By way of Rob Galbraith:
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.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Links: Tallyn's YouTube Channel (tallynprophoto) | Tallyn Series Laptop Deck on Tallyns.com
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Via Make Magazine, this is the prototype of the FujiFilm FinePix Real 3D System. Some additional tech details on Fuji's press site. The pair of lenses (positioned about as far apart as your eyes are) opens up some new options, including simultaneous wide and telephoto shooting and wide panorama shooting. The real magic begins, apparently, once you purchase Fuji's special paper and frame capable of creating and displaying 3D prints.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Via Engadget, this is the AstroScope 9350EOS-FF from Electrophysics - A night vision scope designed for full frame Canon DSLR's like the 1Ds and 5DM2. As you can see above, the module fits between the lens and camera body, and maintains all the necessary electrical connections and doesn't impede on features like image stabilization. The module itself will also give you some variable gain control to adapt to different lighting situations and reduce noise, and it supposedly eliminates any vignetting of images, which can be a bit of a problem with other night vision rigs. No word on a price just yet. In fact, it appears that Electrophysics requires you to apply to get a price quote.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Buy Memory Cards Online or call 1-800-433-8685.These rebates are available until July 31, 2009.
Download CF 300x Rebate Form
4GB 300x Compact Flash - $30 Back
8GB 300x Compact Flash - $65 Back
16GB 300x Compact Flash - $55 Back
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Professional speakers such as Sandy Puc have helped us spread the word and now we have found out we are going to be featured in the new products section of Digital Photo Pro's September/October issue! Professional photographers are even coming up with their own new applications for the laptop deck we didn't anticipate, including mounting a Wacom pen tablet for presentations with live editing.
Links: Tallyn Series Laptop Deck at Tallyns.com | Studio Titan Pro 4 Camera Stand