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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Jonathan on February 21, 2011, 09:48:45 AM

Title: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: Jonathan on February 21, 2011, 09:48:45 AM
This is unconfirmed ATM because no news site seems to have it but....

The floorplan for Focus on Imaging appears to have been changed over the weekend.  On Thursday Canon were on the exhibitors' list and occupied a big chunk of the floorplan.  Now they aren't and they don't.....

Can't get hold of an old version of the plan to see if space has been reallocated but I bet there's space going cheap right now.
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: Jonathan on February 21, 2011, 11:36:11 AM
'k it's official.  No Canon at Focus.

No real reason given.
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: Oldboy on February 21, 2011, 06:39:35 PM
Very strange!  :o

Perhaps they've thrown in the towel to Nikon.  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: Graham on February 21, 2011, 08:29:02 PM
   Cue Angelfire......Angelfire to the stage please!
                               :)
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: jinky on February 22, 2011, 04:32:06 PM
Yes read Canon had pulled out on Photoradar - seems a strange marketing decision but they gave no inkling as to why  ???
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: Jonathan on February 22, 2011, 05:23:52 PM
Yes read Canon had pulled out on Photoradar - seems a strange marketing decision but they gave no inkling as to why  ???

Yeah it's possible they got it from me ;)

Sadly nobody seems interested in asking Canon why.  They gave a bland excuse and promised a press release.  AFAIK they haven't done that.  I suspect the answer is mundane and political but it would be nice to think there were some journalists left.
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: Malcolm1938 on February 22, 2011, 10:24:58 PM
Maybe - just maybe .... they were going to launch a compact interchangeable lens system and they have found it wont be ready in time.

Maybe - just maybe .... they feel that they are coming up against something they didn't expect to take off which has surprised them and they need time to reposition themselves

It's easier to find excuses than justification....
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: CML-1591 on February 25, 2011, 10:53:40 PM
5D III not ready?
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: Carlj on February 26, 2011, 10:36:10 PM
Uk an unimportant market?
Title: Re: Canon not at Focus?
Post by: anglefire on February 27, 2011, 07:41:16 PM
Just got back last night from France, so just seen this!

I'm not going to defend it. Its a shame and doesn't look good. But you have to wonder what they get out of it - must cost mega bucks to put on. And they have their own trade show in October.

Can't say it bothers me actually - I'm not looking to buy anything in the short term and lets be honest, anyone wanting anything will go to the shop - they have their pet suppliers giving discounts at the show still so that angle is covered.