Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Available for Preorder

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Available for Preorder

The brand new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX is now available for preorder at B&H Photo for $599. This lens is for APS-C cameras.

Product Highlights

  • EF Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 17.5-32mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • P-MO & Glass-Molded Aspherical Elements
  • Three SD Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Layer Lens Coatings
  • Internal Focus; One-Touch Focus Clutch
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Preorder: Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX at B&H Photo

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Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7

Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7

Firmware Version 2.0.7 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.

  1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when shooting long exposures (several minutes), vertical lines appear on the right edge of captured images (still photos).
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) may not perform as intended when in continuous shooting mode and where the shutter speed is longer than 1 second.
  4. Improves the reliability of the control mechanism for the Picture Style Auto setting.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the electronic level indicator does not work correctly.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when using the “Save and read camera settings” function, the color space data that is selected in “Custom shooting mode (C1-C3)” is not saved. *1
  7. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.

Download firmware 2.0.7 at Canon USA

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Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3

Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3

Firmware Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following improvement and fix.

1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
2. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.

Firmware Version 1.3.3 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.2.3 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before downloading.

Download firmware 1.3.3. at Canon USA

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A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]

A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]

Every few weeks, we get told that Canon will be using a Sony sensor in the upcoming high resolution Canon DSLR. Today was another one of those days.

Direct Quote
“Canon will buy sony sensors for the next full frame cameras. but they are more a joint venture from Canon and Sony. Sony will make them and they will have EXMOR technology, for Canon they will get the DualPixel AF. So it’s a patent exchange that helps both companies. Sony will still sell the sensors to Nikon, but only without the DualPixel technology. Sony has the capacity to produce two lines of these 53MP sensors.”

I have yet to hear this from someone I know, it’s all coming from new and unknown sources. Take this with a salt truck. Thankfully, we won’t have long to wait to find out if this is true.

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Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]

Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]

We’re told the embargo/NDA expires on Friday, February 6, 2015 for these upcoming products. These products would line up with the CP+ show in Japan next month.

  • The two high megapixel cameras, with and without an AA filter. Resolution is said to be 53mp (though the pixel count is not CR3)
  • The EOS Rebel T6i/750D.
  • EF 11-24 f/4L
  • EOS M3 Camera
  • Various PowerShot cameras

We weren’t given any specifications for any of the cameras, just that they’d be made public at the end of next week.

We don’t know the availability of the cameras, though we had heard March for the big megapixel bodies, which we reported as the announcement date. This could in fact be the availability date.

More to come…

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