Saturday, February 27, 2010
Digital Photo Pro 3.8.0 Updater Now Available for Download
Canon USA has posted the Digital Photo Pro 3.8.0 Updater to their website.
Also available on the same page are EOS Utility 2.8.1, Picture Style Editor 1.7.0 and Original Data Security Tools 1.8.0 Updaters. Select your OS on the landing page to see the available downloads. (thanks Johnny!)
Friday, February 26, 2010
The Site has a New Look
As I'm sure you have already noticed, the site has a new look. The primary change is the addition of the full-width navigation bar at the top of all pages. The news page also gains a new layout with more clear separation between days.
Hopefully you find the new look to be an enhancement. The changes made were deep - I have not been able to test every page on the site, so let me know if you find any layout problems. Thanks for your support!
EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro
Canon USA explains EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro in a new article posted to the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Aperture 3.0.1 Updater
Apple has released Aperture 3.0.1 Updater.
This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of issues in Aperture 3, including:
Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture
Importing libraries from iPhoto
Importing photos directly from a camera
Memory usage when processing heavily-retouched photos
Face recognition processing
Adding undetected faces using the Add Missing Face button
Printing pages containing multiple images
Printing photos and contact sheets with borders and metadata
Editing photos using an external editor
Display of images with Definition and Straighten adjustments applied
Zooming photos in the Viewer and in the Loupe using keyboard shortcuts
Accessing Aperture libraries on a network volume Selecting and moving pins on the Places map
Adding and editing custom locations using the Manage My Places window
Switching between masters when working with RAW+JPEG pairs.
This update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Available for Preorder
I expect this lens to be in high demand and hard to get for a considerable amount of time. Preorder immediately if you think you want one.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV In Stock
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D DSLR Kit In Stock
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Canon has posted EOS Rebel T1i / 500D Firmware Update Version 1.1.0
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
1. Enhances the reliability of Live View shooting
2. Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, English, and Swedish menu screens
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sigma has announced five new lenses and new optical glass:
Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens
Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens
Sigma FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) Optical Glass
Friday, February 19, 2010
The Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Captures Super Bowl XLIV (Canon USA Press Release)
I have added a handful of sample images to the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Review.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Canon USA has listed a price for the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens - $2,499.00.
I'll make you aware of pre-order opportunities - these should be available soon.
Canon's Digital Photo Pro version 3.8, shipping with the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D, can adjust the angle of an image!
DPP could always rotate an image by multiples of 90 degrees, but in version 3.8, it can rotate an image in .01 degree increments (+/- 45 degrees). Leveling horizons and correcting other horizontal and vertical lines no longer requires additional editing software. I personally requested this feature from Canon (I'm sure I'm not the only one who did) - I thought it was the biggest hole in DPP's capabilities. I'm excited to see this feature go live!
You can read about the new angle adjustment feature on page 35 of the DPP 3.8 User Manual - it is downloadable from the Canon EOS T2i Download Page on Canon USA's website.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
ACT FAST! - These will not last long!
Lowepro has announced an update to the SlingShot AW Series (press release)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A popular lens in its day, the Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM Lens has officially been discontinued.
The Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D DSLR Owner's Manual (5.6MB PDF) is now available for download.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Canon USA has announced a new EOS Rebel XS instant rebate.
From Feb 14th through Mar 13th, you will instantly save $70 on the Canon EOS Rebel XS with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens Kit. The instant rebate amount increases to $170 if the Canon EF-S 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens or Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens is purchased at the same time.
Friday, February 12, 2010
The Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D DSLR Camera Review placeholder page is now live on the site with preorder opportunities, eye candy (product images), USA & Europe press releases and comparison images & tables.
Tamron Celebrates 60th Anniversary (press release)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Apple has introduced Aperture 3 - with over 200 new features.
Apple has also released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.0 that includes support for Canon mRAW and sRAW files.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
ACT FAST! - These will not last long!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Just announced: Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Digital SLR Camera (press release)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Chuck Westfall's January Tech Tips are online at TheDigitalJournalist.
Friday, February 5, 2010
"Canon's EOS E1 video plug-in for Apple's Final Cut Pro was released today. This new plug-in allows simple and easy transfer of video content from Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras directly into Final Cut Pro. The EOS E1 video plug-in takes advantage of Final Cut Pro’s powerful Log and Transfer feature, which allows users to select and mark the video directly while it is still on the camera, add custom metadata and ingest the clips in the background so the editing can begin immediately.
The EOS E1 video plug-in is a free download available at:
The plug-in is compatible with Final Cut Pro 6 or higher and currently supports Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 1D Mark IV cameras." [Canon USA]
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
You will find many great Canon DSLR cameras and lenses available including the 5D, 5D II, 50D, T1i, XSi, 1Ds III (only $4,499.95), EF-S 10-22, EF-S 17-55, EF-S 18-200, 24-70 L, 24-105 L, 28-300 L, various 70-200 Ls, 70-300 DO, 100-400 L, 15mm Fisheye, 50 f/1.4, EF-S 60, 85 f/1.8, 100 f/2, 100 Macro (only $499.95), 135 L, 180 L, 400 f/5.6 L, 400 f/2.8 L, 500 f/4 L, Speedlite 430 EX II, Speedlite 580 EX II and many more.
Expect like-new gear with a 1 year warranty - Act fast - the good gear doesn't last long.
We also have a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens price. Unfortunately for those of us in the USA, the price, listed on the Canon Japan website, is in Japanese Yen - ?300,000 to be specific. Don't run off to a currency converter to figure out what you will be required to pay - the USA lens price will be much lower than the conversion rate suggests.