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 Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Waukegan, IL - June 11, 2013 – Fotodiox, a leading manufacturer and distributor of photography and videography accessories and equipment, today announces a line of LED Fresnel lights for film, television, and studio photography work. The compact DY-200 LED Fresnel lights offer focusable, dimmable light that remains cool-to-the-touch while providing powerful light.
 
Available in 5600 Daylight and 3200 Tungsten color temperatures, the DY-200 and DY-200w LED Fresnel lights feature accurate flicker-free light, low power draw, simple cool-to-the-touch operation, and remote controlled power and focus. A separate ballast unit and an adjustable yoke mounts on either a floor stand or hangs from a lighting grid for many mounting options.
 
“Until now, photographers and videographers often shoot under hot lights in order to get the powerful light they need, creating uncomfortable working conditions,” said Drew Strickland, vice president of Fotodiox. “LED lighting gives users a cool option that still emits powerful light and the DY-200 LED Fresnel lights provide even more control for professionals to get the exact effect wanted.”
 
The Fotodiox DY-200 LED Fresnel lights feature on-board controls which offer a full range of light levels, as well as control over the motorized focus to create a wide floodlight or a powerful spotlight. The light’s intensity and focus can be adjusted in one of three ways: ballast control box with an integrated LED display, a wireless remote, or by connecting it to any DMX-compatible lighting control system.
 
Other features include:

  • Daylight 5600 ± 300, Color Index Rating > 85
  • Tungsten 3200 ± 200, Color Index Rating > 85
  • 9,100 – 60,000 Lux/m Luminance
  • Dimmable: 0-100% Power Output
  • Focusable Beam Spread of 12 – 75 degrees
  • Removable collapsible Barndoor with Gel Holder Clips
  • U-Shape Light Stand and Hanging Bracket
  • Included fan is whisper silent and flicker free

The DY-200 and DY-200w Fresnel lights include either the Daylight or Tungsten light unit, power supply ballast with cables, DMX cables, handheld wireless remote control and safety cable wire. The lights are available now for $1,199.95 at Amazon (DY-200 Daylight / DY-200w Tungsten).

Category: Fotodiox News
Post Date: 6/11/2013 2:32:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has published firmware updates for the Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, V1 and S1 mirrorless cameras in addition to a firmware update for the Mount Adapter FT1.
 
Nikon 1 J1
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 J1 firmware to A:1.30 / B:1.30.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode when the Mount Adapter FT1 is used with AF-S lenses has been added.
  • To use this function, the Mount Adapter FT1 firmware must be version 1.10, which supports this function.
  • Support for the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, equipped with a focusing ring, has been added.
  • The following changes to playback zoom for images captured in MF (manual focus) focus mode have been applied.
  • 1× magnification has been added.
  • The amount of time allowed to pass before normal display is restored when no operations are performed after playback zoom is applied has been reduced.
  • When shooting in Electronic (Hi) release mode at 10 fps using the Mount Adapter FT1, the shutter speed displayed with a half press of the shutter-release button and that displayed when the shutter-release button was fully pressed differed. This issue has been resolved.

Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
Nikon 1 J2
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 J2 firmware to A:1.10 / B:1.10.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode when the Mount Adapter FT1 is used with AF-S lenses has been added.
  • To use this function, the Mount Adapter FT1 firmware must be version 1.10, which supports this function.
  • Support for the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, equipped with a focusing ring, has been added.
  • The following changes to playback zoom for images captured in MF (manual focus) focus mode have been applied.
  • 1× magnification has been added.
  • The amount of time allowed to pass before normal display is restored when no operations are performed after playback zoom is applied has been reduced.
Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
Nikon 1 J3
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 J3 firmware to A:1.10 / B:1.10.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode when the Mount Adapter FT1 is used with AF-S lenses has been added.
  • To use this function, the Mount Adapter FT1 must be firmware version 1.10, which supports this function.
  • Support for the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, equipped with a focusing ring, has been added.
  • 1× magnification has been added to playback zoom ratios for images captured in MF (manual focus) focus mode.

Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
Nikon 1 V1
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 V1 firmware to A:1.30 / B:1.30.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode when the Mount Adapter FT1 is used with AF-S lenses has been added.
  • To use this function, the Mount Adapter FT1 firmware must be version 1.10, which supports this function.
  • Support for the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, equipped with a focusing ring, has been added.
  • The following changes to playback zoom for images captured in MF (manual focus) focus mode have been applied.
  • 1× magnification has been added.
  • The amount of time allowed to pass before normal display is restored when no operations are performed after playback zoom is applied has been reduced.
  • When shooting in Electronic (Hi) release mode at 10 fps using the Mount Adapter FT1, the shutter speed displayed with a half press of the shutter-release button and that displayed when the shutter-release button was fully pressed differed. This issue has been resolved.
  • The precision of time synchronization when the GPS Unit GP-N100 is attached to the camera and the Use GPS to set clock option is set to Yes has been increased. However, errors in time synchronization using GPS cannot be completely eliminated. Please update GP-N100 firmware to Ver. 1.02 , which supports this improvement.

Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
Nikon 1 S1
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 S1 firmware to A:1.10 / B:1.10.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode when the Mount Adapter FT1 is used with AF-S lenses has been added.
    To use this function, the Mount Adapter FT1 must be Ver. 1.10, which supports this function.
  • Support for the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, equipped with a focusing ring, has been added.
  • 1× magnification has been added to playback zoom ratios for images captured in MF (manual focus) focus mode.

Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
Mount Adapter FT1
 
This service provides software for upgrading Mount Adapter FT1 firmware to 1.10.
 
IMPORTANT: To update 1 NIKKOR lens or Mount Adapter firmware using the Nikon 1 V2, please be sure to update Nikon 1 V2 firmware to A: and B: 1.10 or later FIRST. Do Not use a Nikon 1 V2 with A: and B: 1.00 firmware to update a 1NIKKOR lens or the Mount Adapter FT1 as they will not be accurately upgraded and doing so may prevent their use. If you have already upgraded either a 1 NIKKOR lens or the Mount Adapter FT1 using a Nikon 1 V2 firmware version 1.00, then please consult the Nikon Service Department.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode when the Mount Adapter FT1 is used with AF-S lenses has been added.
  • Camera firmware versions that support this function are as follows.
  • When updating both the camera and FT1's firmware, be sure to update the camera's firmware before updating the FT1 firmware.
  • Nikon 1 V2 A/B firmware Ver. 1.10
  • Nikon 1 V1 A/B firmware Ver. 1.30
  • Nikon 1 J3 A/B firmware Ver. 1.10
  • Nikon 1 J2 A/B firmware Ver. 1.10
  • Nikon 1 J1 A/B firmware Ver. 1.30
  • Nikon 1 S1 A/B firmware Ver. 1.10

Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
FT1 Firmware Update Instructions: English | Spanish
 
B&H carries Nikon 1 Mirrorless Cameras and the FT1 Mount Adapter.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/11/2013 12:55:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the new MacBook Air Notebook Computers in stock (limited quantities).
Post Date: 6/11/2013 11:57:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Here's a simple, yet brilliant tool for organizing a crowded camera bag - LenzBuddy Caps.
 
While the LenzBuddy body caps are more novel than [in my opinion] terribly useful (but who doesn't like bling?), I can see where their lens end caps could help you easily distinguish which lens is in which pocket at a glance.
 
Of course, a roll of duct tape and a magic marker could accomplish the same thing, but it wouldn't look nearly as nice. ;-)
Post Date: 6/11/2013 7:39:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 10, 2013
You can cross bad image quality off of your list of potential reasons to not get the new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x Lens. Because this lens totally rocks in that regard. Image quality results from the 200-400mm f/4L IS Lens are now available on the site. These are among the best results I've ever seen from a zoom lens - or from any lens.
 
I'll let you decide if the 200-400 L bests the previous zoom lens image quality title holder, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens. Here is the 200mm comparison (use the mouseover or toggle buttons feature). Note that you are going to see some distortion differences in these results as the 70-200 is at its longest focal length and the 200-400 is set to its widest focal length. Also note that the 70-200 has a 1-stop wider aperture in this comparison. I'll let you decide if they would be more-fairly compared at equivalent (f/4) apertures (you can change the comparison tool settings if you vote this way).
 
There are some things you need to know about the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x Lens image quality test results. The built-in extender with external extender compatibility complicates complete image quality presentation of this lens in our tool. So, here is what we are showing.
 
The first tested copy of this lens (we have two right now) is presented as two lens samples – sample "1" and "2". Sample "1" is tested at all focal lengths (including those with extenders) with the built-in extender switch set to 1.0x (not being used) with the only exception being the first of the two 560mm focal length tests – the one that indicates "1.4x Extender Int". Sample "2" results were all captured with the built-in extender in place – the switch was set to 1.4x with no exceptions. Sample "2" results showing one of the "III" extenders in use also had the built-in 1.4x in use. You will notice the ultra-high focal lengths in these results.
 
