Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM for Canon on sale

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM/ Canon mount released on April 29, is now on sale
and Sigma also reported the release date for Nikon: May 20.

. Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors
. Splash-proof feature protects the lens from the effects of harsh weather conditions
. Offers Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization) allowing handheld photography even in low-light situation
. HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus
. FLD glass elements with performance equal to fluorite glass for compensate for color aberration

Rugged, image stabilization and image quality comparable to the large aperture telephoto zoom lenses OS-powered mechanism. FLD 2 glass, SLD adoption of a single glass, chromatic aberration correction to the limit. Inner zoom, focus and inner adopted, zooming, focusing less fluctuation of aberration, and excellent performance throughout the zoom range description.Anti-shake compensation effect of approximately four minutes of stage and carried the OS. This is quite useful for hand-held telephoto shooting. Dedicated APO TELE CONVERTER EX DG (sold separately) can also be used. Sigma

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Canon: return to normal by the end of June


Shanghai, May 18.In an interview with Reuters Fujio Mitarai chairman of Canon told that expectations are to recover the supply chain more quickly than originally estimated.
“We now forecast (production) to return to normal by the end of June.”
This makes the return to good news really close.
Not so long to wait for!
The full interview on Reuters

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T lens for Canon available

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T lens is now available for Canon mount.
“This Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 Distagon T Lens for Canon EF continues the 120-year-old Zeiss tradition of optically superb lenses that are built to last–this very fast wide-angle 35mm lens offers all the traditional advantages of Zeiss optics: precise manual focusing with a large rotation angle, unparalleled control of glare and stray light to ensure brilliant images every time, an almost circular aperture that delivers a harmonious bokeh (the difficult-to-define quality in out-of-focus areas that’s pleasing to the eye), and robust all-metal precision construction. And it’s all at the service of Canon DSLRs with an EF mount.” BH

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Canon released Firmware Version 1.0.1 for EOS 600D/T3i

The changes are essentially two:
1. a new video digital zoom function guidance display (Function Guide) because it was confusing expression and changed the wording that appears on the LCD monitor;
2. a fix that prevents the computer via USB connection does not recognize the camera.

Read more e download Firmware Version 1.0.1 on Canon.

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No hope, no new Canon DSLRs at NAB


Canon’s own Chuck Westfall confirmed to Photography Bay “that there will be no new Canon DSLR announcements this week.” Shame!
At the moment, the Canon’s announcements for NAB are:
– video lenses and 3D firmware upgrade for the XF300 and XF305 camcorders;
– the Technicolor CineStyle profile that should be available for free download on April 30, 2011 on Technicolor’s website;
– the update to the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro.
Version 1.2 of the EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro will be available to download for free on April 25, 2011.

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Adobe update Creative Suite CS 5.5

“Creative Suite 5.5 will drive the development of new digital experiences across devices, including all major smartphones and tablets” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe.

Adobe announced today the ultimate solution for advanced digital imaging: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5.

As emphasizes Photographyblog “from a photographer’s point of view, the most important news related to the CS 5.5 release is the introduction of a new Adobe Photoshop Touch SDK that enables developers to build tablet applications that interact with Photoshop from Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and iOS devices. Adobe also announced three new iPad applications that demonstrate the creative possibilities of using tablets to drive common Photoshop workflows – Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop.”

Below the Adobe press release.

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