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 Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here is another Canon EOS M MILC advertising video:
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/24/2012 10:02:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Here is some encouraging information on the availability of two impossible-to-find new Canon products:
J&R is stating that the Canon EOS-1D X is "Expected to Ship Fri, 7/27 ". Order fast if you are still waiting for your 1D X.
Amazon is now saying "Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks" on the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens page. Previously, no shipping estimate was provided.
While on this topic, more information about the availability of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x Lens is expected this summer.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/24/2012 9:41:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 23, 2012
From Tamron:
Notice Regarding Lenses with Altered Serial Numbers
Tamron products with erased or altered laser etched serial number have been found in the USA, Europe, China and elsewhere. These products had no or forged warranty cards.
Tamron cannot offer any warranty for products without a genuine warranty card, such as the ones noted above. In this case, all repairs are subject to charges.
Interchangeable lenses are precision optical products and defects or malfunctions may occur due to inadequate handling. Products with erased or altered serial numbers are exposed to vibrations when the original markings are scraped off. Tamron cannot guarantee the quality of such products.
Tamron products are sold through our local subsidiaries and authorized distributors worldwide. Tamron cannot guarantee the quality of products that are not supplied by our local subsidiaries or authorized distributors, as these are not under Tamron's control.
There is a possibility that lenses bought from other suppliers may be second hand or stolen.
Therefore when purchasing a Tamron product, please make sure it is from a local subsidiary or authorized distributor. Check if a local warranty card of the country of purchase that contains the product's serial number is attached to confirm that it is a product supplied by a local subsidiary or authorized distributor.
If you find anything suspicious with your purchased Tamron product such as no warranty card, please inquire with the dealer where it was purchased or contact Tamron directly.
Please direct inquiries to Tamron at:
Tamron Co.,Ltd.
Imaging Products Business Unit Sales Dept.
TEL 03-3251-3856
Business hour / 9:00-17:20 (except Saturday, Sunday, Public holiday)
Fake S/N sticker is attached:
Tamron Lens Fake Serial Number Sticker
When you peal off the fake S/N sticker, the original laser etched S/N has been erased:
Tamron Lens Serial Number Removed
Original laser etched S/N:
Tamron Lens Etched Serial Number
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 7/23/2012 2:15:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/23/2012 12:26:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Preorder your new Canon EOS M MILC, EF-M Lenses and accessories here:
Canon EOS M: Adorama | Amazon | J&R | Beach Camera | | Jessops
Canon EF-M 18-55mm IS Lens: Adorama | Amazon |
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens: Adorama | Amazon |
Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash: Adorama | Amazon |
Canon EF-EOS M Adapter: Adorama | Amazon |
Canon LP-E12 Battery Pack: Adorama | Amazon
Canon EW-54 Lens Hood for EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens: Adorama | Amazon
Canon EW-43 Lens Hood for EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens: Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 7/23/2012 10:22:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has posted EOS M Sample Images and Videos.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/23/2012 2:28:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon EOS M Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, a pair of EF-M Lenses, the 90EX Speedlite and an EF to EF-M lens adapter have been announced:
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Accessories Press Release
The review placeholder pages are on the site with product images and will be populated with additional information and preorder opportunties as such becomes available:
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Review
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens Review
Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash Review
Canon EF-EOS M Adapter Review
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/23/2012 12:11:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, July 22, 2012
From Canon, Inc.:
Canon newly establishes Canon Marketing Vietnam, aims to create Vietnam-based import and distribution system for Canon products
TOKYO, Japan, SINGAPORE and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 23, 2012—Canon Inc. and Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. announced today the establishment of Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited, a new Canon marketing subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The new company was established with the aim of creating an import, distribution, sales and service system for Canon products in Vietnam.
