Thursday 26 August 2010

New Canon Gear

Canon have been busy-They have announced a list of new gear and gear soon to be announced, Camera wise the 60D with the same 18mp sensor as the 7D/550D, Images of this camera started to appear on forums a couple of days ago
Lens wise there are a few biggies- EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS, EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, Extender EF 1.4x III and Extender EF 2x III and they have said that they are working on new versions of the 500 and 600F4 big boys-Time to start saving Canon boys, I can guarantee that these wont be cheap
I just found out the prices-be sitting down for this-The 300F2.8 will be $7000 and the 400 F2.8 will be $11000 yes thats right and the extenders are listed as $500 a pop!!!! must say i am glad i am with Nikon at the moment looking at these prices-Gulp, The positives are that these super telephotos will be much lighter than the previous models,The weight has gone into the prices



  1. Checkout wharehouse express for UK prices:

    EF300 £7,499
    EF400 £11,499
    EF1.4x £549
    EF2x £559
    EF 500 £Your House
    EF 600 £National Debt of UK

    We'll I guess these prices will have to drop a long way before they are sold in any numbers.

    Can the improvement in image quality be that great? Or are Canon marketing just making it look very cheap to switch to Nikon........?

  2. Who would have thought 'cheap' and 'Nikon' would ever be in the same sentence-lol Canons last few releases have had a big price increase over the former models-see 1D4 and 70-200f2.8-wonder what the 500 and 600F4 prices will be


  3. Canon obviosly limiting their customer base to lottery winners and millionaires!! I really can't see how these prices will not drop massively. ! I will certainly be in the majority here and NOT BUYING or buying NIKON

  4. Maybe it is Canons way of reducing complaints from owners. Few owners means few complaints. See previous posts of mine. Give it 6 to 8 months and they will be 40% cheaper.