Canon and Japan quake

Yesterday , April 4, Canon Australia published a report about the impact of the Japanese earthquake.

Unfortunately today we can’t find the article that yesterday, 4 April, was on line, but The National Business Review of New Zealand and ARN net confirm the source and the content of the text.

Then, the report:

Canon Oceania outlines local impact of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

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Just released EOS 60D Firmware Version 1.0.9

Canon has just announced the EOS 60D firmaware update Version 1.0.9. with the following fixes and changes:

  • “Filter “art” is used in markets outside Japan, the display of “Creative Filters” (written in Japanese: Creative Filter) name to Unified. (The change in Japanese only. There is no change for non-Japanese.)
  • Custom Function C. Fn II-1 (when the second long exposure noise reduction) to “2:” setting mode immediately after a quick shot live at least 5 seconds and the second shutter (AF) to When you do, symptoms may be corrected with a camera malfunction.
  • In operating the camera with EOS Utility, press the Live View Remote Shooting after shooting in, when the video Sugu Hazime Hiraku, Fixes a phenomenon may cause abnormal operation of the camera.

 

Click the link to visit the download page: http://www.canon.com.au

The 10 most sold Canon lenses in Japan

BCNranking just published the lens sales ranking for January-Febraury 2010.

The following lens list contains the 10 most sold EOS mount lenses (including third-party producer like Sigma)

1 Canon EF50mm F1.8 II
2 Canon EF100mm F2.8L IS USM
3 Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO
4 Canon EF-S10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM
5 Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
6 Canon EF70-200mm F4L IS USM
7 Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 USM
8 Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM
9 Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS
10 Canon EF-S18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EOS Movie Plug In “E1″ For Final Cut Pro.

Cinema5d.com just noticed that a new Canon plugin is available for Final Cut Pro.

According to Canon: “the H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be Apple ProRes. The transcoding to ProRes can be a fairly time- and processor-heavy intermediary step that pays off later with superior speed once the post production process begins. That’s where EOS Movie Plugin-E1 comes in: It doesn’t eliminate the need for transcoding, but it includes several improvements in functionality and interface, making the experience of editing EOS HD Video footage with Final Cut Pro as fast and seamless as possible.

download the plugin: usa.canon.com

New Canon 5DmarkII firmware

Firmware Version 2.0.3 incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.

1. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.

NTSC:
* 1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
* 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
* 640×480 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
PAL:
* 1920×1080 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
* 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
* 640×480 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)

2. Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).
3. Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure.
4. Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies.
5. Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.
6. Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.4.)

Download the firmware: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html