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Times are pretty slow for Canon info at the moment. All the attention appears to be focused on what Nikon is about to do.

Nikon D5000
Apparently it will have an articulating screen, use the D300/D90 12mp sensor and have a new type of on camera flash. You should be able to bounce it. There’s no word on whether or not the camera will have movie mode.

Not this time around.


I was eager to see if they’d launch a medium format system or a digital rangefinder with an F mount as has been rumored in the past. Not the year for that stuff I suppose.


Ritz Camera Bankruptcy
Apparently Ritz Camera Interactive (The Web Site) is a different company than Ritz Camera (The retail stores). The web site is not part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

More at [PB]

The day Ritz filed for bankruptcy they approved my affiliate application. I found that kind of funny. Now I know the companies are different and will go ahead and use their affiliate program. There are a lot of Ritz fans out there! They also seem to get new stuff before a lot of other places.

5D Mark II Availability
If you’re Canadian, I know where you can get a new 5D Mark II body in Ontario. There doesn’t seem to be many around. Email me if you want the info, I get no commission on this one.

Buying through CR
Thanks to everyone that uses the links to buy stuff through Canon Rumors affiliates. It’s generating a decent income. I promise you I’m not going to horde all the money generated, some is going to be going back to the community. Stay tuned for a contest coming up for a lovely piece of Canon equipment.

Canon USA is a NY Yankees Fan
………. now if only some of their cameras used steroids! There’d be a lot of happy campers!

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28 responses to “Odds & Ends”

  1. I’d like for a articulating screen for my 5D II, it would allow me to frame very low hand held shots, or ones with the camera up high, insteading of just point and hope!

    I find the DXOmark site ratings to be the best available information about the sensor. All the sensors are rated exactly the same way, so as much of the variable as is possible is taken out. Their rating does not include a lens, or raw processing software. Any in camera processing of the raw file will be included, but that is usually minimal.

    The lens used, and the RAW software, and the skill of the post processing person can have a huge impact on the final image. DXO only compares the sensors with each other.

  2. LOL @ at this site saying, “oh noes! I can’t find a 5d mk ii anyplace!”

    Henry’s has almost plenty of them readily availabe.

  3. Hey guys, I went to circuit city today, they are liquidating their entire store. I just picked up a 5D at 70% off!! I got it for around 450 new. They also had some 40D’s anyway you guys should stop by if you get a chance.

  4. I am particularly pleased to hear that you are actually making some money from this site. There are many sites out there (e.g. twitter, youtube) that actually get a lot of attention, but in fact they just burn lots of money.
    CR has become a valuable source of information to me, and now I am more confident than evere that it is here to stay.

    Keep up the great work!
    Hendric (Vienna, Austria)

    PS: We do not have any Kangaroos in Austria.

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