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« on: October 26, 2010, 06:21:17 AM »
70-300 f/4-5.6L IS At NL, they’ve been told not to expect it until the end of December in Sweden. It doesn’t look like it’ll be under most trees for the holiday season in North America.

8-15 f/4L Fisheye There’s been nothing to contradict the original release date of January 2011.

300 f/2.8L IS II & 400 f/2.8L IS II These two lenses will also be available in 2011.

New Camera Image? Over at PR there’s an image of a Canon DSLR body. There is a claim it could be a new Canon body.

As far as I know you cannot use a branded camera strap with a prototype body. I don’t think anyone would be shocked to know new pro bodies are being tested.

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 06:33:34 AM »
Did no-one notice the guy's earpiece and how he was obviously trying to shoot candid, for some reason, using a soundblimp that looks anything but inconspicious? :P

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 06:42:02 AM »
Isn't there a sound-guy standing next to him in one of the pictures? And maybe a guy with a steadycam-harness?
If he's taking pics of a videoshoot it would be logical to use a soundblimp.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 06:45:44 AM »
True, but why is it on his hip?

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 08:53:35 AM »
nothing in those images tells me we're looking at something for the 1st time...
I don't even see that we can tell this is a 1D-type body - could very well be a 5D2

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 11:56:05 AM »
There's nothing "new" about the camera body in the photo. I can't tell if it's a new body or just a normal 5DII or 1DIV

And what about the new extenders? no date/price yet??

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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 12:11:43 PM »
nothing in those images tells me we're looking at something for the 1st time...
I don't even see that we can tell this is a 1D-type body - could very well be a 5D2

I'd have to agree with you. I just looked at comparison photos of the backs of the 1D and the 1Ds and I don't believe it is either of the current versions of those cameras. Little things like the viewfinder and the body shape around the little joystick thing in the back.

I can't as easily say that it isn't a 5D mkII though. If I had to guess at a current camera I would say that one. I would also guess that if it was a new camera, it was a 5D (or similar) replacement, not a 1D series. I'm basing that mostly on the viewfinder and how little it sticks out toward the back.

I also find it interesting as CRGuy said, that they were using a Canon branded shoulder strap, but were then going to all the trouble to put it in that ridiculous box...like it wouldn't attract any attention that way ;)

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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 03:13:06 PM »
70-300 f/4-5.6L IS Does anybody really care if this lens is ever released?

The 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS seems to reflect Canon's current thinking. An overpriced kit lens that is painted white to wow the n00b fanboys. They already have four lenses in this category, starting with the $199.99 EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III and ending with the $1,399.00 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS USM. Is there any real need for the 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS, except Canon's need for profit?

I bought a EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II USM for one of my sons in 1996. Great lens, especially for the money. He's shot it with film (B&W neg, color neg and slides) and digital, and so have I. Its been used with a EOS REBEL XS (film), Elan7n (film), 20D and 40D. Its been used to shoot high school sports, skate boarding, snow boarding, car and motorcycle racing, surfing, etc, etc. Never been disappointed with the results. Photos taken with this lens have been published in magazines. If you want to spend a lot more to get a little more go ahead and do it, Canon' bean counters will love you.


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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 03:51:56 PM »
70-300 f/4-5.6L IS Does anybody really care if this lens is ever released?

The 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS seems to reflect Canon's current thinking. An overpriced kit lens that is painted white to wow the n00b fanboys. They already have four lenses in this category, starting with the $199.99 EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III and ending with the $1,399.00 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS USM. Is there any real need for the 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS, except Canon's need for profit?

I bought a EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II USM for one of my sons in 1996. Great lens, especially for the money. He's shot it with film (B&W neg, color neg and slides) and digital, and so have I. Its been used with a EOS REBEL XS (film), Elan7n (film), 20D and 40D. Its been used to shoot high school sports, skate boarding, snow boarding, car and motorcycle racing, surfing, etc, etc. Never been disappointed with the results. Photos taken with this lens have been published in magazines. If you want to spend a lot more to get a little more go ahead and do it, Canon' bean counters will love you.



this has already been discussed in the thread from the release announcement of the lens.

yes, people care.  I'm surprised you were happy with the results from the 75-300, my wife has it as well and is probably the worst performing lens we have between the two of us, from what I've seen Sigma's budget 70-300 APO DG Macro outperforms it handily.  having a weathersealed 70-300 that only weighs in at 1 kilo is pretty good, and from the MTFs this lens is going to be really excellent.

in my mind this is actually a replacement to the DO due to the fact that the technology never quite lived up to the hype; yes, the DO lenses were smaller than the equivalent but the loss of contrast and increased cost were hard to get over.  this promises to be the $1.5K 70-300 zoom lens that the DO should have been.

everybody agrees that canon's 70-whatever lineup is wildly crowded, and I suspect they will start dropping old lenses off the website soon; they are probably waiting until those finish their runs and the production of the new ones ramp up before culling the herd

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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 04:19:56 PM »
It speaks poorly about Canon that they announce lenses in August 10 and can't deliver them till Jan 11. Meanwhile they announced two other lenses that were slated to go to retail in 11, the 500 and 600 refreshes. Will these now be delivered in 2012? So this means that Canon released exactly one, yes that's right, ONE, lens in 2010, way back at the beginning on January. Just WOW....

Sad year for Canon from an end user's perspective if you ask me.


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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 04:29:36 PM »
The camera looks like nothing more than a 5DII. It looks too familiar, and I can't imagine Canon upgrading a camera while not attempting to improve the physical layout of the body/buttons.

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 04:35:54 PM »
justin, the failure to ramp up production + distribution is pretty disheartening.  maybe the engineers bit off more than they could chew, but senior leadership didn't want to show up at Photokina and the Canon Expo empty-handed...

makes me wonder if the rumor about 2011 being the "year of the lens" is a misnomer, as the 2011 'releases' are actually all delayed product from 2010

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 05:03:09 PM »
Unless Canon have made the unusual step of including a viewfinder curtain on anything other than the 1D series I'd have to say it's a new 1D series.  The body doesn't seem big enough though so at the risk of restarting an old rumour, could it be the good old 3D ?

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 06:17:29 PM »
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the failure to ramp up production + distribution is pretty disheartening

I'm pretty surprised at the delay for the 70-300mm. It's been listed on the Adorama website for quite some time (with a "not in stock yet" footnote). I tend to cut Canon quite a bit of slack, but it does seem odd that there would be such a long time between announcement and availability.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 06:30:56 PM »
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the failure to ramp up production + distribution is pretty disheartening

I'm pretty surprised at the delay for the 70-300mm. It's been listed on the Adorama website for quite some time (with a "not in stock yet" footnote). I tend to cut Canon quite a bit of slack, but it does seem odd that there would be such a long time between announcement and availability.
It is just a rumor.  Going back a few weeks TDP posted (Oct 7) that they'd be shipping at the end of October (which now appears to be wrong).  Who knows? ???
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