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T3i Showing up \
« on: April 09, 2012, 12:09:15 PM »
T4i Soon?
A large retailer in the US is showing the Rebel T3i as “discontinued” in their stock system. Could the arrival of the T4i be around the corner?

We have previously been told the T4i would come with a new 18-135 IS lens that has a silent autofocus motor, along with a unique and inexpensive 40mm f/2.8 pancake.

Everything has been silent since then.

Canon is having a technical dinner next Monday at NAB in Las Vegas, it’s rumoured they will be talking about the new 4K DSLR camera. I can’t imagine it would be for a Rebel.

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T3i Showing up \
« on: April 09, 2012, 12:09:15 PM »

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 12:27:51 PM »
"Currently out of stock" at Ritz.
"In Stock" at B&H
Adorama doesn't specify

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 12:33:59 PM »
"Currently out of stock" at Ritz.

Is Ritz a major retailer?   :o
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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 12:41:36 PM »
Nothing going on in Belgium. Everywhere in stock...
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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 01:45:07 PM »
Nothing going on in Belgium. Everywhere in stock...

fyi: In the backwater countries (like Germany) retailers will tell you a lens or body is up to date and future-proof until the very day it is replaced :-p
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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 01:47:30 PM »
I don't talk to retailers, only check their sites..... ::)

Sure, I have given up *talking* to them a long time ago, too - but even most sites of retailers do not seem to publish real availability, they always say "available" unless proven wrong - so people order their stuff no matter how long they have to wait.

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 02:13:37 PM »
Does this make sense? I mean, T2i's are still available today.

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 02:17:13 PM »
Does this make sense? I mean, T2i's are still available today.

I guess given the short xxxd release cycle, there are bound to be some previous versions floating around that are only slowly sold because they are outdated and at the same time retailer's won't give them away for free because it would cannibalize their sales of the new bodies. And I know local photo stores keep ancient versions for sale because they get them cheap and speculate their customers are ignorant.

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 02:27:52 PM »
I guess given the short xxxd release cycle, there are bound to be some previous versions floating...

Actually, Canon tends to keep the immediately previous xxxD body as 'current'.  For example, when the T2i/550D came out, the T1i/500D remained in the 'lineup' and today, both the T31/600D and the T2i/550D are listed on the Canon USA dSLR page.
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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 02:34:54 PM »
So then it is a bit curious that the T3i would be discontinued, unless a change in Rebel strategy is coming down from Canon.

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 02:38:39 PM »
FWIW, it was reported that the 5DII was 'discontinued' at a major US retailer, in May 2011.  Clearly, it wasn't.
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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 03:14:47 PM »
My guess is that the t4i will not have new sensor. I will be smaller/lighter with same functionality, digic 5, small increase in fps, and hdr modes. Same AF. Same LCD. Same most other things.

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 04:08:05 PM »
If what you says is true - the t4i would be a major disappointment for those waiting until the latest in technology came along.

We know the next Rebel is just around the corner so this is just another piece of the anticipation puzzle which does not reveal very much.

I would like the Mark II or III but think the Rebel may be too lacking - I wish there was something in the middle - I am interested in the rumor about an entry level full frame DSLR.

When will the discounting of the Mark II occur - seems like it is kept high to prevent cannabilization of the MArk III launch but at some point the older camera has to be discounted to entice more buyers.

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 04:21:57 PM »
If what you says is true - the t4i would be a major disappointment for those waiting until the latest in technology came along.

You'll always be disappointed when buying tech stuff - this is called "planned obsolescence". And you'll always want the next better model - this is called "marketing". To get around these problems, go outside and take pictures :-p

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Re: T3i Showing up \
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 04:25:39 PM »
To get around these problems, go outside and take pictures :-p

And just how the heck am I supposed to do that, Mr. Know-it-All, if I don't have the latest, greatest, capuccino-makingest dSLR?!?!?
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 04:25:39 PM »