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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Next Update of EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for FCP

Canon released a new updated EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for FCP:
Canon announces latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8th April 2011 – Canon today announces the latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro – the company’s custom-developed software application that provides quicker and easier editing of EOS Movie footage in Apple’s Final Cut Pro software suite.
Launching to coincide with the start of the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will make the importing of EOS Movie files even easier, allowing users to transfer files from any folder, without needing to mirror the folder structure on the camera itself.
The update also enables smoother importing from Canon’s EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV models, allowing users to import footage without requiring the THM file generated by the camera.
Originally launched in February 2010, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro is designed to quickly and seamlessly convert EOS Movie footage from Canon’s leading range of EOS DSLR cameras to Apple’s high-quality ProRes 422 codec. The plug-in allows users to convert footage at approximately twice the speed of Apple’s standard conversion, creating a smoother workflow for the rapidly growing number of videographers shooting HD video content on DSLR cameras.
EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will be available to download for free from 25th April 2011.
” (via Photographyblog)
An interesting article about the plugin is available at Canon USA.

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