Friday, April 29, 2005
"April 15, 2005
We discovered that, for some of the EOS 20D and EOS Digital Rebel XT models that were produced during a certain period of time, the body number printed on the label had worn off following use of the product. This problem affects some products in the following serial number ranges:
EOS 20D: Body No. "0910400001 - 0910402496", "0920400001 - 0920407771", "0930400001 - 0930417770" EOS Digital Rebel XT: Body No. "0310100001 - 0310112966", "0320100001 - 0320105992", "0330100001 - 0330127407"
The body number becoming faint or wearing off does not affect the product functionality. It also does not affect warranty service since the body number is recorded as data in the product. Please contact your local service center if you encounter this problem.
April 27, 2005
To customers using the BG-E2 battery grip with an EOS 20D digital SLR camera:
Thank you for using Canon products.
We have confirmed that the BG-E2 battery grip for the EOS 20D digital SLR camera causes issues such as the number of shots being limited or a low-battery warning being displayed immediately when used with a fully charged battery pack or a fresh set of AA batteries. Canon offers its sincerest apologies to all customers who have been inconvenienced by this issue.
Starting at the end of May, we plan to offer repairs free of charge for all BG-E2 battery grips that are affected by this issue. The starting date and more detailed information will be announced soon. With sincere regret for the inconvenience this represents for our users, we ask for your patience until that announcement can be made.
We spare no effort in our quality control process, to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. Please accept our thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
Inquiries about this issue should be directed to:
BG-E2 Call Center 1-800-828-4040 (toll-free)
Business Hours Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m."
Friday, April 22, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Now online ...
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review
Monday, April 18, 2005
A report by research company IDC indicates that "Canon leads in digital camera sales". "Growth in SLR models mainly came at the expense of high-end "prosumer" cameras with big zoom lenses and high resolution, a category Chute expects to all but evaporate. "I'd be surprised if we see any of those introduced this year," he said." Read the story at CNET.
Friday, April 14, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Come back here on April 15th to save a HUGE $500 on the Canon EOS-1D Mark II Digital SLR, and save a very nice $100 on the Canon EOS 20D Digital SLR. The latest Canon Rebate Form is now online with an effective date range of April 15, 2005 through July 15, 2005. Along with the two excellent DSLR rebates, many popular lenses will have rebates available as well. Read my Canon Rebate Warning before proceeding.
Monday, April 11, 2005
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
I have significantly updated my Digital Workflow page.
Monday, April 4, 2005
Big news in the digital image processing software market - Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Press Release).
There are many new features not included in the press release. Download the "Photoshop CS2 New Feature Overview" at the Adobe Photoshop CS2 Learning Center. Also read the "Top 10 Little Things in CS2" article for more cool new features. Here is the Adobe Photoshop CS2 Learning Center Press Release.