Any Rumblings from Canon?

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  1. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    I am thinking of purchasing a new camera and some other gear.

    The last time I purchased a camera, Canon came out with the 7d a few months later.


    I am curious if there are rumblings in the field about an upgrade or new camera coming out later this year????

    I would not be happy if I purchase a camera and an upgrade comes out months later.
     
  2. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Maybe 60D or 1Ds
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Canon is notoriously tight lipped about their new gear...but they usually keep to a pattern. So look at when the last models were released and it may be a good indicator to when the next one will be out.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Camera makers are always announcing new gear, so the chances of you buying something that is soon upstaged is very good, even likely.

    I solved that problem by resolving to not worry about it, and get what is currently available that suits my needs.
     
  5. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Exactly - with camera bodies there is always a new one "just around the corner" with flashy shinynew features and stuff. IF you keep sitting on the fence waiting you'll end up never getting a camera.

    Lens wise things are a slower and less certain - however the fact that Canon never give out hints as to what is getting upgraded or when means that you can't wait either. Search on any lens and you will find upgrade rumours that have been circulating for years sometimes'

    eg a 24-105mm f2.8 IS L
    100-400mm upgrade
    50mm f1.4 upgrade

    Etc...

    Only the very newest of lenses will not have massive rumour mills churning away (like the 100mm macro L and the 70-200mm f2.8 IS L M2) simply because the mills havn't got started yet ;)
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    sssssssshhhhhhhhhhh.. how else do people like me find good deals on used stuff?
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just bought the older 70-200 f/2.8 IS because the new one just came out, and I figured I could get a deal. I was right!
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thats the way to do it because the new one is not worth double the price
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think that it is worth double the price. I just can't afford it.
     
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    There have been rumors floating around but nothing concrete. I saw on CanonRumors that the 1DsIV is gonna have a square sensor, and both will have a new Digic V. But like KmH said, it's best not to worry about it. There are always new things coming out, so buy what works for you when you need it. If you don't need it, you can always wait. But if there's something that works for you at a good price, there's nothing wrong with jumping on it.
     
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    This won't happen until I buy my 400/5.6 -- and then it won't be an upgrade of the 100-400, but rather a new 400 prime with IS or a less expensive 500mm prime (like an f/5.6)

    The 40D was announced the week after I bought my 30D
     
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    pfft as if - It'll happen right after I upgrade to the 70-200mm f2.8 IS L M2 :greenpbl:
    With the 100-400mm M2 probably beating/equalling it in the 70-200mm range and beating it soundly with the 2*TC in the 140-400mm range ;)
     

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