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Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« on: January 03, 2012, 07:15:02 AM »
Nothing yet The rumoured lens announcements from a few weeks back have yet to materialize. Beyond what I was told then, I haven’t heard a single thing about the lenses in question.

Lens announcements are always the toughest to pin down. One of the major reasons is, Canon doesn’t have media events for them if they’re being announced alone. If a DSLR is involved, they’re a little easier to get information on.

Camera Bodies I have heard some murmurs about a DSLR announcement before or at CES, nothing concrete though.

Compacts? I haven’t had one PowerShot camera rumor in a while.

Canon at CES? Yes, they’re there. They’ll be showing their gear at booth 13304. For the moment however, it looks like they won’t be showing anything new. All this could change literally overnight.

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Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« on: January 03, 2012, 07:15:02 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 08:22:09 AM »
Well I will cross my finger CR guy for all of us!  I am so much hoping for some new lenses announcement!  Maybe they are waiting for Nikon to announce something Jan 6th and then respond to take some of the media attention away from the potential D4!?!?  Anyway I am still hoping for some announcement before CES... :P
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Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 10:38:47 AM »
Canon will have new stuff at CES... they do every year.  But it usually revolves around their VIXIA HD Camcorder lineup and powershots. 

Although aren't they combining a photo trade show with CES this year?  I go to CES every year, but will not be this year.

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 10:43:49 AM »
Although aren't they combining a photo trade show with CES this year?

Yes, the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) merged their annual trade show into CES. 
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Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 10:58:52 AM »
I think you'll see the new G series this year = bigger sensor, somewhere between m43 and apsc with a shorter zoom than in past...

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Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 11:25:52 AM »
Boring.

Come on Canon surprise us with a lens announcement like you did early in 2010 with the amazing 70-200 2.8L II IS!

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 01:46:04 PM »
Waiting for this lens is a Sisyphean task. Rumors about this lens are older than this site, and the site Craig made before this site (also of the same name).

I'd suggest the following:

1) don't buy the current 24-70 lens for more than $1000-1050. You may not be able to find it for that little, but if you do you won't regret getting it and can unload it for close to what you paid for it if/when the 24-70 redux appears
2) get a 24-105 f/4 IS (the IS on this lens goes a long way to helping with handholdability in lower light).
3) get a prime or 2 or 3 for narrow depth of field shooting in the range (24, 35, 50, 85) and true low light shooting (f/2.8 is neither that fast, nor that shallow)
4) don't ever buy it or the ver II (for the reasons I stated above) especially since the ver II looks like it will lack IS (a real shame given that IS is a very important tool to all photographers).

Sorry guys I dont get it. I been following the forum. People were raving on about canon announcment on jan 3rd. which is today. Today i checked the forum and theres nothing. does this mean canon has announced nothing today??? We are in UK time here. am I a bit early?

Im expecting the 24-70 MkII announcement. It will help me decide what lens to buy! either to buy it back now or wit for MkII. does this mean that there is NO ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS F***KING LENS THIS MONTH?????

so much for rumous....

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 01:46:04 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 01:52:39 PM »
50 1.4 mk II? 50-300 ef-s? 85-300 f4 (THEY USED TO MAKE ONE!!!  :'()? 8mm ef-s? 50-150 f2 ef-s? Maybe, a 100 f2 IS? 200 2.8 IS?
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 02:12:12 PM »
Was hoping to hear something about the new G series.  Looks like the price on the S100 is starting to drop which could be a sign of things to come.


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Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 03:14:40 PM »
Things should be clearer after Jan 6 which is rumored to be the BIG day for Nikon!

Just 3 more days folks...

I really like them to announce the D4 (so review sites can compare it to 1D X) and D800 (so we might have some more insights about 5D III or the holy 3D).

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Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 03:49:47 PM »
... 85-300 f4 (THEY USED TO MAKE ONE!!!  :'()? ...

Yes, but only in FD/nFD mount and f/4.5 (not f/4)

new FD 85-300mm f/4.5
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/nfd/data/zoom/nfd_85~300_45.html
FD 85-300mm f/4.5 S.S.C.
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/fd/data/zoom/fd_85~300_45_ssc.html

They weighed 1.6 and 1.8 kg (3.5 and 4.0 lbs), respectively.

And there's also the 1.85 kg FL mount 85-300mm f/5
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/fl/data/zoom/fl_85~300_5.html

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For comparison the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L weighs 1.67 kg, the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L weighs 1.36 kg, and the 70-200mm 2.8 IS II weighs 1.49 kg.  I'm sure modern plastics and metals would bring the weight down, but it is still going to be a very large and heavy lens.  Honestly, with the 200-400 f/4 1.4x in the future and the great 70-300mm f/4-5.6L available now, I can't see a lens like that being resurrected.
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Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 04:47:54 PM »
Waiting for this lens is a Sisyphean task. Rumors about this lens are older than this site, and the site Craig made before this site (also of the same name).

