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 Friday, April 15, 2011
I added a handfull of sample pictures to the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Review.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/15/2011 2:17:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released updates for EOS Utility 2.10, Picture Style Editor 1.9.0 and RAW Codec 1.9.0 (select your OS). The updates are as follows:
Canon EOS Utility 2.10 Updater (2.10.1 for Mac OS X)
1. Added supported models: EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D
2. Supports the function of registering background music to camera's memory card, Picture Style [Auto], Setting the Built-in flash functions (for supported models only)
3. Added a function of customizing the grid display in Remote Live View
4. Expanded a function to terminate the Live View display and Remote Live View of the camera in synchronization. (Target Model: EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 7D, EOS 60D, EOS REBEL T2i / EOS 550D, EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D) The operation specifications have been changed so that the camera's LCD monitor is turned off at the same time as the Remote Live View screen on the PC, if the "Sync with camera operations" is set to [Stop Live View] in the [Remote Shooting] tabe in Preferences.
5. Added a function of "In RAW+JPEG mode, only transfer JPEGs to the computer" in remote shooting.
6. Previous models (EOS 30D and EOS Kiss Digital X) are no longer supported. However, it is still possible to connect EU 2.10 with previous models.
7. Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported: If you are using EOS Utility on a PC running Windows XP, it is advisable to update the OS to Service Pack 3 before using the software.
8. Mac OS 10.4 is no longer supported. The Mac OS versions that are supported by this software are Mac OS 10.5 and Mac OS 10.6. (Only the models that are preinstalled with Mac OS 10.5 or Mac OS 10.6 are supported.) Also, this software does not support Mac PCs equipped with PowerPC.
9. Fixes a malfunction with the firmware update function (Mac version). Fixes a malfunction that when updating the camera firmware, EU cannot quit after copying the firmware from a Mac PC to a memory card in the camera through USB connection. (We have confirmed that even if this problem occurs, the camera firmware update has been carried out normally, so the camera can be used as is even after using EOS Utility for the firmware update.)
Canon Picture Style Editor 1.9.0
Support added for EOS Kiss X5/EOS REBEL T3i/EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X50/EOS REBEL T3/EOS 1100D.
Canon RAW Codec 1.9.0
1. Support added for new models. (EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D)
2. The supported OSes have been changed. Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista (with no Service Pack) are no longer supported.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/15/2011 12:28:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Zeiss has launched a redesigned lenses website.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 4/15/2011 8:03:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 14, 2011
 Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.9.4 Updater is now available for download. Select your OS to be presented with the download option.
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.9.4 Updater for Windows:
1. Changes the name "Art Filters" to "Creative Filters" (which is used in markets other than Japan) in the Japanese version to make the terms consistent. (This change only applies to the Japanese version and does not apply to other language versions.)
2. Support to address the compatibility problems in which the IPTC information could not be browsed in some applications. (Except for cameras which have a rating function in the camera, this IPTC compatibility problem does not occur for images which never used the XMP rating function in DPP 3.9.4.)
* Note that Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.10.0 shipped with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D.
(thanks Brian)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 7:45:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
There has been no press release, but a complete Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens page is now showing on Nikon's website.
Update: Nikon removed the referenced page.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 11:10:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
According to Macworld, Apple has announced Final Cut Pro X during the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Show.
"Apple says Final Cut Pro X has been rewritten from the ground up, with support for 64-bit, a user-interface redesign, and a whole host of new features. The software takes advantage of core Mac OS X features like Cocoa, Core Animation, Open CL, and Grand Central Dispatch to speed up and fine-tune performance."
Read the rest of the article at Macworld.
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 10:32:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 52 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Sigma, and Tokina lenses, for numerous Canon, Nikon, and Fuji cameras.
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 4/13/2011 10:19:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 12, 2011
B&H now has the new Canon EOS T3 Kit in stock.
The T3i Kits are also available again.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/12/2011 4:13:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Canon EOS 7D (body and kit), Canon EOS 5D Mark II (body and kit), Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Canon EOS 1Ds III back in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/12/2011 2:04:01 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has posted six HDSLR Education Series for Cinema episodes with Shane Hurlbut. They are worth watching if you are interested in DSLR HD Video. Find the banner ad for the series near the top of the B&H home page.
Category: HDSLR
Post Date: 4/12/2011 11:45:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Think Tank Photo has introduced the Retrospective 5 (press release).
The Retrospective 5 will be available at Think Tank Photo.
Post Date: 4/12/2011 11:37:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, April 11, 2011
B&H is accepting preorders for the Nikon Me-1 Microphone. As with most B&H preorders, if you order this item, you receive this item in the first shipment.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon Preorders
Post Date: 4/11/2011 12:17:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H will be closing for Passover:
Our SuperStore and offices will close at 6:00PM EDT on Sunday, April 17th, in observance of Passover and will reopen on Wednesday, April 27th at 9:00AM EDT.
Orders must be placed by 12:00PM EDT on Sunday, April 17th in order to ship before the Holiday. Orders placed after this time will ship when we reopen. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
Place your B&H order this week to insure shipping before the holiday.
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 4/11/2011 9:29:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon U.S.A will be exhibiting at the 2011 NAB Show (press release) in Las Vegas, NV.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 4/11/2011 9:10:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 4/11/2011 8:58:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has introduced Creative Suite 5.5 (press release).
Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5 (press release) will be the application of most photographer interest.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/11/2011 8:28:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 8, 2011
Canon has announced that EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro Version 1.2 (press release) will be available for free download April 25th.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/8/2011 9:04:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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