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 Wednesday, July 20, 2011
As with any new operating system release, software compatibility must be considered.
The first compatibility consideration for Canon DSLR owners is that Canon EOS Utility reportedly does not work under Mac OS X Lion.
Update: Canon EOS Utility 2.8.1 is compatible, but the next two versions are not (thanks Vas).
Nikon has issued the following statement regarding Mac OS X version 10.7 Lion Compatibility (note that "plan to test" does not mean "currently functions properly"):
We plan to test the Macintosh versions of the following software applications for compatibility with Mac OS X version 10.7 (some older applications will not be tested). We will announce our plans regarding full compatibility once testing is complete.
- Capture NX 2
- ViewNX 2
- Camera Control Pro 2
- WT-4 Setup Utility/Thumbnail Selector
- nik Color Efex Pro 3.0
- PC-PJ Transfer
We do not intend to provide compatibility with the following applications.
- Capture NX Ver. 1.x
- Camera Control Pro Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Capture series
- ViewNX Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Transfer Ver. 1.x
- PictureProject
- Nikon View series
- Nikon Scan series
- PictureProject COOLPIX Remote Control
- WT-3 Setup Utility
- Wireless Camera Setup Utility
- Wireless Connecting Utility
- nik Color Efex Pro 2.0
In addition, we do not plan to provide compatibility for other software, or SCSI- or serial-connection products. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
Thanks John
Post Date: 7/20/2011 2:43:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Adobe store has Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 on sale for $199.00 ($100.00 off) with promo code 0AF4A125 (thanks Scott).
Post Date: 7/20/2011 12:29:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Online Store's refurbished lens inventory was hit hard during the recent 15% off sale, but new inventory is trickling in - and the deals are still great.
Two examples of lenses currently available are the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens ($319.99) and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens ($1,079.20).
Many other great lenses are available - browse the Canon Online Store's complete refurbished lens and flash inventory.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 11:22:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 29 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Sigma, Tamron, Nikkor, Panasonic, and Pentax lenses, for numerous Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Pentax cameras.
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 11:09:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 11:03:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA has added the newly announced Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens to their website - assuring that the lens will indeed be coming to the USA.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 10:19:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Lens (press release) has been announced.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 10:03:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has made Photoshop Elements 9 Editor (press release) available in the Mac App Store.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 9:46:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has posted EOS 60D Firmware Version 1.1.0.
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
1. Fixes a phenomenon where the wireless built-in flash settings are reset to defaults when the battery is removed from the camera.
2. Fixes an intermittent phenomenon where image-rotation information is not recognized correctly when shooting with the camera in the vertical position depending on the timing of the shutter release.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/20/2011 9:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Western Digital has announced that it is now shipping a new 1TB hard drive sized to fit mainstream notebook computers (press release).
B&H has the Western Digital 1TB Scorpio Blue SATA 2.5" Hard Drive in stock.
Post Date: 7/20/2011 9:16:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Back In Stock: B&H has the SanDisk 32GB Extreme SDHC Cards (Class 10, 30MB/s) on sale for only $59.95 each in quantities of 2 or more. Free shipping. These cards are regularly $97.95 each. This deal is "while supplies last" - and these cards have been hot sellers.
Post Date: 7/19/2011 1:04:21 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lowepro has introduced the StreamLine 100 (product announcement page) compact system camera bag.
"The slim and modern design of our StreamLine 100 conceals the fact that it's built to fit and carry a compact system camera kit, plus a few extras. Compact, lightweight, yet protective, this sleek shoulder bag provides an easy and comfortable way to keep your camera gear within reach."
Exterior: 8.1W x 3.5D x 8.7H in. (20.5 x 8.5 x 22cm)
Interior: 7.3W x 2.8D x 5.7H in. (18.5 x 7.0 x 14.5cm)
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 7/19/2011 12:58:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 18, 2011
They are not available yet and the price has already gone up. Here are the new current prices for Canon's yet-to-be-available new L lenses:
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens - $1,499.00
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens - $7,299.00
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens - $11,499.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens - $10,499.00
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens - 12,999.00
Those placing preorders should expect to get their lens(es) at the preordered price. I have never been charged an increased amount for a preordered camera or lens - though I have been given a discount if the price drops before the new product ships. Those who placed preorders for these new lenses have saved a very significant amount of money.
OK, so how can you save $1,000 on the new 500 II and 600 II?
J&R and have not raised their prices yet. If you want one of these lenses, I highly recommend that you preorder them fast - before these two retailers figure out that their prices are not reflecting the current market price.
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens at J&R
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens at
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens at
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/18/2011 11:23:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v.3.0 Win/Mac for only $149.99 shipped (today only).
Post Date: 7/18/2011 10:30:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 15, 2011
Chuck Westfall (Canon USA) has provided information about the weather sealing found in some pre-officially-sealed lenses.
According to Mr Westfall, "Pre-1999 white EF lenses such as the 200/1.8L, 300/2.8L, 300/4L, 300/4L IS, 400/2.8L, 400/5.6L, 500/4.5L, 600/4L, 35-350/3.5-5.6L, 70-200/2.8L, and 100-400/4.5-5.6L all lack mount gaskets but have moderate dust and moisture resistance for their switches, focusing rings and zoom rings where applicable."
For example, "The EF400mm f/5.6L USM lens was designed before Canon started offering "dust and drip resistant" lenses, so it does not have a mount gasket or a built-in protective filter. However, it does have seals under the switches and the focusing ring, so it is weather-resistant to a point. For best results in wet conditions, I suggest using a clear filter on the front of the lens and covering the lens barrel with a plastic wrap."
"Canon will not retrofit mount gaskets to EF lenses that were not introduced with that feature." I of course had to ask that question.
(Thanks John!)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 10:04:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 7/15/2011 11:59:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens in Nikon mount is scheduled to ship at the end of this month (July 2011), according to Sigma.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 10:19:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA Professional Services has posted a new promo video on their home page.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 9:30:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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