Monday, September 17, 2012

Aaaaand, a full-frame Canon too

My best full-frame lenses (like the 85mm F:1.2) are from Canon. But I really had not dared to hope that Canon would counter Nikon's compact-and-cheaper full frame initiative, and definitely not this soon. But, surpriiiiise!
... Not a lot cheaper, though. $2,900. Sigh.
Update: Oops, body-only it's just $2100, like the Nikon D600. That's more like it.

D6, D600... at the same price... in the same week... I wonder if Nikon's and Canon's R&D departments are in the same room?


It's speculated that these new full-frame cameras are a response to the push from Micro Four Thirds and those systems. Because those are so good now that it's hard to justify the bigger size and weight of normal reduced-frame DSLRs. So I guess they want to push some not-too-huge cameras where you can tell the difference in image quality.

8 comments:

TC [Girl] said...

$2,900. Sigh.

Exactly. Darn! :-(

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Let's see how long it keeps. Even the giants can't afford to be too precious in this global climate.

TC [Girl] said...

Right.

emptyspaces said...

$2099 without a lens...

TC [Girl] said...

Emptyspaces said...
$2099 without a lens...

Yes...[choke]...thanks for that reminder! lol! [a bigger sigh, yet!] :-(

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Dang, you're right.
What is "MSRP"?

emptyspaces said...

It's "Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price."

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Ah, thanks.

I wonder why they used the kit price in the info grid instead of the body price.