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CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« on: October 08, 2011, 11:25:07 AM »
No rumor. Aimed at pro's. So...NL always claimed, that there would an 1D release prior to anything else.
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html
Here's canon Netherlands professional user section. As far as I understand it, this page explains the requirements to get admission to this section of Canon users.
http://www.canon.nl/professionaluser/
So related to upcoming events in NYC and London there might be something cooking...
Some pro's could  be glad about something additional to colorful foilage this fall ;-)
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CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
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Re: From NL: Canon professionals in Netherlands invited on October 18
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 11:28:16 AM »
as neuro previously noted, it's probably a CPS-wide birthday celebration for himself  :D

all kidding aside ... that's pretty interesting.  I'm in CPS but not a platinum member, so I've never gotten one of these in the mail before.  can anybody here share what sort of events these typically are?

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Re: From NL: Canon professionals in Netherlands invited on October 18
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 04:52:19 AM »
Yeah, the canon page itself is just blurb along the lines of "this is what CPS is and does, and this is how you get membership", kinda boring.
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/yourspace/local/netherlands.do itself doesn't say anything about octember 18th.
But at the Northlight page, the invite (roughly) translates to:
We're inviting you to the exclusive VIP event for CPS Platinum members tuesday october 18 in Roosendaal.
Program starts at 4pm and goes to 730pm.
Sign up before october 13th by emailing cps@canon.nl
After signing up we'll send you details including the route.
See you on the 18th.

Interesting thing I've already noted, is that the canon repair centre is down near Roosendaal (almost at the border with Belgium), my 7D ended up there 3 times earlier this year, so that's my bet for the 'secret location'.
I've also got a few dutch friends with enough good gear to qualify for membership, i'll see if they got an invite...
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Re: From NL: Canon professionals in Netherlands invited on October 18
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 07:54:28 AM »
@dr croubie: thanks, man for your info. so hopefully you'll get some feedback from your CPSplatinum friends! Looking forward to that. Cheers, Pedro
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CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 08:47:41 AM »

New Stuff? Received word and scans of an invite for an event on October 18, 2011 in The Netherlands.

No mention of what might be the reason for the event.

There has been mention in the past of an announcement the 3rd week of October. I’ll have more information soon.

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 09:17:57 AM »
Sounds interesting in itself as Platinum members in Europe need three bodies out of: EOS 5D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, and EOS-1Ds Mark III (and 4 current L lenses) ... so this is the top users of the EOS line. Darn, I own "only" one body though :/ Those events usually are fun to participate.

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 09:28:06 AM »
Are the announced double rebates
http://thenewcamera.com/?p=2707
related to the October 18 event, as they start from October 24 ?
Or is that a regular marketing strategy around this time?

Note that the 1DsIII isn't included anymore...

According to the above mentioned October 18 event
also see the thread I started yesterday (GMT)

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1844.msg31950;topicseen#new

Looking forward to hear more soon, CRguy!

A few questions:
Is the new 1Ds cooking? As the event aims at the top gear league.
In which country are product announcements of top segment bodies normally taking place?

NL always claimed, that there'd be an 1D announcement prior to anything else...;-)
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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 09:28:06 AM »

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Re: From NL: Canon professionals in Netherlands invited on October 18
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 09:45:26 AM »
There is NO repair centre anymore in Roosendaal.
The company that handled repairs for Canon (ETB) went broke in july 2009. After that service has been handled over to two other companies in the Netherlands. But these are NOT located in Roosendaal.

So your 7D has never been to Roosendaal for repair but was repaired by one of the two other companies that now handles servicerepairs for Canon.


As for the invite. It doesn't say much.
All that is known is that the photographer that took the photo for the invite is a famous photographer very well known within the formula 1 circus. His name is Frits van Eldik (homebased in the Netherlands) AND he is on of the Canon Ambassadors.

Two things I have noticed that may carry some importance for those people that like to speculate:

- This could hint towards a high speed pro camera to be introduced.
- The 'eye' shown on the invite might also be a hint.
   Meaby pointing towards a new eye controlled focus system.
- The 'eye focus' system was last used on the Canon EOS 3 and Elan 7E

As the event is held solely for platiunum CPS members this might mean that it if its concerning a camera release that it will be more likely to be a EOS 1 or 3 series than a 5 or 7.
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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 11:47:01 AM »
A few questions:
Is the new 1Ds cooking? As the event aims at the top gear league.
In which country are product announcements of top segment bodies normally taking place?

NL always claimed, that there'd be an 1D announcement prior to anything else...;-)

Everyone is claiming something different, and in mho this says us only one thing: Noone knows anything about which camera body is going to be released first.
Fact is, that both the 1Ds as well as the 5D MK II need an upgrade pretty urgent. The AF on the 5D MK II is a no go - the 7D is superior in that point.

However, it's perfectly possible that they'll release both a 5D MK III and a 1Ds within short time - although I don't think they'll do it on the same day.

Just my 10 cents.

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 12:01:55 PM »
Fact is, that both the 1Ds as well as the 5D MK II need an upgrade pretty urgent. The AF on the 5D MK II is a no go - the 7D is superior in that point.

However, it's perfectly possible that they'll release both a 5D MK III and a 1Ds within short time - although I don't think they'll do it on the same day.

Just my 10 cents.

Although I do agree that the 5D is due for an upgrade, this event is aimed at photographers that do not really use the 5D as their main camera.

CPS Platinum level users are mostly those that require top notch service and equipment.

My personal believe is that there is room in between the 1D and 5D.
The 5D will stay as the entry level Full Frame Camera with high pixelcount but will keep a entry level AF (less precise then 7D)
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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 12:56:38 PM »
Fact is, that both the 1Ds as well as the 5D MK II need an upgrade pretty urgent. The AF on the 5D MK II is a no go - the 7D is superior in that point.

However, it's perfectly possible that they'll release both a 5D MK III and a 1Ds within short time - although I don't think they'll do it on the same day.

Just my 10 cents.

Although I do agree that the 5D is due for an upgrade, this event is aimed at photographers that do not really use the 5D as their main camera.

CPS Platinum level users are mostly those that require top notch service and equipment.

My personal believe is that there is room in between the 1D and 5D.
The 5D will stay as the entry level Full Frame Camera with high pixelcount but will keep a entry level AF (less precise then 7D)

Oh right, perhaps it's going to be something in between. Like between a 1D and a 5D Mark II?
Or more like a 1Ds paired with a 5D Mark II, what do you think?

I hope they'll upgrade the 5D Mark II a bit (better autofocus, better ISO performance) - I don't care for megapixels. Who cares if it's 21 or 40 - doesn't make my photos any better.

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 01:53:57 PM »
CPS standards in the US:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/standard_display/CPS_Member

Cheapest way to qualify for CPS Platinum:

2 - 7D Bodies
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50/2.5 Macro
50/1.4
85/1.8

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 03:23:34 PM »
Well, I own one 'pro' lens, according to that list. Now to get the two bodies and two more lenses!  :o

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 03:44:50 PM »
Im looking forward to going there, i wonder what canon will anounce

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 04:35:14 PM »
Soon I will qualify for Canon Platinum. But is it really worth $500/year?  Any members here currently CPS Platinum members?

And a correction to my earlier post.

The XH A1S (Camcorder) is the cheapest way to Platinum membership $3300 total compared to $4500 for the setup I mentioned before.

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Re: CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 04:35:14 PM »