Canon USA Professional Services has sent notification to members stating that: EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011
We would like to take the time to remind you that all products sent in for repair are required to be registered in order to take advantage of your CPS repair discount. As of July 1st, any unregistered products sent in for repair will not be eligible for discount and returned to you. These products will not be eligible for service back-up loans under your current CPS account.
We encourage you to review your CPS account and register any unregistered products through your account at www.usa.canon.com/cps
before the specified deadline date.
In the instance of illegible or worn serial numbers, please contact your local service facility for retrieval.
We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to continue providing you with quality service.
Canon Professional Services (CPS)
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Redrock Micro has launched Universal Bundles for DSLR Cameras
. These bundles are looking very nice!
In a press release issued today, Canon USA provides anticipated lens availability information
. Canon USA adds "December" as the month for the 500 L IS II and 600 L IS II arrival.
Adobe has released updates for Lightroom and Camera Raw: Camera Raw 6.4.1 Update
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9 software. Visit the Camera Raw
page for a complete list of supported cameras.
| Macintosh Lightroom 3.4.1 update
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4 update includes these enhancements:
• Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Canon Rebel T3i, Nikon D5100 and Fuji FinePix X100
• Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom 3
The Lightroom 3.4.1 update includes an important correction for a bug introduced in the Lightroom 3.4 release
In a noticed issued today, Nikon Corporation has indicated that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sigma:
Nikon Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan
Nikon Corporation (KIMURA Makoto, President, Tokyo, hereafter referred to as "Nikon") filed a patent infringement suit against Sigma Corporation (hereafter referred to as "Sigma") to Tokyo District Court on May 25, 2011. Nikon's lawsuit seeks an injunction against Sigma's manufacture and sale of infringing interchangeable lenses with vibration reduction for single lens reflex cameras, along with damages for past infringement.
Nikon has invested considerable resources in the form of research and development over a period of many years. Such investments have created intellectual property that are important business assets of Nikon and have enabled Nikon to continuously provide the products and services that satisfy its customers requirements.
Although Nikon attempted to resolve Sigma's patent infringement through negotiation, a non-adversarial resolution could not be reached. Consequently, Nikon concluded that filing a lawsuit was the only way it could protect its intellectual property.
Canon Inc. has announced that it will acquire own shares
Canon UK has posted some expected availability information for the new Canon lenses we have been waiting for:
Update to sales start for EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 25th May 2011 – Following the announcement of delays to the sales start to the following lenses :- EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Canon can now provide an update on the planned start dates for these lenses:
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM - Late August, 2011
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM - Late August, 2011
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM - Late July, 2011
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM - Within 2011*
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM - Within 2011*
Canon would like to apologise to any customers who have been inconvenienced by these delays.
*Any sales start dates will be communicated as soon as they become available.