I am giving away a Canon 7D! Yep – I can’t help myself. These are bound to be two of the hottest cameras around so why not give them both away? Here’s how to enter to win the 7D. First, go to Twitter and if you don’t already have an account there, set one […]

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Canon U.S.A., Inc. is announcing the new EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera featuring fast eight fps continuous shooting, 18-megapixel resolution and Full HD video recording with variable frame rates and manual exposure control. Far more than a slight improvement from a previous model, the EOS 7D DSLR is a brand new product that stands on […]

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CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE EOS REBEL T1i DIGITAL SLR CAMERA THE FIRST REBEL DSLR TO FEATURE HD VIDEO CAPTURE This is the complete text of a news release I just received from Canon. Canon Breaks the $1,000 Mark Again with the First EOS Rebel Camera to Feature HD Movie Recording Capabilities, DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor […]

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This isn’t a BEST OF PMA post. It’s a MOST INTERESTING OF PMA post. Let’s stick with compacts here in part two of my most interesting list. As I said last time, I tend to ignore the point and shoot cameras at these shows because, well, there’s just too darn many of them. But the […]

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Okay, Canon only introduces 10 – count em 10 new compact digital cameras this month. While not as silly as introducing 23,234 new cameras – it might as well be. They did introduce 10. That’s all I will say about the new compacts.

I will cover Canon’s introduction of two new wide-angle tilt-shift lenses: The New TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lenses.

These two new L series lenses expand Canon’s line-up of TS-E lenses. Both the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L are specialty lenses designed for landscape and architectural photography and are compatible with all Canon EOS system single lens reflex cameras. The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, a replacement for Canon’s TS-E 24mm f/3.5L introduced in 1991. Canon claims this new lens has significantly improved operability with low distortion when photographing buildings, consistent image quality throughout the image and reduced chromatic aberration when shooting at ultra-wide angles. Canon says the TS-E 17mm f/4L is the world’s shortest focal length Tilt-Shift lens with full-frame 35mm coverage. Continue reading

  Service Notice: EOS 5D: Main Mirror Detachment 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 […]

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UPDATE PRICE REDUCED! $1425 Shipped 2nd Day Air! Canon 1D MK II N Body in excellent condition for sale. For all the details go to http://cameragearsale.wordpress.com/. More than half the images in my portfolio were made on a 1D MK II or 1D MK II N – this is an amazing camera for the money. […]

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Two news releases just sent to us directly from Canon…

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
EOS 5D MARK II DSLR CAMERA FEATURING FULL-FRAME HD VIDEO CAPTURE
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II Escalates Full-Frame Digital SLR Photography to the Next Level HD Movie Recording Capabilities, DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, and 21.1 Megapixel Resolution
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the long-awaited successor to Canon’s highly popular EOS 5D, introduced in 2005. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D camera so successful, Canon has coupled the creative power of a full-frame CMOS sensor in a relatively compact and affordable camera body, together with groundbreaking HD video capture that opens the door to a much wider range of imaging possibilities for photographers. Along with the ability to capture full HD video clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution, Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera features a 21.1-megapixel full frame 24 x 36mm CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and significantly lower noise, with an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600.

“The anticipation surrounding the launch of this camera model has exceeded our greatest expectations, and we believe our loyal customers will be awed by the level of innovation and features built into the new EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR. Once they have the chance to experience the camera, we believe they will agree that it was worth the wait,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.

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Canon sent me a news release at Midnight, EST to announce several new products. Among these were the 50D and a new lens. (More on that later.) I have to admit I was totally surprised by this news, especially since people who had been good sources before, denied this camera even existed. Good job keeping […]

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Canon U.S.A. today has announced the introduction of the EOS 50D Digital SLR camera.  This new camera features a 15.1-megapixel sensor with an expanded ISO range and enhanced noise reduction. We’ll have more on this new camera as information becomes available.

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Canon has announced the new EOS Rebel XS digital SLR camera for the US market. With the introduction of this camera, Canon will now have two entry level DSLR camera models introduced in 2008, the Rebel XSi and the Rebel XS models. This camera is targeted at photographers considering high-end point and shoots who might […]

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The Story On My Switch to Nikon I’ve been shooting Canon for 17 years (other than a brief six month affair with both Canon and Nikon when the DX2 came out.) Before I shot Canon, I shot Minolta, Hasselblad and Nikon. So I have been there before. I recently purchased the 1DS MK III being […]

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When you spend $8000 on a digital camera body, you have high expectations. And my expectations were VERY high for the Canon 1DS MKIII. Here’s my first look at the full sensor, 21.1 megapixel flagship of the Canon line.

The camera is clearly well-built, rugged and ready for business. Among the first things I noticed…

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Okay – I don’t usually post stuff like this, but this is so cool I can’t help it. Canon has a new commercial that was actually shot almost entirely with their Canon EOS 1DS MKIII cameras. 10 photographers made 70,000 images to build the show. If you go to their page and click the middle […]

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If you’re thinking of buying a Canon camera product, hold off until Sunday. Canon PR just informed TWIP that they are launching a major rebate program running May 18, July 19 2008. $300 off Canon 5D, $200 off Canon 40D and other rebates on popular lenses and Canon flash units. Full details will be available […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne (Canon 17-40, F/5.6 zoom extended to 37mm on a Canon 1DS MKIII) I know this lens has been around for a while – but it’s new to me, so I decided to review it. For a long time I had this focal range covered by a very nice Tamron lens that […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne I charged the battery for my new 1DS MK III and rushed across the street last night to the Giants/Astros game for some quick test shots. Since these are all larger images than our template allows, you’ll have to download them. This is originally a RAW file converted to hi-res Jpeg. […]

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Canon has announced two new compact photo printers. The SELPHY CP770 and the ultra-compact CP760. The 770 has a suggested retail price of $149.00 and works with the optional Canon NB-CP2 battery pack ($79.99) for printing anywhere. Of note, this printer supports infrared wireless capability making it very easy to print photos from cellphone cameras […]

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Canon is losing market share to Nikon. Perhaps the Twippers are not the only folks paying attention to the fact that Canon hasn’t been innovating lately. Read the CNET article.

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Canon 5D and 30D updates… You can download the 1.1.1 update for the Canon 5d here. You can download the 1.0.6 update for the Canon 30D here.

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