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From Canon USA
It has been confirmed that auto-focusing may not function at f/8 aperture on some Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Cameras with firmware Ver. 1.1.1. We offer our most sincere apologies to customers using this product who have been inconvenienced by this issue. The support measures for this phenomenon are described below.

Firmware Ver. 1.1.1 enabled the center AF point to autofocus when the camera is used with lens/extender combinations whose combined maximum aperture is f/8. On some of the cameras with firmware Ver. 1.1.1, auto-focusing does not function at f/8 aperture. *This phenomenon does not occur with a camera which firmware has been updated by a user, or by Canon service center.

Affected Product
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Cameras with the sixth digit from the left in the body number (serial number) is 4 or 5 are affected.

Example: Body No. xxxxx4xxxxxx or xxxxx5xxxxxx

*Even if the sixth digit from the left in the body number (serial number) is 4 or 5, the following cameras are not affected units.

*Look for a white dot in the battery compartment

Overwriting the firmware activates auto-focusing at f/8 aperture. To accomplish this, please download the firmware Ver. 1.1.1 available for download from Canon Web site, and overwrite the firmware of the camera.

Source: [TDP]


Pricewatch Deals / Canon EF 50 f/1.4 for $299 at B&H
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:00:18 PM »

From B&H Photo

B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 50 f/1.4 for $299, that’s a savings of $100! You must add it to your cart to see the sale price.

Canon EF 50 f/1.4 for $299 at B&H Photo 

Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 6D Body & Kit in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: December 03, 2012, 11:24:40 AM »

Stock is limited

Norman Camera has both the EOS 6D body and kit available and ready to ship, stock is limited.

Canon EOS 6D at Norman Camera: Body $2099 | EF 24-105 f/4L IS Kit $2699 ($200 off)

Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:50:35 AM »

Unofficial Price Drop?

It seems B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon have all dropped the price of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body to $2999. You can see the price if you add to cart at all 3 stores.

EOS 5D Mark III $2999 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

It looks like the lawyers have figured out a way to skirt the terms of MMAP pricing. :)


Pricewatch Deals / EOS 5D Mark III for $2999 & EOS 60D for $699 From Amazon
« on: December 01, 2012, 05:56:57 PM »

From Amazon

Amazon has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2999, that’s a $300 savings.

EOS 5D Mark III at Amazon $2999

Amazon also has the EOS 60D body for $699, that’s a $100 savings from most other places.

EOS 60D at Amazon $699

Lenses / Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Information
« on: December 01, 2012, 04:54:18 PM »
“Production” model said to exist
Ben, a CR reader, had a chance to play around with the upcoming EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4tc in South Africa recently. He had a talk with a Canon product manager there about the highly anticipated lens and got to play around with the lens a bit.

  • This was the first time that this specific model was on public display.
  • Changes were made post Olympics-this is probably the final version.
  • This one is a production model.
  • Pricing: somewhere around $11000.
  • Weight: No official comment from Canon. Ben thinks it feels nearly the same weight as the 600 F4 II.
  • Focus speed the same as 500 II on 1DX, virtually instantaneous.
  • Flip switch for converter works like a dream-instant magnification.
  • One has to move L hand from front to flip switch, when hand holding the lens more difficult to flip switch than with lens on mono pod.
  • Availability: next 2-3 months.

Here’s hoping this lens reaches us in Q1 of 2013.


Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS-1D C Available for Preorder from B&H Photo
« on: November 30, 2012, 01:46:58 PM »

Canon’s 4K DSLR

B&H Photo has informed us that they are taking preorders for the Canon EOS-1D C 4K DSLR. The price is $11,999 and is expected to be available on December 26, 2012.

Preorder Canon EOS-1D C at B&H Photo $11,999


EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2012, 08:34:18 AM »

Where will the EOS 7D fit?

Some mentions about who the EOS 7D Mark II is going to be marketed too. It’s suggested the camera will be “firmly” aimed at the nature and sports market. The 10fps feature we and others have been told about is a big part of the plan. The camera will also get some technologies from the EOS-1D X, like the AF system and noise performance. While it may not have 61 focus points, the performance could be on par.

