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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Canon Has Big Plans For Photokina 2014

* * *  I am off on a photo shoot in the Pantanal, Brazil  * * *

Just got back from my wildlife photo shoot in Alaska. Very tired and trying to recover and get ready for the next one, next week. My sources have been busy checking around and they have informed me the second half of 2014 will be Canon's 'comeback' year. This is rather awkward for me to keep my readers up to date with the latest news since I have photo shoots scheduled for August and September in remote countries.

Canon plans to make a BIG splash at Photokina 2014 on September 12 in Cologne, Germany. Already I am quite certain the Canon EOS-7D Mk II camera and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens will be announced around the first week of September. Perhaps a couple of EF-S lenses in the 18-300mm zoom range may also be included to compete with the recent Tamron offerings.

However, rumor has it Nikon is planning to announce a Medium Format camera some time near Photokina 2014, using Sony's 50MP CMOS sensor, to try and steal the thunder from Canon. As a wildlife photographer using Canon equipment for the last 25 years, I have made some observations and suggestions for my friends in Tokyo. Medium Format photography is, at best a niche product and should be left to much smaller companies.

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