Canon Shows Off 1D Mark IV in the Hands of Vincent Laforet

Vincent Laforet VW Commercial

Canon has launched a new Shooter’s Insight video series in the Canon Digital Learning Center featuring the 1D Mark IV with Vincent Laforet.  A number of episodes appear to be in the works and “coming soon” that will focus on Laforet’s use of the 1D Mark IV in a recent VW spec commercial.

More on this series can be found online at the Canon Digital Learning Center.


Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Version 2.0.7

Canon has issued a firmware update for the 5D Mark II.  Firmware version 2.0.7 addresses the following issues, which were introduced in firmware versions 2.0.4 and 2.0.3.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the aperture exhibits abnormal movement when shooting movies in manual exposure mode and Aperture Priority AE (Av mode) using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the exposure level shown in the LCD panel differs from what is shown in the viewfinder when shooting still images in manual exposure mode.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E4 or WFT-E4 II) may not automatically power off when used for FTP transfers.

Download and installation instructions for the firmware are available on Canon’s website.

Tonight’s Episode of House Shot Entirely with Canon 5D Mark II

House - 5D Mark II

The season finale of House is on tonight.  Normally, that wouldn’t be news for Photography Bay.  However, it’s a bit different because the entire episode was filmed with the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EF lenses.

You can catch a preview of the episode here.

I can’t say I’ve ever watched an episode of the show, but I think I’ll join in tonight just out of the curiosity factor.  The show starts at 8PM ET / PT. [Read more…]

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Review

The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is an entry-level digital camera that keeps shooting functions basic, yet delivers great quality images for a camera of its size and price range.  There are no shiny bells and whistles to go along with the camera, but it makes good on its fit into the category of “point and shoot.”

To see whether the Canon A3100 IS delivers enough for your needs, read on. [Read more…]

Canon Produces 40 Million EOS SLR Cameras

The Canon EOS series started with the EOS 650 film camera in 1987 (that’s mine above).  Since then, Canon has produced 40 million EOS SLR cameras, 20 million of which have been digital.  While it took 10 years for Canon to produce its first 10 million EOS cameras, it has take less than 3 years to produce the last 10 million units.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Reviews and Resources

The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS features a 10MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor and a bright f/2.0 lens.  The SD4000 IS also features a 3.8x optical zoom with optical image stabilization and a 3-inch LCD.  The SD4000 IS can capture 720p HD video, as well as slow motion video at 240 fps.

The Canon SD4000 is should be available around the end of May 2010 at an initial retail price of $349.99.

Canon SD4000 IS Availability

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Canon SD4000 IS Reviews



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