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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Canon new product announcement for Photokina 2012

The big Photokina Show will commence in Cologne, Germany in less than 2 weeks.  The world's leading imaging fair brings together the industry, trade and professional users and consumers with a passion for photography. The show is from September 18 through 23.

Normally, camera and equipment manufacturers will highlight their new products during the show and Canon is expected to announce some new products starting next week. Although Canon is expected to introduce a new full frame camera with a BIG megapixel sensor to compete with the Nikon D800 and D600, it is not clear the camera will be announced during the show. There will be new pro Pixma printers, and new PowerShot cameras to replace the G12 and S100 and one or two new EF and EF-M lenses.

The three new lenses I am eagerly waiting for are the EF 200-400mm f/4L + 1.4X ; the EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II and the EF 400mm f/5.6L IS.  The EF 200-400mm f/4 received raving reviews during the London Olympics and frankly I think Canon is just trying to wrap up the loose ends before they officially release this lens with a delivery date by the end of the year or early 2013.

I will be on an European Photo Shoot next week and will miss the Photokina Show by a day but will try and keep up with the news and write this Blog at the same time. My posts will be fewer while I am on the road so please bear with me.

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