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Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:52:17 AM »
TOKYO, January 5, 2017—Canon Inc. will celebrate in March the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company’s EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses.

Canon’s EOS System made its debut in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and EF lenses.¹ An acronym of “Electro Optical System” while also carrying the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn, the EOS series saw first light in 1987 as the world’s first fully electronic mount system, representing a new generation of AF SLR cameras.

With all the digital camera key devices—the CMOS sensor, image processor and interchangeable lenses—utilized by the EOS System developed in-house, a strong product lineup began to take shape as the basic performance of each product steadily increased. Playing to this strength, Canon released the first entry-level DSLR in September 2003, the EOS Kiss Digital (EOS Digital Rebel or EOS 300D in other regions), ushering in a new digital era. With the Kiss Digital highly praised for its compact, lightweight design, user-friendliness and competitive price, Canon seized an overwhelming portion of the interchangeable-lens camera market that year, taking the No.1 share, which it has held for 13 consecutive years through 2015. What’s more, thanks to long-term support from customers, in November 2015, cumulative production of EOS-series cameras reached 80 million units, and in August 2016, the total number of EF lenses produced surpassed the 120 million-unit mark.

Since its debut in 1987, the EOS System has consistently aimed to expand the boundaries of photographic expression, and with Canon’s optical technology at its core, the Company continues to refine its imaging technology and strengthen and expand the EOS System. In 2008, the Company released the EOS 5D Mark II, the world’s first digital SLR camera equipped with a Full HD video function, facilitating the widespread adoption of digital SLR cameras as a tool for capturing video, and in 2012, that video technology was transformed for the B-to-B sphere in the form of the Cinema EOS System, introduced to the world in Hollywood, California. Now, the EOS System, including the Cinema EOS System, comprises 24 models² with a selection of 97 EF lens models.³ With this rich product lineup, the EOS System meets the various needs of different users.

Canon will continue to refine its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technology, combining still-image, video and network capabilities to expand and create an even stronger EOS System that meets the needs of increasingly diverse users to promote the spread of photo and video culture. What’s more, thanks to advances in imaging technology, Canon is opening up new expressive avenues, where texture, three-dimensionality and a sense of realism can be recreated in both still images and videos, to support appealing imaging experiences.

  1. The EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, EF35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 and EF50mm f/1.8 were released alongside the EOS 650.
  2. Includes digital cinema cameras, compact-system cameras and film cameras.
  3. Includes two EF lens extenders and two models not available in Japan. As of December 28, 2016
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Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:52:17 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 08:08:01 AM »
I still have the EF35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 and the EF50mm f/1.8 lenses  :)
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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 09:01:56 AM »
<strong>TOKYO, January 5, 2017</strong>—Canon Inc. will celebrate in March the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company’s EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses.</p> Blah, blah, blah...

Enjoy.

Now for the paying customers we would prefer some product announcement, 30 years rebates or something else that merits a press release.

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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 10:21:22 AM »
<strong>TOKYO, January 5, 2017</strong>—Canon Inc. will celebrate in March the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company’s EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses.</p> Blah, blah, blah...

Enjoy.

Now for the paying customers we would prefer some product announcement, 30 years rebates or something else that merits a press release.

Exactly. Like 100% off for all lenses.

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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 10:54:26 AM »
I still have my EOS 650 with the EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 that I purchased in 1987. In 1988 I bought the EF 28mm f2.8 and I still have that lens and its still used today even on my EOS 5DS. The EOS 650 still gets used rarely for shooting B&W film and works flawlessly.

Canon shook the world up with the AE-1, A-1 & AE-1 Program and the change to the EOS system maintained their leadership position, the 5DS/r is the biggest MP FF camera but in some areas Canon now follow rather than lead and they need a seismic change again.   
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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
Canon shook the world up with the AE-1, A-1 & AE-1 Program and the change to the EOS system maintained their leadership position, the 5DS/r is the biggest MP FF camera but in some areas Canon now follow rather than lead and they need a seismic change again.   

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...the No.1 share, which it has held for 13 consecutive years through 2015.

