Thursday, December 17, 2009
Version 1.2.4 for the 5D Mark II adds support for the WFT-E4 II/WFT-E4 II A transmitter and "corrects a phenomenon in which visible noise may appear in images taken by continuous Bulb shooting."
Version 1.3.0 for the EOS-1D Mark III and v1.2.0 for the EOS-1Ds Mark III enable these cameras to work with the WFT-E2 II/WFT-E2 II A. Also, v2.0.0 of the firmware for the WFT-E2/E2A allows this transmitter to function with the soon-to-be-released EOS-1D Mark IV.
Links: Canon EOS 5D Mark II v1.2.4 | Canon EOS-1D Mark III v1.3.0 | Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III v1.2.0 | WFT-E2/E2A v2.0.0
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
PocketWizard has announced that they will offering a free AC5 RF Shield for customers who have already purchased a TT5 receiver for Canon Speedlites.
Click Here for PocketWizard's Signup Form
(will be available by end of day)
The AC5 RF Soft Shield provides RF shielding from certain Canon flashes emitting high levels of radio interference that impedes the AC5 from "hearing" the triggering information being sent from your transmitting PocketWizard and thus limits its operating range. The Canon flashes that need shielding are the 430EX, 580EX and the 580EX II. If you own the 430EX II or 550EX you do NOT need the AC5 as these flashes do not emit high levels of interference.
To receive your free AC5 RF Soft Shield you must already own one or more PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceivers. You will need to provide the serial number from each FlexTT5 Transceiver you own. AC5's will begin shipping on a first-come, first-served basis beginning mid to late November. PocketWizard will post a news update when they begin shipping on their News page and Facebook pages.
The AC7 RF Shield, a hard plastic shield with 1/4-20 mounting inserts and umbrella holder, will also be available in November. If you are also interested in the AC7, you may indicate this on the form and we will contact you when they become available. With either the AC5 or AC7 in use you will see a significant gain in operating range.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- 1D Mark IV w/ WFT-E2A or WFT-E2 II A
- 7D w/ WFT-E5A
- 5D Mark II w/ WFT-E4A or WFT-E4 II A
- 1D Mark III w/ WFT-E2A or WFT-E2 II A
- 1Ds Mark III w/ WFT-E2A or WFT-E2 II A
- ISO 100 - 12800 (expandable to L: 50, H1: 25600, H2: 51200, H3: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light with low noise levels.
- EOS HD movie with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 60p (59.94) / 50p).
- 16.1 Megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed.
- 10.0 fps continuous shooting up to 121 Large JPEGS or 28 RAW using a UDMA CF card.
- 3.0-inch ClearView II LCD monitor, 160° viewing angle, 920,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
- Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability up to 300,000 cycles and exclusive dust- and weather-resistance.
- Fully compatible with over 50 EF lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories.
Monday, October 19, 2009
- Improves AF accuracy during Live View shooting.
- Corrects a phenomenon where in rare instances, movie images shot by the camera may exhibit abnormal colors.
- Corrects a phenomenon that at certain timings, the shutter cannot be released when the camera's built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used for shooting.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It allows for control of the light from below and all other directions allowing you to give products that floating look with no shadows. The tensioned diffuser fabric means the reflections on even the most reflective surface are kept to an absolute minimum, while the front opening can be closed to mask reflections as well. I have experienced issues shooting lenses and other curved forms and getting excessive wrap-around, but that problem was easily remedied with a cardboard box cut to create a gobo that would block some of the side lighting.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Also announced was the AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR. The new Micro lens provides 1:1 life size magnification. This lens is also outfitted with the VR II system, providing 4-stops of vibration reduction at slow shutter speeds. Another big plus on this lens is internal focus. The barrel of the lens does not change length when focusing.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
SAVE $50 on SYNC registration for a limited time!
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A print competition is available again for 2010 and each evening has unique events planned that will provide even more education, networking and fun. SYNC welcomes the industries top vendors to the trade show pavilion throughout the conference to share the latest and greatest products and services used to help run a successful business. All this under one roof for only $329*! Save $50 (for a limited time)! For details visit www.syncseniors.com.
*Does not include pre-conference registration fees for January 29th. See website for more details.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Canon EOS 7D has gone from rumor to reality today as Canon announces the newest camera in their EOS lineup. The 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, with captures at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Links: Tallyn's YouTube Channel (tallynprophoto) | Studio Titan Pro 4 Camera Stand on Tallyns.com
The rebates are good for the following (click offer to download rebate form):
Purchase any Manfrotto Aluminum tripod and head and receive a $25.00 rebate*
Purchase a Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 tripod and receive a $35.00 rebate
Purchase any Manfrotto Carbon Fiber tripod and head and receive a $50.00 rebate*
Buy a Gitzo Carbon Fiber 6X tripod and receive a $40 rebate (excluding Basalt and Aluminum)*
Buy any Gitzo Head (over $100) receive a $40 rebate*
Buy ANY Gitzo tripod and Gitzo head and receive a $100 rebate (including Basalt and Aluminum)*
Monday, August 3, 2009
Don't miss out on instant savings such as
$200 off the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM or
$50 off the Speedlite 580EX II.
To see all rebate items go to the
Tallyn's Canon Instant Rebate Page.
Now through October 31, Nik Software is offering an Instant rebate of $20.00 off Define 2.0.
Dfine 2.0 gives you unprecedented control over exactly how much and where to apply noise reduction. This makes it ultra-easy to eliminate noise in your images while maintaining detail and sharpness, thus improving the quality of every digital photo you take. Dfine 2.0 is designed to prevent the loss of detail other noise reduction tools often introduce.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
By way of Rob Galbraith:
- Corrects a phenomenon where captured images may tend to appear somewhat magenta depending on the shooting scene.
- Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Ukrainian menu screens.
Firmware Version 1.0.7 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.6. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
The update file for download as well as full instructions for installation can be found on Canon's website.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
TOKYO, July 22, 2009—Canon Inc. announced today the development of Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS), the world's first* optical image stabilization technology that compensates for both angle camera shake and shift camera shake. The technology will be featured in interchangeable single lens reflex (SLR) camera lens planned for commercial release before the end of 2009.
Several different preventative methods and corrective procedures have been introduced to compensate for errors caused by camera shake, which occurs when a camera moves while its shutter is open and its image sensor is exposed to light.
Canon began researching methods to compensate for camera shake in the 1980s, and in 1995 launched the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, the world's first interchangeable SLR camera lens to feature a mechanism that compensates for optical camera shake. Since then, the company has continued to produce a variety of interchangeable lenses with image stabilization capabilities, and boasts a total of 21 such lenses in its current product lineup.
Canon's newly developed Hybrid IS technology optimally compensates for angle and shift camera shake. Sudden changes in camera angle can significantly alter images taken during standard shooting, whereas shift-based shaking, which occurs when a camera moves parallel to the imaging scene, is more pronounced in macro photography and other close-range shooting.
The new Hybrid IS technology incorporates an angular velocity sensor that detects the extent of angle-based shaking and is found in all previous optical image stabilizer mechanisms, as well as a new acceleration sensor that determines the amount of shift-based camera shake. Hybrid IS also employs a newly developed algorithm that synthesizes information from the two sensors to make optimal adjustments, thereby dramatically enhancing the effects of image stabilization during shooting, including macro shooting, which had proven difficult for conventional image stabilization technologies.
Canon is actively engaged in ongoing research and development of interchangeable SLR camera lenses incorporating Hybrid IS technology, and is aiming for the early commercialization and inclusion of the lenses in a wide range of products.