August 19th, 2007

photography

New Canon cameras?

I think they're taking the pages down now, but it looks like Amazon leaked some new Canon products: a 40D, a 1DSIII, and an unexpected lens, a 14mm f/2.8 II. Canon is definitely going for the top pros with expensive but needed updates of their primes.

If the 40D specs are true, they look particularly fantastic -- they've learned from the D200 and topped it, since that's how progress goes. The main features will get a lot of play -- 6.5 fps, Live View on a 3-inch LCD screen -- but what interests me is that Canon has FINALLY adopted Auto-ISO. If they do similar upgrades on the 5D replacement, that will severely tempt me to split my systems next year.

Of course, it could be a rogue Amazon guy. I don't have an inside scoop (yet).