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 Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Friday, April 30, 2009

Gone: Once again, B&H has the Canon LP-E6 Battery in stock. Order IMMEDIATELY if you want one!

 
Gone: Amazon.com has the Canon LP-E6 Battery in stock. Only 5 available.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

OOS: B&H has the Canon LP-E6 Battery in stock. Order ASAP if you want one!

 
The Canon Refurbished inventory at Adorama has been refreshed.

How about a Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for $769.95?

Lots of other great gear is available - EOS 50D, many 1-Series bodies, 500mm f/4 L IS, 200mm f/2 L IS, 50 f/1.4 (scarce lately), various 70-200 L models, 28-300 L IS. Expect like-new gear at nicely reduced prices. Browse the inventory.

 
Updated: Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Review

ISO 12233 chart results from the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III have been added.

 
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D and 18-55mm IS Kit Lens in stock. (thanks Jerry)

 
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted Speedlite Tips Part 2.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

J&R now has the Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D and 18-55mm IS Kit Lens in stock.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted a couple of Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D Digital SLR articles:

What's New in the EOS Rebel T1i: HD Movie Mode
What's New in the EOS Rebel T1i: Creative Auto Mode

 
As expected, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D and 18-55mm IS Kit Lens is starting to show up in stock.

 
Beach Camera (on EBay) has the Sandisk 16 GB Ultra II Secure Digital SDHC Memory Card for $34.99 shipped. Though not as fast as an Extreme III card, the Ultra II will give you lots of capacity for the price.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Onecall expects to have the Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D and 18-55mm IS Kit Lens in stock tomorrow.

 
Again, B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body in stock. (thanks Seth & Bill)

 
Canon has released new EOS firmware as follows:

 
Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D Firmware Version 1.1.0

"Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements.

1. Supports the AF assist beam features of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009."

 
Canon EOS Rebel XS / 1000D Firmware Version 1.0.5

"Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following improvements.

1. Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009."

 
Canon EOS 50D Firmware Version 1.0.6

"Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

1. Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.

2. Changes the error indications that are displayed on the camera.

3. Addresses the vertical banding noise phenomenon.

In addition, Firmware Version 1.0.5 has already been incorporated with improvements to support the AF assist beam feature of Speedlite 270 EX and change the error indications that are displayed on the camera. [which means that #3 above is the only new feature]

Notes: When updating to Firmware Version 1.0.6, please also update the Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, ZoomBrowser EX, and ImageBrowser software to the following versions or later.For details, please refer to the Firmware Q&A section.

Digital Photo Professional : Version 3.5.2 (Windows/Macintosh)
Picture Style Editor : Version 1.4.2 (Windows/Macintosh)
ZoomBrowser EX : Version 6.2.1c (Windows)
ImageBrowser : Version 6.2.1c (Macintosh)"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Updated: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Review

ISO 12233 chart results from the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III have been added.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A couple of retailers (including Crutchfield) at Amazon.com have the Canon LP-E6 Battery (for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II) in stock for a reasonable price.

 
Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash preorders are now being taken at Adorama.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Review

No, the number of zeros in the focal length is not a typo. This is an amazing and rare lens that is available for immediate purchase in B&H's used department.

 
Now available: Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.6.1, EOS Utility 2.6.1, Picture Style Editor 1.5, Original Data Security Tools 1.6.0 and Canon RAW Codec 1.5.0 (displays GPS information). From the landing page, select your operating system to obtain the download options.

 
Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash preorders are now being taken at Amazon and J&R.

 
OOS: B&H is now "accepting orders" for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body.

Sure doesn't seem right for B&H preorders for a DSLR first available over 4 months ago to be news-worthy, but ... the 5D II simply does not stay in stock at B&H at this point in time. I doubt these B&H preorder wait times will be very long.

Adorama has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body in stock.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

B&H is accepting Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D Kit Preorders. (thanks Jerry)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Acadia National Park Photo Gallery

Shots posted in this gallery were taken with the following:

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens

Thursday, April 16, 2009

OOS: B&H is opening in a couple of hours and, once again, has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body in stock. (thanks eelleeggoo)

 
Updated: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Review

ISO 12233 chart results from the Canon EOS 50D have been added. A focal length range example/comparison has been added and numerous Acadia National Park sample photos have been added to the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Sample Gallery.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens Review has been updated with ISO 12233 chart results from the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.

The SanDisk Spring 2009 CompactFlash and SDHC Memory Card Rebate program has been announced. It's nice to see the 32GB cards included in this round of rebates.

Here are the SanDisk Extreme Memory Cards at B&H.
Here are the SanDisk Extreme Memory Cards at Adorama.

 
Since the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens remains impossible to find, I'll pass on an in-stock lead outside of the normal network. Canoga Camera (reliable) has the 24 L II in stock. (thanks Mike)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Amazon.com has the Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D DSLR and 18-55mm IS Lens Kit available for preorder.

J&R has the Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D DSLR Body and the Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D DSLR and 18-55mm IS Lens Kit available for preorder.

Both of these opportunities just became available - this is a good opportunity to get to the top of a waiting list.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CNET has published an interview with Chuck Westfall. You will likely find it interesting.

 
The Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D DSLR owner's manual is available for download (5.9MB PDF).

 
OOS: Once again, B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 24-105mm IS L Lens Kit in stock. This camera still does not remain in stock long at this retailer.

Note that B&H will not be shipping until they reopen after the holiday.

 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Reminder: B&H Photo will be closing Wednesday for the Passover holiday.

"Our NY SuperStore and offices will be closed from Wednesday, April 8th thru Thursday, April 16th. Orders must be placed by 11:00AM EDT on Tuesday, April 7th in order to ship before the Holiday. Orders placed after this time will ship when we reopen."

Place your order now if you do not want to wait until they reopen.

Friday, April 3, 2009

OOS: Once again, B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body in stock.

 
Ritz Camera (not Ritz Interactive/RitzCamera.com) has announced the closing of more than 300 retail stores.

While "greatly reduced prices" are promised, I'm skeptical that good deals will abound - Ritz Camera prices were very high to begin with. My guess is that prices will be reduced to what we consider normal. Just a guess.

Check the complete list of store closings for your locale. (thanks Chris)

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Post Date: 4/1/2009 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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