“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.
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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.
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.
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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.
I have heard some murmurs about a DSLR announcement before or at CES, nothing concrete though.
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.
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]
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Anything before CES?
There could be a few products announced before CES.
I’m told there will be a PowerShot announcement, however nothing specific has been mentioned.
We’ve been told the 24-70 II and 35 f/1.4 II will finally be announced. The 24-70 II announcement has existed pretty much as long as this site has. I really want it announced so I can stop reading emails about it. I offer no opinion on the likelihood of such an announcement.
Possible evidence of a EF 24-70 f/2.8L II can be seen here, here & here.
The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x could also be officially announced. However, that may not happen until the new 500 & 600 start to ship.
The only camera that is possible would be a Rebel, though I’ve received zero information one being announced in early January.
Nikon is rumoured to be announcing the D4 & new 85 f/1.8 on January 6, 2012.
Will Canon let Nikon have all the thunder at CES/PMA?