Canon 500mm, 600mm & 200-400mm Lenses Delayed…Again

Canon 600mm f/4L IS II

The Canon 500mm f/4L IS II and 600mm f/4L IS II lenses were announced in February 2011, with availability initially set for May and June for the respective lenses.  In May, the availability date for these lenses was pushed back to December 2011.

Canon dropped a press release yesterday to simply say that availability is “yet to be determined” for these lenses – presumably to make it official that Canon will miss the December ship date.  As for the 200-400mm f/4L IS lens, it’s TBD as well.

Official word from Canon is in the press release below. [Read more…]

Manfrotto Pocket Series Tripods

Manfrotto Pocket Series

The Manfrotto Pocket Series tripods are smart little contraptions that you can leave attached to your camera and fold out the legs for stabilization when needed.  There are 2 available sizes – one for small point and shoot cameras, and one for DSLRs, larger mirrorless, or superzoom cameras. [Read more…]

Transcend 32GB SDHC Card for $39

Transcend 32GB SDHC

Both Amazon and B&H have a Class 10 Transcend SDHC card for $39 right now.  This is a pretty solid price on memory, particularly for those who shoot a lot of HD video.

The Class 10 rating means it has a minimum write speed of 10MB/s, which covers practically all of the current crop of HD video cameras that use SD cards (this includes DSLRs like the Canon 60D and Nikon D7000).  (Learn more about SD card speeds and ratings.)