Canon News for Apr 2005

Friday, April 29, 2005

Attention Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT and Canon BG-E2 Battery Grip owners. Canon has issued a ...

Notice for Owners of Canon EOS 20D and EOS Digital Rebel XT

"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

The Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera has been announced.
Press Release | Web Site

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Now online ...
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review

New firmware has been released for the Canon EOS 20D Digital SLR. Firmware version 2.0.0 adds support for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E1.

Monday, April 18, 2005

The new Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens is currently in stock at B&H.

Also, the not-as-new but hard to find Canon EOS-1DS Mark II is currently in stock at B&H.

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

The new Canon rebates are live! Great deals on the Canon EOS-1D Mark II Digital SLR and the Canon EOS 20D Digital SLR.

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.

Now online ...
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus Lens Review
Canon Battery Grip BG-E3 Review
Lightware z300 Long Lens Case Review

Monday, April 11, 2005

Sansung has introduced a $100 Rebate on the Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21.3" LCD Display. Combined with the already excellent price at, this well-regarded and huge LCD is now $599 delivered.

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.

Posted: 4/1/2005 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News    
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