Here are some interesting comparisons that can be made:
 
Compare the image quality of the 200-400mm L lens at various focal lengths with and without the built-in extender in place by comparing lens sample "1" to lens sample "2". The with-extender image quality is really good, but there is a modest image quality penalty for using the extender. This is not unexpected from adding 8/4 elements/groups to the light path. Stop down 1 stop to eliminate most of that penalty.
 
Compare the image quality of the 200-400mm L lens' built in 1.4x extender to the external Canon 1.4x III Extender. The first difference I notice is that the internal extender appears to add pincushion distortion while the external extender adds a touch of barrel distortion. This difference is what would account for the difference in test chart detail sizes. Otherwise, I don't think you will see a difference in image quality between these two extenders used on this lens.
 
While extended focal lengths up to 1120mm are supported with Canon's blessings, I doubt that many will want to go to this extreme.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/10/2013 1:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 8.1 is now available as a final release through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6. This release provides support for HiDPI capable displays, new camera and lens support and address bugs that were introduced in previous versions of Camera Raw. Customers of previous versions of Photoshop can utilize DNG Converter 8.1 to receive raw file support for newly added cameras.
 
Photoshop CS6 customers traditionally have received camera updates through Camera Raw 7.x releases. This is the first time that we are providing camera support through a version of the camera raw plug-in that is a whole version number greater than the version of Camera Raw that shipped with a specific version of Photoshop. (Photoshop CS6 shipped with ACR7 and now we’re providing support to CS6 with ACR8.) As mentioned here, this change allows us to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products. However, when ACR8 is hosted by Photoshop CS6, it will not offer any of the new features described in Photoshop CC marketing materials for ACR8.
 
Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 8.1

  • Occasionally the Fill Light adjustment introduced artifacts. This only occurred when processing an image using the PV2010 process version.
  • When using the Red Eye removal tool, setting red eye darken to 100% would lighten the adjustment instead of darkening it.
  • Reduced the default amount of sharpening applied to images taken with the Fuji X100s camera.

New Camera Support in the Camera Raw 8.1

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

* denotes preliminary support

Lens NameLens Mount
Canon PowerShot G1 XCanon
Canon PowerShot G15Canon
Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24Hasselblad
Nikon Coolpix ANikon
Nikon Coolpix P330Nikon
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRNikon
HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SRPentax
HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AWPentax
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013Canon, Sigma
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C013Nikon
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A013Olympus, Sony
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A013Olympus, Sony
Zeiss Apo Sonna T* 2/135 ZECanon
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2Nikon
Zeiss Touit 1.8/32Sony
Zeiss Touit 2.8/12Sony

Download Links
 
Camera Raw 8.1 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6
 
DNG Converter 8.1 – Mac | PC
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/10/2013 7:31:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Powerful New Features Advance Photography Workflows
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 10, 2013 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 for Mac OS® and Windows®. The product is available as an individual license or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud™. Designed for both photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom 5 adds critical photo editing capabilities and creates groundbreaking workflows. Lightroom 5 was initially released as a free, public beta in April 2013.
 
“Lightroom was originally conceived through the requests of Adobe customers, and this feedback continues to drive each new iteration,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “As the digital photography landscape advances and evolves, Lightroom is the best solution for photographers and passionate hobbyists who want to get the most out of their digital images.”
 
New Features in Lightroom 5
 
Lightroom 5 adds powerful new editing tools to help photographers create better images faster. The Advanced Healing Brush enables customers to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush. The Upright tool analyzes each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons. Radial Gradients offer customers the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image.
 
Lightroom 5 also brings extended sharing and publishing capabilities. New video slideshows enable customers to combine still images, video clips and music in a creative HD slideshow that can be viewed on almost any device. Updates to the Book module bring the ability to create, personalize and print elegant photo books from a variety of tailored, easy-to-use templates, as well as create customer-specific templates.
 
Smart Previews, new in Lightroom 5, enable photographers to make edits to their images offline, without bringing their entire library of original files with them. Edits and metadata changes to Smart Preview files are automatically applied to the original images when they are reconnected.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is available now for immediate download for Adobe Creative Cloud members. Standalone software is available at Adobe.com and participating retailers for US$149 or US$79 for upgrades. For more detailed information about product features, upgrade policies, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/go/lightroom.
 
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 available for pre-order.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/10/2013 6:27:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, June 9, 2013

This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending June 8th, 2013
 
In the news...
 
