Don’t expect a Canon EVIL this year, say one report. Amateur Photographer magazine reports an interview with a “Canon official,” that states an EVIL – electronic viewfinder, Interchangeable Lenses – is in development. The info is vague and Canon has given no official verification.
Also from the Canon world:
The upgraded Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM IS is on the streets. The price jump for the new “Big White” Canon flagship zoom is substantial.
An update for the Canon EF 50 f/1.4 is expected, says Canonrumors.com. The nifty-fifty has been plagued by problems (editor’s note: My 50 f/14 had to be replaced)
The when-will-it-be-announced Canon 1Ds Mark IV could be priced between: $5999-$6999.
From the Nikon world…
Nikonrumors is reporting that the much-loved SB-600 flash may be discontinued. The scuttlebutters at NR report a CSR at Staples stated Nikon asked for the venerable speedlight to be “put on hold.” The item is also unavailable from other online retailers.
Swiss officials are investigating Nikon Switzerland for possible anti-trust violations. “They are examining whether Swiss subsidiary Nikon AG was preventing other companies from importing some of its photography products.” says a Yahoo Finance report.
For the 4/3ers
4/3 Rumors is hosting a poll on what features should be included in the Panasonic GF2. Make yourself heard…
Adobe will announce it’s new CS5 product line up on April 12. Get your credit card ready…