Canon and Sony News for Dec 2014 (Page 2)

 Sunday, December 21, 2014

Need a little more focal length than your standard 70-200mm zoom? You might be interested in this current eBay auction...

eBay (via breguetcamera) has the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f/11 Mirror Lens available for $32,777.00 with free shipping.

Another one of these lenses shattered auction estimates in 2011 when it sold for almost $95,000.00.

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Post Date: 12/21/2014 7:56:16 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

Standard product images are now available for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens.

Visually compare the 100-400 L II to your favorite lens. Here are a couple of comparisons to get you started:

100-400 L II between the 100-400 L and 70-300 L
100-400 L II between the 70-200 f/2.8L II and Tamron 150-600

Preorder your Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II now at B&H. Significant shipment quantities have been arriving – and leaving just as quickly.

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Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 12/21/2014 7:10:47 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, December 18, 2014

From Canon:

Details
AA Lithium batteries cannot be used with any Speedlite or Macrolite products and compact battery packs including those listed below because certain AA lithium batteries, in rare cases, may become extremely hot during usage in such products.

Canon Products

Speedlite 220EXSpeedlite 580EX
Speedlite 270EXSpeedlite 580EX II
Speedlite 270EX IISpeedlite 600EX
Speedlite 320EXSpeedlite 600EX-RT
Speedlite 380EXMacro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Speedlite 420EXMacro Ring Lite MR-14EX II
Speedlite 430EXMacro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Speedlite 430EX IICompact Battery Pack CP-E2
Speedlite 540EZCompact Battery Pack CP-E3
Speedlite 550EXCompact Battery Pack CP-E4
Support
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

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Post Date: 12/18/2014 8:22:41 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

Image quality results have been added to Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens review page. I think that you are going to like what you see.

Here are some comparisons that you might find interesting:

Compared to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
Compared to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
Compared to the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Use the Image Quality Tool to create your own comparisons. Hint: Zooming your browser to a higher percent can make the differences clearer on some displays (Try CTRL+, CTRL- and CTRL-0 to reset). Share your thoughts in the comments section below this post.

B&H has significant quantities of the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II USM Lens arriving regularly. Demand has been very high.

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Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 12/18/2014 7:51:11 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

From the Canon Digital Learning Center:

The new Canon EOS C100 Mark II was designed with input from users like you. In these product overview videos, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor, Jem Schofield, take a look at the new internal and external features of this camera and how it compares and differs from its predecessor. These videos will give you the information you need to make the most of this camera system and hit the ground running in any production environment.

Topics include:

  • OLED display panel
  • Adjustable EVF
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Multiple recording formats

B&H carries the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera.

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Post Date: 12/18/2014 6:31:31 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 17, 2014

From Nikon:

A global download site supporting 43 languages from which imaging product manuals and software can be downloaded

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce its launch of Download Center on December 17, 2014. Download Center is a global download site that offers software and manuals for Nikon digital cameras and related products.

Download Center consolidates and offers downloads of Nikon software and product documentation previously available from the websites administered by our regional subsidiaries around the world. The site supports 43 languages, and will provide information on the latest downloads. In addition, the site has been designed with consideration of the viewing and download of information to mobile devices such as smartphones. This means that visitors to the site will be able to choose their language and access important download information from these devices.

With the launch of Download Center, Nikon hopes to provide users of its products with even better service and increase customer satisfaction by consolidating and providing users with a download service supporting various languages.

- Some contents will not be available in all supported languages.
- Only product documentation, such as user's manuals, can be downloaded to mobile devices such as smartphones.

Download Center Overview

NameDownload Center
Launch dateDecember 17, 2014
URLhttp://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
Information providedProduct documentation (User's Manuals, Reference Manuals, etc.)
Firmware (product firmware, distortion control data, A-GPS update files, etc.)
Software (software applications, NEF and NRW codecs, etc.)
Supported languagesA total of 43 languages
English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Hindi, Slovenian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Icelandic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Persian, Bulgarian, Serbian

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Post Date: 12/17/2014 11:20:09 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

From the Canon Professional Network:

Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, which now supports – in addition to its current range of full-frame DSLRs – the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 700D and EOS 100D.

