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Where is Canon
« on: September 12, 2012, 07:54:05 AM »
Other companies are gearing up for Photokina... Pentax and Sony have unleashed a barrage of new stuff ready for next week.  Nikon have their D600...  We have what, some weak rumours....  At this stage I am starting to think Canon won't announce anything (i hope i am wrong)....
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 08:01:31 AM »
It sounds like some panic :-)
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 08:24:30 AM »
I think the D800 caught them flatfooted.  They thought the Pixel wars were over.  The market seems to think otherwise. Oh, and all reviews point to the D800 having those "quality" pixels.  I suspect Canon may have had stuff to announce that was not going to be competitive with the competition, particularly with their new pricing policy (you will pay MORE!!).  They have to regroup a bit and accelerate a few products.  Thats also dangerous as both Nikon and Canon seemed to have slipped in the first run quality department (5D3 light leaks, S100 problems, D800 auto focus problems).  Canon will have stuff soon enough but it looks like September will be light.  I suspect they will be focusing on their lenses (pun intended)
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 08:42:45 AM »
I don't think Canon will release anything big here, they will showcase what they released three years ago, and is finally shipping ::)

The M-system will be a huge part of their stand, maybe a lens or two for that system. Maybe a firmware for either of the "new" dslrs.

What I would like to see is a big surprise announcement of the 35 L II now that the 24-70 is shipping. Maybe the new smaller flash. But nothing new body-wise I think. Top's a 70d.

I think they released quite a bit earlier this year so it's not like they haven't done anything for 3 years....
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 08:45:13 AM »
 Yes the prices of Canon's new lenses and bodies are rising at a very high level right now  but i wonder if, beside their bodies, Nikon or Sony has the same level of quality on their new lenses ? the last example apparently is that new 24-70 L II which the quality looks amazing !

It might be a temptation to switch to a Nikon's body but will you found the same quality in their lenses (they're pretty expensive too) ? I'm not so sure...

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 08:45:18 AM »
Other companies are gearing up for Photokina... Pentax and Sony have unleashed a barrage of new stuff ready for next week.  Nikon have their D600...  We have what, some weak rumours....  At this stage I am starting to think Canon won't announce anything (i hope i am wrong)....

"We" and "Canon" are totally different entities, unless you're a Canon employee, which I believe you're not.
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 08:51:02 AM »
The D800?  Also the RX100, FZ200, RX1, and the list goes on.

Seems Canon is in catch-up mode.

I think the D800 caught them flatfooted.  They thought the Pixel wars were over.  The market seems to think otherwise. Oh, and all reviews point to the D800 having those "quality" pixels.  I suspect Canon may have had stuff to announce that was not going to be competitive with the competition, particularly with their new pricing policy (you will pay MORE!!).  They have to regroup a bit and accelerate a few products.  Thats also dangerous as both Nikon and Canon seemed to have slipped in the first run quality department (5D3 light leaks, S100 problems, D800 auto focus problems).  Canon will have stuff soon enough but it looks like September will be light.  I suspect they will be focusing on their lenses (pun intended)

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 09:17:03 AM »


"We" and "Canon" are totally different entities, unless you're a Canon employee, which I believe you're not.

Just to clarify, the "we" was referring to us on the forum/canon customers... and i am not a Canon employee! :)

I wish i could enjoy the show, but i live a little too far away to go! :)
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 10:10:09 AM »
Where is Canon? Easy

30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012, 10:31:08 AM »
Where is Canon? Easy

30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan

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It's also here: www.canon.com and something in my backpack :)
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012, 10:38:07 AM »
Hello Mr. Canon....when? make sure it works with current L lenses
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012, 10:52:30 AM »
Canon Rumors is presently creating photographer shortages in Middle Earth (all the trolls emigrated here)

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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2012, 10:58:18 AM »
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All does seem quiet on the Canon front. I'll give you that.

One thought is Apple. For the past few weeks, the media has been nothing but Apple iPhone -- all day every day. Since they're supposed to sell 10 million in the next couple of weeks, I guess such attention is warranted. I believe that commotion climaxes today with their announcement. Canon may have wanted that little tsunami to pass first.

Let's get a good night's sleep and see how things look in the morning.



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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2012, 11:23:24 AM »
Oh, the drama of first world problems.  Go take some pictures.   :D
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Re: Where is Canon
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2012, 12:57:18 PM »
Sony ... 3 new products ...
* A99 ... a dumb bulky DSLR with a mirror permanently stuck in its lightpath
* RX1 ... a dumb tiny FF-sensor with only one focal length to serve it
* NEX-6 .. really smart compact APS-CSC - exactly, what the EOS-M should have been: built-in viewfinder, built in flash, built in WiFi ...   

Only the NEX-6 will really hit Canon 

Luckily for Canon and for reasons totally unknown, Sony decided to announce 2 epic fails ... A99 and RX-1 rather than a game-changing, compact NEX-9 ... with FF sensor, viewfinder and lens mount ...  at a decent price ... say USD 1999,- 

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