Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Canon 5D Mark II's Are Shipping!

As posted on Monday, the initial shipments of EOS 5D Mark II's did ship out of Canon's facilities yesterday and have arrived in stores today. We received our first shipment this morning and have already processed the sales to our first preorder customers.

Due to the incredible demand and the number of customers with preorders, if you have not already been contacted personally, then your camera was not in the first shipment. We will be contacting customers via phone and email as your specific camera becomes available as well as making updates here on our blog.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Update

There's new information regarding the coming first shipments of Canon EOS 5D Mark II's. Rob Galbraith reports today:
Shipments of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II will begin leaving Canon USA's distribution centres en route to U.S. dealers starting November 25, 2008, says Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor at Canon USA.

As of this writing, we can't confirm if key 5D Mark II accessories are also beginning to ship to retailers tomorrow in the U.S. Earlier this month, however, Westfall had indicated items such as extra Battery Pack LP-E6s, Battery Grip BG-E6, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4/E4A and EG-series focusing screens were expected to ship at about the same time as the camera body.

As Tallyn's reported here earlier this month, we are not expecting this to be a huge first shipment, but we would love to be proven wrong. Our first preorders were placed in early to mid September, so any orders placed in October or November will most likely not be receiving cameras in the first shipment. We were told by Canon that allocations amongst stores should be fairly even, so we would expect other dealers to be in similar situations as well. Tallyn's customers will be contacted directly and individually by phone when their camera becomes available.

Links: Rob Galbraith's Full Report / Tallyn's 5D Mark II Preorder Page

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wacom Offers Discounted Photoshop CS4

Wacom & Adobe have teamed up to provide photographer's an incredible deal on the new Photoshop CS4. If you purchase any Intuos3 Pen Tablet or Cintiq Display you can upgrade the bundled Photoshop Elements to Photoshop CS4 for just $299!

With this offer you can save more than 50% on Photoshop CS4! Tallyn's has Intuos3 Pen Tablets in stock so order today to take advantage of this deep discount.

Links: Tallyn's Selection of Wacom Tablets / Wacom's Photoshop Offer Page / Wacom's Photoshop Purchase Page

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Updates Mk II.0

Canon has posted updates for most of their EOS software. Updates, pertaing mostly to the soon to be released 5D Mark II, include new versions of Digital Photo Professional, WFT Utility, Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility and RAW Codec for the 5D Mark II. To download the updates, go to Canon's 5D Mark II product page, click the "Driver's & Downloads" tab and select the operating system that needs to be updated.

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Tech Tips Video!

Tallyn's Tech Tips Video Series is back with another entry, this time a brief overview of background lighting techniques, featuring both Tallyn's custom background gels and F-16 Turbospot Plus:

Links: All Tallyn's Tech Tips Articles & Videos / Tallyn's F-16 Turbospot Plus Projector / Tallyn's Custom Gels

Friday, November 7, 2008

Web Clearance Sale This Week

Through next Sunday, every item on Tallyn's Web Clearance is 20% off! Used equipment, demo gear, customer trade-ins, overstocks and more are all available at deep discounts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

EOS 5D Updates - Part 2

We have been given an update from our Canon rep regarding the release of the 5D Mark II. Allocations are expected to be tight, as in three to five bodies in the first shipment expected around Thanksgiving. Shipment quantities are supposed to "get better" through the month of December, but no definite information could be given.

EOS 5D Updates

The official pricing for the EOS 5D Mark II has been announced, and our preorder price was correct: $2,699 for the Body Alone, $3,499 for the 24-105 IS Lens Kit.

Also confirmed and just added to our online catalog are the various 5D specific accessories including the new LP-E6 battery and BG-E6 grip. Pricing is already available at and we are anticipating the accessories being available as soon as the cameras themselves are.

If you have already placed your pre-order for the 5D Mark II, please feel free to give us a call at (800)433-8685 and we can add to your order. You can also place a second order on our website and we will be sure to combine it with your existing order and save you the shipping costs.

As of this time there is still no official word regarding release dates.