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 Wednesday, August 11, 2010
ISO 12233 Resolution Chart and Lens Specifications and Measurements Tools have been added to the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Review page.
Post Date: 8/11/2010 11:45:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Adorama has the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (packed in a white box) for only $349.95 shipped - that is $100 off of the new regular box price.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/10/2010 9:32:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron Announces Release of a Full Size Premium Telephoto Zoom – The Tamron Superior Performance SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (Model A005) for Nikon mount
 
An Extra Low Dispersion (XLD) lens made from high-grade materials delivers best-in-class resolution while Tamron’s own Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) and Vibration Compensation (VC) make the lens fast, quiet and easy to use
 
August 10, 2010, Commack, NY – Tamron announced another advance in the company's pursuit of high resolution images in the telephoto lens category with the release of its anniversary model SP 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens featuring VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and an ultrasonic auto-focus drive –– USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). The SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) high-resolution DSLR telephoto zoom lens is available for the Nikon mount on August 26, 2010, with the launch of mounts for Canon and Sony to follow.
 
Read the original Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC US Lens Press Release for more information.
Post Date: 8/10/2010 8:32:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 09, 2010
Just posted: Camera L-Plate Review
 
This is a short review describing one my my most-used pieces of gear and answering one of my most-received email questions - "What is attached to your camera in that picture?".
Post Date: 8/9/2010 1:09:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review
 
This is an impressive lens.
Post Date: 8/3/2010 11:56:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 02, 2010
Have some free time? Want to get your work noticed? Here is a technique demonstrated that is sure to bring you attention: Levi’s: “Guy Walks Across America”
Post Date: 8/2/2010 8:18:58 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rob Galbraith describes a new version of the Canon EOS 7D that supports certain barcode readers and stores barcode data in EXIF.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2010 8:26:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 30, 2010
The main sample images gallery page was getting too large, so I have created a new Images Gallery menu that allows selection of sample images galleries by gear type (such as Canon Zoom Lens Sample Pictures).
 
By request, I have modified the image galleries to be able to show more gear (tripod, tripod head, filters, extenders ...) specifically used for each image. And by more-specific request, the American Southwest Gallery has been updated with this gear. I don't know if I will get time to retroactively update other images on the site, but I will add this information to all new images.
Post Date: 7/30/2010 4:08:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 29, 2010
I would not be surprised to see a Canon EOS 60D arrive this fall, but DxO Labs is apparently sure enough to publish the it. Update: Now Removed: The Canon EOS 60D is listed on the DxO Optics Modules Roadmap for inclusion in November.
 
I caution against making plans based on unsubstantiated rumors, but thought you might find this interesting. Canon typically makes new DSLR-related gear announcements in August.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/29/2010 1:01:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 27, 2010
ISO 12233 Resolution Chart and Lens Specifications and Measurements Tools have been added to the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens page.
Post Date: 7/27/2010 12:42:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 23, 2010
ISO 12233 Resolution Chart, Lens Specifications and Measurements and Standard Product Image Tools have been added to the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS Lens Review page.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/23/2010 12:11:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 22, 2010
Canon has introduced an EOS Rebel T1i instant rebate.
 
The rebate amount is $100.00 for the body with the EF-S 18-55mm IS lens and $150.00 if the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens is purchased at the same time. Swap the 75-300mm lens for the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens and the instant rebate increases to $200.00.
 
The rebate period runs through July 31st, 2010. The Canon EOS Rebel T1i July 2010 Instant Rebate Form is available for download.
 
Here are the Rebel T1i DSLRs at B&H.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2010 1:22:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Canon has released EOS 7D Firmware Version 1.2.2.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.2 incorporates the following fixes.
 
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
 
2. Fixes the AF point-selection behavior of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF pt. selec. pattern) custom function when set to [1].
 
3. Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting in the vertical position.
 
4. Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus for applicable products.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/21/2010 9:59:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Adorama has the awesome Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM Lens in refurbished condition for $4,899.95. (thanks Guthrie)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/20/2010 9:35:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 19, 2010
ISO 12233 Resolution Chart Crops have been added to the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II Lens Review page.
 
The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II Lens and I are off to a rocky start. The first copy backfocused at all focal lengths. The second copy backfocused at 24mm. And by backfocusing, I'm talking about the lens focusing behind the subject by an unacceptable amount (not just a tiny distance) on both a 50D and a Rebel T2i. The third purchased-retail lens appears to be focusing accurately.
 
I have added ISO 12233 Chart results from the last two lenses (select the specific lens results to view using the drop-down box) - I was hoping the wide open results from the first-tested lens were an anomaly, but ... they apparently were not. You will not want to use this lens wide open very often.
Post Date: 7/19/2010 12:03:34 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 16, 2010
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens is now only $2,299.00 shipped at B&H and Adorama. (thanks Frank)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/16/2010 8:58:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 09, 2010
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Tamron 60mm f/2 Di II Macro Lens Lens Review placeholder page.
Post Date: 7/9/2010 1:52:22 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Canon has posted Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Firmware Update Version 1.0.8.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.8 incorporates the following fixes.
 
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves unexpectedly when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/6/2010 9:25:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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