In recent years, Vietnam, which joined the World Trade Organization in January 2007, has made great strides in transitioning to a market economy and integrating into the international economic system. In particular, through the government's economic open-door policy and domestic-demand expansion policies, Vietnam has achieved economic growth approaching 6% over the past few years with further expansion expected in the future, which has created a pressing need for Canon to establish a strategic marketing system in the country.
In response to these circumstances, Canon has newly established Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In addition to existing business segments, through the new marketing company, Canon also aims to further expand its market share within such industries as production printing, and motion-picture and broadcasting production.
Overview of New Company
1. Name: Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited
2. Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3. Representative: Noriji Yoshida (to be appointed President & Legal Representative)
4. Business activities: Import, distribution, sales and service of Canon products in Vietnam
5. No. of employees: Approximately. 40 (as of July 2012)
6. Capital: VND 63 billion (JPY 240 million, calculated at an exchange rate of VND 1=JPY 0.00385)
7. Equity structure: Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.: 100%
8. Establishment: June 2012
11. Start of operations: August 2012 (tentative) Note: Canon currently operates the following manufacturing subsidiaries in Vietnam: Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd., established in April 2001, which manufactures such products as inkjet printers and laser printers
(sorry - I don't know why "9" and "10" were omitted)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2012 10:34:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, July 21, 2012
This Canon EOS-1D X AFMA Bug update just in from John:
"With AF4 menu option Orientation Linked AF Point set to the default of Same for Both Vert/Horiz, behavior of the AFMA setting is normal. But, when it's set to Select Separate AF Points (which mine was), the AFMA zeroing out occurs."
"Simply changing that one setting from default 'breaks' the AFMA behavior ... and resetting that one setting to default restores the correct behavior."
"Trowski figured this out, also."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/21/2012 10:05:37 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 20, 2012
Phase One Capture-One ProVersion 6.4.3 is now available for download using your software's update function. The new release features tether support for the Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D400 and Nikon D800/D800E.
Get your Phase One Capture-One Pro DSLR Raw Workflow Image Editing Software at Adorama
(thanks Steve).
Category: Phase One News
Post Date: 7/20/2012 12:26:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Manfrotto Distribution:
Manfrotto Distribution to Move U.S. Service Center to CRIS in Chandler, AZ
Manfrotto Distribution is pleased to announce that it will partner with C.R.I.S. (Camera Repair Instrument Service) a leading provider of camera repair and imaging device maintenance, to provide factory repair service for all Manfrotto Distribution products. Located in Chandler, AZ, CRIS will act as the exclusive authorized factory service facility for dealers and consumers in the United States.
Manfrotto Distribution brands that will be serviced at CRIS include Manfrotto, Gitzo, Elinchrom, Rotatrim, National Geographic, Kata, Metz, Lastolite, Gossen, and Avenger. CRIS’s long-standing quality assurance process will ensure that repairs for all of Manfrotto Distribution’s brands and products are inspected and approved before leaving their facility. CRIS promises a full satisfaction guarantee on repair parts and labor for 90 days, and provides online tracking throughout the repair process. Its streamlined repair and inventory process ensures for ultimate efficiency, and factory authorized quality means only original factory parts are used.
Manfrotto Distribution will close their repair department in Ramsey, NJ on July 20, 2012 and reopen at CRIS on August 6, 2012.
If you submitted your repair to Manfrotto Distribution in NJ before July 20, 2012, please contact them for repair status at or call (201) 818-9500.
CRIS is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm (MST) Monday through Friday.
All packages should be shipped to:
Manfrotto Service @ C.R.I.S.
250 North 54th St
Chandler, AZ 85226
If you have questions about your repair or potential service, please e-mail or call us at (480) 940-1103.
Please note that parts for all products should still be ordered through Manfrotto Distribution in NJ. To place an order, e-mail or call (201) 818-9500.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 7/20/2012 10:20:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 19, 2012
Canon has made EOS Utility Version 2.11.4 Updater available for download.
Changes for EOS Utility 2.11.4 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X.
