Sunday, 11 March 2007

PMA's ending...

...nothing earth shattering except Canon 1D mkIII was announced, to me, PMA was a disappointment. Nikon and Olympus introduced a few slightly modified entry level DSLRs, when it comes to lenses Sigma with its 200-500 2.8 and Pentax with new supersonic lenses are the only companies with truly new announcements. Canon announced the 16-35 2.8 II, 580 EX II flashgun and a bunch of kits, that should make us happy. But I don't think Canon made Canon users happy, we really expected more for its double anniversary.

I guess the fast development and 18 month true new models announcements cycle have come to an end. It started with 30D (which was a moderately improved 20D, which should be marked as 20D mkII) and it countinues with lack of 1Ds mkIII (1Ds mkII is 30 months old now), 6D (5D is 18 months old) announcements. But hey, that could be a good thing, we'll think less about equipment and more about taking photos:).