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 Friday, December 03, 2010
Nikon Announces Planned Firmware Upgrade for D7000 DSLRFrom Nikon Europe:
 
Bright Spots that occur with D7000 Movie Recording
 
We have received reports from some users of the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera regarding the occurrence of noticeable bright spots with movie recording under certain conditions.
 
Nikon believes that these bright spots are not normally noticeable, and therefore do not indicate a problem with practical use. However, with further investigation of the reports received, we have confirmed that bright spots may be noticeable when recording movies of especially dark scenes or subjects.
 
In order to provide our customers with better products, Nikon is currently preparing to release a firmware upgrade with measures to reduce the occurrence of these bright spots for the D7000. Further details will be announced at a later date.
 
Please direct inquiries regarding this matter to Nikon Support.
 
We appreciate your continued use of Nikon products for your photography needs.
 
 
The Nikon D7000 and Nikon D7000 + 18-105mm Lens Kit are in stock at Amazon.com
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/3/2010 8:54:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This update includes several important bug fixes which will improve the stability and launch performance of Bridge.
 
Multiple languages: Windows (28.3 MB)  | Macintosh (30.5 MB)
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/3/2010 8:43:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, December 02, 2010
Nikon MB-D11 Multi-Power Battery Pack: B&H, Amazon.com
 
Nikon EN-EL15 Battery: B&H, Amazon.com
 
(thanks Oscar)
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/2/2010 10:42:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Utility 1.35 offers new features for Canon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios and compatibility with Nikon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5.
 
So. Burlington, VT – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the release of Utility 1.35. Utility version 1.35 offers a few new features from Utility 1.18.9 including the ability to save and load profiles, expanded help, improved organization, many operational improvements and compatibility with MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon.
 
Utility 1.35 now offers compatibility with all USB enabled PocketWizard radios including MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Canon, PowerST4, MultiMAX (USB enabled only) and the recently released MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon.
 
The new PocketWizard Utility allows you to save custom profiles and then save them to your computer. This allows you to quickly load a profile from your computer and store it in your radio. Additionally, the new Utility has expanded Help features including contextual help in the side bar, an extensive HTML help document and hover-over text. You now have the option to perform a “Factory Reset” from within the PocketWizard Utility. When you update your radios via the Utility, factory reset will be performed automatically.
 
Click here for more information on Utility 1.35.
 
Click here to download the new Utility 1.35.
 
Note: the Nikon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are now shipping to dealers.
Post Date: 12/1/2010 12:53:17 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 12/1/2010 10:55:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan is offering a Locking Mode Dial Upgrade (English) for owners of Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLRs.
 
Starting December 8th, 2010, Canon Japan will convert 7D and 5D II mode dials into the locking type seen on the Canon EOS 60D for $10,500 yen (about $125.00 USD). There is no information at this time on other Canon divisions offering this service.
 
Update: Canon Canada has now announced this service:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Effective Dec 1st 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras.
 
This modification is available, for a fee, to owners of these cameras who would prefer a Mode Dial which locks in place and can’t be accidentally moved during normal camera operation.
 
For Canadian residents, the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D cameras has been set at $110 per camera as of December, 2010. (Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.) For further details, see contact information for inquiries below.
 
Once modified, users must first press and hold down the central lock-release button in order to turn the Mode Dial. The modification is intended to prevent the Mode Dial from accidentally moving, once set to a particular exposure mode by the user.
 
Applicable Products
 
EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
 
Canon Canada Inc.
Customer Information Centre
Phone:1-800-OK-CANON (toll free)
1-800-652-2666
Support options and hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9AM to 8PM ET (excluding holidays)
 
(Thanks Bill)
 
Update 2: Canon USA now offering the upgrade service:
 
Effective December 6, 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras.
 
This modification is available, for a fee, to owners of these cameras who would prefer a Mode Dial which locks in place and can’t be accidentally moved during normal camera operation.
 
For USA residents, the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D cameras has been set at $100 per camera as of December, 2010. (Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.) For further details, see contact information for inquiries below.
 
Once modified, users must first press and hold down the central lock-release button in order to turn the Mode Dial. The modification is intended to prevent the Mode Dial from accidentally moving, once set to a particular exposure mode by the user.
 
Applicable Products
EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON / 1-800-652-2666
TTD: 1-866-251-3752
E-mail: carecenter@cits.canon.com
 
Support options and hours of operation: http://www.usa.canon.com/support
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/1/2010 9:39:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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