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New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2011, 06:37:46 PM »

New Lens(es)? Are we getting a goodie before Christmas?

Received an email today saying Canon may announce a new lens on or around December 6, 2011.

This could just be in retaliation of the suspected Nikon announcements on November 30, 2011. No mention of what lens, which lowers the possibility in my eyes.

I can only think of one time a lens was announced and I had heard absolutely nothing about it, and that was the 55-250 II.

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New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2011, 06:37:46 PM »

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 08:46:57 PM »

Seems like it may not be the best day for a surprise from Japan.
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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 09:30:03 PM »

Seems like it may not be the best day for a surprise from Japan.
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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 10:17:27 PM »
200-400 please ???

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 10:29:47 PM »

Seems like it may not be the best day for a surprise from Japan.

Best post I've seen in awhile.  As long as it doesn't look like the Sigma 200-500/2.8 I will be somewhat comfortable.

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 04:13:46 AM »
Doesn't really matter what they announce it'll either be something most us don't want, or lack the feature we expect, but one thing we can be certain of, it will push price massively in the wrong direction.  I don't know where Canons marketing departments minds are, but they seem to think that equipment price increases of up to 100% can just be lost in the accounts.  Clients are prepared to pay less, and equipment is costing more, not hard to guess who's getting sqeezed!  In my opinion Canon are living in an unrealistic bubble, trying to make up profits lost to shrinking sales, by charging more for kit, but the new stuff by and large isn't that much better to justify it.

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 06:37:37 PM »
It will be the new 24-70 IS.  Bet the house on it.  Want to know why???? Because I just ordered the original from B&H.    Grrrrrr  And, that means it will be a superb, transformative lens that will instantly drop the value of the one that I will have had for a week by a significant amount.  LOL

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 06:37:37 PM »

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011, 08:35:54 PM »
It will be the new 24-70 IS.  Bet the house on it.  Want to know why???? Because I just ordered the original from B&H.    Grrrrrr  And, that means it will be a superb, transformative lens that will instantly drop the value of the one that I will have had for a week by a significant amount.  LOL
LOL I hate to say it but i do hope you're correct so i can get the new one :)
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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011, 11:59:06 PM »
I just ordered one and it should arrive on Wednesday.  I wonder if I should leave it in the box and see if anything is announced on Dec. 6th - just in case I need to return it.  ;D

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 03:51:50 AM »
will it be an upgrade of the ef-s 55-250mm IS? i read in one of the brochures given by canon philippines (last quarter of 2011) about the latest upgrade for the 55-250mm, it now includes a USM.  it sells for about $380.00 US.  however, i still have to personally check the veracity of it with canon philippines.

if it is true, i plan to retire my 55-250mm IS.  an obvious liking for the said lens is its true "4 stops" capability.
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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 06:55:12 AM »
I think it's a rumour - even though i hope Canon does actually release a new lens

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 08:08:40 AM »
They should announce a lens so that 1Dx will not feel lonely or... bored  :)

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 08:11:57 AM »
It will be the new 24-70 IS.  Bet the house on it.  Want to know why???? Because I just ordered the original from B&H.    Grrrrrr  And, that means it will be a superb, transformative lens that will instantly drop the value of the one that I will have had for a week by a significant amount.  LOL

I understand. A few hours after ordering my 100-400mm I read rumors about a new one...

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 08:11:57 AM »

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011, 11:46:01 AM »
will it be an upgrade of the ef-s 55-250mm IS? i read in one of the brochures given by canon philippines (last quarter of 2011) about the latest upgrade for the 55-250mm, it now includes a USM.

No, there is already an EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II.  It does not include USM, nor is it likely to at that price point.  It's a consumer lens, and the only changes were cosmetic ones that decrease the production costs, and new algorightms for panning loaded into the AF chip.
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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 06:38:59 PM »
I just ordered one and it should arrive on Wednesday.  I wonder if I should leave it in the box and see if anything is announced on Dec. 6th - just in case I need to return it.  ;D

Ah, the question:  do I use it or sit on it.  I'm guessing that you, like I did, ordered one from B&H when it was $200 off.  You can bet that the new one, if that is it, will be more expensive.  So, use what you bought and be happy or spend to upgrade a lens you didn't even use.  I guess this beats the old days when there weren't these significant updates in short order - yes I know the design on the 24-70 is old - but honestly, we live in the golden age of photography.

Personally, mine arrives Friday.  I'll double check it's physical condition of the box and wait a few days until the 6th when this announcement may or may not happen, then make the call.    Grrr.

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Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 06:38:59 PM »