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Camera sales, however, fell by 22 percent year-on-year in the quarter, as the world’s biggest camera maker struggled with the prevalence of high-quality smartphone cameras and a saturation in the high-end, single-lens-reflex camera market.</p>

More like it struggled because yet with the "prevalence of high-quality smartphone cameras and saturation of the dSLR" they still for the past 2-3 years continue to focus the "majority" of their releases on more powershot, rebel, and kit lens garbage.

Doesn't make sense does it? They mention smartphone entry and saturation of dslrs yet continue to fuel product releases and resources for these markets - ignoring the upper tier segment with the exception of a 24-70 2.8 II and 200-400 1.4x and we wonder why Canon is struggling. So much for the "dual pixel innovative technology" on the 70d to save the Camera division sales...not driving it so much eh?

Past 2 years of Canon innovations press releases of powershots, Rebels, and stm kit lens innovations.

I thought the smart phone market was creeping into powershot margins, why bother with the powershot segment anymore?

Well cheers to another Q1 year of nothing but announcements of lenses and bodies from other camera brands.

Guess even less teasers from Canon these past 2 years - unless powershots, rebels, and stm kit lenses excite you.

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 03:54:54 AM »
I think a good question is what happened to the upper/pro-sumer/pro Canon dSLR & lens market - in which probably the greater population of the site visitors here encompass? There doesn't appear to be any stagnant slowing of product releases from rivals like Nikon/Sony and third party lens like Sigma and Tamron.

One dual pixal innovation on a 70d with a whole collective of marginal "innovations" of rebels, kit lens upgrades (basically slapping the STM label on), and garbage powershots aren't cutting it for this past year+.

If Canon is keeping tight its R&D spending on marginal rebel/kit upgrades why is it blowing $$$ on releasing lenses like the 24-70 f/4 is L, 24 2.8 IS, and 28 2.8 is? I blame part of the drop in those graphs/numbers on failed business decisions from Canon.

Since 2012-today, the only worthwhile "pro-sumer/pro" lenses have been the 24-70 2.8 II and 200-400 f4 1.4x.

One can only hope with Canon these past few years, that they enter the medium format market or do something more dramatic.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 12:46:51 AM »
Gimme my 14-24 (w/ no garbage hood like the nikon equivalent)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where's the Canon dslr/lens announcements? So much for for Canon having 2014 as their "year of the lenses". Other brands already getting a jump start on this. I guess another year with just point and shoot and video (exception standard new rebel and kit len versions) announcements.

EOS Bodies / Re: Announcement Talk Begins
« on: January 03, 2014, 03:00:22 AM »
I thought the lackluster announcements of 2013 pointed towards speculation/rumors that in January 2014 or at least Q1 there would be some big announcements?

PowerShot / Re: PowerShot Cameras Coming for CES 2014 in January [CR1]
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:17:15 AM »
Well in all fairness there was barely any prosumer announcements this 2013 year!

Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2013, 02:23:08 PM »
I think most know what lens I want.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:28:46 PM »
When we are talking ultra-wide angle as in wider than 24mm, the best definitely is the 17mm TS-E. For interiors, architecture, etc. Plus, can still modify it to put graduated Lee/Cokin filters on it, unlike the 15mm with the fixed hood getting in the way. The 15mm doesn't even have the same color rendition as the 21mm zeiss and suffers in the corner sharpness, not to mention even with that so called "superb build" it still isn't weather sealed! The only thing going for it is the lower distortion, build, and zeiss naming. For zoom versatility, probably the Nikon 14-24.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 13, 2013, 12:25:07 AM »
Sounds like a camera to showcase along with a brand spanking new 100-400 II or 70-400 IS L !

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:04:47 AM »
What should be released:

Canon 14-24 2.8 L
Canon 17-50 L
Canon 16-35 IS 4.0 L
Canon 35 1.2 L
Canon 50 1.4 II / IS
Canon 70-400 / 100-400 II L
Canon 135 1.8 / 2.0 IS L

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 03:15:49 PM »
A shame the Canon rumors site has to provide off brand posts to compensate for the lackluster year of announcements and releases...!

Where are the announcements for the:

Canon 14-24 !!!
Canon 17-50 !!!
Canon 35 1.4 II / 1.2 !!!
Canon 50 1.4 II / 1.4 IS !!!
Canon 135 1.8 IS / 2.0 II !!!
Canon 100-400 II / 70-400 II !!!

Canon 5DX or 3D high megapixel FF version !!!

Oh well probably more new kit STM lens and rebel announcements...

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body - $2699 at Amazon
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:29:36 PM »
Out the door with sales tax, I'm at $2935.16!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: when are the best Sales on 5d Mark iii?
« on: October 20, 2013, 05:05:02 AM »
Well if you want grey market - "new/opened box" then BVI usually has them $2500-$2599.

If you want from an authorized reseller sadly around $3100 now, since in a time not so long ago...authorized resellers could price below the given listed price. Now/recently I believe Canon required it's authorized sellers to not sell under a certain list price (with the exception of certain rebate promotions) - so in regards of any "legit" authorized going for in the $2800 it probably won't be until an official price cut.


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