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 Tuesday, April 26, 2011
iFixit.com has posted a Nikon D5100 Teardown. For those of you who still think everything needs to be taken apart, this page is for you. :)
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/26/2011 10:31:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has posted its 1Q 2011 financial results.
 
You may find the presentation material more interesting.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/26/2011 9:42:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The EOS 7D firmware update first made available last week by Canon UK, then removed, is now available again.
 
Canon USA has posted EOS 7D firmware version 1.2.5. Canon UK also has it available once more: Mac OS X | Windows
 
Firmware Version 1.2.5 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
 
1. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were rare cases where movie files taken could not be opened when repeatedly shooting movies with specific CF cards.
 
2. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were cases where "Err 02" appeared when repeatedly shooting still images with specific CF cards.
 
3. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery was removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempted to start shooting movies immediately, shooting would stop.
 
4. Improved the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
 
5. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when custom function C.Fn 4-1 was set to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens: When used with lenses that do not have an AF stop button, the IS function would not work.
 
6. Corrected some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese. (This applies to models in overseas markets. The models for the Japanese market do not display those languages.)
 
(thanks Paul)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/26/2011 8:23:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, April 25, 2011
Nikon has posted D7000 Firmware Update 1.02 (USA) / (Europe).
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade, release date April 25, 2011
 
• Noise reduction processing is now performed with shutter speeds slower than 1 s (previously 8 s) when On is selected for Long Exp. NR in order to reduce the bright spots that occur with shooting of still images at slow shutter speeds.
 
• An issue that prevented the opening of movies recorded with the D7000 in certain movie editing software applications has been resolved.
 
• When the camera was connected to a television via the A/V cable and a movie was played back, playback was normal the first time but when the movie was played two or more times, the sound was played back at extremely low volume and seemed to play intermittently. This issue has been resolved.
 
• When white balance for RAW images created using the camera’s image overlay function was fine tuned with Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2, the images acquired a magenta cast. This issue has been resolved.
 
• An issue that caused 0.00” to be displayed for heading information when the GP-1 GPS unit was connected to the camera has been resolved so that ---.-- is now displayed.
 
• When Viewfinder virtual horizon was the role assigned to the Fn button or the preview button and the applicable button was pressed, errors in the virtual horizon indicator were displayed. This issue has been resolved.
 
• The following errors in Help displays have been resolved.
 
“Maximum sensitivity” help was displayed for shooting menu>ISO sensitivity settings>On or Off help.
 
German help displayed “Select focus priority for AF-S mode.” for Custom Settings>a1: AF-C priority selection help .
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/25/2011 9:38:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 22, 2011
According to my Dell rep:
 
"Adobe announced the release of the Creative Suite 5.5 products on April, 11th. As a result of the new release, pricing for these products is increasing anywhere from 6% - 19%. Now is a great opportunity to take advantage of the current CS 5.0 pricing and receive a free upgrade* to CS5.5 once it starts shipping in early May. The last day to place a CS5.0 order is April 27th so don’t wait!"
 
If one of the Adobe CS5 products is on your to-buy list, now sounds like the right time to buy it. Get your Adobe software at B&H, Adorama, Amazon.com or Adobe.
 
*Note: I have not found confirmation regarding the free upgrade.
 
Update From Bob at Digital Illusion, Inc.:
 
"The cutoff date for the free upgrade from CS5 to CS5.5 is March 10, 2011.
 
If CS5 or an upgrade to CS5 is purchased on or after March 10, 2011, you can request the free upgrade to CS5.5 from Adobe.
 
I talked to Adobe customer service and was given this date. However if you have been an Adobe software user for years and missed the cutoff by a few days, like I did, they may grant you an exception and give you the free upgrade. I purchased my upgrade to CS5 on April 28 but was granted a free upgrade to CS5.5 after talking to Adobe customer service."
Post Date: 4/22/2011 2:17:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Redrock Micro has released the micro3D Stereoscopic Rig (press release).
Post Date: 4/22/2011 1:37:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
An outdoor image quality comparison between four 85mm lenses has been added to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review page.
 
Many product images have also been added to this page. I hope to get the full review completed in the near future.
Post Date: 4/22/2011 10:41:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sigma has announced that the Sigma APO 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens in Canon mount is "... scheduled to start shipping this month."
 
Preorder the new Sigma 120-300 OS at Amazon.com and Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/21/2011 9:52:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canvas People is offering $50 off or a free canvas (just pay shipping).
 
To take advantage of this Mother's Day-targeted offer use coupon code mday11. Offer valid through May 15th, guaranteed shipping if ordered by April 25th.
 
A personal hint: great pictures of the kids make justifying new camera gear with the spouse an easier task. ;)
Post Date: 4/21/2011 2:52:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Nikon D5100 Owners Manual is now available for download.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/21/2011 10:43:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 20, 2011
"Hone your marketing approach & improve your business prospects with the free e-book; 500+ buyers' insights!"
 
Fill in minimal contact information and receive PhotoShelter's What Buyers Want from Photographers: 2011 Survey via email.
Post Date: 4/20/2011 4:26:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has posted a Photoshop CS5 Performance White Paper designed to maximize your CS5 experience.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/20/2011 4:04:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Sigma USA has launched an anniversary site (press release) with tips, videos, giveaways and more.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/20/2011 3:54:39 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 45 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Samyang, Sigma, Tamron, and Zuiko lenses, for numerous Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Olympus cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 4/20/2011 10:53:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
UPDATE: The EOS 7D firmware update has been removed from Canon UK's site.
 
Canon UK has posted EOS 7D firmware version 1.2.5: Mac OS X | Windows
 
Firmware Version 1.2.5 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
 
1. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were rare cases where movie files taken could not be opened when repeatedly shooting movies with specific CF cards.
 
2. Fixed a rare phenomenon in which there were cases where "Err 02" appeared when repeatedly shooting still images with specific CF cards.
 
3. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery was removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempted to start shooting movies immediately, shooting would stop.
 
4. Improved the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
 
5. Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when custom function C.Fn 4-1 was set to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens: When used with lenses that do not have an AF stop button, the IS function would not work.
 
6. Corrected some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese. (This applies to models in overseas markets. The models for the Japanese market do not display those languages.)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/20/2011 10:05:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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