Canon News for Feb 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Updated List: The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is in stock at ...

Sold Out:
Sold Out: OneCall
Sold Out: 17th Street Photo

Thursday, February 28, 2008

B&H is accepting orders for the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens. This typically means the lens will be available very soon.

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is in stock or coming very soon ...

Sold Out: 17th Street Photo
Sold Out: J&R

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Reminder: SanDisk has Winter 2008 rebates valid on purchases through Mar 30, 2008. Some of these rebates amounts are significant and increase if more than 1 of the same card is purchased. To make the deal hot, Adorama is offering a 10% higher rebate if the gift check (redeemable at Adorama only) option is selected AND they are offering great sale prices on these cards. Download the rebate form at one of the following links for the full details.

Sandisk 16GB Extreme III CompactFlash - $109.95 after $90 rebate
Sandisk 8GB Extreme III CompactFlash - $59.95 after $40 rebate
Sandisk 4GB Extreme III CompactFlash - $39.95 after $20 rebate
Sandisk 2GB Extreme III CompactFlash - $29.95 after $10 rebate

Sandisk 8GB Extreme IV CompactFlash - $139.95 after $40 rebate
Sandisk 4GB Extreme IV CompactFlash - $69.95 after $30 rebate
Sandisk 2GB Extreme IV CompactFlash - $34.95 after $20 rebate

Sandisk 8GB Extreme III SD Card - $39.95 after $40 rebate
Sandisk 2GB Extreme III SD Card - $19.95 after $10 rebate (get the 4GB)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Updated: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Review

This is a minor update, but you might find the focal length comparison interesting. A couple of charts have been added as well.

Adorama has refreshed their inventory of "Refurbished By Canon" cameras, lenses and flashes. Time to check again if you are watching for something in particular. Expect like-new equipment at nicely reduced prices.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I added an example of the Canon autofocus microadjustment feature to the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Review. Look for the resolution chart crop mid-way down the review page and use the mouseover links.

Canon's Enjoy! Digital SLR Cameras is a mini site that gives a nice introduction to using Digital SLR cameras.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Now online: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens Review has the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 APO EX DG Ultra-Telephoto Lens available for preorder. Only $24,499.99 with FREE shipping!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Grand Teton National Park Gallery

The Canon EF 24-105mm L IS USM Lens was the primary lens used on a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II DSLR for these shots.

I've been increasing the notes below each picture to provide more educational information on the location and shot - and plan to increase the amount of notes even more in the future. I've also increased the size of the gallery images - to 700px wide or 600px high. I'm ready to address the increased bandwidth usage issue as necessary and hope the increased image size is worth the time for you.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Spring 2008 Canon EOS System Catalog (11.5 MB PDF) is now available for download.

Canon EOS Utility v2.3 Updater for Mac OS X is available for download (21.43 MB - select Mac OS in drop-down box).

"Changes to EOS Utility 2.3 for Mac OS X

1. Remote shooting problem for EOS Utility 2.2 fixed

The problem in which the images are not transferred to PC in Remote Live View function of EOS Utility when the Remote Live View window is displayed and then closed, and in which EOS Utility does not respond afterwards even when releasing the shutter on the camera has been fixed. (Supported Cameras: EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D, EOS-1D Mark III)

2. Remove Live View window improved When double-clicking the Remove Live View window, it will switch to the Zoom View screen.

When double-clicking the Zoom View screen, it will switch to the Remote Live View window. (Supported Cameras: EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D, and EOS-1D Mark III)

3. Functions added to Remove Live View window

A Maintain Zoom View check box has been added to the Zoom View screen. By clicking this check box (ON), even if remote shooting is performed or magnification of the camera is changed while the Zoom View screen is displayed, the Remote Live View window is not displayed in the previous screen, and the Zoom View screen is displayed in the previous screen instead. (The setting for the check box is OFF by default) (Supported Cameras: EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D, and EOS-1D Mark III)"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A couple of new Canon rebates might be of interest to you:

First is the Canon PIXMA® MP970, Pro9000, or Pro9500 Photo Printer and Canon EOS-1D Mark III, EOS 1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D, or EOS 5D Digital SLR Camera $200 Mail-In Rebate.

And second is the Canon PIXMA® MP970 Photo Printer $100 Mail-In Rebate.

As with the 5D + printer rebates in the fall, these appear to be stackable rebates - the printer-only rebate requests the secondary UPC code. Basically, you get paid to buy the printer - which enterprising buyers can then sell on EBay for somewhere in the $200 range.

These rebates are not showing on Canon USA's web site. Use the Canon Digital SLR Reviews page to select your camera and navigate to your favorite retailer's web site to get the details - the rebate forms are specific to the larger retailers. Here is the link to the 40D at B&H.

Onecall has a couple of nice deals for us today (must use these links to get the special prices).

Canon EOS 40D with 28-135mm Lens for $1,279 shipped
Canon EOS-1D Mark III for $4,029 shipped

Monday, February 11, 2008

Adorama has the new Canon gear available for preorder.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens
Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens

Reminder: The Canon instant rebates expire on Sunday, February 17th. I doubt that these rebates will be extended a second time.

Chuck Westfall's February Tech Tips are online at

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Update: Sold out again. It's back in stock! - How does Free after rebate sound for a very decent CF Card? Adorama has the Kingston 4GB 133x Elite Pro CompactFlash Card for free after rebate. Download the rebate form on the Adorama product page. "This rebate has a quantity limit of ONE."

CNET's has posted an interview with Canon USA's Chuck Westfall.

Canon EOS 40D Masterclass (a CPN Europe video).

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Canon EOS 40D ISO 12233 chart sample crops have been added to the site for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.

Actually, samples from two of these lenses are available for the 40D (and loaded for comparison in the link provided). I have had at least two copies of most of Canon's better lenses and seldom see much difference in their performance. This was not the case with the 70-300 IS. To share this difference, I have updated the ISO 12233 chart comparison tool to enable more than one sample of a lens. Ultimately, I wanted this information for comparison to the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 Lens and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Canon USA informing VIPs of new EOS-1D Mark III AF fix. This information (on Rob Galbraith's site) is not an official press release, but conveys information regarding an additional fix coming for the Canon EOS-1D Mark III.

Friday, February 1, 2008 now has the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 Lens available for preorder.

Posted: 2/1/2008 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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