I'd suggest the following:

1) don't buy the current 24-70 lens for more than $1000-1050. You may not be able to find it for that little, but if you do you won't regret getting it and can unload it for close to what you paid for it if/when the 24-70 redux appears
2) get a 24-105 f/4 IS (the IS on this lens goes a long way to helping with handholdability in lower light).
3) get a prime or 2 or 3 for narrow depth of field shooting in the range (24, 35, 50, 85) and true low light shooting (f/2.8 is neither that fast, nor that shallow)
4) don't ever buy it or the ver II (for the reasons I stated above) especially since the ver II looks like it will lack IS (a real shame given that IS is a very important tool to all photographers).

Sorry guys I dont get it. I been following the forum. People were raving on about canon announcment on jan 3rd. which is today. Today i checked the forum and theres nothing. does this mean canon has announced nothing today??? We are in UK time here. am I a bit early?

Im expecting the 24-70 MkII announcement. It will help me decide what lens to buy! either to buy it back now or wit for MkII. does this mean that there is NO ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS F***KING LENS THIS MONTH?????

so much for rumous....

The reason why they are NOT releasing the mkII is for obvious reasons:

1) If it has IS, that is 24-70mm f/2.8 IS MkII ( makes me excited just to write this), then EVERYONE WILL BE BUYING THIS LENS and NOT the 24-105mm f/4. This will reduce canon's sales obviously. all the pros will be getting the 24-70 and chose the larger aperture over the zoom range. and there is no reason to spend another £800 buying the extra 70-105 range that is slower at f4.

2). As everyone says, what is the point of releasing MkII without IS? People will want to stay with the old MkI version and this will not help the sales of the mkII.

So, I vent all my hatured towards the 24-105. I blame this lens lol!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 05:16:33 PM »
Boring.

Come on Canon surprise us with a lens announcement like you did early in 2010 with the amazing 70-200 2.8L II IS!

Completely agreed!! Enough with the s100 that didn't work and old G12 and 6 year old flashes and IR triggering.

I'm sooo tired of released products you can't buy until 2 years later! 6 months wait for the 1d X, they should just spend that time developing and producing and just sell the frikkin thing. Same story with ALL FOUR super-teles and also the 5th, 200-400 L. All I see are productshots of them, nothin taken with them. And not single frikkin lens to buy anywhere.

Yesyesyes, I know the earthquake and flood and whatnot, but I saw some images from japan of a completely destroyed road (earthquake aftermath), rebuilt to better than new within 6 days. I know they don't stop all production due to a small amount of water on the floor and couple of knock over shelfs. They could have built a new factory and up and running much sooner.

GET THE PRODUCTS OUT!!!! Stop releasing stuff that we NEVER see in a store......pi$$e$ me off....
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 05:16:33 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 05:21:57 PM »
Waiting for this lens is a Sisyphean task. Rumors about this lens are older than this site, and the site Craig made before this site (also of the same name).

I'd suggest the following:

1) don't buy the current 24-70 lens for more than $1000-1050. You may not be able to find it for that little, but if you do you won't regret getting it and can unload it for close to what you paid for it if/when the 24-70 redux appears
2) get a 24-105 f/4 IS (the IS on this lens goes a long way to helping with handholdability in lower light).
3) get a prime or 2 or 3 for narrow depth of field shooting in the range (24, 35, 50, 85) and true low light shooting (f/2.8 is neither that fast, nor that shallow)
4) don't ever buy it or the ver II (for the reasons I stated above) especially since the ver II looks like it will lack IS (a real shame given that IS is a very important tool to all photographers).

Sorry guys I dont get it. I been following the forum. People were raving on about canon announcment on jan 3rd. which is today. Today i checked the forum and theres nothing. does this mean canon has announced nothing today??? We are in UK time here. am I a bit early?

Im expecting the 24-70 MkII announcement. It will help me decide what lens to buy! either to buy it back now or wit for MkII. does this mean that there is NO ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS F***KING LENS THIS MONTH?????

so much for rumous....

The reason why they are NOT releasing the mkII is for obvious reasons:

1) If it has IS, that is 24-70mm f/2.8 IS MkII ( makes me excited just to write this), then EVERYONE WILL BE BUYING THIS LENS and NOT the 24-105mm f/4. This will reduce canon's sales obviously. all the pros will be getting the 24-70 and chose the larger aperture over the zoom range. and there is no reason to spend another £800 buying the extra 70-105 range that is slower at f4.

2). As everyone says, what is the point of releasing MkII without IS? People will want to stay with the old MkI version and this will not help the sales of the mkII.

So, I vent all my hatured towards the 24-105. I blame this lens lol!!

if it has IS it wont take sales from the 24-105 due to the fact it will come in at well north of $2000 so more than double the cost of the 24-105 and the 24-105 still is and always will be an outstanding value for money L series lens
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Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »
Waiting for this lens is a Sisyphean task.

Sisyphean=excellent word!  (Except when it applies to my job...) 

+1 for sheer vocabulary awesomeness.

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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 05:22:42 PM »