Here is a roll-up of the planned new Canon DSLR and lens availability dates that I am aware of: Canon EOS 1D X
Canon Japan is stating "June 20, planned" for the arrival of this long awaited DSLR. Expect extremely limited quantities to be available for a long time. (thanks Kaz) Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM LensCanon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens
Both lenses are shipping now in the USA including from B&H
. But, supplies are extremely limited and only the earliest preorders are getting filled. Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM LensCanon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens B&H
just extended their expected availability date from June 17 to June 27. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens
Retailers are not stating the availability date for this highly-anticipated lens. The USA press release says "end of June". Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
The big USA retailers are not even showing this lens on their websites. The USA press release again says "end of June". Will these initially be available in Rebel T4i kits only? Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D DSLR
The T4i bodies are now showing up on retailer's shelves in the USA. (thanks "D")
The bodies and with-18-55mm IS II Lens kits showed up at Amazon
as I was typing this. B&H
lists the body and body w/ 18-55 II IS Lens as "Expected availability: June 18 2012". Adorama
is saying "Delivery scheduled to start June/18".
The Canon USA press release indicates that the Movie Kit bundle is expected at the end of June, but retailers are not listing the availability dates for this T4i version. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x Lens
From Gitzo: Gitzo introduces the new Ocean Tripods Collection.
Gitzo’s new Ocean tripods are designed to give outstanding levels of strength and stability in some of the world’s most problematic locations for photographers. Gitzo Ocean tripods are resistant to the corrosive power of seawater, humidity and other aggressive natural environments, thanks to carefully-selected raw materials and finishes, and to engineering solutions like sealed leg-locks that prevent mud, sand and dust from entering and gradually wearing away at the tripod’s mechanisms.
Ocean tripods are ideal for supporting high-end, heavy camera equipment in wildlife, landscape, travel and sports image-making where reliability is essential and the right equipment can make the difference between the success and failure of an entire shoot in a far-flung, inhospitable location. Precisely because of their extreme specialisation and exacting engineering, the new Ocean tripods are of strategic importance within the Gitzo range.
The Ocean family comprises four models, covering Gitzo’s Series 1, 2, 3 and 5. The larger Series 2, 3 & 5 models are designed around Gitzo’s recently relaunched (and already award-winning) modular Systematic shoulder element that allows centre components to be interchanged. The Series 1 model, instead uses the latest evolution of the Gitzo Traveler structure, with a shoulder that allows the legs to flip 180° for an extremely compact folded length ideal when baggage needs to be kept to a minimum. All Ocean tripods have leg tubes made exclusively from Gitzo’s top quality 6X carbon fibre. Shoulder elements throughout are made from corrosion-proof aluminium.
Benefits of the new Ocean Systematic tripods for photographers: DURABLE AND EASY TO MAINTAIN
The specially designed and engineered Ocean G-lock collars prevent sand, dust and mud from entering the leg tubes. Any water that gets inside the legs is expelled by the tube sections, which act as an air cushion. FAST TO SET UP
Switching centre components is made quicker by the new shoulder locking system, with its tool-free ratchet lever. SECURE AND DEPENDABLE
You can’t drop your equipment from the tripod thanks to the safety catch even when you inadvertently leave the shoulder lock open. RESISTANT IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
You can use your Ocean tripod in aggressive environments, in salt water, mud or areas of high humidity, thanks to our careful choice of corrosion-resistant materials and protective finishes.
For more information, visit Gitzo's website
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Digital Photo Professional 3.11.31 Updater is now available for download
. (thanks Scott)
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.11.31 Updater for Windows:
- Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 60Da.
- Supports new lens (EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM).
- Fixed a phenomenon where the camera's serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image is not displayed correctly for some of the EOS 60D.
- Fixed a phenomenon where the buttons for HDR tool cannot be displayed under specific settings of the display.
- Fixed a phenomenon where check mark or rating that is set using Quick Check Tool may not be displayed correctly.
First up is the Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens that has now been formally announced. This lens was first revealed
on Nikon UK's website on March 26, 2012: press release
Next up is the inexpensive full frame Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Nikkor Lens: press release
Nikon USA has issued a combined lens press release
Preorder ops are available on the Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens Review
and Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Nikkor Lens Review
The 70 Millionth Nikon Nikkor Lens
has also been announced.