May 30, 2013
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Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter Firmware Update (ver. 1.0.4)

Canon WFT-E7A

Another firmware update by Canon. Firmware version 1.0.4 for the Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter (price & specs) is available for download.

Details
Firmware Version 1.0.4 includes the following fixes:
1. Fixes the rare issue of an error occurring during the transmission of images via Wireless LAN (FTP).
2. The reliability of USB data transfer has been improved between the Canon EOS 5D Mark III running firmware version 1.2.1 and the Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A running firmware 1.0.4. For optimal performance be sure to update both devices to the latest firmware version.

Firmware Version 1.0.4 is for Wireless File Transmitters with firmware version 1.0.2. If the Wireless File Transmitter’s firmware is already version 1.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating your Wireless Transmitter’s firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.

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The new Firmware Version 1.0.4 can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

 

May 30, 2013
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Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Update Released (ver. 1.2.4)

EOS-1D X Firmware Update

Lots of firmware updates coming from Canon these days. After the firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C, the EOS-1Ds III and EOS-1D IV, and the EOS-1D III, Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs).

Details
Firmware Version 1.2.4 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

1. Improves the speed of the camera’s acquisition of focus when using a Canon Speedlite’s AF-assist beam.
2. Reduces the time it takes to display the metering result on the LCD or Viewfinder when the meter has been activated.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a “Caution 02” message is unnecessarily recorded in the camera status log.
4. Fixes a phenomenon in which continuous shooting pauses when using a Canon Speedlite.
5. Fixes a phenomenon, when the Canon GP-E1 is attached, in which the GPS device settings are reset to default settings when the camera has been powered off.

Note: *This phenomenon occurs only with firmware Ver. 1.2.1. After changing the GPS device settings, please be sure to power off the camera before removing the battery. This will ensure that the camera’s GPS device settings will be saved.

Firmware Version 1.2.4 is for cameras with firmware version 1.2.1 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating your camera’s firmware, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.

Support
The new Firmware Version 1.2.4 can be downloaded by clicking here.

Canon EOS-1D X price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

May 30, 2013
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Canon Camera Museum Publishes Technical Reports Of Rebel T5i/EOS 700D And Rebel SL1/EOS 100D

Canon Camera Museum

Technical reports about the Canon Rebel T5i (EOS 700D/Kiss X7i – price & specs) and the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D/Kiss X7 – price & specs) are available in the Canon Camera Museum. The following topics are covered:

  • EOS Kiss X7i Development objectives
  • EOS Kiss X7 Development objectives
  • Smallest and lightest body in its class
  • Advanced digital functions for fine detail and top picture quality
  • Outstanding core camera functions
  • Enhanced image creation functions
  • Advanced Live View shooting functions
  • Advanced movie shooting functions
  • More operating comfort

Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D/Kiss X7i price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D/Kiss X7 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

May 29, 2013
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Cannes Film Festival Winner Shot Using A Canon C300

The Cannes Film Festival has a winner. The top prize, the Palm d’Or, was given to Blue is the Warmest Color (aka La Vie d’Adèle: Chapitre 1 & 2). The movie, a love story, is the first shot on a Canon digital camera (Canon C300) to win the prize.

The Canon EOS C300 and C300/PL are currently discounted to $13,999 ($2000 off) at B&H (click here) and Adorama (click here).

[via nofilmschool]

Interview with actors and director

May 29, 2013
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Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Update Delivers 25fps At 4K (But Is Not Available For Download)

EOS-1D C Firmware Update

 

The EOS-1D C is sold for $11,999 at the following shops: B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it here.

Canon Europe announced a new firmware (ver. 1.2.0) for the Canon EOS-1D C. The firmware will not be made available via download but will be installed by authorized service centers (click here to learn more).

Firmware version 1.2.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Provides support for 25.00p (fps) video recording frame rate (PAL settings) at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
  2. A function to disable the image size selection button has been added.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a difference in exposure appears on every other shot when shooting continuously and the auto-lighting optimizer is turned on (on weak, standard or strong).
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which video recorded onto an external recorder sometimes becomes two-layered if it has been recorded through HDMI output.
  5. The video frame rate now displays two additional decimal places, e.g. 24p -> 23.98p (fps).
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Auto ISO Range” option.
  7. Corrects errors in the Portuguese language menu.

[via CR]

May 29, 2013
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Canon EOS 6D Deals: Body Only ($1625) And Kit w/ EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS And Accessories ($2400)

EOS 6D

eBay seller 6ave (>10000 ratings, 99.4% positive) has the Canon EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM and the accessories you see in the picture above for $2,399.99. Free shipping.

Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>41000 ratings, 99.6% positive) has the Canon EOS 6D body only for $1,624.99. USA warranty and free shipping.

EOS 6D

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