2014 is going to be the Year of the Lens for Canon...

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2014 is turning to be the Year of the Lens...



...for SIGMA.  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Canon Hong Kong Announcement April 24, 2014
« on: April 22, 2014, 06:44:09 AM »
or you could say it will not be earth shattering because canonrumors had no clue about an "annoucement" prior to the teaser... but then.... that´s always the case isn´t it?   8)

Agreed

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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: April 21, 2014, 08:21:52 PM »
Is this the so-called Year of the Lens?  :P

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It is April Fools Day....

That came to mind... but it's no secret that some companies will retreat from the camera market. From Thom Hogan (http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/panasonics-restructuring.html):

"Panasonic's CEO seems dead set on sticking by his "5% profitability" line in the sand. He's already begun closing down businesses that don't meet that goal and have no possibility of doing so any time soon. It seems clear that more businesses will be shut down at Panasonic if they can't get to that 5% number within the next 12-18 months. More so than any other camera company, I worry about Panasonic's ability to come out of the camera sales slump intact...

Bottom line is this: Panasonic is the company to watch carefully, as they're the canary in the coal mine. They're the only one of the Japanese camera companies that currently appears to be trying to fully address years of slothful organizational bloat and are actively closing down businesses that underperform. If they keep their still camera group going, all the Japanese companies will, I think. If Panasonic takes an ax to that group (or even just the compact camera part), others may follow."

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 09:38:18 PM »
Someone in Canon once said in a DPReview interview that Canon has no plans to use 1" sensors.

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Lenses / Re: sorry i have to ask....
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:44:20 PM »
One possible reason is that Canon is waiting to reach their 100 millionth lens milestone. They reached their 90 millionth lens milestone on May 2013. Going by their previous records, they should be able to sell 10 million lenses in less than a year. I guess sales deterioration must have led to a delay here.

It's also possible that after seeing the decline in their sales results, Canon has decided to cancel all their plans concerning the so-called Year of the Lens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:37:24 AM »
Just updated my 6D. No change to my AF microadjustment setting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L IS
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:52:17 AM »
So many patents, so few releases.

Perhaps, it'll be more appropriate to call this the Year of Lens Patents.  ;D

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