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 Thursday, September 06, 2012
 Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Fred Miranda recently spent some time with the Canon EOS 1D X, some big lenses - and a big cat. Check out Fred's review and results here.
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Post Date: 9/5/2012 4:14:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, September 03, 2012
Finally, I am hearing reports that the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is shipping (with deliveries occurring in certain parts of the world).
 
According to dc.watch.impress.co.jp, Canon will be releasing this lens on Sep 6th.
 
Canon Japan is warning of expected initial shortages of this lens. (thanks Kaz)
 
Adorama is accepting preorders.
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Post Date: 9/3/2012 8:21:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 28, 2012
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review page.
 
This lens is sharper than its predecessor at the wide end. Here is a direct comparison between the Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens and the older Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens.
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Post Date: 8/28/2012 8:26:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens was among the pile of gear I hauled up to Northern Maine two weeks ago. I'm sharing a sample picture of Rocky Brook Falls in Northern Maine taken with this lens along with some information about the capture of this photo.
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Post Date: 8/22/2012 3:17:22 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 20, 2012
About a week ago, I had the privilege of shooting in the Deboullie Mountain area in the northern tip of Maine. I will post many of the pictures captured on this trip as I get time, but have posted a Canon EOS 1D X-capture of the Milky Way and Perseids Meteor Shower with more-than-usual detail included about how the image was created.
Post Date: 8/20/2012 4:27:51 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 31, 2012
 Monday, July 30, 2012
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted 14 Canon EOS 5D Mark III on-camera (or on your computer/tablet/phone) tutorials.
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Post Date: 7/30/2012 2:22:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In addition to the distortion, flare and vignetting results already found on the Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera Review page, resolution results using the ISO 12233 chart are now available. These results need some explanation.
 
As I have said before, I do not feel that Canon's current version of Digital Photo Pro, version 3.11.31.0, is properly converting the G1 X RAW images when the "Viewing and saving RAW images" preference is set to "High quality". The problem appears identical to the problem we saw with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III when it first hit the streets. Canon fixed the 5D III issue quickly, but ... either disagrees with me that a problem exists - or has chosen to not make the G1 X fix a priority.
 
The G1 X ISO 12233 results show two samples being tested. In this case, both samples are from the same lens (and camera of course). Sample 1 images were processed at the "High speed" setting while sample 2 images were processed at the "High quality" setting (what I normally use). I feel that the sample 1 results best represent the sharpness of this camera, but have not processed any of my G1 X RAW images with hopes that Canon would give me the sharper results along the better-cleaned-up image quality that I expect "High quality" to deliver - in a DPP update.
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Post Date: 7/30/2012 1:36:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 27, 2012
Measurements along with flare, distortion and vignetting test results have been added to the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review and Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review pages.
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Post Date: 7/27/2012 2:45:08 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 resolution chart results have been added to the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Review page.
 
Note that these results are from the Canon EOS 60D. More 60D results are coming.
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Post Date: 7/27/2012 2:23:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 26, 2012
Canon has made the EOS Rebel T4i owner's manual is available for download (it has been available for a few weeks, but not posted here prior to this).
 
The download link will remain available at the top of the Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D Review page.
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Post Date: 7/26/2012 11:10:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here is another Canon EOS M MILC advertising video:
 
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Post Date: 7/24/2012 10:02:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 23, 2012
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Post Date: 7/23/2012 12:26:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has posted EOS M Sample Images and Videos.
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Post Date: 7/23/2012 2:28:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, July 21, 2012
This Canon EOS 1D X AFMA Bug update just in from John:
 
"With AF4 menu option Orientation Linked AF Point set to the default of Same for Both Vert/Horiz, behavior of the AFMA setting is normal. But, when it's set to Select Separate AF Points (which mine was), the AFMA zeroing out occurs."
 
"Simply changing that one setting from default 'breaks' the AFMA behavior ... and resetting that one setting to default restores the correct behavior."
 
"Trowski figured this out, also."
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Post Date: 7/21/2012 10:05:37 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A workaround for the Canon EOS 1D X AFMA Bug has been reported.
 
From the Canon EOS 1D X AFMA Bug forum thread:
 
Trowski:
 
John, try this - Enter an AFMA for an older lens (one without the serial number on the chip, like the 70-200 II), then power off the camera. Turn it back on, and the AFMA menu should show zero and the serial number will be zeroed out (though if you take a photo I'm willing to bet it will still show the adjustment you made). Now without powering off the camera, remove the lens and put it back on (or at least turn it enough so the contacts aren't touching). Go back into the AFMA menu. I'm willing to bet you'll see your adjustment value and the serial number.
 
John:
 
Trowski, you are a genius! It's kludgy, but it's a workaround. After doing so, it seems to persist for one power cycle, too. After doing that with my 70-200 II, I put on my 40/2.8, and it showed the previously set -2 straight off. Power cycling then zeroed it out again, but just loosening and remounting the lens with the power on brought the correct -2 back. Also, changing the AFMA then doing the workaround results in the new AFMA being applied, and restored after a repeat of the workaround, as long as you change the AFMA setting right after the lens unmount/remount, when the previous setting is visible.
 
Some (including Bryan, now) have reported this issue, others say they don't have the problem. Personally, I always power off the camera before changing lenses - I wonder ... if I routinely changed lenses with the camera powered on, would I not have noticed the issue? As stated above, the value seems to be saved, and recorded in the EXIF, just not displayed on-camera until it's forced to re-recognize the lens.
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Post Date: 7/17/2012 8:21:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Friend NeuroAnatomist (AKA John) has pointed out a Canon EOS 1D X Autofocus MicroAdjustment bug:
 
"In the AFMA menu, when When Adjust by Lens is selected, powering off then on resets the setting (or W/T settings for a zoom lens) to zero, and also clears out a manually entered lens serial number. If I set it to All by Same Amount, the setting entered is retained...but, powering off actually changes the setting to Adjust by Lens, which is zeroed out. Even setting it to Disable and power cycling results in it being set to Adjust by Lens."
 
"The same reversions occur if the camera goes into standby mode - when it's woken up, the AFMA setting, regardless of where it was left, reverts to Adjust by Lens with the previously set value(s) zeroed out."
 
I have verified the issue with my 1D X. Expect a firmware update to resolve this bug.
 
Visit Neuro's "My name is John, and I'm an EAV" post in the forums for more information or to join the discussion. (thanks Sean)
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Post Date: 7/17/2012 11:23:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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