Launched in September 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 was Canon’s first sweeping change to its popular RAW processing software since its original launch. The latest version of DPP – version 4.1.50 – is a response to feedback from owners of older full-frame and APS-C cameras who are looking for the very latest RAW workflow solution.

Additionally, DPP 4.1.50 supports the recently launched EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses, the profiles for which are now available for use with the Lens Correction function.

Commenting on the update, Mike Owen, European Professional Imaging Communications Manager, Professional Imaging Department, Canon Europe, said: “DPP 4.0 has proved incredibly popular with our customers and this latest update further extends its appeal to a wider range of users, such as those using the highly successful EOS 5D Mark II. Canon remains firmly committed to offering a complete range of products to photographers and increasingly its software solutions are playing a vital role in delivering the ultimate in image quality from capture to output.”

DPP 4.1.50: KEY FEATURES

  • Faster, real-time adjustments.
  • Improved RAW file workflow.
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces.
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
  • Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts.
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
  • Improved shadow recovery function.
  • Support for movie playback.
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
  • Better integration with EOS Utility.

You can download DPP 4.1.50 now, free of charge, from Canon Europe’s support site here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.1.50 from the software options to download.

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Post Date: 12/17/2014 10:14:26 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

From Nikon:

Nikon D810 firmware C:1.02

Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date December 17, 2014

  • When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved.
  • When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved.
  • Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other than Off has been reduced.

Download: D810 firmware C:1.02



Nikon D750 firmware C:1.01

Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date December 17, 2014

  • When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting menu, images were sometimes over-exposed. This issue has been resolved. (Enabling auto FP high-speed sync: Select 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) for Custom Setting e1: Flash sync speed)
  • When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved.
  • Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other than Off has been reduced.

Download: Nikon D750 firmware C:1.01

B&H carries the Nikon D810 and D750 DSLR cameras.

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Posted to: Nikon News   Category: Nikon Firmware Updates
Post Date: 12/17/2014 9:22:57 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

Just posted: Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review

Is the 24-105 STM a lens introduced before its primary purpose?

B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm IS STM Lens in stock.

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Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 8:04:46 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

From Think Tank Photo:

In February, we will release the most travel friendly, comfortable, and reasonably priced backpack for users of DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or other similar sized quadcopters. The Airport Helipak will easily hold a drone plus a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries, and a Delvcam Camera-Top 7" HDMI LCD Monitor, while still complying with airline carry-on size requirements.

Movable dividers allow users to customize the fit of their gear in this fully featured backpack. The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support and articulated air-channel, the adjustable sternum strap, and the removable padded waistbelt allow for extreme comfort even while trekking by foot or mountain bike into remote areas.

KEY FEATURES

  • The custom divider set, designed specifically for the DJI Phantom series, allows you to reconfigure your bag.
  • International and domestic carry-on size compatible
  • Dedicated 15” laptop pocket
  • Protective rotor thread caps included.
  • Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: rotor blades, screwdriver, cables, etc.
  • Deluxe organizer for smart phone, wallet, pens, keys, business cards, etc.
  • Water bottle pocket on side
  • Height adjustable sternum strap
  • Elastic pockets on shoulder strap for phone, energy bar, GU pack, and more.
  • Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks, etc.

MATERIALS

Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, big hole air mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: Removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 × 52.1 × 22.9cm)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13” W x 18.8” H x 7.6” D (33 × 47.8 × 19.3cm)
  • Laptop: 9.4” W x 9.8” H x 0.6”D (24 × 25 × 1.5)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)

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Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:27:13 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 16, 2014

From Nikon:

Notice regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR (fraudulently modified D800) cameras

We have confirmed that there are cases in which D800E digital SLR cameras were received for repair, only to find that the cameras were actually fraudulently modified D800 cameras whose covers had been replaced with D800E covers. It seems that these fraudulently modified products are in circulation via Internet auctions and the like. As the Nikon warranty does not apply to fraudulently modified products, Nikon will not inspect or repair such products. In addition, Nikon cannot be held responsible in any way regarding the use of fraudulently modified products. Please take all necessary precautions to ensure the authenticity of a camera before purchasing one.

