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Anyone disappointed by today's releases?

 
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Aug 27, 2010 16:56 |  #286

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Aug 27, 2010 18:01 |  #287

One major factor in the new higher pricing is the strength of the US dollar versus the Japanese yen. The dollar has weakened considerably, which means it takes more US dollars to buy Japanese made products. Considering the dollar has fallen about 30% against the yen over the past four years (look it up, because you can), it's no wonder the lens costs have increased. My 100-400 bought new costs today about 25% more than 2 1/2 years ago due to the fluctuation in exchange rates. I paid a bit over $1,200 (new from B&H), and now the same lens is over $1,600.


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Aug 27, 2010 18:04 |  #288

Did we go back in time? I swear I read this exact post 2 hours ago: https://photography-on-the.net …?p=10801690&pos​tcount=279


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Aug 27, 2010 19:31 |  #289

oooooohh it's a rift in time/space! Awesome.




  
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Aug 27, 2010 19:56 |  #290

tkbslc wrote in post #10802508 (external link)
Did we go back in time? I swear I read this exact post 2 hours ago: https://photography-on-the.net …?p=10801690&pos​tcount=279

Yes, we did go back in time. I activated my wayback machine accidentally with my mouse.


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Aug 28, 2010 07:14 |  #291

Definitely disappointed - the only release I'm even sligthtly interested in is the new 2x TC. And that's only if the IQ is as good as the current 1.4x TC.




  
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Aug 28, 2010 08:02 |  #292

Yes, I was disappointed. Updating a bunch of lenses that are out of the reach of the vast majority leaves most of us continuing to wait. Makes me wonder WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!

I wanted to see a new 24-70. We really need a new 50 f/1.4. Canon also really could benefit from a cost effective UWA prime (20 mm).

On the positive side, they are updating a lot of glass with this change. That is cool. And I won't be having to buy any new lenses.

So, while I'm underwhelmed by the releases, my wallet (and wife) are very happy.


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Aug 28, 2010 08:19 |  #293

I think more will come. Just hold your horses.


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Aug 28, 2010 08:19 |  #294

Mmmm....
I (Like many) wanted to see an update to the 100-400mm, 24-70mm and 50mm 1.4.
All lenses I would buy with an update.

Its nice to see the other offerings but I am not there in my photography (Right now) so I have little interest in those new and updated lenses (Like many.)


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Aug 28, 2010 11:26 |  #295

yeah, i am disappointed as well. Maybe only interested in the new 2X extender, only if it is good. Hopefully more fun new releases coming out later this year before Christmas.


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Aug 28, 2010 13:23 |  #296

SiaoP wrote in post #10801271 (external link)
Blame the economy for the high prices :(

More specifically, blame the weakness of the USD, Euro, ect... against the Yen. Ten years ago it was ~120 Yen/dollar, five years ago it was ~110 Yen/dollar. Today, its ~85-90 Yen/dollar.


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Aug 28, 2010 13:34 |  #297

I am kinda excited about the 70-300 because it's a range that is in my favor on a 1DM3/50D. My 100-400 is really heavy to be carrying around. So the smaller 70-300 is quite welcome...except the anticipated price tag!!


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Aug 29, 2010 03:43 |  #298

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I am kinda excited about the 70-300 because it's a range that is in my favor on a 1DM3/50D. My 100-400 is really heavy to be carrying around. So the smaller 70-300 is quite welcome...except the anticipated price tag!!

Honestly, they should just upgrade the 100-400L and drop the pump style. That would be a much better release than the 70-300L. The 70-300 range is not big enough for me and many 70-200L owners to consider as the 70-200L owners would be just better off financially by buying a Canon 1.4X II ($225 used, $300 new) to cover the range.


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Aug 29, 2010 04:25 |  #299

JackLiu wrote in post #10806445 (external link)
I am kinda excited about the 70-300 because it's a range that is in my favor on a 1DM3/50D. My 100-400 is really heavy to be carrying around. So the smaller 70-300 is quite welcome...except the anticipated price tag!!

It's only 300g lighter, and heavier than the brick - in other words, essentially in the same weight category as the 100-400 and 70-200 f/2.8. Almost double the weight of the current 70-300 and less than a centimetre shorter, one-and-a-half times the weight of the DO version and more than 3cm longer.

As a lightweight lens, and as a step up from the 55-250 for crop shooters, it would have made much more sense as a non-L with similar construction to the 85 f/1.8 or EF-S 15-85 - good, but not build like a tank - weighing 600-650g and with great IQ (as we already expect). The way it is, costing as much as the 100-400 and weighing almost as much, with a shorter maximum focal length and slower or equal speed at any given focal length, makes it pointless otherwise (IQ notwithstanding, given that an updated 100-400 would presumably give much better IQ, likely to the same standard as the 15-85 and 70-200 and other recently-released zooms). Unless, of course, Canon is planning an updated 100-400 at the 2500USD-or-so price point, in which case the new lens makes perfect sense from a marketing point of view...




  
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Aug 29, 2010 10:41 |  #300

Disappointed for sure, was hoping to see 24-70 II and 35L II.


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