Most popular posts this week
What a week it was in the world of Canon. The last three weeks in fact have been a lot of fun. Below is a list of the most popular articles on CR this week.
- Canon EOS 300c [CR1]
- Canon EOS C300 & C300PL Announced
- Concept Cinema DSLR Official
- New Lenses Imminent? [CR1]
- Tech Article: Lens Genealogy
- Big Sandisk Price Drops
- Review: Leica M9 – A Second Opinion
Another useful read
A few people have asked via email and in the forums what “T Stop” is compared to “F-Stop” when speaking about the new Cine lenses from Canon. The link below explains it well.
I’m Going Away
I head off to Mexico for a 8 days starting tomorrow. Keep the emails coming, I will still be working.
5D Mark II - Canada
In Canada, the 5D Mark II body only is out there for $1999 at Henry’s and Vistek.
5D Mark II – USA
There will be an instant rebate on the 5D Mark II in the USA starting September 25 and running until October 29, 2011.
Let me know if your country sees a big rebate on the 5D Mark II
B&H Drops Prices on Select Lenses
The downward trend of lens pricing may be beginning again. B&H announced small price drops today.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680103-USA/Canon_2751B002_EF_70_200mm_f_2_8L_IS.html original price 2499.00 current $2,449.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/647011-USA/Canon_3554B002_EF_100mm_f_2_8L_Macro.html original price 1049.00 current $999.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Autofocus Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423691-USA/Canon_1056B002AA_EF_85mm_f_1_2L_II.html original price 2149.00 current $2,099.00
Canon Telephoto EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Autofocus Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/112539-USA/Canon_2520A004_Telephoto_EF_135mm_f_2_0L.html original price 1079.00 current $1,049.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/732106-USA/Canon_4426B002_EF_70_300mm_f_4_5_6L_IS.html original price $1579.00 current $1,519.00
Canon Super Wide Angle EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/519474-USA/Canon_2045B002_Super_Wide_Angle_EF.html original price 2269.00 current 2,249.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Zoom Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/425812-USA/Canon_1242B002AA_EF_S_17_55mm_f_2_8_IS.html original price 1159.00 current $1,120.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/457678-USA/Canon_1258B002AA_EF_70_200mm_f_4L_IS.html original price 1329.00 current $1,281.00
A new timetable?
Comments from Australia [NL].
- The 5D Mark III will come at least 6 months after the 1Ds replacement. If a 1Ds is announced in April, that would put a 5D3 in the Oct 2011 timeframe. That would be just over 3 years since the 5D Mark II
- The EF-S line of lenses are not high on the list of priorities at Canon.
- “L” lenses and the development of them are whats needed to get the most out of the 18mp crop sensors.
- Australia could expect price drops in April to combat the grey market.
I will note, I have not yet heard from the “2012 for the 1Ds replacement” folks in a while.