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CES 2012: Chuck Westfall Talks PowerShot G1 X Live Tonight

CES 2012: Chuck Westfall Talks PowerShot G1 X Live Tonight

From Imaging Resource
Excited by the possibilities of Canon’s first large-sensor fixed-lens camera? Got a question left unanswered after reading our  preview? Now, you’ve a chance to ask it for yourself! We’ll be conducting a Q&A session with   Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor with the Professional Engineering &  Solutions Division at Canon U.S.A., Inc., live from the show floor at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The session takes place on Monday, January 9th 2012, at 6:15PM Pacific time (that’s 9:15PM Eastern time; click here to convert for other time zones.)

If you’d like to get a jump on the question-asking (or if  you won’t be around when the event goes live), tweet your question to @ir_lab,  and mention G1X in the text somewhere, and we’ll try to get to your questions  during the active session Monday.

The live Q&A will take place at the URL below.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/G1X/G1XA.HTM#live-qa

Preorder the G1 X at B&H for $799

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Lens Announcement at CES? [CR1]

Lens Announcement at CES? [CR1]

“Heard from a…..”
A person in Europe has said a retailer in their home country has said Canon will announce new lenses next week at CES. The retailer wouldn’t say what.

It’s possible at this time that reps have started to hint to stores on how to order product that is about to be discontinued.

The 24-70 f/2.8L II is again the most talked about lens in emails I am receiving.

We have yet to see an official PowerShot G1X announcement, so that will probably come Monday or Tuesday of next week. I stress again that CES is looked at like a “consumer” show by Canon, and “L” lenses generally aren’t considered as such. However, Nikon is carrying a lot of hype into the CES show.

Canon 24-70 f/2.8L @ B&H $1249

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EOS Announcements in January?

EOS Announcements in January?

Lenses
We were told that we’d see a 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II announced on January 3, 2012. That date has come and gone with no announcement of such products.

The same source says they are still coming, and was surprised that they weren’t announced. Sometime after CES is the latest information I have.

Don’t forget we were also told about a 70-200 f/4L IS II being announced in the mid January.

EOS DSLRs
There have been a few things coming in about a possible DSLR announcement in January 2012. Canon has no real interest in CES/PMA as far as EOS goes, since in their own words; it’s a “consumer” show. “L” lenses and high end DSLRs don’t fit that category.

What DSLR? I can’t say at the moment, all I can gather is it won’t be a large megapixel camera, i.e. 30+ mp.

I guess Nikon will have the DSLR spotlight during CES.

B&H Lens Sale Continues
B&H’s Canon lens sale continues. Free shipping in the USA is still going strong.

Visit The B&H Canon Lens Sale

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Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts

Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts

Nothing yet
The rumoured lens announcements from a few weeks back have yet to materialize. Beyond what I was told then, I haven’t heard a single thing about the lenses in question.

Lens announcements are always the toughest to pin down. One of the major reasons is, Canon doesn’t have media events for them if they’re being announced alone. If a DSLR is involved, they’re a little easier to get information on.

Camera Bodies
I have heard some murmurs about a DSLR announcement before or at CES, nothing concrete though.

Compacts?
I haven’t had one PowerShot camera rumor in a while.

Canon at CES?
Yes, they’re there. They’ll be showing their gear at booth 13304. For the moment however, it looks like they won’t be showing anything new. All this could change literally overnight.

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Sigma Announcing New Stuff on January 10, 2012

Sigma Announcing New Stuff on January 10, 2012

CES/PMA Announcement
Sigma will be announcing new photographic products on January 10, 2012 according to their web site.

There could be new cameras, both SD and DP as well as mirrorless lenses. We were told about new DSLR lenses that could be announced in January.

Source: [Sigma] via [PR]

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens @ Adorama (Save $100)

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