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*UPDATE* Odds & Ends

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*UPDATE*

Error 500
If you’re like myself and some other readers, you’ve been experiencing a few or a lot of Error 500 messages whenever you navigate Canon Rumors. I guess this is good news, as I have outgrown the hosting capabilities of my current package. Because of this, Canon Rumors is moving to a dedicated server.

The switchover will hopefully go unnoticed by the end users. It should be completed over the next 7 days.

Thanks to everyone that frequents the site and have made it such a huge success. Growth continues!

cr guy

1Ds3 & 1D3 Price Drops (HK)
You can read about the price drops on the two EOS-1’s.

http://www.canon.com.hk/Download.aspx?pressrelease_id=10366&file_type=1

thanks everyone

Zeiss ZE 18 f/3.5
Received a notification that we can expect a release sometime in the last quarter of 2009.

I’m looking forward to it.

thanks Gregor

New Laser Printers
Adding to its robust line-up of award-winning imageRUNNER systems and helping to redefine desktop productivity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office solutions, today introduced its latest desktop laser beam printer (LBP) – the Color imageRUNNER LBP5460. This model is the newest addition to the Company’s successful LBP desktop printer line, which also includes the Color imageRUNNER LBP5975 and LBP5970, both introduced last year.

http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/pressrelease/20090803_lbp5460.html

Hahnemuhle Adds Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II Profiles
I asked Hahnemuhle about 9500 Mark II profiles and they sent me the following email.

“The profiles of the Canon 9500 work on the Mark II, too. It’s the same technology.
Here you can download them http://www.hahnemuehle.com/site/en/222/canon.html#kat8

My Next Camera
The Leica M9 has made its way into the rumor world. It looks like we’ll see an announcement in September.

There’s still speculation it will use the Canon 5D Mark II Sensor. Others feel it’s going to be a full frame Kodak sensor. As long as it works, I don’t care what’s in it.

The projected cost of the camera is $7700 USD.

cr

28 responses to “*UPDATE* Odds & Ends”

  1. Canon always puts off announcements until the others have announced.

    This is my theory:

    They add last minute tweaks that they think might give them an slight advantage over what the competition has announced.

    Have you also noticed that their product is usually not available for a couple of months after the announcement?

    This gives them time to adjust the firmware to add any changes.

  2. Quite the contrary, I find that Nikon is the one which does the waiting on announcement dates! .I’m not sure where you got your impressions of the availability part. For the last few DSLR launches from Canon: 40D, 50D, 450D, 500D, 5DMkII, I’ve been able to look and touch and try the cameras anywhere between 2 days to 3 weeks of their official announcement. If that is not decent speed, I’ve got no idea what is.

    Are you sure you’re not referring to the lenses only ? Those are the items which I find are slow to reach the market.

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