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May 31, 2011
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Firmware Version 1.1.0 for Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

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Canon released the Firmware Version 1.1.0 for EOS-1D Mark IV
Changes in this firmware:
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
2.Fixes a phenomenon where the ability to shoot movies may be stopped under the following conditions:
• When using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards with little available space remaining and the user attempts to start shooting movies; or
• When the camera’s battery is removed and reinserted into the camera and the user immediately attempts to start shooting movies.
3. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese languages (applies to models outside of the the Japanese market only).

You can download the firmware on Canon Usa or Canon Jp.

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May 30, 2011
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Canon 5D Mark II – Firmware Version 2.0.9


Canon announced a firmware update Version 2.0.9 for EOS 5D MarkII.

“Changes in this firmware:
Firmware Version 2.0.9 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] and the lens attached does not have an AF stop button. This is because custom function C.Fn III-2 allows users to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens
3. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai languages.”

The firmware is available on Canon Hong Kong for Windows and for Mac.

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May 27, 2011
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Canon LEARNING space


The tutorial world is very variegate.
Canon Australia has a very good and clear learning site. It’s free, made professionally and you can find all about EOS, starting from basic to advanced.
Canon Australia

EOS 1100D/T3 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 5D MarkII Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 1Ds MarkIII Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 1D MarkIV Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

May 26, 2011
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ORIGAMI-LENS

Wonderful where the DIY can bring a Japanese!
Watch this video on an “origami-lens”. It’s wonderful!
If you try with a Canon mount, let me know the result!
Via DC.watch

There are a lot of Canon lens patents on the road:
EF 35 f/1.4L II, EF 50 f/1.4 USM, EF 300 f/4L IS II, EF 24 f/2.8 USM, EF 28 f/1.8 DO. (Canon Rumors)
However at the moment we only know the new release date of the EF lens.

Click those direct links to check price and be notified when in stock:
EF 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye USM on BH
EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 400mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM on BH
EF 600mm F4 L IS II USM on BH

May 25, 2011
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Canon postponed release date EF Lens


Canon USA announced updated availability dates for five of its EF lenses.
Below the summary:
• Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is scheduled to be available in late July 2011
• Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
• Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
• Canon EF 500mm F4L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in December 2011
• Canon EF 600mm F4L IS II USM lens is also scheduled to be available in December 2011

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens
The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is expected to be available in late July for an estimated retail price of $1,399.

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens
The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is expected to be available in late August for an estimated retail price of $6,599.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens
The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is expected to be available in late August for an estimated retail price of $10,499.

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for Sports and Nature Photography
The Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens is expected to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $9,499.

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for Wildlife and Photojournalism
The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens is expected to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $11,999.
The full Press Release on Canon Usa

You can pre-order:
EF 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye USM on BH
EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 400mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM on BH
EF 600mm F4 L IS II USM on BH

May 24, 2011
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Canon Project IMAGIN8ION


“Welcome to Project Imaginat8ion, the first ever user-genereted photo contest inspire a Hollywood short film. In the next month, 8 photos will be chosen by Ron Howard to set the stage for his next production.”

This time your imaginary will inspire a Hollywood short movie.
It is a collaboration with a big director in which your photo-idea becomes an interactive work-table with Canon and Ron Howard to set the stage for this peculiar production.
An opportunity for Canon photographers and an opportunity for Canon to draw new ideas and stimulation from his creative community.

Canon Usa “has launched a new multi-dimensional marketing campaign, “Long Live Imagination,” which centers on a unique collaboration with one of Hollywood’s most influential directors, Ron Howard. On May 22nd, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. invited photographers of all levels to submit their most imaginative photographs based on a series of movie themes for “Project Imagin8ion,” the first user-generated photo contest in history to ultimately inspire a Hollywood short film. The “Long Live Imagination” site, designed as an interactive and engaging community for Canon users and photography enthusiasts, launched on May 22nd at www.youtube.com/imagination. The contest and this site will foster dialogue amongst the community, and directly with Canon, inspiring everyone to new levels of creativity.”

“I’m known as a narrative storyteller, so when Canon approached me to partner on the ‘Long Live Imagination’ campaign, I was moved by the opportunity to collaborate with the masses, tapping into consumers’ creativity and using their photos as building blocks to produce a film,” said Howard. “I hope the project stimulates people’s imaginations whether they are an amateur photographer, a world traveler or a proud parent, and I hope what we create is meaningful.” Canon USA Press release

EOS-1D Mark IV price: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 5D Mark II: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 7D: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 60D: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

May 21, 2011
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Cinema EUPHORIA


Technicolor cinestyle gave a strong push to all Canons movie and somehow this supports the lack of Canon’s news .
Surely these are good times for Sony, Panasonic… but we know, we must be patient and wait. Meanwhile things mature and lead to new and ever better solutions…
Take a look, a lot of video on the net are showing a huge euphoria of cinema.

Click those direct links to check the price:
EOS-1D Mark IV price: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 5D Mark II: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 7D: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 60D: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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