1 January 2009

2009 on blabpictures

2009 it's here, hope your celebrations were great and the after effects minimal / maximal!

Here on blabpictures the goal is a whole year of posts with at least one every day, though for sanity, some family time and a chance to take some pictures Sunday is bloggers day off. Though in the case of serious news this can be broken.

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's invention of the astronomical telescope. So expect some stargazers to be celebrating all year. Galileo's telescope had a 20x magnification and allowed him to discover sunspots and the four moons of jupiter. Also using his telescope Galileo was the one to prove that the Earth and other planets orbit the sun. Paris on 15th and 16th January will be the opening ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 with the UK launch at the Greenwich Royal Observatory in London on 18th February. Sounds like a choice location for the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and discontinued EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lenses owners club to plan a meeting.

Canon SLR camera 50th anniversary?
In 2009 Canon may be celebrating, since May 1959 was the introduction of the companies first SLR the Canon Flex according to the Canon camera museum website. Prior to this Canon had produced rangefinder cameras to compete with the Leica's of the time.
I'd like to suggest a 50% off promotion on all the Canon kit I desire in May in case anyone at Canon is reading!


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