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Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Latest from the Rumor Mill

A poster with the handle JTFOTO who claimed to have recently served as 5th assistant to Annie Leibovitz had this to say on the L-L forums on Friday:

"She has been shooting all her editorial work with Canon 1Ds MII bodies. These have been major jobs for Vanity Fair and various other mags and recently went on a major Ad job that will be worldwide.

"The TomKat cover was all Canon and the last two or three editorials were all Canon.

"The last shoot had a Canon rep come by with the new 22MP digi demo body. It is half the size of the 1Ds Mark II. They said they are hustling to make lenses that will work with what this body can resolve. They may even make a new mount again for an entirely new lens design. It won't be out before Phot Show East."

So there you have it, the latest uber-kam rumor, from the horse's mouth to the next horse to the next horse and then on to your ear. "Phot Show East" refers to the PhotoPlus Expo 2007, slated to be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on October 18–20, 2007. "The TomKat cover" refers to the recent, um, Leibovitz "homage" to Linda McCartney on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, with thanks to K.P.


Blogger John Sarsgard said...

Note to Canon from longtime user: You only get one lens mount change per generation of photographers. You used yours for my generation. I hope this part is idle speculation, or that EF lenses will still work as well.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Matthew Bamberg said...

Good info here; I want it all the 24 inch wide printer and the 22 mp camera. I need to sell more books, can you help?

3:39 PM  
Blogger ADias said...

Canon will make some news this year, as it is the 20th anniversary of the EOS system...

I suspect Canon will announce something at PMA in Las Vegas, Mar 8-11.

11:32 PM  
Blogger bjorke said...

Yeah but she had a Contax RTS in the DVD. That's all anyone will really remember.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Thanks for the heads-up. We now have precious extra lead time to get into flame wars over the thing! :-)

7:44 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

The new mount rumor again? I think I'm glad I switched from Canon to Pentax. Not only do I not have to worry about backward compatibility. I'll also miss more than a month's worth of rumor posts on the Canon forum at DPReview!

8:21 AM  
Blogger h said...

22MP to take baby pictures?

8:29 AM  
Blogger Antony said...

I think we are talking about two seperate rumours here. First is the new "1DsIII" or whatever it will be called. It is a reduced size camera (ie. 1V esque) and 22mp. This camera may need higher quality primes for maximum potential to be achieved. Something like say a 35mm f/2.8 L - L build and lens quality (and cost) without the compromises caused by a focus on speed. The other speculation relates to the persistent rumours of Canon introducing a MF system.

Canon will not jeopardise its dominance of the DSLR market by eliminating the EF mount until and unless it is unworkable for new technology (as the FD mount was for AF cameras). It would be corporate suicide for the camera division to even speculate about such a move.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like complete bull to me.

We shall see.

6:44 PM  

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