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 Monday, August 6, 2012
Adobe has a Back-To-School Special CS6 Offer available through Aug 26th:
 
Use code BTS2012 to save up to US$100 when you buy an Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Student and Teacher Edition.
Post Date: 8/6/2012 10:28:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera as a Daily Deal for $299.00 with free shipping (compare at $363.95).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/6/2012 10:20:21 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via Adorama) has the Sanyo Eneloop XX AA NiMH 2500mAh Rechargeable Battery, 4 Pack for only $14.95 with free shipping (compare at $19.95).
 
I have not used the new Eneloop XX batteries, but rely heavily on an earlier version.
Post Date: 8/6/2012 10:13:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
To Users of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM Interchangeable Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
It has been confirmed that the autofocusing function of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens, which was released in June 2012, may not operate correctly.
 
The details of this phenomenon are described below.
 
Affected Product
 
EF40mm f/2.8 STM
 
Phenomenon
 
If pressure is applied to the lens barrel while the lens is mounted to the camera (pressure can be applied even while attaching the lens cap or while carrying the camera with the lens attached in a bag), the autofocusing function of the lens may stop working.
 
*This phenomenon does not occur during normal shooting.
 
*This phenomenon does not result in a malfunction of the lens.
 
Workaround
 
When the above phenomenon occurs, detach and reattach the lens, or remove and reinsert the camera battery to restore the operations.
 
Market Support
 
The firmware to address this phenomenon will be available for download in late August, 2012.
 
Once this firmware is ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.
 
Support
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
 
Note From the Review
 
This problem does not appear to affect all lenses - I tried to force my 40 STM to create this problem while creating the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review, but could not induce the issue.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/6/2012 10:01:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, August 5, 2012
 Friday, August 3, 2012
Canon USA now has a YouTube Channel. (thanks Scott)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/3/2012 5:18:42 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Additional serial numbers have been added to the Canon EOS Rebel T4i Grip color advisory. You can check your serial number here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/3/2012 5:12:22 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama just added many refurbished Canon lenses to their inventory. Take a look if you are watching for something.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/3/2012 4:29:51 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has some great deals on Lexar memory cards right now. Shipping is free.
 
These are great quality memory cards (one of my primary brands) and the deals are very good. For example, the Lexar 32GB Professional 1000x CompactFlash Memory Card, 2 Pack in on special for only $234.95 with free shipping (regular price is $499.95).
Post Date: 8/3/2012 4:10:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Canon EOS 1D X in stock! Act fast - I doubt that these will last long.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/3/2012 4:02:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 2, 2012
Adorama currently ships to over 200 countries. Photographers worldwide can take advantage of Adorama's great prices.
Post Date: 8/2/2012 10:35:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This just in from Canon USA:
 
To the Users of the EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM, and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM Interchangeable Lenses for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Canon has released a firmware update for EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. This firmware update will be performed by Canon Service Centers. Please contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.
 
Firmware changes:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancement:
 
1. Changes the control algorithm of the focus drive, and enhances the drive’s responsiveness for more precise focus and adjustments. In particular, the new firmware enhances the AI servo AF capability of the lenses to track objects that move irregularly in sports events, such as soccer or rugby.
 
Affected Products:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.0.0. If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware. The serial numbers (10 digits) of the lenses equipped with Firmware Version 1.0.0 are as follows:
 
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM:
 
The third digit in the serial number is either 0, 1, 2, or 3 (xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx).
 
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM:
 
The third digit in the serial number is either 0, 1, 2, or 3 (xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx).
 
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
 
The third digit in the serial number is 0 (xx0xxxxxxx).
 
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
 
The third digit in the serial number is 0 (xx0xxxxxxx).
 
Lenses with serial numbers other than those listed above are equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 or later.
 
Support
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Please register your EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM or EF600mm f/4L IS II USM. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when future firmware updates become available.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON 1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2012 9:53:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has today announced that a firmware update, version 1.1.1, will be (or has been) released for the following lenses:
 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon-EF-500mm-f-4-L-IS-II-USM-Lens
Canon-EF-600mm-f-4-L-IS-II-USM-Lens
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 will incorporate the following improvements
 
The control algorithm of the focus drive has been updated to improve the responsiveness of fine focus. Canon has improved the capability of the specified lenses to track irregular movements, such as soccer and rugby in particular in AI Servo AF mode.
 
Included Lenses
 
Lenses with a firmware of version 1.0.0 are the target of the version 1.1.1 update. These lenses can be identified by their 10-digit serial number as follows:
 
EF300mm F2.8L IS II USM and EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM:
 
A third digit of "0", "1", "2" or "3" - xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx)
 
EF500mm F4L IS II USM and EF600mm F4L IS II USM:
 
A third digit of "0" - xx0xxxxxxx
 
Products other than the above already have firmware version 1.1.1 installed.
 
To Have Your Lens Firmware Updated
 
Direct Google translation: "Available to those customers, we ask that you please bring to office repair the firmware update. In addition, it will be working on your deposit, you will get time of about one week. Please be patient."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2012 9:36:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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