  • Supports EOS 7D Firmware Version 2.0.0. (For EOS 7D updated to Version 2.0.0, use EOS Utility 2.11.4 or later.)
  • The HDR (High Dynamic Range) function used during Remote Live View shooting has been added.

(Thanks Martin)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/19/2012 7:02:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 7/19/2012 1:15:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A workaround for the Canon EOS-1D X AFMA Bug has been reported.
From the Canon EOS-1D X AFMA Bug forum thread:
John, try this - Enter an AFMA for an older lens (one without the serial number on the chip, like the 70-200 II), then power off the camera. Turn it back on, and the AFMA menu should show zero and the serial number will be zeroed out (though if you take a photo I'm willing to bet it will still show the adjustment you made). Now without powering off the camera, remove the lens and put it back on (or at least turn it enough so the contacts aren't touching). Go back into the AFMA menu. I'm willing to bet you'll see your adjustment value and the serial number.
Trowski, you are a genius! It's kludgy, but it's a workaround. After doing so, it seems to persist for one power cycle, too. After doing that with my 70-200 II, I put on my 40/2.8, and it showed the previously set -2 straight off. Power cycling then zeroed it out again, but just loosening and remounting the lens with the power on brought the correct -2 back. Also, changing the AFMA then doing the workaround results in the new AFMA being applied, and restored after a repeat of the workaround, as long as you change the AFMA setting right after the lens unmount/remount, when the previous setting is visible.
Some (including Bryan, now) have reported this issue, others say they don't have the problem. Personally, I always power off the camera before changing lenses - I wonder ... if I routinely changed lenses with the camera powered on, would I not have noticed the issue? As stated above, the value seems to be saved, and recorded in the EXIF, just not displayed on-camera until it's forced to re-recognize the lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2012 8:21:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon and Ilford:
Try My Photo program gives consumers an opportunity to obtain a free sample print of their own eligible images on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige professional-quality media using Canon PIXMA Pro printers
Avon, CT – July 17, 2012 – ILFORD ( together with Canon USA Inc., a leader in digital imaging, ( today announced the limited time promotion for the successful Try My Photo program. Exclusive to United States residents, the program allows participants to print one of their favorite eligible images on just-launched ILFORD GALERIE Prestige professional-quality media using select Canon PIXMA Pro series printers. Those interested in taking advantage of the program can visit for program details and restrictions.
To demonstrate the professional-quality printing capabilities of its inkjet printers, Canon has selected two new papers from the ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range including Smooth Gloss 310 gsm and Smooth Pearl 310 gsm, on which to produce the free 8.5”x11” prints. Recently recognized with a 2012 TIPA Award for Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper, the 310 gsm ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl are now available to the U.S. market.
To take advantage of this promotion, register online at, upload an eligible image and select the option to print your image on ILFORD paper. The free prints will be produced on Canon PIXMA Pro printers including the Canon Pixma PRO-1, Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II and Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II, and mailed directly to the recipient; offer is limited to one per household during the period 17th July thru 30th September. Each Try My Photo print comes with information explaining exactly how the image was printed so photographers can easily replicate the results using their Canon printer at home. To ensure accurate reproduction of their images in home-printing, photographers can also download the free ICC profiles from the ILFORD web site.
“We’re excited to once again be working with Canon on this year’s Try My Photo program,” said Tim Maher, President of ILFORD America, Inc. “Canon’s top of the line inkjet printers are a perfect match for our new heavyweight 310 gsm offerings. Photographers can not only expect their submitted image to be returned as a high-quality print but will also be provided with the know-how that will allow them to achieve great results on their own.”
The ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range is a top choice of professional and enthusiast photographers looking for a truly universal inkjet photo paper compatible with all high-end inkjet printers on the market. In addition to the newly launched 310 gsm GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl, the range includes Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth High Gloss, and Smooth Lustre Duo media. To learn more about the ILFORD GALERIE line up, please visit
Post Date: 7/17/2012 1:39:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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