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 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…

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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