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A very good lens gets an update
Tamron has announced a revised version of its popular 17-50mm F2.8 fast standard zoom for APS-C/DX SLRs, which now incorporates optical image stabilization (or as the company calls it, Vibration Compensation). The SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] offers a useful wide angle to short telephoto range of 26-78mm (35mm equivalent) in a compact design scarcely larger than its unstabilized predecessor. The 19 element / 14 group optical design employs a host of special elements to minimize aberrations, and features a minimum focusing distance of 0.29m over the entire zoom range, with a maximum magnification of 0.21x. It will be available in Nikon mount (with a built-in focusing motor) from mid-September, with a Canon version to follow.
"Good-bye cruel world"
Canon Canada repair depot has replaced a broken XS with an XSi at no charge. The XS had a broken Main PCB assy(CG2-2259-000) and it was backordered for a month or so. Canon Canada sent a new XSi as a replacement.
This is probably a very good sign production of the XS has ceased and there’s probably low stock everywhere.
2000D/T1 excitement builds!
A bit more info
Spend the savings on your significant other.
It appears the 70-200 f/2.8L will have a $200 rebate and there will be an $80 rebate on the 24-70. I’m sure other “L” glass will be included as well. I haven’t seen the 100-400 or 35L on a rebate program in a while (in Canada), it’ll be interesting to see if it shows up now.
I would expect to see a “buy more, save more” type of rebate program in Canada as well. The current rebate scheme is pretty lame.
I have no information about rebate programs in Europe. I rarely hear about those before they happen. Feel free to let me know if you work in retail.
Camera found inside cardboard box
A very exciting moment for some, the first unboxing of a 500D in the wild!
View the slideshow: http://www.1854.eu/2009/04/canon_500d_the_unboxing.html
I just think it’s cool
Epson has “upgraded” their hot selling Leica mount digital rangefinder.
It comes with an ancient 6mp APS-C CCD, they’ve added the handgrip and a 2.5″ LCD.
Very cool and something I wish Canon or Nikon would make.
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The following is a list of the new PowerShots that will be shown at PMA 2009.
The writer of the post says the SX1 is coming to North America.
This would be believable if the A1100 and A2100 brought manual control back to the line.
SX200? Perhaps HD Video added to the SX110. CMOS? I’d also like to see any upgrade with a flash you don’t have to manually pop.
If there’s an F mount, expect an EF mount.
Apparently we can expect new lenses to be announced by Sigma.
- 10-20 f/2.8
- 70-300 OS
- 70-200 f/2.8 OS
All three lenses make a lot of sense for Sigma. Canon…. a new 10-22? :)
Looks good, not that I understand it.
From Engadget via Photography Bay: http://www.photographybay.com/…..
Now Stuck in London
Got out of Dublin after 6 hours of delay, which of course caused us to miss the connection flight to Toronto. So now I’m stuck here. There’s lots of snow coming down at the moment as well.
The charm of all this is wearing quite thin.
Best part, Air Canada has my luggage with our clothes and toothpaste. Awesome! I think we’re almost out of diapers too.
Ah well, it’s great to be alive and own Canon stuff. :)
Having a great time
Sorry there has been no updates, I’m on day 2 of being trapped in Dublin airport. Some terrible weather cancelled all the flights yesterday and there are tons of delays today.
I hope to be back in Canada tonight.
Thanks for reading.
Received this from a few people today
Thank you for using Canon products.
We have discovered that, in rare instances, the main mirror of some EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras may detach due to deterioration in the strength of the adhesive. Accordingly, we would like to convey the details and our service policy concerning this phenomenon.
We offer our sincerest apologies to those customers who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Canon always strives to provide the highest quality products to our customers and we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. We hope our efforts will earn your understanding.
The main mirror of the camera detaches and images cannot be viewed through the viewfinder.
EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras whose main mirror has detached.
We will repair and reinforce the mirror portion of the affected products free of charge. If you own one of the affected products, please contact our Customer Support Center.
thanks for the tip