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January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« on: January 04, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »

Not hearing much…

CES starts next week and with it a lot of camera companies will be launching consumer level products. Last year Canon launched the PowerShot G1 X for CES and that was about it.


No media events have been planned by Canon for next week. 99% of the time if Canon is launching a significant camera, there is some kind of media invite to showcase the new cameras.


However, when lenses are announced, that is not always the case. There was no media invites when the EF 24-70 f/4L IS and EF 35 f/2 IS were announced.


We’ve heard that two, possibly 3 lenses could be announced on January 8, 2013, but we have not received any confirmations from known sources yet.


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January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« on: January 04, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 09:48:48 AM »
4 days left... let's wait and see.  :)

It would be good a 14-24 or something like that.

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 09:54:19 AM »
4 days left... let's wait and see.  :)

It would be good a 14-24 or something like that.

More interested in 35L II with weather sealing ;)
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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 09:58:35 AM »
4 days left... let's wait and see.  :)

It would be good a 14-24 or something like that.

More interested in 35L II with weather sealing ;)

Even More Interested in a 135mm F/1.8L IS.  ;D

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 10:03:59 AM »
Oh yes! Bring on the 14-24L!!  ;D

4 days left... let's wait and see.  :)

It would be good a 14-24 or something like that.

More interested in 35L II with weather sealing ;)
Not really. The 35L is just fine.
It is better if Canon fill the holes in their lineup, before upgrading an already great lens like the 35L.

Canon still doesn't have a good UWA-zoom for landscapers.  :P
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 10:07:02 AM by Ricku »

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 10:16:40 AM »
4 days left... let's wait and see.  :)

It would be good a 14-24 or something like that.

More interested in 35L II with weather sealing ;)

Even More Interested in a 135mm F/1.8L IS.  ;D

Lol ...the audacity of hope :D
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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 10:22:10 AM »
Not really. The 35L is just fine.
It is better if Canon fill the holes in their lineup, before upgrading an already great lens like the 35L.

I have to disagree.  Based on TDP's ISO 12233 charts, the new 35mm f/2 IS is sharper than the current 35L with both shot wide open, right out into the corners.   I'd like a refreshed 35/1.4L with improved optics (sharper than a lens that costs half as much would be nice), and weather sealing. 

As I've stated before, every L-series prime of 100mm and shorter has been updated or newly released in the last 6 years...every one except the 35L.  It's overdue...
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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 10:22:10 AM »

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 11:48:08 AM »
They will probably announce some low end compacts like Powershot A or IXUS.

I hope I'm wrong and they announce a sub 300 dollar lower-than-s110-end, Powershot S series compact: fast (f1.8-3.5 or so), 3 to 5 times zoom, 1/2.3" sensor, good 12 MP sensor (but no raw because that will kill their s110 sales). Aka, something like the SX260, but a lot faster and less zoom. 

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 12:32:36 PM »
Come on Canon, announce a 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS USM with rotating zoom!!

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 01:05:19 PM »
Since I bought the 35mm 1.4 L a couple of months ago they are bound to announce an update...just my luck.

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 01:37:40 PM »
Come on Canon, announce a 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS USM with rotating zoom!!

I have always hoped the 100-400 II will be coming out soon... upon sober thought I am afraid the 100-400 newer version is a bit farther away now than before (the new EF 200-400 1.4X entry into the market).

I realize these two lenses are targetted toward entirely different users exemplified by just the price differential letting alone other aspects including f/4. But releasing the 100-400 II with persumably improved image quality and/or features at this particular junction seems a little farther away than before somehow.

And if they do release an updated 100-400, they will try and cripple it, like with the 70-300 L IS, which is excellent, but was initially listed as not supporting Canon extenders (apparently it works at the longer end based on TDP's review).
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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 01:41:27 PM »
Not really. The 35L is just fine.
It is better if Canon fill the holes in their lineup, before upgrading an already great lens like the 35L.

I have to disagree.  Based on TDP's ISO 12233 charts, the new 35mm f/2 IS is sharper than the current 35L with both shot wide open, right out into the corners.   I'd like a refreshed 35/1.4L with improved optics (sharper than a lens that costs half as much would be nice), and weather sealing. 

As I've stated before, every L-series prime of 100mm and shorter has been updated or newly released in the last 6 years...every one except the 35L.  It's overdue...
I have to disagree - 34L is quite OK and there are other primes needing refresh more.
+ I do not see any reason to compare wide open lenses - why don't you protest that 50/2.5 wide open is visibly better across whole frame than 50L wide open?

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 01:45:07 PM »
I do not see any reason to compare wide open lenses - why don't you protest that 50/2.5 wide open is visibly better across whole frame than 50L wide open?

Fair enough...but even with both at f/2, the 35L has similar sharpness and more CA.  It's not until f/2.8 that the 35L is clearly better, and I didn't buy the 35L to shoot it at f/2.8 (although I often shoot around f/2).

Personally, I also really want it weather sealed for use as a walkaround lens.
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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 02:48:24 PM »
We’ve heard that two, possibly 3 lenses could be announced on January 8, 2013, but we have not received any confirmations from known sources yet.
So what do you think is the 3rd? 200-400 f/4 1.4x?
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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 10:04:41 PM »
I'm really hoping for a new 50mm EF lens.

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Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
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