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 Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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
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
 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
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
Kenko-Tokina has announced that, due to defects found in component parts, production of the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens has been temporarily suspended.
 
The Canon mount Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens is now scheduled for release at the end of August (originally late July).
 
The Nikon mount Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens is now scheduled for release in early September (originally end of August).
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 9:08:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron UK has launched a new online game named Tamron Island where you are challenged to "... put your photography skills to the test – there is a selection of prizes to win every month from now through to the end of December 2011.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 8:45:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 14, 2011
Reviews for the Lowepro Toploader Pro 65 AW, 70 AW and 75 AW are now on the site. These three cases are very similar and so are the reviews. Pick only one review to initially read.
 
Lowepro Toploader Pro 65 AW Camera Case Review
Lowepro Toploader Pro 70 AW Camera Case Review
Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW Camera Case Review
Post Date: 7/14/2011 5:02:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
What do you do when your studio is idle? You create a video that is sure to go viral - with us photographers at least.
 

 
Here is the BTS video:
 
Post Date: 7/14/2011 9:56:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Apple has released Aperture 3.1.3. This update contains a long list of fixes and a few mostly gesture-related new features.
 
The Aperture 3.1.3 update is available for download or via the update function of the software.
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 7/14/2011 9:47:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From X-Rite:
 
Apple has announced that the new OS 10.7 Lion will no longer support software that relies on Rosetta. This directly affects X-Rite's retired i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER applications. However, the current i1Profiler and ColorMunki software does not rely on Rosetta and is fully compatible with Apple OS systems from 10.5.8, 10.6 and the new 10.7 Lion.
 
While we recognize there may be some workarounds such as creating a dual-boot Mac where one volume contains Lion and another runs an older version of the Mac OS, this is not ideal for most users. Therefore, X-Rite is providing our customers with upgrade paths so they can continue using X-Rite imaging solutions if they choose to upgrade to Lion.
 
Check out the X-Rite Software Compatibility Guide for more details including the upgrade path provided.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 7/14/2011 9:36:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For your email address, Photoshelter will send you "The Freelancer's Online Marketing Blueprint" - a 53 page PDF.
Post Date: 7/13/2011 11:49:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon UK has introduced a new EOS training promotion:
 
Your EOS Adventure starts here - Canon EOS training promotion
 
United Kingdom, 4th July, 2011 – Canon today announces the launch of a new EOS training promotion - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts Here’. Aimed at photographers of all skill levels from the experienced enthusiast to beginners taking their first steps on their EOS Adventure, Canon aims to make photography accessible for all.
 
Canon will be giving away a free training DVD and up to £150 worth of training vouchers when photographers purchase a Canon EOS 1100D, EOS 600D or EOS 60D. There are four DVDs to choose from:
 
The Essential Guide to Getting Started
The Essential Guide to Wildlife Photography
The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography
The Essential Guide to Travel Photography
 
Photographers will be sent their welcome pack – ‘Your EOS Adventure starts here’, which includes their choice of DVD and their training voucher which can be redeemed against an Experience Seminars training course. Photographers have until 31st October 2012 to use their training voucher and the value of the voucher is dependent on the EOS camera that is purchased:
 
EOS 1100D - £50 training voucher
EOS 600D - £100 training voucher
EOS 60D - £150 training voucher
 
This training promotion will support Canon’s on-going campaign - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts here’. This includes advertising, in-store activity and the newly launched microsite, designed to encourage photographers to get the most out of EOS - the world’s most comprehensive photographic system; www.canon.co.uk/eosadventure.
 
For further information about the training promotion, DVDs and training vouchers and full terms and conditions please visit www.canon.co.uk/eostraining
 
Please note the EOS training promotion is only available to customers in the United Kingdom.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 7/13/2011 10:26:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The top and bottom navigation sections of the site have been given a minor update. The most significant update being the removal of the entire site index from the bottom of every page. For various reasons, it was no longer practical to keep the large directory on every page of the site.
 
For those of you who liked having access to all reviews, tools and other site resources at one location, the new Site Index menu option is for you. From any location on any page on the site, you should be able to jump to the beginning or end of the page (press "Home" or "End") and click on the Site Index menu option to get the feature you want.
 
As always, let me know if you find any problems. Thanks!
 
Update: Please note that the menu bars should be black with near-white text.
 
This update included changes to the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file. Feedback indicates that some browsers are using a cached version of this file and that these users are seeing a near white-on-white menu bar. Try clearing the browser cache and refreshing the page (rebooting sometimes works as well) to properly see the new design.
Post Date: 7/12/2011 9:21:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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