Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM for Canon Firmware Update

Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM for Canon Firmware Update

We are pleased to inform you the SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM F/CANON Firmware Update is now available.
 
This firmware update allows you to use the SIGMA USB DOCK with the SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM F/CANON. If you have the products mentioned below, please start up SIGMA Optimization Pro and then operate lens firmware update.
 
Applicable products: SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S013 F/CANON
 
Benefits of this firmware update:

  • It has improved the Auto Focus speed of “Standard” and “Speed-priority” modes.
  • It has improved the focus accuracy when it is mounted on Canon EOS-1D Mark III or Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.

Please update to SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2 before operating firmware update of SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S013 F/CANON.

SIGMA Optimization Pro Download Page | Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM at B&H Photo

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo

B&H Photo has limited stock of the new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS and is offering free expedited shipping within the USA.

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199 at B&H Photo

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Update – Product Advisory for EOS 5D Mark III LCD Illumination Exposure Issue

Update – Product Advisory for EOS 5D Mark III LCD Illumination Exposure Issue

UPDATE:
Please see the changes to the “Identification Procedure” section below regarding criteria for affected serial numbers. The identification method has been enhanced to include the first digit in the identification procedure in order to more precisely identify affected products.
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Concerning the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, when the LCD panel illuminates in extremely dark environments, the displayed exposure value may change. Canon has concluded the investigation of this phenomenon, and this announcement informs you of our findings as described below.
 
Phenomenon
In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. However, based on the results of extensive testing this change in exposure value will not noticeably affect the captured image.
 
Affected Product
The phenomenon described above may occur in Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras whose first and sixth digits of the serial number are as set forth below.
 
Identification Procedure:
Serial Number: [XnnnnNnnnnnn]
“X”=”0″ and “N”=”1″ or “2″
“n” represents any digit.
Examples of affected serial numbers are: “0nnnn1nnnnnn” or”0nnnn2nnnnnn”

Support
Under almost all shooting conditions (including dark environments) this phenomenon will not affect your captured images. However, if you would like Canon to inspect your camera, we will provide this service free of charge upon request beginning in mid-May. Please contact Canon using the information below to request service.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.

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EOS-1D X & EOS 5D Mark III Replacements in 2015 [CR1]

EOS-1D X & EOS 5D Mark III Replacements in 2015 [CR1]

Northlight has posted a bit of a roadmap for the pro level cameras from Canon. They’ve been told that the EOS-1D X Mark II would come first, with a potential announcement coming in very late 2014. The EOS 5D Mark III would follow afterwards. Both cameras will most likely benefit from the new sensor technology we’ll see in the upcoming EOS 7D replacement.

CR’s Take
If the technology in the EOS 7D replacement is as great as people are claiming it to be (we don’t yet know what it is), then it would make sense to replace the other flagship models in the lineup fairly quickly. The EOS 5D Mark III was arrived in March of 2012, and the EOS-1D X soon after in June of 2012. A three year cycle for each seems doable, even if the EOS 7D will have taken nearly 5 years to replace.

Source: [NL]

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week

*UPDATE*
Apparently smaller retailers in the US have already been selling the lens, I guess they were allocated before the high volume web retailers. Thanks for letting me know.

B&H Photo has informed us that all preordered Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS lenses will be shipping this week. We expect the same thing from other retailers in North America. Various retailers in Asia and Europe have already begun selling the lens.

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: B&H Photo | Amazon

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Ended: Canon EOS-1D X Body $5099

Ended: Canon EOS-1D X Body $5099

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X body for $5099 (Reg $6799) via ebay.

Canon EOS-1D X via ebay $5099 | Canon EOS-1D X via Amazon $6799

Note: The items in these sales are brand new and likely grey market, therefore not technically covered under a Canon USA warranty. Although, there are reports of warranty service being performed on these items. If you have any issues, we’re always here to help.

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Patent: Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS

A patent for a new Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS has appeared. The current lens has been around since December, 2001 and I think it’s a gem in the Canon lineup.

