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 Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Review

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Canon has released EOS 50D Firmware v1.0.3.

"This firmware update (Version 1.0.3) incorporates the following fixes.

Corrects a phenomenon in which an image becomes overexposed when C.Fn.II-3 Highlight tone priority is set to "1" together with other camera settings. (This correction has already been incorporated in the Version 1.0.2 and later firmware).

Corrects a rare phenomenon in which "busy" blinks on the camera's display panel and the shutter cannot be released due to the timing of battery installation.

Corrects a rare phenomenon in which "Err 99" appears on the camera's display panel and LCD monitor and the shutter cannot be released due to the timing of pressing the shutter button."

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Canon EOS 5D Mark II videos are appearing on the 'net.

A Three Act Play - A bridal video short by Canon Explorer of Light/PrintMaster Bruce Dorn
Backflip (80 MB .MOV - thanks Sven)
Nachtfahrer (89 MB .MOV - thanks Sven)

All three of these videos are a foreshadowing of what is to come - expect to see many more EOS 5D II videos using wide aperture and other specialty lenses such as fisheye, tilt-shift and super telephoto lenses. And expect many of them to be shot in ambient light or with other low-for-video wattage lights.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II Owner's Manual is available for download (6.2 MB PDF - thanks Dan).

Adobe Camera Raw 5.1 and Lightroom 2.1 updates are available for download (thanks Heinz).

"Ask and you shall receive" - That's how it is with Brian Erwin at Think Tank Photo at least. Brian has provided us with a photo of the Think Tank Shape Shifter Backpack with Canon gear inside. I saw the Shape Shifter at the Photo Plus Expo this week - it is a nice backpack and will work very well for certain applications.

Adorama has the Lowepro SlingShot 100 AW on sale for $59.99.

Tuesday, October 22, 2008

Just announced: Think Tank Shape Shifter Backpack

This is a very uniquely-designed backpack - check it out. I'll have to talk to them about getting Canon gear in the product pictures. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Canon Fall Rebate program has been announced. Once again, this is an instant rebate available to everyone. Purchases eligible for this rebate must be made between October 19, 2008 and January 17, 2009.

ProductRebate Amount
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens$125.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens$100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens$100.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens$85.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens$80.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens$80.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens$75.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens$70.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens$50.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens$50.00
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens$50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens$35.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens$30.00
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II$25.00
Canon Extender EF 2x II$25.00
 
Canon Speedlite 580EX II$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II$30.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX$30.00

Looks good to me. I'm surprised to see a rebate available for the new EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens already, though the initial price seemed high.

 
Adorama currently has a very nice inventory of used lenses including many super-telephotos and L-zooms (thanks Chad). Navigate to "Used Equipment" and select the "Canon Auto Focus" category you are interested in. I'm not a big proponent of buying used lenses, but Adorama, with their good return policy, is a safe option.

 
The SanDisk Fall Rebate program has been announced (thanks Tony).

 
I've just returned from a photo trip to Acadia National Park in Maine where I spent a lot of time with the new 50D (great camera) and the 18-200. I have enough post processing work to take me deep into Winter, but that reflects the great trip it was. Completing the EF-S 18-200 review is next on my to-do queue and the 50D review will follow. I will be attending the Photo Plus Expo and meeting with B&H in New York City this Thu and Fri, so these tasks will not be uninterrupted.

To get things started, I have added ISO 12233 chart sample crops from the EOS 50D to the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens review page.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Onecall has the Canon EOS 5D II available for preorder.

Canon EOS 5D II Body
Canon EOS 5D II and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

 
Chuck Westfall's October Tech Tips are online at DigitalJournalist.org. Chuck always has some useful information for us.

 
Adobe Camera Raw 4.6 is now available for download. Support for the Canon EOS Rebel XS / 1000D and Canon EOS 50D has been added.

Camera Raw 4.6 for Windows
Camera Raw 4.6 plus DNG Converter 4.6 for Windows
Camera Raw 4.6 for Mac
Camera Raw 4.6 plus DNG Converter 4.6 for Mac

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

B&H now has the Canon EOS 50D + 28-135mm IS Lens in stock. This kit gives you a $400 lens for only 200 additional dollars - a nice deal.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Adorama "Refurbished By Canon" inventory has once again been refreshed - 97 items are available. Expect like-new equipment at nicely reduced prices.

 
Reminder: The Canon EOS 40D and XTi instant cash rebates are expiring on the 13th.

Get a $150 instant cash rebate when purchasing the Canon EOS 40D and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens together.

Get a $100 instant cash rebate when purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel XTi / 400D and the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens together.

Both are nice deals - I especially like the 40D combo deal. This promotion runs from August 31st through October 13th. See the rebate form (1.5 MB PDF) for details.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Canon products in-stock update:

Canon EOS 50D + 18-200mm IS Lens at B&H
Canon EOS 50D + 18-200mm IS Lens at Adorama
Canon EOS 50D + 28-135mm IS Lens at Adorama
Canon EOS 50D + 18-200mm IS Lens at J&R
Canon EOS 50D + 28-135mm IS Lens at J&R
Canon EOS 50D at Calumet
Canon EOS 50D Body at Amazon (third party)
Canon EOS 50D + 18-200mm IS Lens at Amazon (third party)
Canon EOS 50D + 28-135mm IS Lens at Amazon (third party)

Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens at B&H
Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens at RitzCamera.com

Canon 430EX II Flash at B&H

Friday, October 3, 2008

Think Tank Photo announces the Urban Disguise 35

 
RitzCamera.com has the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens in stock.

 
ISO12233 resolution chart sample crops from the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III have been added to the following lens reviews:

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 35mm f/2 Lens Review

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ISO12233 resolution chart sample crops from the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III have been added to the following lens reviews:

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens Review

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ISO12233 resolution chart sample crops from the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III have been added to the following lens reviews:

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 Lens Review
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Lens Review

 
Updated: Canon EOS 50D Key Features at the Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon USA has added a nice video to this 50D key-information page.

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Post Date: 10/1/2008 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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