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Archive page – 2009

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Specific model info can be found on the rumours index page (along with lenses and printers). 

This is the archived page of Canon rumours from 2010

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2009 December 25th Happy Christmas* to all our readers – I’m just taking a break from cooking the Christmas lunch :-)

*Or whatever holiday you may be taking – We still say Happy Christmas in the UK, whether people observe it or not. Sorry, but the more politically correct ‘Happy Holidays’, just sounds wrong to my ears.

9th A Canon ‘launch event’ towards the end of January? [CR]

4th Interesting Canon ‘touchsceen’ patent covered at PB

Good article about some of the current limitations of DSLR video [DVX]

2nd A curious ‘roadmap’ [CR] – 3D and a square sensor camera – I rather think not ;-)

November 17th All quiet in rumours land as far as I can see.

15th Australian price cuts – probably a currency move, but worth looking out for elsewhere.

EOS-1Ds Mark III $11,999 $10,999 -$1,000
EOS-1D Mark III $6,499 N/A N/A
EOS 5D Mark II Premium Kit $6,299 $5,499 -$800
EOS 5D Mark II Body $4,799 $3,999 -$800
EF 24mm f/1.4 II USM $2,799 $2,549 -$250
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $3,549 $2,999 -$550
EF 135mm f/2L USM $1,879 $1,649 -$230
EF 200mm f/2 LII IS USM $8,199 $8,149 -$50
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM $8,229 $7,499 -$730
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM $11,179 $8,249 -$2,930

EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM $13,709 $12,499 $1,210
EF 500mm f/4L IS USM $11,699 $10,499 -$1,200
EF 600mm f/4 IS USM $15,299 $13,999 -$1,300
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM $18,999 $16,999 -$2,000
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $2,599 $2,299 -$300
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM $2,199 $2,079 -$120
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM $4,399 $3,699 -$700
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM $3,149 $2,699 -$450

13th Canon release 1D MkIV white paper – useful background read [PDF]

BTW Just tried Using the iPhone as a remote camera control with a Canon WFT-E2

12th We’re told that Canon is about to release a new price list in Australia. The prices of the 5D2 and 1Ds3 are set to drop noticeably (1Ds3 ~10%)

Thanks too for all the comments about iPhone use ;-)

11th We’ve reviewed the Ricoh GX100 and 200 in the past and I’ve really liked the designs. It’s interesting to see Ricoh come up with a genuinely different approach to small digital cameras – I’ve got some more details on the APS-C Compact page and certainly do hope to get a look at one when they are around.

On a different note – I’ve just won an iPhone 3Gs – trouble is, I just don’t use mobile devices. I’d really appreciate comments from photographers as to how they find such a device useful?
…for photography – I’m not into organising the rest of my life yet ;-)
Any thoughts? – Feel free to leave a comment/suggestion on the blog

8th As expected, all has gone quiet on the rumour front. Despite a few suggestions of lens pre-announcements later this month, we’ve had nothing detailed suggesting anything new until January.

Even our regular, Canon Medium FormatCanon microEF (Canon’s answer to micro 4/3) and 3D rumour sources have gone into hibernation after the 7D and 1D4 announcements – these reflect things that Canon has seriously looked at for some time (we’re told), but is still waiting for the right market conditions before moving from engineering test to production testing.

October 26th With camera announcements over for the year, what’s next on the list? – If I get any more detailed tips, I’ll put them in the listings for the particular cameras.

The 1000D dates from June 08, and does not have any video. A 2000D (or whatever) with 12MP and basic HD video looks likely.

The 60D is a likely arrival earlier in the year (50D announced end Aug 08) Add HD video to a 50D, but not too much to overtake the 7D.

The 500D only dates from March this year, so a 550D could be later in the Spring.

The 1Ds4 can then comfortably wait until a pre Photokina announcement (see also today’s comments/speculation).

Oh, and there is the 3D – think full frame 7D Probably not until after the 1Ds4 opens up a hefty MP gap above the 5D2. Will Canon produce a ‘big pixel’ FF cam?

US ‘instant’ rebates announced – Canon info

Runs until January the 16th – lenses and flashes

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