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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #135 on: September 01, 2013, 03:59:05 PM »
Could be a sign, or it could be coincidence.

It also could be a sign that they're loosing sales vs. Nikon in the aps-c segment and want to lower their ef-s system price, the lenses are in production a long time so lowering the price mustn't mean a replacement is due.

but as to whether the people who have any say about product direction read it, your guess is as good as mine.

My guess: No way, the people really deciding about Canon's corp policy would be a handful of Japanese execs who will take advice from their tech, sales/marketing and maybe cps departments, but certainly ignore any Internet buzz.

Some marketing guys will watch these forums to prevent bad press about broken products, but the opinions here on anything are so diverse that a quick poll on cps will be better than reading CR to get the ear to the ground.

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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #135 on: September 01, 2013, 03:59:05 PM »

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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #136 on: September 01, 2013, 04:11:22 PM »
Canon has just announced price cuts on the EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 and the EF-S 10-22 wide angle.

Glad I sold mine when I did...   8)
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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #137 on: September 01, 2013, 06:00:22 PM »
Canon has just announced price cuts on the EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 and the EF-S 10-22 wide angle. Could be a sign, or it could be coincidence. Certainly both lenses could use an update/upgrade.
Both are <10 years old, and really, an update/upgrade would mean they'd cost as much as their L equivalents, maybe even more. Unless Canon is churning out an EF-S 10-22 f/2.8, no point in updating the current model, which is a solid lens.


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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #138 on: September 01, 2013, 06:33:48 PM »
Canon has just announced price cuts on the EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 and the EF-S 10-22 wide angle. Could be a sign, or it could be coincidence. Certainly both lenses could use an update/upgrade.
Both are <10 years old, and really, an update/upgrade would mean they'd cost as much as their L equivalents, maybe even more. Unless Canon is churning out an EF-S 10-22 f/2.8, no point in updating the current model, which is a solid lens.
With the 70D's dual pixel AF and the push for video, why not update these two with STM AF? IS on the 10-22 would also help video shooters. And a bit of an optical refresh never goes amiss - as good as these two lenses are, they were both introduced when APS-C cameras had 8MP.
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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #139 on: September 01, 2013, 06:52:59 PM »
With the 70D's dual pixel AF and the push for video, why not update these two with STM AF?

If you'll forgive me for a bit of poetic license with the abbreviations, I'd prefer the lenses' AF motors to retain their Ultra Speed Movement instead of being made Slow To Move.
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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #140 on: September 01, 2013, 07:02:43 PM »
With the 70D's dual pixel AF and the push for video, why not update these two with STM AF?

If you'll forgive me for a bit of poetic license with the abbreviations, I'd prefer the lenses' AF motors to retain their Ultra Speed Movement instead of being made Slow To Move.

I'm a stills shooter so I prefer USM for my own work, but I can see Canon going down that Stills To Movies road at full crawl  ;)
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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #141 on: September 02, 2013, 11:47:49 PM »
Canon has just announced price cuts on the EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 and the EF-S 10-22 wide angle. Could be a sign, or it could be coincidence. Certainly both lenses could use an update/upgrade.
Both are <10 years old, and really, an update/upgrade would mean they'd cost as much as their L equivalents, maybe even more. Unless Canon is churning out an EF-S 10-22 f/2.8, no point in updating the current model, which is a solid lens.



Ahk!!!  I love my 10-22mm but a price cut... I should've known huh.   :P 
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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #141 on: September 02, 2013, 11:47:49 PM »

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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #142 on: September 05, 2013, 03:08:16 PM »
I predict a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS III USM.  Not really, but I just bought the Mark II, so it will probably happen  ;)
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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #143 on: September 06, 2013, 07:28:48 PM »
I predict a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS III USM.  Not really, but I just bought the Mark II, so it will probably happen  ;)

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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #144 on: September 06, 2013, 07:46:09 PM »
I predict a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS III USM.  Not really, but I just bought the Mark II, so it will probably happen  ;)

Congratulations.
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I hope he's right and wants to sell his current one!  ;)

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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #145 on: September 10, 2013, 03:05:25 PM »
If it is a "big lens" announcement, the 100-400 is what 1st popped into my mind. If it is a big "lens announcement", maybe the 14-24 or 50mm. Many canon users have been begging for these to be either replaced or created (14-24) for a good while, at least on canon rumors. Does canon read cr?

I'm going with in order of importance (in my opinion :D)

1) 12/14-24L f/2.8 I want in the future  ::)

2) 100-400L IS f/4.5-5.6  I want  ;)  (won't be a straight f4, not having just launched the 200-400 f4 x1.4)

3) 16-50L f/4 IS  I want  ;)

+1  ::) ::) ::)

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Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« Reply #145 on: September 10, 2013, 03:05:25 PM »