On Monday, Eye-Fi announced its new Mobi card. The Mobi card allows images taken with a digital camera to be instantly available on a smartphone or tablet using Eye-Fi’s free mobile app.
 
On Tuesday, we announced the availability of Sigma’s USB Dock for EF mount lenses. We have one in-house and have already used it to update the firmware on a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 using Sigma’s Optimization Pro software. So far, everything has worked just as expected.
 
On Thursday, Canon announced the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. The new wide-angle lens becomes only the third EF-M lens to be added to Canon’s mirrorless lineup, the others, of course, being the 18-55 and 22mm STM lenses.
 
Along with the announcement of the 11-22mm lens, Canon also announced an upcoming firmware update for the EOS-M Mirrorless camera. The new firmware update, expected at the end of this month, is purported to more than double autofocus performance.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Monday, Bryan posted his full review of the Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens. Overall, Bryan was dissatisfied with the lens’s image quality performance compared to its Canon counterpart which is sharper wide open than the Samyang is at any aperture. Read Bryan’s full review for more information.
 
On Friday, Bryan published the Spring 2013 Canon Big White L Lens Family Picture. Just a word of caution – staring at this image too long may result in an increased investment in “L” glass. Beautiful, aren’t they?
 
In other news, we received two Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lenses this week. So far, the results have been very impressive. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Saturday, we posted a deal from Adorama where you could get a Nikon D90 DSLR Camera Kit for only $599.00 with free shipping and 2% rewards. That’s a $350.00 off the normal going rate. [Note: Deal has expired.]
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 6/9/2013 3:25:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 7, 2013
With the new arrival now home, the Canon Big White L Lenses just had to have their spring 2013 family picture created (download larger images below).
 
Canon Big White Lenses with Hoods Spring 2013 Family Picture
 
Featured in these pictures, from left to right, are the following lenses:
 
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x Lens
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens
 
Download Larger Images
 
Download larger images for your wallpaper, physical wall – or just to get a closer look (grab a tissue to catch the drool):
 
No Hood | Hood
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/7/2013 12:31:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Lensbaby:
 
Those watching the anticipated “Much Ado About Nothing,” out in theatres today, will see the magic of Lensbaby at work
 
Portland, OR - June 7, 2013 – Lensbaby, creator of award-winning Creative Effects SLR, mirrorless and PL mount camera lenses, is extremely excited to announce that its products were used to captivate audiences in the film “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by the renowned Joss Whedon.
 
Shot in just 12 days, this new film puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” The Director of Photography on “Much Ado About Nothing,” Jay Hunter, recently sat down with Lensbaby and gave some insight into how and why he used Lensbaby lenses during filming.
 
"We shot the flashback scenes on a Canon 7D with a Lensbaby Composer with Double Glass. I really love how the Lensbaby sends you into an abstract world, by defocusing and warping the frame while leaving other portions of the frame sharp. It helps directs your eye to certain moments, but also creates a dream state right out of the box," explained Hunter.
 
"The first time we used Lensbaby was in a flashback scene. I framed it up and told [director Joss Whedon] we could use a straight lens if the Lensbaby didn't work for him. However, Joss looked at it and said it was perfect — it just clicked for him. There was no discussion after that; it just became the way we were going to shoot all of the flashbacks in the film. There’s just something organic about doing things in camera, the way all of the elements come together. You get this end product that is so much more satisfying and higher quality in the end than spending a ton of time and money trying to replicate it in post-production."
 
See the “Much Ado About Nothing” trailer.
 
B&H carries Lensbaby products.
Category: Lensbaby News
Post Date: 6/7/2013 9:36:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 6, 2013

 
From Canon:
 
New to shooting photos or just looking to brush up on your photography skills? Canon U.S.A. has launched a new tutorial video series that will show photographers how to improve their photographic abilities, perfect for capturing the memorable moments of the upcoming summer months and beyond.
 
The Canon EOS 101 tutorial video series, available 24/7 on the Canon Digital Learning Center and Canon’s YouTube channel, provides entry-level Canon EOS users, photography students and anyone new to using a digital SLR camera the guidance needed to help enhance their imaging skills.
 
Providing tips on how to utilize and maximize the features of a Canon EOS Digital camera system, the comprehensive 13-video series helps users to understand a range of topics such as basic exposure concepts, white balance, autofocusing, shooting modes, flash use, downloading images, EOS HD Video and more.
 
