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 Friday, July 30, 2010
The main sample images gallery page was getting too large, so I have created a new Images Gallery menu that allows selection of sample images galleries by gear type (such as Canon Zoom Lens Sample Pictures).
By request, I have modified the image galleries to be able to show more gear (tripod, tripod head, filters, extenders ...) specifically used for each image. And by more-specific request, the American Southwest Gallery has been updated with this gear. I don't know if I will get time to retroactively update other images on the site, but I will add this information to all new images.
Post Date: 7/30/2010 4:08:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Kirk SGH-1 Super Grip Handle in stock. I know some of you were looking for something like this and wanted to make you aware of it. Looks like a great way to securely carry a big lens - or even a camera. Might even make a decent ground pod in the right conditions.
Post Date: 7/30/2010 4:14:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (refurbished) for $1,129.95 shipped.
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Post Date: 7/30/2010 4:21:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 29, 2010
A new specification, 47.25" x 31.5" (1200mm x 800mm) Subject Framing Distance, has been added to the Lens Specifications and Measurements Tool.
This is the laser measured distance from the camera sensor plane to a subject framed the specified size at the specified focal length. Use these values to compare lenses or to determine if a lens will meet your needs. Most Canon and Nikon lenses and many other third party lenses have this information included in the database.
Post Date: 7/29/2010 4:18:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I would not be surprised to see a Canon EOS 60D arrive this fall, but DxO Labs is apparently sure enough to publish the it. Update: Now Removed: The Canon EOS 60D is listed on the DxO Optics Modules Roadmap for inclusion in November.
I caution against making plans based on unsubstantiated rumors, but thought you might find this interesting. Canon typically makes new DSLR-related gear announcements in August.
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Post Date: 7/29/2010 1:01:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 27, 2010
ISO 12233 Resolution Chart and Lens Specifications and Measurements Tools have been added to the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens page.
Post Date: 7/27/2010 12:42:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens in refurbished (like new) condition with a 1 year Adorama warranty for $949.95 shipped.
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Post Date: 7/27/2010 12:46:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 26, 2010
I added a Packing for a Landscape Photography Trip page to the tips section of the site.
Posting the American Southwest Photo Gallery generated some interest in what gear I took with me, so I'm sharing this along with the American Southest Grand Tour itinerary I followed.
Post Date: 7/26/2010 11:55:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, July 24, 2010
B&H has the Canon EOS 40D+ EF 28-135mm IS USM Lens in factory refurbished condition for $869.95. The lens alone sells for around $400.00 new.
Other factory refurbished DSLRs (Rebel T1i, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS, 1Ds III) are available. Look for the "Email for Condition" label to find these specifically. Condition = 10 is also a good indicator.
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Post Date: 7/24/2010 10:35:42 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 23, 2010
ISO 12233 Resolution Chart, Lens Specifications and Measurements and Standard Product Image Tools have been added to the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS Lens Review page.
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Post Date: 7/23/2010 12:11:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 22, 2010
Canon has introduced an EOS Rebel T1i instant rebate.
The rebate amount is $100.00 for the body with the EF-S 18-55mm IS lens and $150.00 if the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens is purchased at the same time. Swap the 75-300mm lens for the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens and the instant rebate increases to $200.00.
The rebate period runs through July 31st, 2010. The Canon EOS Rebel T1i July 2010 Instant Rebate Form is available for download.
Here are the Rebel T1i DSLRs at B&H.
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Post Date: 7/22/2010 1:22:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Canon has released EOS 7D Firmware Version 1.2.2.
Firmware Version 1.2.2 incorporates the following fixes.
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
2. Fixes the AF point-selection behavior of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF pt. selec. pattern) custom function when set to [1].
3. Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting in the vertical position.
4. Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus for applicable products.
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Post Date: 7/21/2010 9:59:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
New to the site: American Southwest Photo Gallery
In this gallery, I share some of my favorite images from my recent American Southwest "Grand Tour" trip. Of course, camera and lens settings are included along with some commentary and tips.
I increased the size of the photos in this gallery relative to what I have been posting. Please let me know if the larger size causes you problems - and remember that "CTRL-" and "CTRL+" decreases and increases viewing sizes in most browsers.
Post Date: 7/21/2010 2:53:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Canon USA as announced new PIXMA Printers and CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanners (press release).
My first thought was - wow - now we can print HD flipbook movies! (my second thought was - what a great way to sell ink.)
The movie print feature allow selection of a specific movie frame for printing. A useful feature for smaller prints. Read the press release for more details.
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Post Date: 7/20/2010 10:12:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
According to a Reuters article, Masaya Maeda, head of the Canon Image Communication Products division, indicated that Canon is "... working on a smaller version of its upmarket single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras in a bid to compete with the new breed of mid-range so-called "mirrorless" cameras ..." [Reuters]
Maeda commented that a smaller camera does not necessarily mean mirrorless.
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Post Date: 7/20/2010 9:35:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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