Canon Official Site Releases EOS-400D, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, & EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

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Sixsigma
Sixsigma New Member • Posts: 9
Canon Official Site Releases EOS-400D, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, & EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

It's from the Canon China's website:
http://www.canon.com.cn/front/canon/news/backend_news_detail.jsp?id=2322

EOS-400D features:
10.1 MP (1.6X);

Anti-dust design---"Self Cleaning Sensor Unit (ultrasonic)" and "Digital Photo Professional 2.2";
9 point autofocus system;
NO spot metering;
3FPS;
Same battery pack, BG-E3 grip, Digic II as does the 350D.

Plus two new EF lenses were released: EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, and EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM.

Jun2
Jun2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,234
Re: Canon Official Site Releases EOS-400D, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, & EF 70-200mm f/4L

Good, I can read Chinese.

Jun

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KS Chew
KS Chew Regular Member • Posts: 470
New EF lenses!

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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Vincent Diamante
Vincent Diamante Regular Member • Posts: 327
ISO

Looks like ISO ranges from 100-1600.

First the Sony, now Canon with limiting the ISO ceiling. I guess inevitable with the APS-C sensor size... but the D80 will be the lone 10 meg entry level SLR with ISO 3200.

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caterpillar
caterpillar Veteran Member • Posts: 5,580
now for the big question

KS Chew wrote:

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

The big question is how much these will cost, particulary the 70-200 f4L IS.

If it's in the U$1,100 tops, I bet lots will be migrating from their non-IS version, and we'll have those non-IS at U$400 used.

The 50 f1.2L usm will probably cost a lot, another U$1,000 lens (wherebabouts). And not everybody is ga-ga over 50mm, though there are many who do want it. At least, it will

For me, there's another option on the table from the sigma 50-150 f2.8, and tokina 50-135 f2.8. Except for price, that f4 with IS is worth more to me than the loss of 1 stop.

Of course, these are all unconfrimed. but we only have less than 24 hrs to wait, so we'll know

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Jun2
Jun2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,234
The link stops working.

Canon is playing the same game again. After the leak is done. The cut the cord. Let all the forum go wild.

J

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Kobus66
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Re: New EF lenses!

and suddenly the site is down.

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pekr
pekr Regular Member • Posts: 481
No spot meter once again?

This starts to be rudiculous, really - packing in semi profi AF system (if true that it is the same as with 30D), and not adding spot meter? That is just plain stupid if so ...

I am am scared about ISO not being in the viewfinder once again ...

-pekr-

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caterpillar
caterpillar Veteran Member • Posts: 5,580
forgot one other question...

Will it be in white?
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Sixsigma
Sixsigma OP New Member • Posts: 9
The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

No idea if they did the earlier release deliberately or was is an "accident"---one day before the the "official" announcement.

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Jun2
Jun2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,234
Re: No spot meter once again?

Don't worry. 40D will have better autofocus than 9 point system, that what I called a semi-Pro system. 9 point system was a bit stetch to be called semi-Pro.

J

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Re: The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

I don't think it is accidental. Canon does it all the time.

I saved a copy of the anouncement. I used print and save as PDF on a Mac. Just in case if I need to read it again.

J

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MukAudio
MukAudio New Member • Posts: 2
Re: The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

Were there any additional pictures besides the small one in the first post?

Mark.

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Rdogma
Rdogma Regular Member • Posts: 116
Re: The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

Jun2 wrote:

I don't think it is accidental. Canon does it all the time.

I saved a copy of the anouncement. I used print and save as PDF on
a Mac. Just in case if I need to read it again.

J

Kindly post it here so that everybody can read it.

Thanks.

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Kobus66
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Re: No spot meter once again?

pekr wrote:

I am am scared about ISO not being in the viewfinder once again ...

-pekr-

I second that

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Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis Veteran Member • Posts: 5,058
Re: The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

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Sixsigma
Sixsigma OP New Member • Posts: 9
Re: The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

This is awesome! Never expected google translation to be that efficient!

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Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis Veteran Member • Posts: 5,058
Re: The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

it's a good thing I still had the page open.

Sixsigma wrote:

This is awesome! Never expected google translation to be that
efficient!

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Jun2
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Re: The Canon China site has deleted all pages about new products

I only saved the Chinese version. Read Mike Lewis' post, there is a translated version.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=19703437

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Mike Lewis
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Larger Pictures

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