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February 28, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS For $599.99 (and 5D3 for $3080)

EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6

Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>39200 ratings, 99.6% positive) has the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens for $599.99 (click here). UV Filter & lens cap holder come as bonus items. Free shipping and USA warranty.

They also have brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIs for $3079.99 (click here). Free shipping and USA warranty.

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February 28, 2013
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Deal: Canon Rebel T4i/EOS 650D Video Kit (and center pinch caps pre-order)

Rebel T4i

 

Rich Rebel T4i/EOS 650D video starter kit on sale at B&H for $999 (click here). Included are:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S IS STM Lens
  • SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10 UHS-I
  • Pearstone LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)
  • Pearstone Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery
  • Delkin Devices Universal Card Reader – Pro Edition
  • Rode VideoMic – Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone
  • Auray Fuzzy Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones (7″)
  • Duracell 9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)

Canon’s new center pinch lens caps are available for pre-order.

Rebel T4i

 

February 28, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 70D By The End Of March?

EOS 70D

On of the prediction made by Nippon Magazine we reported first here at Canon Watch got a confirmation. Possible announcement dates for the EOS 70D that are rumored are 19th or 26th of March 2013. Nippon Magazine predicted an EOS 70D announcement for March. There are no specifications for the upcoming successor of the Canon EOS 60D (refurbished with the EF-S 18-135mm IS lens for $829 at B&H and Adorama), except that it should bring the xxD line-up to a more pro level, as the EOS 50D still was. In other words: compared to the EOS 60D the EOS 70D will push specification to a higher level.

Canon EOS 60D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

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February 28, 2013
Posted in Tips

DIY: Make A Canon Video Remote For Less Than $10

Easy to follow how to for a DIY video remote for Canon DSLR cameras for under 10 bucks. If you have a Canon digital camera and plan to shot video using a camera rig, then you’ll want a good way to control your recordings with a start/stop button. A remote control is the way to go, but you can save a lot of money if you make your own! The remote in the video is hardwired into the camera and onto the rig for easy handling. You need: a Canon RC-6 remote control (click here) or a generic brand (click here), a fiber optics cable (click here), a wire hanger, some gaffers tape, and a Leatherman multi-tool (click here). Everything is exemplified on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs) but it works with other Canon DSLRs too. You may want to jumo over the first minutes of the video.

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February 28, 2013
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Canon Releases Firmware Update For PowerShot S110

The firmware for the PowerShot S110 (price&specs) can be downloaded here.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length may not change when the control ring's function is to control the step zoom, and the control ring is turned slowly, click-by-click.

(In AUTO, SCN, or Movie mode, the default function for the control ring is to control the step zoom.)

* Please note that this phenomenon does not always occur with every affected product.

2. Changes the camera's specification in accordance with the specification of iOS 5/6 so that the Wi-Fi connection between the camera and an iOS device will not disconnect after one minute, when the PowerShot S110 is set as an Access Point and an iOS device is connected to that Access Point.

The latest version of Canon Camera Window iOS App (1.2.0 or later) is available for download from Apple's App Store. Please perform this update. Sharing images on social media sites may not be possible with Canon CameraWindow. However, sharing images on social media sites is possible through the application installed in the iOS device, at this time.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.0 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.1.0 or Version 1.0.0.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Please note that, once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

How to Identify Cameras eligible for the Firmware Update:

Please check the serial number on the bottom of the camera.

This firmware update is for products with the following serial numbers.

Serial number

Products whose sixth digit from the left is “4″ or less [*****4******]

Products with eligible serial numbers that contain a blue marking inside the battery cover near the hinge have had this firmware update already applied.

Q&A Section:

Preparations for the firmware update:

After the downloaded compressed file (zip file) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.

* Extracting the downloaded file:

Right-click the zip file, and then select [Extract All] to extract the file.

The extracted folder contains the firmware (file name: PSS110.FI2 / file size: 5,849,504 bytes), and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese). Before starting the firmware update operations, please confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.

The following things are required to perform this firmware update:

1. A PowerShot S110 digital camera

2. A computer (OS: Windows)

* OS Requirements: Windows 8, Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows Vista (Service Pack 2), or Windows XP (Service Pack 3)

3. A 32 MB or higher-capacity SD Memory Card, an SDHC Memory Card, or an SDXC Memory Card (all commercially available)

4. A memory card reader (commercially available) or an SD card slot on the computer

5. A fully-charged, dedicated battery pack in the camera or a dedicated AC adapter kit

6. The firmware (the file downloaded from the Web site)

Q1: What are some changes of Firmware Version 1.0.2.0?

A1:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the focal length may not change when the control ring's function is to control the step zoom, and the control ring is turned slowly, click-by-click.

(In AUTO, SCN, or Movie mode, the default function for the control ring is to control the step zoom.)

* Please note that this phenomenon does not always occur with every affected product.

2. Changes the camera's specification in accordance with the specification of iOS 5/6 so that the Wi-Fi connection between the camera and an iOS device will not disconnect after one minute, when the PowerShot S110 is set as an Access Point and an iOS device is connected to that Access Point.

The latest version of Canon Camera Window iOS App (1.2.0 or later) is available for download from Apple's App Store. Please perform this update. Sharing images on social media sites may not be possible with Canon CameraWindow. However, sharing images on social media sites is possible through the application installed in the iOS device, at this time.

 

February 27, 2013
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Deal Alert: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM With Accessories For $2099

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Adorama has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM with the following items bundled: Pro Optic 82mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit (Ultra Violet. Circular Polarizer, & ND Filter),

 

February 27, 2013
Posted in News

Canon U.S.A. Strengthens Its imageFORMULA Line With The New DR-G1130 and DR-G1100 Production Document Scanners

Press release:

Melville, N.Y., February 27, 2013 – With the notion of maximizing production efficiency in mind, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced two new imageFORMULA production document scanners, the DR-G1130 and DR-G1100. These scanners have been designed to generate both high-speed and high-quality imaging, while being able to withstand the day-to-day rigors of production-level scanning. They allow companies to improve flexibility and efficiency, maintain business continuity, and increase overall productivity.

“Canon knows there is a demand for reliability when it concerns production-level document scanning for businesses,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “These new imageFORMULA document scanners will provide companies with the flexibility, and the reliability to reduce production costs and save time, all while consistently delivering outstanding speed and robust image quality.”

Enhanced Speed and Performance

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