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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2013, 09:09:02 AM »


Economic recovery around the globe will further recover and we should expect a very exciting 2nd half of 2014 for new gear.</p>


Wouldn't bank on economic recovery 'cos the factors causing it aren't going away  :(

What? You mean printing trillions in monopoly money isn't fixing the economy???

I'm shocked I tell you. Just...shocked!

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2013, 09:09:02 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2013, 09:11:03 AM »
Hurrah! More time to save up for the mythical (and hopefully truely awesome) 7D MKII and a 100-400 replacement (hopefully around f4).  Fingers crossed it'll be before July next year, in time for the holiday...
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Better save up a lot... the 200-400 at F4 is $12,000 and a 100-400 at F4 would cost about the same...

I'm also hoping for a 7D2... my 60D is getting long in the tooth and the shutter is at 70,000 of it's rated 100,000 actuations..... hope it lasts till the 7D2 comes out....
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2013, 09:17:34 AM »
my 60D is getting long in the tooth and the shutter is at 70,000 of it's rated 100,000 actuations.....

Not to worry, my 60d now is at 150k shutter cycles and shooting like on day one... actually better, for the first time I had some far in between shutter hiccups, but they have disappeared completely by now :-)

Imho the 60d is a very underrated quality camera, I hope the shutter of the 6d is also able to go beyond the Canon spec. Just one nitpick: Wait until you hit 100k shutter cycles, your camera might crash due to a fw bug, I had to remove the battery :->

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2013, 10:31:25 AM »

</strong>I think manufacturers are going to ride out a pretty stagnant year and try to build a lot of hype for 2014.



That may be true for Canon & Nikon, but on the Micro 4/3 front, where sales have been worse than dslrs, in the second half of this year Olympus have released two high-end cameras (one of which may be the best such camera so far), Panasonic a high end and two lower level cameras; and at least one other mirrorless company, Fuji, has been rather busy too.  Maybe they're foolish, but some of these products are very appealing.

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 12:14:08 PM »
That damn 14-24L just keep getting away from me..

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2013, 12:36:35 PM »
When it is 2014, Canon will tell you to wait till 2015, LOL

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2013, 12:49:26 PM »
When it is 2014, Canon will tell you to wait till 2015, LOL


2014 is a good year to release the 14-24.  8)
All the numbers of 2014 are in the 14-24  ;)



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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2013, 01:04:51 PM »
This is a really beneficial rumor: It is beneficial to our bank accounts, because people won't be likely to purchase anything new, simply because there ain't nothing new.
I couldn't agree more!  Q4 2013 - finally get to shoot with all of the new gear I have bought this year without worrying about Mark III, IV, and V replacements to buy ;)
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2013, 01:32:43 PM »
just in time for tax season 8)
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2013, 01:36:47 PM »
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2013, 01:58:11 PM »
I hope Canon isn't banking on economic recovery next year...

I'm still hopeful that things improve, but the fundamentals that drive it aren't reassuring (at least in the USA). Our "official" unemployment numbers are down a bit, but so is our participation rate -- significantly. Fewer people working plus record-setting food stamp enrollment is not a winning formula.

Financial markets are sky high right now, but it's artificial with ongoing quantitative easing. Once the Fed turns off the spigot, the markets will react, and I don't think it will be pretty. If the spigot stays on, it could get uglier as it can't support the markets indefinitely, and once they reach critical mass...

On top of all that, costs for most families continue to climb, as do taxes; the new healthcare law kicks in, causing many companies to cut hours to avoid providing healthcare; private insurance rates keep going up and up...did I say I was hopeful? Trying to be, anyway... If it recovers, it will continue to be slow and drawn-out. We're already five years into what seems like a "lost decade" in the USA. Japan knows a thing or two about that...

The trouble for some of us (hobbyists like me, anyway) is that, despite the economy (or our budgets), we'll probably buy the camera gear we want (think we need) when we probably shouldn't. I guess Canon is kinda doing us a favor by giving us more time to save up. :)

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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2013, 02:08:48 PM »
This is a really beneficial rumor: It is beneficial to our bank accounts, because people won't be likely to purchase anything new, simply because there ain't nothing new.

yes, best rumor ever  ;D

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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2013, 02:27:05 PM »
This is a really beneficial rumor: It is beneficial to our bank accounts, because people won't be likely to purchase anything new, simply because there ain't nothing new.

yes, best rumor ever  ;D

Reading some of these posts it sounds like some of you are seriously, seriously weak in the willpower department when it comes to new camera gear that we probably shouldn't spend money on.

This is good, I no longer feel so alone  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2013, 02:45:26 PM »
Reading some of these posts it sounds like some of you are seriously, seriously weak in the willpower department when it comes to new camera gear that we probably shouldn't spend money on.

This is good, I no longer feel so alone  ;D
I consider it my personal responsibility to support Canon, AMEX, and the photo shops, and all of their families - LOL.  I think we're all weak, but I found some therapy recently.  I sold 4 of my L primes :'( to fund a new 300mm f/2.8 II.  It really is possible to part with our sacred Canon gear, well, at least to purchase more of it ;D
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2013, 03:04:09 PM »
Hurrah! More time to save up for the mythical (and hopefully truely awesome) 7D MKII and a 100-400 replacement (hopefully around f4).  Fingers crossed it'll be before July next year, in time for the holiday...
 :)

Better save up a lot... the 200-400 at F4 is $12,000 and a 100-400 at F4 would cost about the same...

I'm also hoping for a 7D2... my 60D is getting long in the tooth and the shutter is at 70,000 of it's rated 100,000 actuations..... hope it lasts till the 7D2 comes out....
Don, maybe off topic and also maybe I haven't read all what you've posted previously, but why won't you get a full frame? With your experience and skills you'd be doing much better with a 5D3 than I'm doing with mine.  However, I am very interested in what the7D2 will deliver.

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2013, 03:04:09 PM »