Canon News for May 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Good news for the JPEG standard - PUBPAT (Public Patent Foundation) has issued a press release indicating "... Forgent Networks Patent Being Ruled Invalid".

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I have added APS-C (Canon EOS 30D) ISO 12233 chart sample crops to the following reviews ...

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 USM Lens Review
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Review

A note regarding the 17-55 chart results ... I am seeing better corner results from this lens at longer distances.

A note about shooting ISO 12233 charts with the 30D ... First, it is hard to perfectly frame a chart with a 95% viewfinder. It much harder to do so with the 98% LCD image review. Even zoomed all the way, the 30D's image review omits a couple of percent of the final image.

Here are some direct links to relevant ISO crop comparisons ...

EF-S 17-55 vs. EF 17-40
EF-S 17-55 vs. EF-S 17-85

Friday, May 26, 2006

Adorama has 4x6" prints on sale for $.08 (regularly $.19). Use promo code PXNEWCUST0506. Offer expires 6/30.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

News from Reuters: Canon considers halt to film camera development

Canon has issued a Service Notice regarding the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens ...

Service Notice: EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens May Result in Insufficient Resolution

To Customers Who Use the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens:
Thank you very much for your patronage of our products. We have recently become aware of a phenomenon in which some images captured by the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM lens appear in insufficient resolution. This phenomenon may be seen at the edge of the frame at the 300mm setting when the camera is held vertically. We have been studying the symptoms of this phenomenon in order to determine its precise cause and to develop an appropriate remedy. We will inform you on this Web site as soon as this remedy has been decided, which, at this point should be by the end of June 2006. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this phenomenon represents for customers who use this lens and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve it.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Now online ...

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review

This is a superb lens - After taking nearly 1,000 shots, the EF-S 17-55 has earned the always-mounted position on my 30D (displacing the 17-40 L). I have additions coming to the review including vignetting results, ISO Chart crops, size comparison pics and sample pics).

Canon has created a new information web site entitled EOS World.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Sample pictures have been added to the ...

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Lens Review

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

B&H has the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens in stock. Act fast if you want one.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Now online ...

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 EX DG Lens Lens Review

Adobe has posted Photoshop CS2 v9.0.1 Update (Windows) and (Mac). Details of this update can be found on John Nack's Blog. One of my biggest annoyances, slow performance when toggling layer visibility, has been fixed.

Monday, May 15, 2006

ISO 12233 sample crops have been added to the ...

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Lens Review

Thursday, May 10, 2006

ISO 12233 sample crops have been added to the ...

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens Review

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Adobe has posted Camera Raw v3.4. This update includes support for the Canon EOS 30D.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

ISO 12233 sample crops have been added to the upcoming ...

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens Review

Friday, May 5, 2006

Now online ...

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Sample Pictures

Yes, for all of you that have been asking, I am now using my third 85 L II. The lenses do not front focus or back focus consistently - but randomly seem to mix both scenarios in with right-on focus. This seems to be a feature of the lens.

Another question being asked frequently is "When will the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review be online?" The answer is a week or two after I can get my hands on the lens - I have not seen it shipping from US retailers at this point. I'm as anxious as everyone else to try out this new lens - I suspect it is going to live on my 30D.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Now online ...

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Review

After getting my 1Ds Mark II focus calibrated, I was still not satisfied with my AF results with the 85 L II. I evaluated two lenses and await my third. I definitely intend to keep one of these (great lens), but would prefer better focusing accuracy than the first two delivered.

Posted: 5/1/2006 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News    
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