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What's Next? A General Breakdown
« on: March 07, 2012, 03:27:33 PM »

Ready yet?

The excitement around the 5D Mark III, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II and 600EX-RT was on a level that I have never seen. It’s going to be pretty hard to top in the future, maybe the 5D Mark IV will be able to do it.


However, there’s always “what’s next?” when it comes to gear in the ever advancing photography and videography world. So I may as well get right to it.


On the immediate horizon

I don’t have an exact announcement date for the gear below. I do expect these items to be the next SLR related gear to be announced.


- Rebel 650D/T4i

I haven’t received any specs of the camera, just proof that it exists and it’s coming soon. I expect DIGIC 5, articulating LCD and new movie features.


- EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS II

A second version of this lens already? That’s the word. This time it will come with a silent autofocus motor, perhaps as part of a new video AF feature in the Rebel T4i. I wouldn’t expect anything revolutionary in that regard considered the 5D Mark III and 1D X didn’t get anything advanced in that regard.


- EF/EF-S 40 f/2.8 Pancake

No word on the mount for this lens, but it’s coming and it’ll be quite inexpensive. Sub $200 I’ve heard.


- EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X TC

This lens still hasn’t become an officially announced product. The rumored price tag is between $11,000-$12,000 USD.


Sometime in Quarter 2 or Quarter 3 2012

There are going to be some more gear announcements heading into Photokina 2012 in Germany. I have heard between 10-13 lenses will be announced in 2012 from Canon. No word if that includes any lenses for the predicted mirrorless camera.


- EF 35 f/1.4L II

This is the next likely prime candidate to be released by Canon. No word on an announcement date, but preproduction lenses exist.


- EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II (the current version starts at f/4.5)

I’m told this will also arrive sometime in 2012. It will be a replacement for both the 100-400 and 400 f/5.6L. If it performs like the current 400 f/5.6 prime does at 400mm, then we’ll have a winner.


- Cinema EOS DSLR

I haven’t heard anything more about the 4K DSLR Canon said they were developing. There is speculation that it will appear before NAB 2012 in April. Nothing can be confirmed on that front.


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What's Next? A General Breakdown
« on: March 07, 2012, 03:27:33 PM »

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 03:34:17 PM »
Any word regarding the 7D replacement??? there will be one??? If yes, when ...Photokina or 2013?

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 03:35:14 PM »
I was told at Focus on Imaging, that the 200-400 will be out this year (which to be honset most of us could predict). They had the only copy present in Europe at the show and it felt surprisingly light. To me it felt only slightly heavier than the original 300 f/2.8, but that could also have been because it feels much more balanced. The switch for the built-in extender is relatively easy to reach with your left thumb when handholding too.
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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 03:36:50 PM »
Any word regarding the 7D replacement??? there will be one??? If yes, when ...Photokina or 2013?
I think fall could be the time. Canon will want to move all their products into the new Digic V sensor as soon as possible

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 03:38:42 PM »
Thank you for all your hard work, Craig. This site has become one of my favorite daily visits. Keep up the good work.

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 03:41:02 PM »
Any updates on the ship date of the 1DX?
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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 03:52:48 PM »
40mm pancake. Please let it be EF. And have better contrast, colour and flare resistance than my 35 f2. And maybe have usm too...

Oh well, I guess my features requests are unlikely in a pancake. So long as its EF though, I have no idea why EF-S users would want a approx. 65mm equiv. pancake?!

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 03:57:44 PM »
40mm pancake. Please let it be EF. And have better contrast, colour and flare resistance than my 35 f2. And maybe have usm too...

Oh well, I guess my features requests are unlikely in a pancake. So long as its EF though, I have no idea why EF-S users would want a approx. 65mm equiv. pancake?!
Because its still wider than the 50mm (80mm equiv) lens. I'd obviously rather it be 30mm, but, that would compete with their new IS lenses and take business away there,

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 04:09:12 PM »
5D Mark III, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II and 600EX-RT - it's like I'm in a jacuzzi with the three hottest women in the world, and they all come for me at the same time.  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 04:12:16 PM »
Any word regarding the 7D replacement??? there will be one??? If yes, when ...Photokina or 2013?

I keep checking back here to find that out! Here's hoping that the 7DII will become Canon's entry-level full frame for those of use that would love the 5DIII but can't justify the price tag.

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 04:28:30 PM »
Any word regarding the 7D replacement??? there will be one??? If yes, when ...Photokina or 2013?

I keep checking back here to find that out! Here's hoping that the 7DII will become Canon's entry-level full frame for those of use that would love the 5DIII but can't justify the price tag.

I'd prefer 7D to remain the aps-c beast it is now.
You can go for the 5DmkII if you can't afford the mkIII version.
If there is going to be an entry level FF Canon camera (which I highly doubt), it should be called something like 6D. It would make more sense.
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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 04:36:56 PM »
Hopefully those 10-13 lenses arent mostly for a mirrorless...

I'm hoping for a new ultrawide zoom with edge to edge sharpness... Doesnt have to be as wide as the Nikon 14-24mm edge to edge sharp is definitely needed...

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 05:01:59 PM »
Oh well, I guess my features requests are unlikely in a pancake. So long as its EF though, I have no idea why EF-S users would want a approx. 65mm equiv. pancake?!

I do.  When I rove with a zoom I find a lot of my shots are around there.  I also find the 50 to generally be a bit tight for my purposes, but not by a lot.  A pancake for on a mirrorless would be perfect for me on vacations.

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 05:08:17 PM »
I fail to see what could be improved on the 35/1.4? It is my absolute favorite lens on crop and FF. But I am obviously missing something since there is a MKII in the pipeline......

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Re: What's Next? A General Breakdown
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 05:11:35 PM »
I don't understand the logic behind canon releasing the c300 and then a 4k cinema dslr... I am not a videographer so know very little about it. However, I do know the c300 is NOT 4k. If canon releases a 4k dslr, would it theoretically produce a better image than the c300 but with fewer cinema controls and options?

I just don't understand.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 05:11:35 PM »