Mar, Apr 2007: Canon EOS News and What's New at The-Digital-Picture.com


 

Friday, April 27, 2007

Now online ...

Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG OS Lens Sample Pictures

I added a couple of pictures to many other Canon lens sample galleries including the 10-22mm, 15mm Fisheye, 24 L, 100-400 L, 135L, 180L, 300 f/4 L, 400 f/5.6 L and 600L.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Now online ...

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Sample Pictures

I picked my favorites and they happen to be only 16mm shots - I'll be posting more.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

B&H has the Canon Speedlite 580EX II available for preorder. When B&H takes preorders for a new item, the product is usually not far away.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Adorama has a large list of "Refurbished By Canon" Lenses and Cameras in stock.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Canon-Europe has replaced their CPS (Canon Professional Services) site with the new Canon Professional Network site.

 
Another chance to get on the top of a Canon EOS 1D Mark III preorder list - J&R has the Canon EOS 1D Mark III available for preorder. The site is saying "This item will be released on June 20, 2007", but I expect the first orders to be filled before this.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Amazon.com has the Canon EOS 1D Mark III available for preorder. The site is saying "This item will be released on June 20, 2007", but I expect the first orders to be filled before this.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Now you can download the entire Canon Lens Work III book. This download is comprised of 11 .PDF files totaling 32MB. From this same Canon-Europe landing page, link to other Canon works including "Flash Work".

 
Canon has released EOS 400D/Rebel XTi Firmware v1.0.5.

"This firmware update (Version 1.0.5) incorporates the following fixes and improvement.:
1. Fixes the printing of lens names when using PictBridge.
2. [Redeye 1] can now be selected when connecting with specific printers.
3. Improves the reliability of communication with the Speedlite 380EX."  

No word yet on a Canon USA 2007 Spring Rebate, but Canon Canada's Spring Rebate Form is now available. Canon Europe's 2007 Spring Rebate has been available.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Now online ...

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

 
Adorama has the Canon EOS 1D Mark III available for preorder. Their site is saying "May" for delivery.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is now in stock at Amazon.com and J&R.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Chuck Westfall's April Tech Tips are online at DigitalJournalist.org.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

ISO 12233 resolution chart sample crops and vignetting results have been added to the ...

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

This is a tough test for a lens this wide - contrast is hurt by lights reflecting from the sides of the target, but it provides good comparison data. There is a noticeable improvement in barrel distortion at the wide end - you will see that the top crop image details appear smaller in size compared the original 16-35 L. Sharpness is also improved at the wide end - especially in the corners - but not at the long end. I expected vignetting to be more-improved.

 
Canon has updated their Picture Style Special Site.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Now online ...

Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG OS Lens Review

Monday, April 2, 2007

Canon has posted new versions of the following software:

Canon RAW Codec 1.0 for Windows Vista
ZoomBrowser EX 5.8b Updater for Windows
ImageBrowser 5.8b Updater for Mac OS X
Digital Photo Professional 3.0 Updater for Windows
Digital Photo Professional 3.0 Updater for Mac OS X
EOS Utility 2.0 Updater for Windows
EOS Utility 2.0 Updater for Mac OS X
PhotoStitch 3.1.19 Updater for Windows

To get these, browse to the Canon Downloader Library and select your camera model. The select the option for "Drivers / Software".

 
Do you know what "EOS" stands for? "Electro Optical System". Canon tells you this and more in the updated Canon EOS World special web site.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Now on the site ...

Canon Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 Review

 
B&H has the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens in stock!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

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

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 EX DG Lens Review

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Now on the site ...

Canon Tripod Mount Ring A II Review

 
Adobe Creative Suite CS3 along with the individual packages including Photoshop CS3 is now available for preorder from Amazon.com.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Adobe has formally announced Creative Suite 3.

 
The Kingston 8GB Elite Pro CF cards are now OOS at Adorama (no surprise to me). Here are some great prices on additional Kingston Technology CompactFlash Cards...

Kingston 4 GB, 45x Elite Pro CF Card - $24.95 after rebate
Kingston 4 GB, 133x Ultimate CF Card - $44.95 after rebate
Kingston 8 GB, 133x Ultimate CF Card with Recovery Software - $74.95 after rebate

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Adorama once again has a large list of "Refurbished By Canon" Lenses and Cameras in stock. Many of Canon's DSLR bodies are on the list including ...

Canon EOS Rebel XT ($400) or w/ kit lens ($450)
Canon EOS 20D w/ kit lens ($750)
Canon EOS 30D w/ kit lens ($920)
Canon EOS 5D ($2,400)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II ($2,400)
and some nice lenses.

Act fast if there is something you want - quantities are usually very limited.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Now online ...

Canon Angle Finder C Review

Friday, March 16, 2007

New to the Photography Tips section of the site ...

Sensor Cleaning

Looking for more memory (for your camera of course)? J&R has the Sandisk 16GB Compact Flash Extreme III Memory Card for only $249.99. Check out the prices on the other Sandisk 16GB Compact Flash Extreme III Memory Cards while you are there.

And Adorama has an excellent price (1 week only) on Kingston Technology 8 GB, 45x Elite Pro Compact Flash Memory Cards - $49.95 after rebate.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

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

Sigma 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG OS Lens Review

Friday, March 9, 2007

Now online ...

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens Review

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Adorama has a large list of "Refurbished By Canon" Lenses and Cameras right now. Included are all 4 of the Canon 70-200 L lenses - with the 70-200 f/4 L IS listed at $900. Adorama's inventory has historically been depleted before the item listing is removed from the web site. Act fast if there is something you want.

 
Sigma has announced two lenses ...

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens
Sigma 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 DC OS Lens

If you did not notice the specs on the 200-500mm lens, look again. Then, take a look at the picture in the press release - This is an impressive-looking lens!

Didn't we see this 18-200 OS announced before? This press release was placed online 9/26/2006.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Now online ...

Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens Review

 
Tamron has introduced two new lenses ...

Tamron SP AF 70-200MM F/2.8 DI LD IF Macro Lens
Tamron AF 28-300MM F/3.5-6.3 XR DI VC LD Lens

Tamron's lens names are super long, but the "VC" is a notable. "VC" stands for vibration compensation.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Chuck Westfall's March Tech Tips are online at DigitalJournalist.org.

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