Camera Life Cycle

3 months 1 week ago #760459 by Uplander
Completely random question, well not so much actually.  My neighbor was looking to buy his first camera and was waiting to see which manufacture released the next newest model next.  Which lead to a discussion about camera releases.  He was under the impression that camera manufactures release new modules on a schedule like Apple with their phones.  I expressed that wasn't the case.  However he didn't agree with me on this.  

So my not to random question!  ha ha ha, do cameras get released on cycles?  No right?  


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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #760465 by TCav
Technology progresses. As it does, camera manufacturers adapt those advances to newer products. This doesn't happen on a schedule, but it does happen.

From Wikipedia:









THIS is what a "Schedule" looks like (also from Wikipedia):




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3 months 5 days ago #760538 by Farestad
Never seen a chart like this!  Super cool

EF 50mm f/1.4
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
EF 100mm f/2
EF 70-200mm f/4
EF 18-55mm
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

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