Speedlite 270EX II

The new Speedlite Flash.
Canon has renewed Speedlite 270EX with Speedlite 270EX II, the new, ultra-lightweight and “high-performance flash unit designed for the evolving EOS enthusiast.
• Ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight, high-performance flash unit.
• Vertical bounce capability up to 90 degrees provides a wide range of picture-taking options.
• Flash coverage can be switched between Normal (28mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 72 ft./22m at ISO 100) and Tele (50mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 89 ft./27m at ISO 100).
• Slave function allows the flash to be triggered wirelessly (when used with an EOS DSLR with a master function).
• Flash release function triggers the camera wirelessly from the flash on a 2-second delay, allowing the flash to be repositioned to illuminate the subject.”
Canon USA

Estimated Retail Price: $169.99

Click those direct links to check the 270EX II price and availability: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Firmware Version 1.1.0 for Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon released the Firmware Version 1.1.0 for EOS-1D Mark IV
Changes in this firmware:
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
2.Fixes a phenomenon where the ability to shoot movies may be stopped under the following conditions:
• When using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards with little available space remaining and the user attempts to start shooting movies; or
• When the camera’s battery is removed and reinserted into the camera and the user immediately attempts to start shooting movies.
3. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese languages (applies to models outside of the the Japanese market only).

You can download the firmware on Canon Usa or Canon Jp.

EOS-1D Mark IV: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon 5D Mark II – Firmware Version 2.0.9

Canon announced a firmware update Version 2.0.9 for EOS 5D MarkII.

“Changes in this firmware:
Firmware Version 2.0.9 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] and the lens attached does not have an AF stop button. This is because custom function C.Fn III-2 allows users to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens
3. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai languages.”

The firmware is available on Canon Hong Kong for Windows and for Mac.

EOS 5D Mark II B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon LEARNING space


The tutorial world is very variegate.
Canon Australia has a very good and clear learning site. It’s free, made professionally and you can find all about EOS, starting from basic to advanced.
Canon Australia

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ORIGAMI-LENS

Wonderful where the DIY can bring a Japanese!
Watch this video on an “origami-lens”. It’s wonderful!
If you try with a Canon mount, let me know the result!
Via DC.watch

There are a lot of Canon lens patents on the road:
EF 35 f/1.4L II, EF 50 f/1.4 USM, EF 300 f/4L IS II, EF 24 f/2.8 USM, EF 28 f/1.8 DO. (Canon Rumors)
However at the moment we only know the new release date of the EF lens.

Click those direct links to check price and be notified when in stock:
EF 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye USM on BH
EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 400mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM on BH
EF 600mm F4 L IS II USM on BH

Canon postponed release date EF Lens

Canon USA announced updated availability dates for five of its EF lenses.
Below the summary:
• Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is scheduled to be available in late July 2011
• Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
• Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in late August 2011
• Canon EF 500mm F4L IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in December 2011
• Canon EF 600mm F4L IS II USM lens is also scheduled to be available in December 2011

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens
The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is expected to be available in late July for an estimated retail price of $1,399.

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens
The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is expected to be available in late August for an estimated retail price of $6,599.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens
The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is expected to be available in late August for an estimated retail price of $10,499.

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for Sports and Nature Photography
The Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens is expected to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $9,499.

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for Wildlife and Photojournalism
The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens is expected to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $11,999.
The full Press Release on Canon Usa

You can pre-order:
EF 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye USM on BH
EF 300mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 400mm F2.8 L IS II USM on BH
EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM on BH
EF 600mm F4 L IS II USM on BH