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 Thursday, March 18, 2010
Canon USA has posted a PDF indicating that some people are experiencing problems with the new version 2.03 firmware. Here is the full text of the announcement:
 
"Thank you for using Canon products.
 
We have learned that some users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera are experiencing issues with Firmware Update Version 2.0.3.
 
We are working on a new firmware update to address these phenomena, which will be available soon.If you have not registered your EOS 5D Mark II, please register so we will be able to notify you via email when future updates become available for download.
 
Canon always strives to provide the highest quality products to our customers. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these phenomena may have caused. We appreciate your kind patronage and support." (thanks Hugh & neuroanatomist)
 
 
The Canon PDF is available for download.
 
Apparently the specific problem has to do with sound recording not working when a manual record volume is used in the C modes.
 
 
Update from Canon:
 
"Recently we have discovered a malfunction that occurs with Firmware Version 2.0.3, in which the manual recording levels for C1/C2/C3 are changed and the camera becomes unable to record audio if the power is turned off (or if Auto power off takes effect) after registering "Sound Recording: Manual" in the camera user settings.
 
We apologize very sincerely for the inconvenience, but we are going to stop making this firmware available for download. For customers who have already updated to the new firmware, when using the camera with the mode dial set to C1/C2/C3, please either set the sound recording settings to Auto.
 
We are currently preparing firmware that will correct this malfunction. As soon as those preparations have been completed, we will let you know on this Web site. In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience this represents, but please wait until the fixed firmware is ready."
 
This update is posted on the firmware download page.
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Post Date: 3/18/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 Chart results for a second lens copy have been added to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review page. Select "Sample 2" in the ISO 12233 chart tool.
 
The second lens appears to be even sharper at f/2.8 at the 70mm end and slightly softer at f/2.8 at the long end compared to my first copy of this lens.
 
Vignetting results and a flare comparison test have also been added to the review. Vignetting performance appears mostly similar to the version 1 lens - slightly improved in the mid-range focal lengths. The flare comparison (posted by request and yet un-narrated - at bottom of the review page) shows another great advantage the new lens holds.
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Post Date: 3/18/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sold out fast: B&H has the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV in stock.
 
The last batch sold out in a few minutes - act fast if you want one.
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Post Date: 3/17/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Refurbished inventory at Adorama has just been updated. There are 127 items showing as available right now and many ship for free.
 
There are many Canon DSLR cameras (including the EOS 7D) and lenses (including the EF-S 15-85mm lens) available. Expect like-new gear with a 1 year warranty.
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Post Date: 3/17/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
J&R has the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Marco Lens for only $879 shipped.
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Post Date: 3/17/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D DSLR Camera Review
 
The T2i is very similar to the Rebel models before it - with a few nice upgrades.
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Post Date: 3/17/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Think Tank Photo has launched a huge new equipment case - the Logistics Manager.
 
The Logistics Manager is available now from Think Tank Photo. I want one.
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Post Date: 3/16/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has announced its intention to acquire the .canon gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) Name.
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Post Date: 3/16/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 15, 2010
Canon has posted EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.0.3 for download.
 
Firmware Version 2.0.3 incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function of the EOS 5D Mark II camera.
 
1. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.
 
NTSC:
?1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed - actual 29.97 fps)
?1920×1080 : 24 fps (added - actual 23.976 fps)
?640×480 : 30 fps (changed - actual 29.97 fps)
 
PAL:
?1920×1080 : 25 fps (added - actual 25.0 fps)
?1920×1080 : 24 fps (added - actual 23.976 fps)
?640×480 : 25 fps (added - actual 25.0 fps)

 
2. Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).
 
3. Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure.
 
4. Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies.
 
5. Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.
 
6. Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.4.)
 
For more about this firmware update, visit the Canon Digital Learning Center's EOS 5D II Firmware Version 2.0.3 page.
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Post Date: 3/15/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has both the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D DSLR Body (sold out) and the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D DSLR Kit in stock!
 
We have seen the with-kit-lens version of the T2i available before, but this is the first body-only version I've seen available. I plan to have the full Canon EOS T2i / 550D DSLR Review online this week.
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Post Date: 3/15/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 Chart results, measurements, product images (for comparison) and some additional product images have been added to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review page.
 
I'm not comfortable making any final conclusions yet (and have a second copy of this lens arriving today), but the new lens is looking very good so far.
 
The version II lens is overall, sharper wide open than the version I - you can compare the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS I and II USM Lenses using the mouseover feature in the ISO 12233 chart tool. Increase the focal length for both lenses to see how this improved image quality carries over to extender results. CA (Chromatic Abberation) is also improved - noticeable in the corners (bottom crop) at 200mm.
 
The 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II Lens focuses very fast - even faster than the version I lens. IS is quiet and well-behaved (very little jumping image in viewfinder). Build quality is excellent - though somewhat large, the lens feels great in use.
 
B&H Photo is accepting orders for theCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens (should ship soon).
 
Adorama is taking preorders.
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Post Date: 3/15/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sold out in a few minutes: B&H has the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV in stock.
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Post Date: 3/11/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Have you seen the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Travel Mug? Canon Canada was using them for promotional purposes at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here is a video from one lucky mug owner:
 

 
Of course, we all want one. The good news is that these will become available for purchase - at least in Canada (now sold out). (thanks Christian)
 
Henrys still has them available for preorder. I would skip the extended warranty on this one. (thanks Scott)
 
I wonder if the Canon Mini Cooper will be available for purchase.
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Post Date: 3/11/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 10, 2010
 Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Tamron celebrates their 60th anniversary by announcing the Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens (press release).
 
Notable features of this lens include image stabilization (VC - Vibration Control), ultrasonic focus drive (USD) with full-time manual focusing and a fixed lens size.
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Post Date: 3/9/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted many short Canon EOS 7D Tutorial Videos. View them online - or on your 7D's LCD.
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Post Date: 3/9/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 08, 2010
The Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5.1 Updater is now available for download. (thanks Johnny)
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Post Date: 3/8/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Refurbished inventory at Adorama has just been updated. There are 119 items showing as available right now and many ship for free.
 
Dig through the Point & Shoot cameras to find many Canon DSLR cameras (including the EOS 5D II and the EOS 7D) and lenses available. Expect like-new gear with a 1 year warranty.
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Post Date: 3/8/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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