Released latest firmware for EOS 50D and EOS 500D/Rebel T1i/Kiss X3

EOS 50D Firmware Version 1.0.8.
Firmware Changes:
This change in firmware (Version 1.0.8), we incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
1. Improved read / write speed when using CF cards capable UDMA7.
2. Fixed incorrect display of the following eight languages on the menu screen is displayed. 
Language / Turkish / Thai / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish / Arabic Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese
Firmware Version 1.0.8 of this guide is covered by the earlier cameras with firmware Version 1.0.7.If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.8, you do not have to change the firmware.”

Translated by Google from Canon Jp.

You can download the Firmware Version 1.0.8 for EOS 50D on Canon Jp

EOS 500D/ Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 Firmware Version 1.1.1
“Firmware Changes
This change in firmware (Version 1.1.1), we incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
1.The menu display language (Polish / Portuguese Arabic) Fix mis-display.
Firmware Version 1.1.1 of this guide is covered by the earlier cameras with firmware Version 1.1.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.1, you do not have to change the firmware.”

Translated by Google from Canon Jp.
You can download the Firmware Version 1.1.1. for EOS 500D/ Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 on Canon Jp

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Here I am!


Time flew!
However…Olympus is going to announce on Wednesday the news E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 and, regarding Canon, Tokina has confirmed his 17-35mm f4 zoom.

Will be released in late July for Canon and in September for Nikon.
Suggested retail price: ¥ 98,000, around $ 1.200 and € 850,00.

Specifications and 12 samples taken with 5DII can be seen on Tokina.

Pentax Q, a very skilled competitor


Plenty of news this summer!
Sony has just released his new NEX-C3 and 30mm macro lens, Panasonic GF3 (16MPX) on June 13, Olympus E-P3 on June 30, Sony NEX-7 (24MPX) and the more expected news will arrive on August/September: Panasonic PRO GF camera and Pentax Q (12 MPX APS-C).
New market strategies are setting: the pro-band is shrinking, most of the companies are working on the middle level and the winning solutions are a great bet for everyone..
However… the most interesting things will come definitely on August-September.

We don’t know enough about Panasonic, but at the moment the interchangeable lens camera Pentax Q is the most skilled competitor.
Based on the Photo Rumors information, those are the specs:
• 12MP backlit sensor
• HD movie recording (720p)
• RAW capabilities
• Available in tow color: black and white
• Vary small and compact in size
• Price around 700 EUR
• Several lenses will be announced including a fisheye lens.

A very Competitive price and, therefore, a great challenge for Canon!
We’ll see…

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Bryce Dallas Howard director of “Project Imagin8ion”


Bryce Dallas Howard is the director of “Project Imagin8ion, ” a Ron Howard production.
NEW YORK, N.Y., June 9, 2011 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard, one of Hollywood’s most versatile and dynamic young talents both on screen and behind the camera, has been invited by Canon and her father Ron Howard to direct his latest film endeavor, “Project Imagin8ion.” The initiative is the first user-generated photo contest to serve as the foundation for a Hollywood short film, which now boasts the A-list team of Bryce Dallas Howard directing and Ron Howard executive producing, in partnership with Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy of Freestyle, a full-service development and production company.

Launched on May 22nd, “Project Imagin8ion” encourages photographers of all levels to submit photos based on a series of movie themes: Setting, Time, Character, Mood, Relationship, Goal, Obstacle and the Unknown. The contest pulled in over 8,500 photo submissions on the first day alone and aims to foster dialogue between Canon and a community of photography enthusiasts, inspiring everyone to achieve new levels of creativity. Consumers can visit www.youtube.com/imagination to submit photos through June 14th and to vote on the semi-finalists through June 23rd. Throughout the promotion, Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard and Freestyle, with the help of Canon experts and the Project Imagin8ion community, will narrow down the submissions and ultimately select eight winning photos – one from each movie theme category – to become the basis and inspiration for a short film shot with Canon EOS DSLR cameras and lenses.” Canon USA

Click those direct links to check the EOS 5D Mark II price: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA