Jul, Aug 2005: Canon EOS News and What's New at The-Digital-Picture.com


 

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Now online ... Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Pre-Review

Monday, August 29, 2005

Now online ... Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Pre-Review

Canon CPS Europe has posted Issue 14 of their online magazine. Information on the new camera, lens and flash models are included.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Here are the Canon UK press releases for the ...
Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Digital SLR Camera
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon Speedlite 430EX Flash

Adorama has lots of "Refurbished By Canon U.S.A" Canon cameras and lenses available at the moment.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Many retailers have the new Canon products SKU'd for pre-ordering. Use the "BUY!" buttons and the links at the bottom of the following pages to get your order in early ...

Canon EOS 5D Full Frame Digital SLR
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Digital SLR Camera
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

I have lots of additional information to post as I can get the time to do it.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Canon has made lots of big announcements today ...

In my opinion, the new Canon EOS 5D Full Frame Digital SLR is the biggest news. This camera has been rumored for some time with various information "leaks" by Canon. I expect there will be many people interested in a high quality 12.8 megapixel full frame Digital SLR priced in the low $3,000 range. Read the press release at the above link.

The other Digital SLR announced is the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Digital SLR Camera. Can they make the name any longer? While this model replaces the Canon EOS 1D Mark II, there are very few new features - primarily a larger LCD and a larger image buffer. But, the 1DII is still an excellent camera. Read the press release at the above link.

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens has now been formerly announced. A detailed press release has not been made available for this lens.

The big surprise for me today was the announcement of a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens. I heard no rumors of this one - and have no expectations about it. A detailed US press release has not been made available for this lens - the three sentence announcement mentioned a latest generation 3-stop Image Stabilizer. It will replace the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.

Less of a surprise was the announcement of the Canon Speedlite 430EX Flash. I know very little about this flash other than it is better than the still-very-nice Canon Speedlite 420EX Flash it replaces. The press release price sounds high, but that is not unusual.

Canon's Press Release highlights the 24 new digital cameras (7 new PowerShot models), printers ... announced today.

Friday, August 19, 2005

I am not in the practice of publishing rumors, but I have seen enough information to believe that the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens will be officially announced very soon (Monday?). Check the link above to learn what I expect in this lens.

On the official Canon announcement topic, I expect some additional big news next week - maybe Monday. I will put new information online when I get it.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sorry about the lag in updates - I just got back from a week in the Northern Maine wilderness chasing Moose and Loons. Well, the Moose and Loons proved elusive, but I got lots of great landscape shots. And I survived a week without Internet access. :)

Canon has released EOS 20D Firmware Version 2.0.2. This update "Fixes bugs that occurred when using the EOS Capture application." "This firmware update applies to cameras with firmware versions up to 2.0.0 installed. If your camera's firmware is already version 2.0.2, it is not necessary to perform this update."

Canon Europe CPS Issue 13 is now online. I always pick up something useful from these articles.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Now online, the ...
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift Lens Review

Monday, July 25, 2005

Luminous-Landscape takes another look at the digital vs. film debate.

Shooter Vs. Shooter in Paparazzi Wars, an article by The New York Times, provides insight into the competitiveness of this profession. Read it for free at the International Herald Tribune's web site.

Own a Canon Battery Grip BG-E2 (for the EOS 20D)? If so, you should take note of the Canon USA notice for owners of this grip.

Monday, July 11, 2005

How about a good deal on a Canon EOS 20D? Amazon.com has the Canon EOS 20D Digital SLR Camera with kit lens for $1,299.94 after rebate including shipping! Hurry if you are interested as the rebate ends Friday, July 15th. Also, get a free Viking 128 MB CompactFlash (CF) memory card or $18.99 toward a higher-capacity card when you buy this product. Requires promotional claim code JUNEFREECFME at checkout.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Reminder: This is the last week for the Canon rebates. The current rebates expire on July 15th.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

MagazineValues.com has Outdoor Photographer Magazine on sale for $3/yr. Click on the "3 Day $3.00 Sale" link and browse for OP Magazine. Act fast - the sale ends Friday, July 8th.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Enjoy! Digital SLR Cameras - Discover the Real Joy of Photography
by Canon for the entry level Digital SLR photographer.

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