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


 

Friday, October 28, 2005

Now online ...
Canon EF 24-105mm L IS USM Lens Review

Attention all Canon EF 24-105mm L IS USM Lens owners (or want-to-be owners). Canon has posted a Service Notice acknowledging a flare issue with this new lens. I'll include more information in my review (scheduled to be online today).

Thursday, October 27, 2005

If you have the bandwidth (or time), download the new Canon EOS Digital for Professionals brochure (7.86 MB). It is nice.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Canon Digital Learning Center is featuring "Shooter's Insight: EOS 5D". "Explorers of light Michele Celentano, George Lepp and Monte Zucker discuss the features and capabilities of the new EOS 5D.

Canon has released Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT Firmware v1.0.3. This update: "Fixes the phenomenon of shots being unable to be taken when using the remote controller RC-1. Fixes the phenomenon wherein the camera continues to scroll through images being played back. Improves reliability in communication when using some CF cards."

Canon has released Canon EOS 20D Firmware v2.0.3 and Canon EOS 20Da Firmware v2.0.3. This update "Fixes a problem in color temperature information transmission that occurred when using Speedlite 430EX" and "Improves reliability in communication when using CF cards."

Monday, October 23, 2005

Continuing the Canon EOS 5D review, I have added a page of ...
Canon EOS 5D / 1Ds Mark II Comparison Crops.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Now online ...
Canon EOS 5D Digital SLR Review

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The new Canon USA rebates are live! Time to go shopping.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Canon EOS 5D Manual is now available for download.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Canon has posted Canon 1D Mark II Firmware v1.2.4 and Canon 1Ds Mark II Firmware v1.1.4. These new firmware versions "Fix the phenomenon of file number errors that occurred when shooting bulb exposures" and "Improve reliability in communication when using some CF cards." In addition, the 1Ds Mark II firmware "Fix[es] the phenomenon of horizontal line noise appearing when P.Fn-21 is set to ON."

Thursday, October 6, 2005

B&H now has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens in stock. I now have most of the new Canon equipmment in my hands I will post reviews as I can get to them. :)

Canon has released DPP (Digital Photo Pro) v2.0.3. From this link, select the option for Drivers/Software. This updater download requires a previous Canon RIC (Raw Image Converter) to be installed on the computer being updated. Some nice enhancements have been added including real time sharpening and a PS Healing Brush-like tool. Hint: Canon does listen to our requests - sometimes at least. A complete list of changes/enhancements is included on the download page.

While at the above link, you might want to download the Canon Winter 2005 PDF catalog (7 MB). Christmas is coming! :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is beginning to show as in-stock at some retailers.

Monday, October 3, 2005

B&H has the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM in stock.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Amazon is now showing the Canon EOS 5D in stock.

Lots of small changes have been made throughout the site recently - most not worthy of mention here. A revised Help section is one of the bigger small changes.  
One of the questions I frequently get asked is "What are you going to review next?" Well, here is a little insight into my huge todo list ... After I finish the new Canon equipment reviews, I plan to evaluate third party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. To start, I have purchased the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Lens and the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens. You will find these lenses added to the navigation structure.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

B&H is showing the Canon EOS 5D in stock.

Big news for US residents - Canon's Fall/Winter 2005/2006 Cash'N With Canon Rebate Form has been released.

The triple rebates will make some excellent deals possible -
Up to a $300 rebate for the Canon EOS 20D
Up to a $225 rebate for the Canon EOS Rebel XT
Even the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens is included.

The rebate period runs from October 15th 2005 to January 15th 2006.
Use the link to download the rebate form.

 
A new article by Michael Reichmann entitled Industry Push and Pull is an interesting read and offers insight into the future.

Adobe has released Camera Raw v3.2 for Photoshop CS2. However, I see no reason for Canon DSLR owners to bother with the upgrade. Support for many non-Canon camera models is the noted change.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Adobe System Inc. has announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. PS Elements has always been an excellent value for photographers. Use the link to read the press release.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

B&H has the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Digital SLR in stock.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

B&H has the Canon 430EX Flash in stock.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Additional sample pictures have been loaded into the ...
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens Sample Gallery

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Full frame sample pictures have been loaded into the ...
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Sample Gallery
This is definitely one of my favorite lenses.

Sample pictures have been loaded into the ...
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Sample Gallery
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens Sample Gallery
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro Lens Sample Gallery

Additional sample pictures have been loaded into the ...
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Sample Gallery
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens Sample Gallery
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM Lens Sample Gallery

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Sample pictures have been loaded into the ...
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens Sample Gallery
This is an excellent lens.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

According to an article on Rob Galbraith's site, Canon USA expects to ship Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Digital SLR Cameras, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lenses and Canon Speedlite 430EX Flashes to its dealers starting on Monday. Early October is the expected shipment date for the Canon EOS 5D.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

J&R is offering the Canon EOS 5d for pre-order at a great price of $3,199.99 shipped.

A Microsoft Press Release highlights an alliance between Canon and Microsoft aimed at improving color management in the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

A site search function is now available. Provided by Google, the search box is at the bottom of each page at the end of the navigation section. Just press the "End" key to get close to it.

Monday, September 12, 2005

The World of Canon CMOS Sensors is a new Canon sub-site explaining Canon's CMOS sensor technology.

Canon has posted additional Canon EOS 5D Sample Pictures.

Canon has posted 6 Canon EOS 1D Mark II N Sample Pictures.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Additions to the site ...
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Review
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Review
Pelican 1510 Carry-On Hard Case Review
Bogen / Manfrotto 337 Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level
SanDisk Ultra II 4GB CompactFlash Card
SanDisk Ultra II 2GB CompactFlash Card
B+W 77mm MRC Slim Circular Polarizer Filter

Some reviews are more in-depth than others, but all items are good to have in the kit. I will be posting sample pictures from the above lenses (and many others) as I get time. Thanks for your support!

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