THE RUMOR MILLS GRIND ON


The websites and blogs devoted to rumors of new cameras and lenses are quite astonishing. There seems to be an inordinate number of people out in the webosphere who are obsessed with new cameras and the rumor mills are in overdrive with PMA coming up.

I can understand checking out what is going on if one is in the market for a new camera and wondering if the chosen company is about to spring an updated model. But the concept of worrying about what is coming months and even years down the track seems anal in the extreme.

Right snow according to 43rumors.com there may or may not be two new Panasonic which may or may not be announced on February 18. While Nikon/Leica/Photorumors is plugging a new Nikkor f1.5 50mm lens,  Nikon D4, Leica C-Lux 4, 35mm Summilux, some Samsung cameras and lenses, Canon DSLR with video and an announcement of a Ricoh CX3 and Pen accompanied by one of the worst abuses of the English language I’ve seen in a long time. But it is official because Phot0rumors have officialized it!

The who;e tone of these site is couched in the same sort of breathless prose that characterises the ghastly celebrity magazines. The stories may or may not be true but are they worth getting your knickers in a knot over?

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