May 2005: Canon EOS News and What's New at


Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Canon has released new firmware for the Rebel XT/350D (v1.0.2), 1D Mark II (v1.2.2) and 1Ds Mark II (v1.1.2).

The primary fix incorporated into the 1DII and 1DsII updates:
"When pressing the DISPLAY button immediately after shooting, the LCD monitor would turn completely white, the camera would hang, and the images in the buffer memory would be lost. Countermeasures for this issue have been incorporated into this update."

Fixes included in the Rebel XT/350D update:
"Fixes the phenomenon of extreme underexposure when using some lenses.
Fixes the phenomenon of auto power off function failure when auto power off is set more than 2 minutes.
Fixes the phenomenon of incorrect white balance when using an external flash."

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I encourage you to read The RAW Flaw at Then send the email petition to Canon to keep our RAW files in an open format.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Canon has posted an announcement concerning Canon 1D / 1Ds Mark II lock ups and lost images. This is important news to those experiencing these problems. I will post links to the new firmware as soon as I learn it is available (likely the end of May 2005).

In this same announcement, Canon indicates that Lexar 80x CompactFlash Cards also cause lock ups in "extremely rare" situations with many Canon Digital SLR models. Lexar will be providing a firmware update for these cards.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sample pictures have been uploaded to the following galleries ...
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Sample pictures have been uploaded for the ...
Canon EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Epson has announced a number of new high end photo printers including the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Printer.

Friday, May 6, 2005

Now online ...
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens Review

Many sample photos from this lens and various others I have been using will be going online as I get time.

Adobe Photoshop CS2 is now shipping. This is a significant upgrade from CS.

Adobe has released Camera Raw Version 3.1 for Adobe Photoshop CS2.

The anxiously awaited Epson Stylus R1800 Photo Printer is now shipping as well.

Canon Europe CPS has posted Issue 12 on their web site. There is always good stuff here.

Monday, May 2, 2005

A big thank you to everyone who has posted links to this site from forums and websites. I appreciate the support - The links really help to keep things running here!

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