Identifying these fraudulently modified cameras
Display an image captured with your camera in the camera monitor. When the overview* display option is enabled in full-frame playback mode, the name of the camera used to capture the image is displayed in the top right corner. If "NIKON D800E" is displayed, your camera is an authentic D800E. If any other name is displayed, your camera is a fraudulent D800E.

Nikon D800E Verified Through Menu.gif

*See the D800/D800E User's Manual for instructions on enabling overview display.

For more information regarding this matter, please contact Nikon Customer Support.

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Post Date: 12/16/2014 11:21:58 AM ET   Posted By: Sean

B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for preorder.

Product Highlights

  • Innovative 10-in-1 Design, 38 x 45"
  • 2:3 aspect ratio removable center frame
  • White, Silver, Sunlight, Black Surfaces
  • 1-Stop Diffusion Core

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Post Date: 12/16/2014 7:25:53 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 15, 2014

From Canon:

Affected Product
EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras

Details
Firmware Version 1.1.6 incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not first use the center AF point to focus, when the AF point selection is set to automatic in AI Servo AF mode.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which focus cannot be finely adjusted with specific lenses when shooting remotely with EOS Utility software.
  3. Corrects some Ukrainian language displayed on the menu for ISO Setting.
Firmware Version 1.1.6 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.4. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Please note: After the firmware update has been performed the following setting will be reset to default.
Menu > Custom Function> C.Fn II: Autofocus > AF Microadjustment> 1: All by same amount

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Support
Download Firmware Version 1.1.6 for the EOS 6D Camera

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

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Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Firmware Updates
Post Date: 12/15/2014 7:14:26 PM ET   Posted By: Sean

News/2014/Gear-Up-For-The-Holidays-with-Zacuto.webpZacuto's Gear Up for the Holidays GiveawayZacuto Celebrates Holidays with Gear GiveawayZacuto will be giving away about $10,000 worth of prizes over the next four days. See below for info.

The Giveaways

  • Monday’s Giveaway - VCT Universal Baseplate ($650 value) and $350 licensing credit at Music Bed
  • Tuesday’s Giveaway - $1,250 Zacuto Gift Card and $625 credit at Borrow Lenses
  • Wednesday’s Giveaway - Zacuto Next Gen Recoil Rig of Choice (up to $2,200 in value) and a SmallHD Monitor ($999 value)
  • Thursday’s Giveaway - Gratical HD Micro-OLED EVF ($3,800 value) and Kessler’s Second Shooter ($1,399 value)

How to Enter the Gear Up For The Holidays Giveaway

Visit zacuto.com/gear-up-for-the-holidays on Monday December 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM CST to find the first giveaway. It will be live for 24 hours and then the next giveaway will begin. Come back every day to enter for each product and increase your chances to win!

B&H carries Zacuto products.

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Post Date: 12/15/2014 12:34:27 PM ET   Posted By: Sean

From Adobe:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1 update includes these enhancements:

  • Fix for bugs related to camera support on the Samsung NX1 camera.
  • Camera support for additional new lenses and cameras.

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.7.1

MountName
Canon EFCanon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EFCanon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EFTokina AT-X 12-28 F4 PRO DX
Leica MZeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM
Nikon FTokina AT-X 12-28 F4 PRO DX
Nikon FTokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S
Sony AlphaTokina AT-X 166 PRO DX II 11-16 F2.8

Download: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1



DNG Converter 8.7.1

Support for the following camera has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

  • Sony ILCE-7M2

Download: DNG Converter 8.7.1

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Post Date: 12/15/2014 12:03:18 PM ET   Posted By: Sean
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