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 Thursday, July 05, 2012
Another Canon EOS Rebel T4i Product Advisory from Canon USA:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
The front rubber grips of some units of the Canon EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR camera (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Customer support for this phenomenon is described below.
 
Canon continuously strives to provide our customers with high quality, reliable products that can be used with confidence. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who may be inconvenienced.
 
Phenomenon
 
The front rubber grips of some EOS REBEL T4i units produced in certain lots during the sixteen-day period between May 31st through June 15th, 2012 may turn white after a short period of time. We have determined after inquiry with the rubber manufacturer and analysis, that the substance zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) is what causes the rubber surface to turn white.
 
Zinc bis is not used in the production of this product. However, the quantity of rubber accelerator used in the affected production lots was slightly higher than usual. As a result the rubber grips may turn white due to a chemical reaction with the rubber accelerator and other substances. High temperature and high humidity may contribute to this condition. Zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate), which becomes deposited on the rubber surface, is created as a result of this chemical reaction.
 
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Grip
 
Affected Product
 
Some EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras produced from May 31 through June 15 may be affected.
 
You can use the serial number to check whether your camera is affected by this phenomenon. If the sixth digit of the serial number is "1" please follow the procedure below. If the sixth digit of the serial number is "2" or higher, your camera is not affected.
 
Procedure:
 
1) Click on the link below to enter your serial number.
 
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Serial Number
 
2) Enter the 12-digit serial number (reference the image below) from your camera then click the Submit button
 
3) One of the following messages will appear.
· "Your camera is NOT affected" ? No further action is required
· "Your camera is affected" ? Please see the Support section below
 
Click here to enter your serial number (hint: read this instruction before opening that page)
 
Caution on Use
 
The amount of zinc bis (N,N'-dimethyldithiocarbamate) detected during our testing was minimal. While Canon has not received any reports of injury or allergic reactions, depending on one’s health and physical condition, in rare cases when this substance comes into contact with skin, allergic skin reactions* may develop. In addition, if eyes are rubbed after contact with the substance, symptoms, such as red eyes, may develop.
 
As a precautionary measure, thoroughly wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with the rubber grips that have turned white. (If any medical symptoms develop, please consult your physician immediately.)
 
*Please note that the occurrence of allergic skin reactions depend on the target substance, length of contact with the target substance, one’s health and physical conditions, and sensitivity of one’s skin structure, and not everyone will be affected by allergic symptoms.
 
Support
 
Preparations are underway to provide free repair service for affected cameras by replacement of the rubber grips. Once this repair service is available (ETA of mid July 2012), we will post an update on our web site and also notify registered users via email. Please register your EOS Rebel T4i, so that we can inform you via email when the free repair service will commence.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries:
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-902-3277 TTD: 1-866-251-3752
E-mail: carecenter@cits.canon.com
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/5/2012 9:42:10 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T4i Bundle available for the price of the camera alone - $849.00 shipped.

  • Transcend 32GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Class 10 Memory Card
  • Lowepro Rezo TLZ-20 Holster-Style Bag for DSLR, Black
  • Spare Flashpoint LP-E8 Battery
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras
  • Adorama USB 2.0 Secure Digital and MMC Reader
  • Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB Flash Drive
  • Adorama Slinger Digital Memory Wallet - Holds 10 Cards
  • Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle

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Post Date: 7/5/2012 9:20:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Same bundle as last Friday - $50.00 lower price:
 
Use coupon code S6549875 at Adorama to get the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens, EF 50mm f/1.4 USL Lens, SanDisk 32GB ExtremePRO SDHC Memory Card, Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG and Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac for $4,349.00 (the camera and 24-105 lens kit alone sells for $4,299.00).
Amazon (via Focus Camera) has a Canon EOS 1D X in stock. You will pay a premium price ($7,524.95) to get this one, but ... there is no wait.
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Post Date: 7/5/2012 4:17:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Reuters has posted an interesting short article titled Robo-cams go for Olympic gold on their blog. Included are pictures of some very cool gear and equally cool techniques.
 
via RG
Post Date: 7/5/2012 11:41:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 7/5/2012 9:41:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through July 25th, use coupon code PXMETAL40 to save 40% on aluminized metal prints at AdoramaPix. Here is more information from AdoramaPix:
 
Preserve your favorite photos by having them aluminized by AdoramaPix. Your photo won't be printed on the surface of the metal, but infused right into it. This gives your photos an almost magical luminescent quality.
 
