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New Canon camera?

Who knows about a new Canon to replace the 1D Mrk II? What will it do? How much will it cost? Can Santa Claus bring me two of them?

by [a former member] at 2005-05-24 13:26:21 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Oakland , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Total rumor but a camera dealer told me that Canon will have a 12 megapixel version of the 20D ready to roll in time for Santa Claus. The camera will come with the requisite slow buffer and focus problems, and still not be a full-frame, but what do you want for a mere $1,500?

By the time Photoshop CS2 has a plug-in to convert the files it will called CS3 and require a module located on Adobe’s server, which means you will need to know your pets last name and the last four digits of your phone number from high school, wherever that was, to convert the files to send them to Getty, that will sell your image for $500 of which you will get a cool $150 (before taxes) just in time for an even newer camera with the full-frame sensor and the better focus but unfortunately not able to take all the “digital lenses” you bought for the 20D.


by [former member] | 24 May 2005 14:05 (ed. May 24 2005) | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Interesting. The rumored specs I heard were pretty similar, but supposedly all images will have the Getty copyright embedded in the file info, and all electronics will be jammed when in proximity of the NYC MTA.

by Jethro Soudant | 24 May 2005 15:05 | Buffalo, NY, United States | | Report spam→
Hey Andy,
You have a killer sense of humour ! and you write well too !!
Just to say, how much I enjoyed reading your response ….

by Santosh Verma | 25 May 2005 00:05 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
Hi Andy

Good to see that it’s not just us Nikon users who feel ripped off!


by Terry Kane | 25 May 2005 03:05 | London & Manchester, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Andy and Jethro

So, if the rumors are right, it wont be a new 1D Mark whatever, but a new 20 D? And you say Getty is controled by Ming the fucking Merciless? Is it all true?
Anyone else have any info? On the camera, not Ming.

Back to the fallout shelter I go, it’s so cold above ground.


by [former member] | 25 May 2005 09:05 | Oakland, United States | | Report spam→
It will be the new old 10D, or the 20D if you prefer to think of it that way.

Seriously, Canon did the right thing with the 10D, which was a terrific camera at a fair price, but IMO all the good that came from that is being eroded with these continual upgrades and the special digital lenses. Canon should just roll out the 12megapixel, full frame camera at a reasonable price, provide better repair service, and get it over with, IMO.

by [former member] | 25 May 2005 11:05 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
seems like they could use the old 1ds 11mega chip for a new $1500 20d like camera. They already have the machines to make it all they need to do is add digic II for lower noise.

by doug mcgoldrick | 27 Jun 2005 05:06 | chicago, United States | | Report spam→
It seems the new cameras are aimed at the “Weekend Warrior”, further degrading the Pros income. We shoud start a count of the cameras at all the events we attend and give a prize to the winner with the highest number of expensive camera with cheap lens combos. Any suggestions for a prize?

by Eric | 27 Jun 2005 09:06 | San Francisco, United States | | Report spam→
c’mon, guys, you don’t need any of that. this $800 piece of crap Nikon D70 I got just before coming to Iraq has just passed 10,000 frames, in three months, good to go with the older 20-35mm f/2.8 lens and the Tokina 17mm f/3.5 for wide. except for a few frames from my back-up D100, and approx. 30 rolls of B+W film on the Leica, this “weekend warrior camera” has been the main action. Save your money for beer, women, and down payments on condos. Digital sucks anyway, no matter what.

by [former member] | 27 Jun 2005 09:06 | Basra, Iraq | | Report spam→
alan — are you shooting raw or jpgs? that seems to be the main stumbling block for the low end cameras — if there’s a model that doesn’t choke on raw files I’d love to know about it.

by teru kuwayama | 27 Jun 2005 10:06 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→

Accordimg to this article the D70 has a RAW mode, but the geeks alledge that Nikon are compressing the highlights and doing other nasty tricks to try to emulate Canon CSMOS chip……

by [former member] | 27 Jun 2005 11:06 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Both Alan and Eric have a point. Most of the big western cities I wander through are full of camera-toting weekend warriors with biggo digital cameras, trying to look serious and professional and look like they know what they are shooting but all they have is a lost look in their eyes (but if it gets you laid then it can’t be all that bad….)
I usually upset them when I explain how real snappers behave,dress and carry and the gloss soon disappears.
How can you tell s/he isn’t a real snapper?
Too well dressed, too clean/perfumed and too many bits and bobs attached to a too clean camera (not covered in layers of duct tape-you can tell it’s a Canon/Nikon because you can see the name).
Let the yuppies pose….but not in peace.

by Mikethehack | 28 Jun 2005 06:06 | | Report spam→
Actually, I hear that the new Canon camera is codenamed ‘weekend warrior’ and will replace digital altogether with a fairly experimental technology that combines the magic of silver halide with cellulose acetate.

by Gary He | 28 Jun 2005 20:06 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Who’s to say what a “real snapper” looks like? My cameras aren’t covered in duct tape? Guess that makes me an amateur. Labels serve no point, and no one wants to be lectured. …………………..

Teru, do you shoot mostly film, or digital? And if digital, is it RAW? ……..

Love your work. And many thanks for starting this site.

by Ron Wurzer | 28 Jun 2005 21:06 (ed. Jun 28 2005) | Seattle, United States | | Report spam→
reale Snapper

by [former member] | 28 Jun 2005 21:06 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
The next Canon or Nikon offering should be made entirely form Duct tape, with the ability to peel of sections, when those emergencies come around.

by Nayan Sthankiya | 29 Jun 2005 00:06 | Seoul, Korea (South) | | Report spam→
Hi Ron, thanks a lot. I shoot mostly film, with occasional digital spells — in digital, I’m generally shooting raw files, hence my curiosity to hear about any small digital cameras that can shoot raw files without choking after 2 or 3 frames.

by teru kuwayama | 29 Jun 2005 07:06 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
I think we are all looking for a Leica-like digital that supports RAW.

by Eric | 29 Jun 2005 09:06 | San Francisco, United States | | Report spam→
Ive got a EOS 5 and an EOS 1ds mark 2 digital..its already covered in gaffa tape.

by [former member] | 29 Jun 2005 10:06 | United Kingdom, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
‘I think we are all looking for a Leica-like digital that supports RAW’ my thoughts exactly, and with gaffers tape too!

by Kurt Vinion | 29 Jun 2005 13:06 | Berlin, Germany | | Report spam→
i’ll take a digital FM2 or olympus OM-sized body over the leica any day. And doesn’t Epson’s R-D1 do RAW and gaffer’s tape ?

i wouldn’t be surprised if the new canon camera were to be lested with lead so as to appear “well built” and “sturdy”. and emit a reassuring thud when you drop it on concrete. I still haven’t figured out why they build those cameras so heavy (the nicads in the 1D series seem like a sign they’re trying to increase weight in their design, maybe to make the weekend warriors believe the bodies have a better cost-per-pound ratio. and that the cameras are also more manly, or something.)

by [former member] | 30 Jun 2005 05:06 | beaux, France | | Report spam→

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