A different megapixel count of 21mp has also been mentioned. There’s a good chance various configurations of test cameras exist.

Source: [NL]



From Norman Camera

Norman Camera has let us know that the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kit is in stock and ready to ship. Body only will be available in the next day or two.

Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS at Norman Camera $2699


Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 6D Body Only in Stock at B&H
« on: November 29, 2012, 12:34:57 PM »

From B&H Photo

B&H Photo has just informed us, that the Canon EOS 6D body is in stock and ready to ship.

The kit version from B&H isn’t going to begin shipping until Monday, December 3, 2012.

Canon EOS 6D Body $2099 | Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $2699 (December 3)


Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 6D Shipping This Week From Adorama
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:08:08 AM »

From Adorama

Adorama has just told us that the Canon EOS 6D will begin shipping to customers this week. The preorder list is allocated and there is still some stock left.

Canon EOS 6D Body $2099  | Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $2699


Pricewatch Deals / Canon Cinema EOS C100 in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:41:13 PM »

From B&H Photo

B&H Photo has stock of the new Canon Cinema EOS C100 camcorder for $6499. You can also rent the C100 from in the USA.

C100 at B&H Photo $6499 | Rent the C100 at starting at $350


Third Party Manufacturers / Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:38:52 PM »

The new Tamron 70-200!

A lot of people have been eager to hear and see how good the new Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC lens is. Coming in at a mere $1499 compared to $2099 for the Canon version, it has a chance to sell well for Tamron if it can at least be close to the highly regarded Canon.

Photo News had a chance to play with one and have come away pretty positive about the Tamron. There are lots of pictures and thoughts about build, the AF and optical performance of the lens.

From Photo News

The Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD brings Tamron’s legendary optical performance into the 21st century with the addition of USD and VC. The autofocus is fast with the addition of USD, the VC is effective , and the image quality is what we’re used to from this legend. Tamron has fixed a few quirks of the older version and we’d feel comfortable taking this lens on any job or just a walk in the park. The deciding factor for this lens will be the price point.

The Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD is due to start shipping on November 30, 2012.

Read the entire review

Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD $1499 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


EOS Bodies - For Video / The First Canon EOS 6D Video Footage
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:11:21 AM »
From a Preproduction Camera
The first video footage from Johnnie Behiri from the soon to be available worldwide Canon EOS 6D. It’s noted that this is from a preproduction camera and improvements may be seen with the released camera.

Strengths and weaknesses noticed by Mr Behiri.

  • Camera strengths:
  • Full frame sensor
  • Clean high ISO in video mode (1250 is very mush usable).
  • Manual audio adjusting

Camera weakness:

  • Severe moire
  • Soft image
  • No headphone socket
  • No audio through HDMI while recording (for monitoring audio on new EVF’s)
  • No clean HDMI output
Checkout the footage yourself and see what you think.

Source: [P5D] via [JB]

Preorder the Canon EOS 6D Amazon: Body $2099 | Kit $2899 | B&H Photo: Body $2099 | Kit $2899 | Adorama: Body $2099 | Kit $2899

The camera is available in some parts of the world already, with worldwide availability being in the next 7 to 10 days.


From Magic Lantern
A busy week for the folks at Magic Lantern. First they hack the EOS-M, now they have made available the alpha 3 version of the 5D Mark III firmware.

The following feature detail is from a1ex from the Magic Lantern team
The most important change is a card test executed at startup. My 16GB (Kingston 266x) card has problems, and I’m trying to diagnose the issue: maybe it’s just my card, or maybe it’s related to this. If the test fails on your camera, please report.

There are also a few handy tweaks:

  • Histogram and waveform moved to bottom
  • New experimental display for focus peaking (extreme sharpness)
  • 16:9 bars for anamorphic preview
  • Focus box moves faster (not yet customizable)
  • After taking a picture and pressing Zoom In right away, you can scroll through pictures
  • Saturation boost when adjusting white balance
  • Warnings for bad settings (e.g. if you set picture quality to JPEG instead of RAW by mistake)
  • Dim the red LED while recording (make it less distracting)

Download Alpha 3 for the 5D Mark III | Visit Magic Lantern


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