has just received more Canon EOS 1D Mark IV bodies
into stock. I'm not sure how many times we will see this happen again.
At 3:17 into Canon, Inc.'s Mario Nette
video, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS
II USM Lens is credited for some of the scenes.
While the thought of a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens is very fun, it is surely just a typo. We have not even seen a version I Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens yet. (thanks Fredrik)
Standardized test results have been added to the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens Review
On their blog
, Carl Zeiss has posted a teaser about their soon-to-be-announced (and available in May) super-wide angle SLR lens.
Here is another Canon EOS 5D Mark III
sample video - this one is from Canon, Inc.: Mario Nette
From Canon Europe:
Canon has announced that Canon Log look up tables (LUTs) for its EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL Digital Cinema Cameras are now available for download to allow for converting Canon Log Gamma footage.
The EOS C300 (EF lens mount) and EOS C300 PL (PL lens mount) cameras are part of Canon’s Cinema EOS System and amongst their specifications they offer Canon Log Gamma, which enables neutral image quality with subdued contrast and sharpness for a wider dynamic range (up to 800% or 12 stops of latitude). This allows for more image information to be retained for colour correction and visual effects, hence greater freedom in post-production and colour grading.
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL Canon Log LUTs are available in three different versions: one for converting from Canon Log Gamma to Video gamma, one for converting from Canon Log Gamma to Cineon gamma, and one for converting from Canon Log Gamma to Rec.709 gamma.
To download the Canon EOS C300 Log LUTs just click here
and for the EOS C300 PL Log LUTs just click here
and select the 'Software (drivers and applications)' option from the menu.
has posted a nice page for selecting the latest Nikon D3100 & D5100 DSLR and Nikon 1
rebate offers including the combo options.
is also now accepting Canon EOS 1D X
Initial supplies of the EOS 1D X are expected to be limited. Shipments are expected to begin around the end of April (2012).
Apple Aperture 3.2.3 can now be downloaded
. What's New in Aperture 3.2.3
- Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
- Addresses minor issues related to performance and stability
Included in Aperture 3.2
- Addresses compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5
- Resolves an issue that could cause the "Loading" indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo
- Aperture now automatically relaunches into Full Screen mode if the application was in Full Screen mode when last quit
- Pinch-to-zoom gesture now automatically activates Zoom mode in the Viewer
- Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in the Viewer
- Microsoft Outlook can now be chosen in Preferences as the application used by Aperture for emailing photos
- Fixes a problem that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to quit unexpectedly when using brushes to apply adjustments
- Loupe now correctly displays magnification levels between 50-100%
- Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to display the incorrect color profile on externally edited images
- Import window now includes an option to delete photos from iPhone and iPad after they have been imported into Aperture
- The Lift & Stamp tool now displays the correct cursor icons when being used in Split View and Viewer only modes
The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.
From Toshiba: Toshiba to Launch the World-Fastest Class SDHC Memory Cards Starting new brand of SDXC and SDHC memory cards compliant with UHS-I
14 Mar, 2012
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will launch a new line of high performance SDXC and SDHC memory cards under a new brand name, EXCERIA™, that will bring to market SD memory cards offering the highest performance levels available.
EXCERIA, a combination of "excellent" and "experience" offers cards compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I, and includes versions offering the world-fastest class data transfer speed. The new products will be launched from April in Japan, with distinctive labeling.
The SD memory card has emerged as the data storage card of choice in all kinds of personal digital equipment. As the performance of digital equipment has advanced, SD memory cards offering faster data transfer speeds are necessary to support such functions as recording HD movies, continuous image shooting with digital camera and short transfer times when copying data to other devices.
Toshiba's EXCERIA SDXC and SDHC memory cards will offer fast data read and write speeds and full compliance with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I. The minimum recording speed is compliant with UHS speed class 1 and SD speed class 10. Products will be launched in three series, EXCERIA Type 1, Type 2 and Type HD, each offering three versions with different capacities.
The Type 1 series products integrate new controllers that realize the world-fastest class of data transfers, with a maximum read speed of 95MB per sec and a write speed of 90MB per sec. Type 2 series products offer a maximum read speed of 95MB per sec and a write speed of 60MB per sec, while Type HD products have a maximum read speed of 90 MB per sec and a write speed of 30 MB per sec.
Toshiba, a world leader in the NAND flash memory business, will continue to meet market demands by enhancing its line-up of high performance SD memory cards.
Get more product information at Toshiba's website