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.
How many of those would be cine lenses, upgrades a-la the new 18-55mm IS (read: make the lens cheaper to make), or cause a sticker shock?
I've waited for the EF 8-15mm to come out since it was announced, planning to upgrade my 15mm f/2.8. The price cause me a sticker shock, so I waited for it to come down. Last month I gave up on that, and bought a Sigma 8mm f/3.5
Yes, I've read here that the Yen is strong. My salary is neither paid in Yens nor is linked to the Yen, and the raises I've got hardly compensate for the local inflation rate. If Canon doesn't take that into account when pricing it's new lenses, I'll keep on buying Sigma & Samyang.
[Taking local taxes and currency exchange rates into account, Sigma & Samyang lenses cost the same as in the U.S., while Canon lenses are up to 25% more expensive. Even parallel / gray import are often >5% more expensive here than in the U.S.]