Our process provides rich, vibrant colors and a sense of depth and detail that you have to see to believe. They can be mounted on your wall with a frameless float mount that supports your photos a short distance from the surface of the wall for a stylish, modern look.
 
Available in a silver, white, matte or gloss finish. Aluminized metal prints not only look amazing, they'll last a lifetime! Hurry, a price this good won't be around for long...
Post Date: 7/5/2012 8:48:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
Updated Availability for the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
 
We would like to inform you of an update to the expected availability of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. The lens is expected to be available in mid-September 2012.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause.
 
 
From Canon UK:
 
Updated sales start date for EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens
 
London, UK, 5 July 2012 – Canon would like to advise of an updated sales start date for the previously announced EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens. Due to a further delay to the start of mass production, the EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens will now be available from September 2012.
 
Canon would like to apologise for this delay and any inconvenience caused to customers.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/5/2012 8:32:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Amazon has the Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS II USM Lens in stock. Act fast if you want one!
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Post Date: 7/4/2012 9:20:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body bundled with the Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip and Sandisk Extreme 32GB 45MB/s Class 10 SDHC memory card for only $3,499.00 shipped (save $374.95). Plus, "You'll earn $69.98 in eBay Bucks."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/4/2012 3:35:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens and Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens in stock.
 
B&H has also started shipping the Canon EOS 1D X.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/4/2012 12:46:08 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR on special for $1,349.00 shipped (compare at $1,549.00 after $100.00 IR).
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Post Date: 7/4/2012 10:52:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon D4 Firmware Version A:1.02 / B:1.02 is now available foor download: USA | Europe
 
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date July 4, 2012:

  • An issue that caused the camera to freeze when attempting to format a memory card (setup menu>Format memory card) while the camera was connected to a network in HTTP server mode has been resolved.
  • Format memory card can now be added to My Menu.
  • Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera's monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
  • The stability of network connections when the FTP upload option is selected has been increased.
  • When recording movies using a lens with an aperture ring in [P] or [S] exposure mode, and Aperture ring selected for Custom Setting f10: Customize command dials>Aperture setting, the minimum aperture was applied. This issue has been resolved.
  • When a still image captured during movie recording with 1920 ×1080; 30 fps; crop, 1920 × 1080; 25 fps; crop, or 1920 × 1080; 24 fps; crop selected for Movie settings>Frame size/frame rate and Live frame grab selected for Custom Setting g4: Assign shutter button was displayed in Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2, the position of the focus point displayed differed from actual recording position. This issue has been resolved.

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Post Date: 7/4/2012 9:16:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Finally: Adorama shipped my Canon EOS 1D X today. Woo hoo!
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Post Date: 7/3/2012 10:18:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
We have identified a phenomenon in which the camera model name embedded in the EXIF data of captured images incorrectly shows “EOS Kiss X6i”, which is the model name for the EOS Rebel T4i in the Japanese market. Even if this occurs, however, the image taken is still captured correctly.
 
Phenomenon
 
When using applications, such as Digital Photo Professional (DPP) or Image Browser EX (IBX) to view images captured with your EOS Rebel T4i camera, the camera model name in the EXIF information of the images shows the model name for the same camera in the Japanese market: the EOS Kiss X6i.
 
The camera model name that appears on the Camera Settings / Remote Shooting screens of EOS Utility (EU) also shows “EOS Kiss X6i”.
 
Affected Products
 
EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR Camera
 
*Some units whose second digit of the serial number is “3” are affected.
 
For example: "x3xxxxxxxxxx" ([x] represents any optional number.)
 
Support
 
Customers who would like to have the correct model name listed in the EXIF information of their camera are asked to contact Canon using the information below.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Please register your EOS Rebel T4i. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries:
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
1-800-652-2666 TTD: 1-866-251-3752
E-mail: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: http://www.usa.canon.com/support
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/3/2012 9:29:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through July 9th, use coupon code JULY4 to get $15.00 off of a $150.00 or more order at J&R.
 
A suggestion: Preorder the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens for $184.99 shipped.
Post Date: 7/3/2012 4:49:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code JULY4 to get the Canon PowerShot G1 X for $684.99 shipped at J&R.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/3/2012 4:38:37 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash for $567.49 shipped via Big VALUE Inc (I'm not familiar with this seller). (thanks Vladimir)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/3/2012 2:25:34 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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