In-camera I.S. kills a cash-cow for companies with it

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Canon charges 40% more for lenses with it. It likely only adds a few
    dollars to the production price of each lens. 40% profit is a huge
    amount in that business so camera companies that have it in-camera
    really are losing out, even if their customers benefit. This is why
    I'd expect more emphasis on it in ads for these cameras, might as well
    push it to gain market share, maximize it to make up for the loss from
    not having it as a lens option.
     
    RichA, Oct 3, 2007
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    AustinMN Guest

    May I suggest a wedge of Gouda? Or would you prefer bleu cheese with
    your whine?

    Austin
     
    AustinMN, Oct 3, 2007
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  3. I guess everyone is entitled to to their opinions.

    BTW where did you get the "40% more for lenses with it" Information?
     
    Joseph Meehan, Oct 3, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    The difference between "opinion" and "spam" is the difference between
    sanity and insanity.
     
    Frank Arthur, Oct 3, 2007
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  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    RichA, Oct 3, 2007
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  6. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I've no issue with it at all. It wouldn't influence my decision on
    which camera to buy. Some it will.
     
    RichA, Oct 3, 2007
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    TRoss Guest

    Rander, if you're going spout off another inane theory you'd do well
    to verify SOME of the "facts" you present. You'd still be a loon, but
    at least you'd be a credible loon. Well, a *more* credible loon.

    For instance, if you had bothered to check you would have discovered
    Canon offers only four lenses that can be compared directly. Here are
    the prices from B&H.

    EF 70-200 f/2.8L $1140.00
    EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS $1699.00 (49% more than non-IS)
    EF 70-200 f/4L $ 579.95
    EF 70-200 f/4L IS $1059.00 (83% more than non-IS)

    Maybe it's Canadian Math or a metric conversion, but these IS lenses
    cost more than 40% more than their non-IS counterparts. (Looks to me
    IS adds about $500 to the price.)

    When the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS becomes available you can compare the
    price of it to the "kit" lens you love so much, and MAYBE you'll get
    your 40%.

    Do you have any evidence to support this ... or are you just making up
    this, too?

    How are Pentax and Sony/Minolta losing out?

    I don't have a breakdown of Canon's consumer product sales, but I
    would not be surprised if IS lens sales represent little more than a
    rounding error to the overall business. Even if what you say is true,
    I seriously doubt this "huge profit" does much for the bottom line.

    Do you really think in-camera IS is going to convince buyers to
    purchase Pentax, Samsung or Sony/Minolta over Canon or Nikon?
    Attractive tennis stars sell more cameras....


    TR
     
    TRoss, Oct 3, 2007
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    Doug Freese Guest

    Doug Freese, Oct 4, 2007
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  9. Joseph Meehan, Oct 4, 2007
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  10. He may have just picked a number between the two but either way his math
    is a bit fuzzy. However the retail price difference is somewhere around
    40% in this case of one retailer and one pair of lenses. A rather small
    sample.
     
    Joseph Meehan, Oct 4, 2007
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  11. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I was ballparking. Sorry to say Canon charges WAY more for in-len
    I.S. than I thought.
     
    RichA, Oct 4, 2007
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  12. Facts would spoil his anti-Canon stance.
    No way, he's mad as a hatter (in both meanings).
    Didn't you know? 1059 - 580 == 479 == 40% !!!1eleven
    Look at the easily verified^Wfalsified facts he presents.
    Do you _think_ he'd present hard to verify facts correctly?
    Because Richie, the mad moron, says so.
    And have you ever seen an in-camera solution that stabilizes
    the viewfinder or does honest 4 stops of compensation?

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Oct 5, 2007
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  13. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Does anything?
     
    RichA, Oct 6, 2007
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