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 Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

B&H is now accepting orders for the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 II USM Lens.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Canon has posted new firmware versions ...

Canon EOS 1D Mark II N v1.0.4
Canon EOS 5D v1.0.5
Canon EOS 30D v1.0.4

The Canon EOS 1D Mark II N firmware update includes 2 improvements. It "Fixes the phenomenon where the images are monochrome" and "Fixes the phenomenon where the images are overexposed when using Focusing Screen Ec-S."

The Canon EOS 5D firmware update also includes 2 improvements. It "Fixes the phenomenon where the images are monochrome" and "Fixes the phenomenon where the shutter cannot be released when using the EOS 5D + EF85mm F1.2L + Speedlite580EX. (*)"

"(*) For EOS 5D units that contain 1 in the fifth digit of the body number (e.g., XXXX1XXXXX), the correction will not be reflected even if the firmware is updated to Version 1.0.5. If you have an affected product that you would like to have fixed, please contact the nearest Canon Service Center."

While it is surprising to see a new Canon EOS 30D firmware version already, the fix, though important to some, is not related to camera performance. "Problems displaying Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese on the LCD monitor" are fixed in this version.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

B&H is now accepting orders for the Canon EOS 30D Body.

The new 30Ds are starting to ship from many retailers.

Saturday, March 26, 2006

B&H is now accepting orders for the Canon EOS 30D with kit lens.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

As many of you noticed, many areas of the site had problems intermittently over the last two days or so. First, I want to thank those of you who notified me of the problems via email. I can't monitor all areas of the site continuously and greatly appreciate being alerted to any problems.

The problem? The web host upgraded the database server. I was notified of a pending upgrade, but this site's server was not included. To be sure, I contacted support - and was assured that "The upgrade is only for your email account. It will not affect anything within your website or database." Well, guess what?

Everything *should* be running smoothly again.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Vignetting results have been added to the ...

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Lens Review
Sigma 12-24mm F/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM Lens Review
Sigma 15-30mm F/3.5-4.5 EX DG Lens Review

I am not totally satisfied with my vignetting sample image capture from these ultra-wide lenses having convex object lenses. I may try to get better samples, but these results should be enlightening as they are.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Canon has posted updater versions of Digital Photo Professional v2.1, EOS Utility v1.0, CameraWindow DSLR v5.3R2 (Windows), ZoomBrowser EX v5.6.0 (Windows) and ImageBrowser v5.6.1a (Mac). Select the "Drivers / Software" link, then select the updater you want to download.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sample pictures have been uploaded for the ...

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens

Monday, March 13, 2006

Vignetting results have been added to the ...

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Review

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Canon EOS 30D Manual (6 MB .PDF) is now available for download.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

If you have not ordered your Canon EOS 30D yet, here is your chance to get on the top of a list - J&R just started taking orders ...

Canon EOS 30D (with kit lens)
Canon EOS 30D (body only)

Monday, March 6, 2006

Adorama is taking orders for the new Canon lenses ...

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 II USM Lens

Vignetting results have been added to the ...

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Review
Canon EF 35mm f/2 Lens Review
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens Review

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Canon's rebate center must be one of the worst places to work - because I'm sure they get a lot of very unhappy people calling them. If you have not done so already, check your Winter 2006 rebate status - odds are that you will then need to call the Canon Rebate Center to get it straightened out. Details to do this along with my latest rebate story can be found on the Canon Lens Rebate Page.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Amazon is offering 5% off some cameras and lenses with the coupon code "ELECDEAL". In addition, some of these items are on sale. Big ticket items can have big savings. Some examples include ...

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II for $6,650
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for $5,887
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens for $5,025

Go to the review for the camera, lens or accessory you are interested in, click on the Amazon link, put the item in your cart and enter ELECDEAL in the coupon box during checkout to see your final price.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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