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Nov, Dec 2006: Canon EOS News and What's New at The-Digital-Picture.com


 

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Updated with new review text and ISO 12233 chart sample crops ...

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I added two 100% sample crops to the 50mm f/1.2 L Lens review

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Now online ...

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens Review

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sold Out: B&H has the Lexar 4GB 133x CompactFlash Card for only $43 after rebate. These cards typically sell for at least $165 or more.

 
Canon has released new firmware for three 1-Series bodies ...

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II v1.1.6
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N v1.1.2
Canon EOS 1D Mark II v1.2.6

The new firmware adds support for higher capacity memory cards ...

a) SDHC cards with capacities exceeding 2GB (e.g., 4GB, 8GB) are now supported.
b) The phenomenon wherein the camera cannot correctly detect the capacity of CF cards with capacities exceeding 8GB (e.g., 12GB, 16GB) correctly when they are initialized has been corrected.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

ISO 12233 Resolution Chart sample crops and vignetting results are now online for the ...

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens

Here is a link to a comparison between the Canon 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Adobe Releases Beta Version of Photoshop CS3

The link is to the press release and includes the proper link to download the beta. This is a huge download - The Mac version 684MB, the Windows version is 338MB.

 
While OOS at B&H as of this morning, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens is now in stock at several other reputable retailers including Amazon.com, 17th Street and J&R.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sample pictures have been added to the ...

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review

About half of the sample images for this lens are new to the site including many soccer examples. The 600 L makes a great big-field lens for a full frame body. AF performs excellently with the fast action.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sample pictures have been added to the ...

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens Review

Note the humourous sequence in the second row of pics.

 
John Nack (Adobe) has posted a list of new digital photography guides in PDF format. At least one will likely be of value to you.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Updated with new review text, ISO 12233 chart sample crops and a handful of new sample pictures ...

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Review

Friday, December 8, 2006

Update: Sold Out. B&H has the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens in stock. This long awaited lens is now on the shelf!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

New sample pictures have been added the ...

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review

 
I needed a place to put some fireworks pictures, thus a new gallery has been added ...

Fireworks Pictures

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

ISO 12233 resolution chart sample crops have been added the ...

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review

Please note: The ISO 12233 resolution chart samples for this lens at 28mm are smaller than normal because this lens does not focus closely enough to fill the frame with the chart at this focal length.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

There has been a big price drop on the new EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens at Amazon.com (Use the Adorama Camera "Add to Cart" button). This great lens is now available at a much better price. Thanks for the alert David!

Monday, December 4, 2006

Sample pictures have been added to the ...

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens Review

 
Chuck Westfall's Dececmber Tech Tips are online at TheDigitalJournalist.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

UPDATE: Gone! B&H currently has a huge selection of "10"-rated used Canon lenses. These lenses are in as-new condition (often Canon refurbished gear) with excellent prices - and they won't last long. Several super telephotos are available including the Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS, 400mm f/2.8 L IS and 400mm f/4 DO IS Lenses.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I added a new gallery featuring ...

Pennsylvania's Rocky Mountain Elk

Most of the images were taken with the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS Lens.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sample pictures have been added to the ...

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Lens Review

Since these were shot with the Rebel XTi/400D, the same images are in the XTi gallery. There are more XTi sample pictures to coming.

Friday, November 17, 2006

According to this post on Rob Galbraith's site, Canon's Chuck Westfall has indicated that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens will be here in December.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I gave another review a makeover and ISO 12233 sample crops. The updated ...

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Review

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Significantly updated and now with ISO 12233 sample crops, the ...

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Review

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Renting a Canon lens online is now easy and affordable!

The-Digital-Picture.com welcomes LensProToGo, LensRentals.com and ZipLens to the site. At the end of each product review (primarily high quality lenses), links are now provided to these online lens rental businesses (if they carry the item).

Available inventory is an initial problem these companies face, but all have indicated their commitment to meeting customer's needs. If the lens you want is out of stock - or not stocked, ask them if they can accommodate your needs! Now go rent your dream lens for a week or two.

 
Chuck Westfall's November Tech Tips are online at TheDigitalJournalist.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Now online ...

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Adobe has released Camera Raw 3.6 for Photoshop CS2. I continue to prefer Canon's DPP software, but I know many of you are using the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop.

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