They lead in the most important area from a business standpoint, and that lead is actually growing.  Why do they need a 'seismic change', exactly?  If it ain't broke....
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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 11:19:33 AM »
They lead a falling market, overall they too have seen falls in volume & profitability and innovation sometime radical is the only way to reverse a trend. As the trend shows currently DSLR sales are heading below peak SLR sales that's definitely not progress.
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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 11:25:25 AM »
<strong>TOKYO, January 5, 2017</strong>—Canon Inc. will celebrate in March the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company’s EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses.</p> Blah, blah, blah...

Enjoy.

Now for the paying customers we would prefer some product announcement, 30 years rebates or something else that merits a press release.

Exactly. Like 100% off for all lenses.

LOL I would settle for a free Pixma Pro-100 printer..

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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 11:34:18 AM »
They lead a falling market, overall they too have seen falls in volume & profitability and innovation sometime radical is the only way to reverse a trend. As the trend shows currently DSLR sales are heading below peak SLR sales that's definitely not progress.

Yea smaller cameras in smart phones are delivering better IQ then they ever had. Which IMHO is contributing to the downfall. But yea they all need to innovate and give the average smuck a real reason to want a DSLR **cough** **cough** Real camera.. And not some iCrap..

Its just like Apple, claiming market is just not there for the average PC anymore.. No no f'n markets there if you give your customers what they want "within reason of course".

IMHO if Canon would put in body IS (not digital IS) into its enthusiast level DSLR and up. Remove the OLPF on all models and opt for a digital AA filter for video and Jpeg shooters and put true 4K into all its cameras, with various levels of bit rate depending on the model price point. DSLR sales would in fact increase..

But when you can get most of all this in a smart phone these days.. Why should they..  True low light and DoF are not there. But the average consumer does not have a clue or give two shits about. They just want good easy photos..
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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 11:51:23 AM »
They lead a falling market, overall they too have seen falls in volume & profitability and innovation sometime radical is the only way to reverse a trend. As the trend shows currently DSLR sales are heading below peak SLR sales that's definitely not progress.

Well, that sounds so easy, I'm surprised they haven't done it yet.   ::)
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 12:22:52 PM »
30th Anniversary, eh?

Time to think about anniversary gifts, both traditional and modern.

What shall I buy next?  Probably v3 lenses to replace v1s & v2s, for sure!
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Re: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 01:44:17 PM »
They lead a falling market, overall they too have seen falls in volume & profitability and innovation sometime radical is the only way to reverse a trend. As the trend shows currently DSLR sales are heading below peak SLR sales that's definitely not progress.

Yea smaller cameras in smart phones are delivering better IQ then they ever had. Which IMHO is contributing to the downfall. But yea they all need to innovate and give the average smuck a real reason to want a DSLR **cough** **cough** Real camera.. And not some iCrap..

Its just like Apple, claiming market is just not there for the average PC anymore.. No no f'n markets there if you give your customers what they want "within reason of course".

IMHO if Canon would put in body IS (not digital IS) into its enthusiast level DSLR and up. Remove the OLPF on all models and opt for a digital AA filter for video and Jpeg shooters and put true 4K into all its cameras, with various levels of bit rate depending on the model price point. DSLR sales would in fact increase..

But when you can get most of all this in a smart phone these days.. Why should they..  True low light and DoF are not there. But the average consumer does not have a clue or give two S___s about. They just want good easy photos..

They could do all that (and more) but the reality is that the average-joe consumer is not going to buy a bigger, bulkier, and much-more-expensive camera when their iPhone does just fine.  I have zero problem that Canon is focusing on the enthusiast-professional market since those are the folks that will spend the money instead of trying to entice consumers that are tighter with their wallets.

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 01:53:16 PM »
Congratulations, Canon!

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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2017, 03:54:03 PM »
Sound like a great time to announce a EF 600mm f/4 DO IS 1.4x BR and a EF 50mm f/1.0 II....

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2017, 09:33:39 PM »
I still have the EF35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 and the EF50mm f/1.8 lenses  :)

After reading this article on the 30th Anniversary of the Canon EOS system, I decided to review my copy (which still works well) of the original EF 50mm f/1.8, date code = UA1100.  This date code translates to November 1986 - 5 months BEFORE the launch of the EOS system - which happened in March 1987.

I just removed this lens from my list of lenses to sell over the next month or so.

Interesting.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2017, 09:33:39 PM »