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« on: August 26, 2010, 12:43:15 AM »

Will that be all?

We’ll find out soon enough if Canon is done for Photokina.


I’ll go ahead and say no, there are definitely new PowerShots coming, G12 and SX30 anyone? Will they be announced alongside a 1Ds Mark IV or beside a 2000D?


Right & Wrong

So how’d we do rumor wise on this round of announcements.


60D

- We pretty much nailed this camera.


70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

- We sort of got this correct. I reported that a 70-300 replacement was coming a while ago, then we found a 100-300 rumor on a web site.


I think this lens will be a great addition to the Canon line-up. The old 70-300 was a bit misplaced.


8-15 f/4L Fisheye

- Really had no clue a fisheye zoom was coming. We saw a report of an 8-15, but that’s about it. This is a darn cool lens based on specs.


300 f/2.8L IS II & 400 f/2.8L IS II

- Nailed the 300 and knew a second super telephoto was coming. Noted they’d be replaced in pairs. Nailed this one a while ago. Very happy about these lenses!


New Teleconverters

- Knew about them a while ago.


Marriage

I’m getting married today, so this is me signing off. I really won’t be blogging before, during or after the wedding today.


cr


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Fun Announcements
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Re: Fun Announcements
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 03:32:46 AM »
I say Horray on your big Day! Congrats to the Marriage!!!

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 04:04:51 AM »
Congratulations to your Wedding! Great busy day you've chosen - you've nailed the day of your wedding 100% :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 04:34:54 AM »
Nice that you were able to get all of these posted to the main page and the forums so that we could chat endlessly about them while you are gone :)

Enjoy your big day and don't forget the camera for the honeymoon!

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 04:58:25 AM »
Congratulations ! Enjoy the honeymoon !  :D

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 05:14:35 AM »
Happy Marriage!

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 05:44:12 AM »
Wow! An 8-15 mm fisheye! That's excellent news. Congrats on getting married, sir!

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 05:44:12 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 05:44:41 AM »
Congratulations to mr and mrs CR :)

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 09:40:35 AM »
Congrats on the marriage!!

Now, down to the grit.  I am bummed about the 60D, are you? In a word, I find it BORING. Same sensor, same DIGIC, less FPS than earlier xxD series, more or less the same focus, same, same, same..  but it gets worse.

They dumbed it down! I was REALLY disappointed in the lack of the microfocus adjustment.  That is inexcusable. This is just an example of the crazy (dumb) decisions made about this camera.  Who wants to have to be sending their equipment off to Canon to 'get it right' on focus?  This is probably a deal killer for me and one that I find a real irritant.  Many of us waited a long time for this upgrade from the 20D, 30D and 40D....

The use of the SD card is also dumb. Just look at the standards: SD, SDHC and SDXC. Each one obsoletes the earlier readers. So if your laptop can handle SD, it can't read SDHC, etc. DUMB! I want to upgrade all of my readers just to get higher capacity?

When the 7D was introduced, it created a dilemma and Canon didn't solve it with the 60D, IMHO. The dpreview preliminary review, though without much comment, hinted at problems with liveview autofocus by saying the articulated screen is not of as much value.

  http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos60d/

I guess I will have to wait to see if the full reviews can salvage the camera. If the reviews are very positive, I can deal with micro-focus by making Canon pay for the adjustments by sending it in under warranty repair (they pay shipping both ways and labor so there goes some of their profit).

Should the 60D be quaking in its plastic case, afraid of the competition?

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Re: Fun Announcements
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 03:21:26 PM »
First, congratulations on your marriage -don't ever let her read your website or you'll never be able to lie to her about gear again!

Second, well done on the lens (& 60d) rumours.  I hope that there are still some more to come (35mm f1.8, please). 

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 06:16:25 PM »
Congratulations from sunny LA - wishing you many, many happy years and joyous family adventures.

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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 01:39:39 AM »
Enjoy life with the Canon gal. It is far better than any future body upgrade! There ain't no cam around who could compete with the DR of Miss Eve...;-)

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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2010, 02:09:01 AM »

Now, down to the grit.  I am bummed about the 60D, are you? In a word, I find it BORING. Same sensor, same DIGIC, less FPS than earlier xxD series, more or less the same focus, same, same, same..  but it gets worse.


In summary, the 60D imo like some others, is a super glorified rebel - it's a camera with the interior of a rebel with a 7d exterior appearance.  If you want your 60D in specs get a 7D, if you want to fall in that bandwagon of people complaining they want a camera with slightly better/bigger ergonomics (i.e. scroll wheel, top LCD, etc.) than a rebel, but don't want to spend the additional cash for the additional features of a 7D, well simply plan on getting the 60D that's too be released.  Specs and price-wise the Rebel, 60d, and 7D seem reasonable and make sense to me.

On another note, it seems that the rumors floating around of a wide angle zoom f/4 lens or the 15-60mm lens might have actually been mistaken rumors floating around for the 8-15mm f/4 lens?

Hope to not rain on the parade of Mr. CR Guy's wedding.  Congratulations and an exciting date to pick with Canon releases taking place!
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 04:22:05 AM »
The G12 already leaked, so this one is for sure. Maybe a 2000D?

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 08:39:53 AM »
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The use of the SD card is also dumb. Just look at the standards: SD, SDHC and SDXC. Each one obsoletes the earlier readers. So if your laptop can handle SD, it can't read SDHC, etc. DUMB! I want to upgrade all of my readers just to get higher capacity?
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And so technology advances.

Although it has to be said, laptops that can only read SD are probably getting a bit long in the tooth now and probably need replacing with one that can handle both SD SDHC. If a new laptop is out of budget, a multi-card reader is not going to cost you more than a new card.

Oh, and expect CF to be replaced by CFast in the coming years and for CFast to be totally incompatible with CF, so don't imagine for a second that CF is some holy grail.

I can't wait for CFast to arrive - it is totally going to kick CF's ass!

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