Photokina is in town – Canon gets interested in Bloggers – the sun is shining.

Canon Photokina Press Event

The people following this Blog and my work know that I shoot Nikon, for over four years now. So you most probably will wonder why I am posting about Canon today. Well, first of all, Canon was so kind to invite me and other Bloggers, including the funky mr. Ben Hammer and my buddy Thomas Reimann. These days I feel it is very important to see how companies handle Bloggerrelations. And wether the handle it at all. Especially here in Germany this is a big issue. There is not only a big rift between the press and the blogging world, also a lot of the companies seem to be scared or completely ignoring Blogs and Bloggers, so it is a fantastic thing that Canon now steps forward and opens up towards us.

Canon Photokina Press Event

When the contact to Canon came about I had a few things in my mind. first of all most of my digital camera experiences are obviously with Nikon, Panasonic and Leica so far. I have handled Canon cameras before, but never really in depth for a longer period of time and only briefly head to head with the Nikon stuff I have.

Canon Photokina Press Event

So on the photo site I am looking forward to get to compare a lot of gear and also get a more in depth view into the Canon world. On the Video side of things a completely new dimension opens up. From camcorders I am very interested in to pro Cinema gear like the C300 and C100 cameras and lenses were recently presented by Canon.

Canon Photokina Press Event

A field I am more and more interested in and a field that gets more and more friction. where RED started to plant a seed, a nice little garden has grown and Canon right in the middle of it and for me doing more and more video work professionally these are very very interesting tools.

So we arrived at the very nice location here in Cologne with the best the international press- and blogworlds have to offer. The press-conference was full of surprises. On monday morning the official announcement for the Canon 6D was made and we got a nice run down and details of this new camera. Rumours obviously were floating around for a while now, but the details really surprised me and besides the fact, that the usual people are not satisfied, the 6D brings a bunch of great features that show Canons direction and view into the future. Sporting a Full-frame Sensor, a touchscreen interface back display, GPS and WiFi. A pretty neat set of features if you ask me. Especially as I would love to see the GPS and WiFi built into my cameras too. The Camera will at launch already be able to connect to existing iOS and Android apps for tethered shooting and camera control. HELLOOOO?!?!? NIKOOOOON???? ANYONE HOME???? Well I guess not right now.

Canon Photokina Press Event

Anyways… the most surprising and most interesting part was certainly the announcement of what Canon calls “Project 1709”. Think, Adobe Creative Cloud meets Flickr made by a Camera manufacturer for any type of camera. From iPhones and iPads to anything else that takes photos. A well designed Platform to bring all your photos from all devices together, make them accessible to your self with ease of use and and give you the possibility to share every aspect of it.

Canon Photokina Press Event

Canon Photokina Press Event

Canon Photokina Press Event

 

The Beta started on Monday and I hope to get access soon for a nice in depth test. Flickr is and will be my main photo-sharing site when it comes to my photoblog and my professional work. Besides my blog obviously. Having a service like Project 1709 next to it where everything goes in, first as back up and secondly for my own convenience would be perfect. The sharing features and all included.

The last part that got my attention was the new line of printers in different sizes and for different purposes. Especially the small Selphy printer.

Canon Photokina Press Event

I will obviously keep you guys posted on all new developments and also get you some material from Photokina in the coming days.

Stay tuned and have a great week.
Teymur.

4 Comments

  1. Cool shit! Looking forward on saturday to get my hands myself on a 6D. I think this will be my next EOS. Replacing my old 7D. I’m curious how the new auto focus system performs. Less focus points than the 7D and only one cross-type.

  2. Als einer der sein geld mit der photographie verdient, wie lange bleibt man in der regel bei seinem equipment? bzw isset im “pro” bereich auch so das jedes jahr n neues modell kommt, wie in der feld+wiesen photographie und macht man jeden modellwechsel mit? bei den aufgerufenen preise sicher immer ne abwägung von kosten/nutzen, ne? wie lange kann sich ein hersteller da erlauben am kunden/markt bzw deren wünschen/bedürfnissen vorbei zu entwickeln/verkaufen? wie wertstabil sind denn die “alten” bodies wenn die neue linie aufn markt kommt?

    würdest auf canon oder n anderen hersteller wechseln wenn nikon mit der nächsten serie wieder “hinterher”hinkt was für dich brauchbare features angeht?

  3. Naja es ist nicht ganz jedes Jahr und teilweise sehr lange, da die sich im “Pro” Bereich schon sehr konservativ verhalten. Alleine jetzt mit der 5D MarkIII und der 6D. kenne jetzt schon viele, die es ärgert das die 5D MarkIII kein WiFi und GPS drin hat. Und die MarkII ist ja auch schon gute 4 Jahre alt und hat den Nikons hinterher gehangen… jetzt ändert sich das anscheinend grade… mal sehen ob Nikon den Zug verpasst bei der nächsten Runde oder nicht.

    Für mich persönlich müsste es sich schon sehr lohnen. Also entweder nen 1:1 Tausch oder sowas. oder es ist einfach an der Zeit eh neues Equipment zu kaufen und das ist dann nicht so ein riesen Kostenpunkt. Problem sind ja eigentlich immer die Objektive. Die kauft man im normalfall ja nicht mehr wieder… Aber im moment ist das Spielfeld ja recht ebenerdig sag ich mal. die nächsten Update werden es zeigen. Aber wirklich wünschenswert ist es nicht, rein finanziell jetzt.

    Aber im Videobereich wird Canon sicher bald sehr sehr interessant für mich werden.

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