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Firmware Version 22.214.171.124.00 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
- Supports exFAT file system of CF cards over 128 GB, which decreases the waiting time required for accessing the card before being able to record footage.
- Simplifies the process when fine-tuning the preset White Balance values.
Note: Firmware Version 126.96.36.199.00 is only for EOS C300 cameras with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade (DAF) applied. If the EOS C300 camera does not have DAF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 188.8.131.52.00
Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00 is for EOS C300 cameras with Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00. If your camera’s firmware is already version 18.104.22.168.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version. SupportDownload Firmware Version 22.214.171.124.00 for the EOS C300.
For further details, please refer to the latest version of the instruction manual for this product, which will be released at the same time as this firmware update.
Download the new version of the Instruction Manual for the EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera.
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.
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS camera. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future service upgrades. B&H
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From Nikon Europe: Integrated marketing campaign to inspire a new generation of photographers
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3rd November 2014 – Nikon today announces the launch of I AM DIFFERENT, a major new integrated marketing campaign designed to inspire photographers to explore the world of photography through their own individual perspective.
Understanding that photographers strive to be different through the images that they capture, Nikon will inspire and enable those at every level to achieve their ambitions and develop their skills using featured photographers.
The first phase of the campaign will launch on 3rd November 2014 across Europe with a TV commercial featuring Clark Little, the Hawaii-based photographer whose images captured from the middle of breaking waves are already causing a stir across the world. A second phase will roll out later in the year with up-and-coming photographer, Andrius Alexsandravicius.
For those motivated by the stories of Clark and Andrius, the campaign will be supported by a digital hub - www.europe-nikon.com/iamdifferent
- on Nikon websites, where consumers can discover the photographers’ journey and the inspiration behind the emblematic images used in the advertising. In Clark’s case, visitors will find also find a mini documentary, behind the scenes footage and an interactive interview with the man himself.
The campaign is fully integrated, with a 20 and 30 second TV commercial, print, out of home, cinema and online advertising. Its core creative was devised by advertising agency Jung von Matt, with digital support provided by strategic digital agency, Blast Radius, and PR and social media from London-based integrated communications agency, Brands2Life.
“From teenagers getting to grips with Instagram right through to professional D-SLR users, photographers of all levels have aspirations of standing out from the crowd with their unique work. With this new campaign, we are guiding these individuals into quality photography by helping them take that next step and discovering their unique photography niche. This integrated marketing campaign will achieve this by tapping into the huge cross-media following that distinct and inspirational photographers have gathered across the world,” said Yasmin Hartson, Advertising and Media Manager, Nikon Europe. “This is an incredibly exciting time for photographers. We love the fact that so many people are enjoying taking so many pictures – whether on their smartphone or on a camera – and we’re there for them when they are ready to take the next step into quality photography. Our vision is to keep Nikon imaging technology at the heart of the image, and that means engaging more photographers at all levels more effectively and with more passion than ever before.”
My Canon EOS 7D Mark II
arrived this week – WOO HOO! I will have lots of information to share about this camera in the very near future, but I kept notes as I unpacked and configured the "Baby 1D X" to the perfect (for me) setup. Following are the 30 (OK, there were initially 30, but I've tweaked the list slightly) steps I take to make an out-of-the-box 7D II ready for use.
- Open the box, find the battery and charger and plug it in. If you have another charged battery available, you can continue to the battery-required steps without a wait.
- While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box. For me, this is primarily the camera, the neck strap and the Canon Solution Disk.
- Install Canon Solution Disk software to get support for the latest camera(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, Photostitch and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
- Attach the neck strap.
- Insert the battery (after charging completes).
- Power the camera on.
- The date and time setup screen will show at startup the first time. Use the Rear Control dial and the Set button to update this information. The GPS feature, if enabled, should take care of precise date/time maintenance going forward.
- Insert one (or two) memory card(s) (format them via the tools menu option before taking pictures).
- Set the camera's mode to one other than fully auto (the GreenSquare+ mode only provides a small subset of available menu options), C1, C2 or C3 (Custom modes do not retain settings for use in other modes).
- Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the cameras as follows:
- Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use top dial to set RAW to "RAW" and Rear Control dial to set JPEG to "–"
- Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image review: 4 sec.
- Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Beep: Disable
- Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Release without card: Disable/off
- Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Lens aberration correction: All disabled (though I suggest leaving CA correction enabled for most uses – all can be applied in DPP)
- Shooting Menu, Tab 2: ISO Speed range: 100-H2(51200)
- Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Off
- Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Picture Style: Neutral with sharpness set to "1" (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram on the back of the camera that accurately shows me blown highlights and blocked shadows on the camera LCD. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
- Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Long exposure noise reduction: I usually have this option set to "Auto", but my choice varies for the situation.
- Shooting Menu, Tab 3: High ISO speed noise reduction: Off (noise reduction is destructive to images details – I prefer to add NR sparingly in post)
- Shooting Menu, Tab 4: Anti-flicker shoot: Enable
- AF Menu, Tab 2: AI Servo 1st image priority: Focus (I want the images in focus more than I want the time-priority capture)
- AF Menu, Tab 2: AI Servo 2nd image priority: Focus (same reason)
- AF Menu, Tab 4: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Area + pt
- Playback Menu, Tab 3: Highlight alert: Enable (flash portions of images that are overexposed)
- Playback Menu, Tab 3: Playback grid: 3x3
- Playback Menu, Tab 3: Histogram disp: RGB (I want to monitor all three color channels for blown or blocked pixels)
- Playback Menu, Tab 3: Magnification (apx): 1X
- Tools Menu, Tab 1: Auto rotate: On/Computer only (this provides the largest playback image size on the camera LCD)
- Tools Menu, Tab 2: Viewfinder display: Viewfinder level: Show, VF grid display: Enable
- Custom Functions, Tab 3: Custom Controls: Set: Playback; Multicontroller: Direct AF point selection; AF area select lever: Direct AF area selection
- Custom Functions, Tab 4: Default erase option: [Erase] selected
- My Menu: Add tab; Register the following options for Tab 1: Long exposure noise reduction, Mirror lockup, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for determining what time it is), Sensor cleaning
I of course make other menu and setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot – including shooting in RAW-only format. While my setup works great for me (and Sean's setup is nearly identical), your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
If you can't remember your own menu setup parameters, keeping an update-to-date list such as this is a good idea. Anytime your camera goes in for a service visit, the camera will be returned in a reset-to-factory state. Your list will insure that you do not miss an important setting while putting the camera back into service. B&H
has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
in stock and I expect the body-only version
to be available soon (preorder for earliest delivery).
has the Canon PowerShot G7 X
in stock with free expedited shipping.