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Re: A New 100-400 & Coming Announcements [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2012, 07:04:06 PM »
I think the 100-400 will come in at $2200.   Not higher than $2500, imho.  Canon prices have been high lately but I think $3000 is a bit pessimistic.

It really depends on the iq - if it's just the latest IS version with "good" sharpness, they cannot land the price too far away from the current 70-300 (though it's in the different lens catergory "tele walk around"). But if the iq proves to be "stellar" $3000 would be realistic, too, if compared to the prices of 200-400 and the like.

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Re: A New 100-400 & Coming Announcements [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2012, 07:04:06 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2012, 02:31:18 AM »
Just a little wish: hope Canon puts the hybrid-IS on this new 100-400L. It's a pity that the new technology doesn't get much use...
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Re: A New 100-400 & Coming Announcements [CR2]
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2012, 04:55:10 AM »
Just a little wish: hope Canon puts the hybrid-IS on this new 100-400L. It's a pity that the new technology doesn't get much use...

I guess on tele lenses, the added shift compensation of the hybrid IS would be next to useless. And for this, you'd get more complicated = prone to failure tech - I like my 100L, but on the other hand I'm happy my 70-300L has just the "normal" IS because I don't hear frightening noises from it when in activating IS in awkward positions.

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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2012, 11:30:11 PM »
The 3 new dslrs for 2012:
1) 7d mk II entry level FF, of which we have heard much
2) A pre-announcement of a higher-MP FF in the fall, availability early 2013.
3) The 70D

We haven't heard much about the 70D.   There was a report on NL that it would be 22 MP.   Most folks seem to think it will be the same-O 18 mp.

Here's my speculative pitch for a new sensor with new technology and a departure in better performance making its debut on the 70D:
1) The current 18MP sensor was introduced with the 7D, then the top of the line aps-c dslr.  The 70D will be the new top of the line APS-C dslr, so introduction of a new sensor here has precedent.
2) With the new FF drawing attention, the flagship APS-C dslr could use something more to differentiate it.
3) Introduction of a new sensor with the 70D would provide an upgrade path for the t5i next year.   Percolating the new technology up to ff would provide an upgrade technology for a 5D mkIV and 7D mkIII later.
4) A sensor designed from the ground up with PDAF in mind could provide better video af performance.
5) Introduction of new technology with an XXD has precedent; consider gapless microlenses -- introduced with (I think) the 40D, but not on a FF until the 1D-X, if memory serves.
6) Competition with Nikon and Sony.  Canon sensor design can not stay stagnant forever.  A step forward has to come sooner or later -- the 70D seems like a good place to start.
7) The quietness of 70D rumors -- the very fact that we haven't seen anything solid on the 70D suggests a tight lid on information, which could mean a desire to keep a new sensor with improved technology under wraps...
and ... reason number 8 ...
... wishful thinking on my part.   ;D

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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2012, 11:30:11 PM »