The Canon EOS 101 Tutorial Video Series can be found on the Canon Digital Learning Center or Canon USA YouTube Channel.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/6/2013 8:32:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon New Zealand:
 
Firmware Upgrade Boosts AF Speed by up to 2.3x
 
Further enhancing the performance and utility of the EOS M, Canon also announces today [June 6] a firmware upgrade that boosts the AF shutter speed, making One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster*. The new firmware delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and Canon encourages all existing users of the EOS M to download the new firmware version 2 once it becomes available at the end of June 2013**.
 
"The EOS M is designed for people who want to spontaneously capture the great moments in life, in the highest quality, without missing a beat." says Robert de Jeu, Senior Product Manager – Technical Imaging Specialist, Consumer Imaging at Canon New Zealand. "With this firmware upgrade, Canon has responded to the feedback from the community by providing them with an increase in AF speed, enabling users to capture high-quality images quickly. What’s more, with the introduction of the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, they are able to get even more of the fun around them into the frame."
 
Footnotes
 
* When using FlexiZone Multi AF and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Speed improvement is dependent upon shooting conditions and lens
** The firmware upgrade also corrects a rare phenomenon that causes the EOS M controls to become unresponsive when the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is used
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/6/2013 8:11:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland 6 June 2013 – Canon today expands its range of EF-M lenses with the introduction of the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s Compact System Camera, the EOS M, this is Canon’s first ultra wide-angle EF lens to feature an Optical Image Stabilizer. Offering a versatile wide-angle zoom range, first-class optical performance, and a new retractable design, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is the perfect addition for EOS M users who wish to capture their passion for landscapes and architecture.
 
Shoot the city, shoot the world
Designed to expand the range of creative possibilities and shooting subjects, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM has an 11-22mm focal range which provides an incredibly wide field of view. This allows users to capture the environment around them whilst remaining close to the subject – ideal for adding drama and atmosphere to each shot.
 
Class-leading optics deliver incredible results
Engineered using the latest optical technologies, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM enables users to capture images with incredible levels of detail and quality. Manufactured using Canon’s professional quality standards, the lens uses Super Spectra Coatings designed to minimise ghosting and flare, providing beautiful results with every shot. Images are crisp and clear thanks to Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer, which works to keep image blur to a minimum by correcting camera shake. A 3-stop shutter speed advantage ensures high quality stills, even when light levels start to fade.
 
Shooting smooth Full HD movies is easy using the advanced Dynamic IS mode which combats more exaggerated forms of camera shake that occur when shooting video on the move. Canon’s near-silent STM technology also ensures focus noise is supressed during movie capture, so the audience can enjoy crystal clear sound to match the visual quality of the footage captured.
 
Designed for performance and style
Incredibly compact and lightweight, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM has been designed to fit easily into the smallest of spaces so it can be carried everywhere. A new retractable lens design – a first for the EF lens range – locked in place by a switch, allows users to retract the lens back into the barrel when not in use. This keeps the body slim and compact, reducing the lens length by 13mm. An integrated full time manual focus ring also provides the freedom to make precise adjustments to focus as needed.
 
Designed to complement the EOS M’s chic styling, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM features a graphite silver, metal exterior, while the knurled focus and zoom rings are comfortable in the hand and provide easy operation.
 
EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM – key features:

  • Ultra-wide 11-22mm EF-M zoom lens
  • Compact, retractable lens design
  • Smooth, quiet STM focusing in movies
  • Dynamic IS for steady movies
  • 3-stop optical Image Stabilizer
  • High image quality
  • 0.15m minimum focusing distance
  • Manual focus ring

Adorama carries the Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/6/2013 7:44:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
Details
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 [for the Canon PowerShot SX280] incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Increases the duration of movie shooting by 20%* in cases where the optical zoom is used compared to cameras running Firmware Version 1.0.0.0 or Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 through a reduction in the power consumption of the optical zoom.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon with cameras running firmware version 1.0.0.0, in which the low battery level warning is prematurely displayed while shooting in movie mode.

* Time under default camera settings, when normal operations are performed, such as shooting, pausing, turning the camera on and off, and zooming. (based on conditions established by Canon).
- Under some shooting conditions, the recording time may be shorter than mentioned above.
- Recording time with a fully charged battery.
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.1.0 or Version 1.0.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Please note that, once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
How to Identify Cameras that are eligible for the Firmware Update:
Please check the serial number on the bottom of the camera. This firmware update is for products with the following serial numbers.

  • Products whose sixth digit from the left is “2” or less

Support
The new Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
B&H carries the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/6/2013 7:34:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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