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What’s going on?
I’ve been asking a few people on their thoughts about the chances of seeing new pro bodies in 2009. The general consensus has been that we might see a 1D near the end of 2009 and will not see a new 1Ds until 2010.
Since the sub mirror fix, the 1D has been selling relatively well. Obviously not as well as Canon hoped before the release. People have had very good experiences with the camera and the positive press from users has helped with a resurgence of sales.
It has sold about as well as planned. It’s a high margin camera with a price tag that probably won’t be staying stable through 2009. You can expect solid price drops. It’s a great camera, with amazing resolving power that impresses anyone that uses it. Like the 1D, it’s just missing the “sexiness” of the D3… whatever that means.
It appears Nikon will be launching a 24mp version of the D3 on the 1st of December if our friend at Nikon Rumors is correct. This will be sure to cause a lot of Canonites to become quite angry and green. I can almost see the forum threads now!
2009 isn’t going to be Canon’s year of “wow”(sorry Microsoft) unless you want a new Rebel or a 60D. So sit tight, and enjoy making great images with your currect EOS-1’s… I will be.