We’ve seen a lot of DO patents over the years, but no DO lens has been announced since June, 2004 when the EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS came to market.

Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS

Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-109700
    • Publication date 2014.6.12
    • Filing date 2012.12.3
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 392.00-381.59-332.99mm
    • Fno.
    • Half angle ω = 3.16-3.10-2.81 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • The overall length of the lens 292.02mm
    • BF 105.64mm

Source: [EG]Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS at B&H Photo

Gura Gear Acquires Tamrac Brands & Assets

Gura Gear Acquires Tamrac Brands & Assets

OGDEN, UT (June 18, 2014) – GuraGear, LLC, makers of innovative carrying solutions for discerning creative professionals has agreed to acquire the brand and assets of Tamrac, Inc. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the sale through the Chapter 11, Section 363 Sale of Assets process. Tamrac entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early 2014 and has a 37 year history of developing affordable carrying solutions for photographers.

Gura Gear President, Gregory Schern stated, “this acquisition represents an exciting opportunity for Gura Gear to build upon a brand with a legacy of designing solutions for photographers and a dedicated customer following while leveraging worldwide distribution. We look forward to providing customers a high level of service and implementing solutions from a new perspective in a rapidly evolving industry.”

Tamrac, Inc. will continue to operate normally until the acquisition is finalized in late June. Once the transaction is complete, Gura Gear will relocate Tamrac’s assets and expand its Ogden, Utah facilities.

Questions regarding the acquisition can be directed to info@guragear.com.

About Gura Gear

Gura Gear began in 2008 as an idea on the back of a napkin by a team of passionate photographers looking for the perfect photography bag. Today, Gura Gear has expanded to a full line of carrying solutions built to the highest standards utilizing only the best materials and workmanship. Gura Gear focuses on creating innovative products for discerning creative professional and enthusiast photographers who love to explore the world.

About Tamrac

Since 1977, Tamrac has offered a diverse product line to meet a wide range of travel and photographic requirements. From the first bag a beginning enthusiast will purchase to a bag suitable for the professional, Tamrac is committed to continuing to offer innovative products that are easy-to-use and understand. 

Visit Gura Gear

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New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]

New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]

We’re told to definitely expect new sensor technology to be introduced in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. This tech will be used in all forthcoming Canon DSLRs. What is it? We’re not 100% sure yet, though we’re told it’s definitely not a foveon type technology that we’ve previously seen in patents.

This may be one of Canon’s best kept secrets as it’s apparently going to be more than an “evolutionary” technology.

We’re filtering through a lot of emails about this new sensor tech and we’re not sure what’s true and what isn’t.

More to come… We’re not putting a [CR3] on this until we know what the new tech is.

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Tamron 28-300MM F/3.5-6.3 DI VC PZD Full Frame Lens Official

Tamron 28-300MM F/3.5-6.3 DI VC PZD Full Frame Lens Official

Innovative All-In-One zoom integrates state-of-the-art optical design, PZD (Piezo Drive) and Tamron’s exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation) system to achieve superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package.
 
June 19, 2014, Commack, NY – Tamron USA, Inc. has announced the delivery date of the anticipated 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010), an advanced new All-In-One zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The lens will be available in the U.S. in both Canon and Nikon mount (Sony mount availability to be announced) on June 26, 2014 at $849.
 
Since the launch in 1992 of the 28-200mm (Model 71D) high-power zoom lens – which featured a revolutionary compact, lightweight design – Tamron has been continually expanding its portfolio of world class optics to benefit consumers. Having revolutionized the optical design of the previous 28-300mm (Model A20), Tamron developed a powerful new, high-power zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras that enhances image quality and incorporates the PZD (Piezo Drive)-a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system optimized for swift, quiet AF-and the acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism in an amazingly compact configuration.
 
Featuring a new, sophisticated external finish, this lens complements the performance and style of full-frame DSLRs, while delivering the practical advantages of an All-In-One zoom lens.

Preorder the Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 DI VC PZA at B&H Photo $849

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