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 Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Now Available
From Canon Australia:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.

  • Uncompressed HDMI output is now enabled.
  • Enables the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with Canon EF lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8.
  • Improves the speed of the camera's acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite's AF-assist beam.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may freeze and display Err 70 or Err 80 when a still photo is taken during Live View or in movie shooting mode.
  • Fixes a phenomenon that may occur when the continuous shooting priority setting is enabled for multiple exposures, such that, after the sixth image is taken, there is a slight pause before the remainder of the sequence is completed.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the viewfinder display shows incorrect information during AEB shooting.
  • Communication with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter has been improved.
  • When images have been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "O" will be displayed. When images have not been successfully transferred with the WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter through the FTP protocol, an "X" will be displayed.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not function properly when an Eye-Fi card is used.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length value listed in the Exif information is not displayed correctly for images shot with the EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM lens.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the lens firmware cannot be updated properly.
  • Corrects errors in the Arabic language menu.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera changes the AF microadjustment value to -8.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the "Setting the ISO Speed Range for Auto ISO" option.

* Items No.1 through 12 have been incorporated into firmware version 1.2.0.
* Items No.1 through 14 have been incorporated into firmware version 1.2.1.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.1 is for cameras with firmware version 1.2.0 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already version 1.2.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
Notes:

  • Once the EOS 5D Mark III camera is updated to version 1.2.1, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.7 through 1.1.3).
  • It is recommended that the latest application software*1 be used, once the EOS 5D Mark III is updated to the new firmware version 1.2.1 from older firmware (versions 1.0.7 through 1.1.3). Certain previous versions of these applications do not support functions which are added by the new firmware.
  • In order to use EOS Utility software with the updated EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS Utility software must be updated to the latest version.

When cameras, or images taken with cameras, have been updated to the new Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0), and are used with the old version application software, the following phenomena will occur.
 
EOS Utility

  • The "HDMI output" function, "HDMI output setting" or "HDMI output frame rate setting" cannot be registered to My Menu of the camera.
  • The lens aberration compensation data cannot be registered to the camera.

Digital Photo Professional

  • If the Lens Aberration Correction Window is chosen when working with a RAW image taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.1 or 1.2.0, the adjustment window will automatically shut down and the adjustment (correction) cannot be made.
  • Due to the differences in the camera firmware versions, the following phenomena will occur.
    • RAW images taken with a Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0) camera cannot be processed on cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.3 or before.
    • When images taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0), are read by a camera running Firmware Version 1.1.3 or older, Direct print is not possible.

RAW images taken with a Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0) camera cannot be processed on cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.3 or before.
When images taken with a camera running Firmware Version 1.2.1 (or 1.2.0), are read by a camera running Firmware Version 1.1.3 or older, Direct print is not possible.

  • Accompanying the enhancements to the functions, the instruction manual has also been revised. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.

Download the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Update (.zip). (thanks Ben)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/30/2013 12:00:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon Autralia has published an updated Canon EOS 5D Mark III Owner's Manual that addresses the changes in firmware version 1.2.x. (thanks Gus)
 
Manual Notes:
 
This manual is for the EOS 5D Mark III installed with firmware version 1.2.0 or later. Please refer to the pages below for further information about the new functions added by firmware version 1.2.x.

SectionPage
AF when the maximum aperture is f/8p.85
AF with group H lenses: AF point expansion (surrounding AF points: above, below, left, right)p.84
Simultaneuous display of LCD monitor and HDMI outputp.245
HDMI frame rate settingsp.246
Time code settings for HDMI outputp.241

There are also updated versions of the following manuals available for download:
 
Canon Digital Photo Professional v 3.13 - Windows | Macintosh
EOS Utility v 3.13 - Windows | Macintosh

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Post Date: 4/30/2013 2:32:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
CanvasPeople currently has an 80% Off promotion on their Canvas Prints. (thanks Greg)

SizeStandard Wrap
Sale Price
Thick Wrap
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8x10$10.00 
11x11$13.40 
11x14$13.60$17.60
16x16$16.40 
9x27$17.00 
16x20$18.40$22.40
18x24$20.60$24.60
24x36 $27.00
20x48 $28.00

Post Date: 4/30/2013 6:30:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera
B&H has the Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera available for $399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $429.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/30/2013 2:08:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens available for $319.00 with free shipping. Compare at $359.00.
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Post Date: 4/30/2013 1:35:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the HGST 1TB Touro Mobile 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive available for $69.99 with free shipping. Regularly $84.99.
Post Date: 4/30/2013 11:41:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens available for $209.00. Compare at $396.95.
 
If you're a first-time customer, use promotion code E487X3IX at checkout (directions here) to receive an additional $10.00 off your purchase of $100.00 or more!
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/30/2013 9:05:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Nikon Professional Services has published some D800/D800E Tips that included a list of lenses ideal for use with the D800E.
 
From NPS D800/D800E Tips:
 
Aperture and Complex Subjects
 
With cameras like the D800E, which are suited to photography of visually complex subjects, maximizing lens resolution is vital. Though results will vary from lens to lens, the greatest contrast all the way to frame peripheries can generally be achieved at an aperture setting two to three stops down from maximum aperture. Some lenses that offer excellent resolution are listed below.

The D800E offers better resolution at aperture settings with which diffraction is not an issue. As the aperture setting has more influence on resolution with the D800E than with the D800, D800E users should always keep the possible effects of diffraction in mind.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D800 and D800E DSLR cameras.

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Post Date: 4/30/2013 8:07:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sony PCM-M10/R Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Red)
Adorama has the Sony PCM-M10/R Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Red) available for an in-cart price of $199.99 with free shipping. Regularly $249.99.
Post Date: 4/30/2013 7:32:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Kata DB-453 DPS Series Camera Bag
Adorama has the Kata DB-453 DPS Series Camera Bag available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $59.95.
Post Date: 4/30/2013 7:25:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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First-time customers can use promotion code E487X3IX at DigitalRev to receive $10.00 off any purchase of $100.00 or more.
 
With the promotion code, you can get the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera for $1,009.00. Compare at $1,248.00.
 
If you need help figuring out how to use the promotion code, check out DigitalRev's coupon directions here.
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Post Date: 4/30/2013 7:17:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 29, 2013
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD Lens
Post Date: 4/29/2013 7:40:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Adorama has the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens available for $439.00 with free shipping and 6% Rewards. Compare at $579.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/29/2013 1:58:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 4/29/2013 12:10:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX P510 Digital Camera available for $249.00 with free shipping. Compare at $324.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/29/2013 10:35:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The "Spend and Save" promotion we posted about yesterday was inactive this morning. However, the promotion is now active again. Save up to $125.00 on Refurbished DSLR Cameras, Lenses and Flashes at the Canon Store.

  • Spend $100.00 and get $10.00 Off
  • Spend $250.00 and get $50.00 Off
  • Spend $500.00 and get $125.00 Off

See the original post with links to specific items here.

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Post Date: 4/29/2013 9:47:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Azden SMX-20 DSLR Stereo Directional Shotgun Microphone
Use promotion code S0531131 ($50.00 off) at Adorama to get the Azden SMX-20 DSLR Stereo Directional Shotgun Microphone for $69.00 with free shipping after $10.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $129.00.
Post Date: 4/29/2013 9:21:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D90 DSLR Camera Kit w/ AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm VR Lens
Adorama has the Nikon D90 DSLR Camera Kit w/ AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens available for $799.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Regularly $1,049.00.
 
Adorama also has a great deal on the Nikon D90 (Body Only) - just $599.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Regularly $799.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/29/2013 8:56:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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