Magic Lantern Hack Enables Raw Video on Canon 50D

Canon 50D

Just when we thought the Magic Lantern madness couldn’t get any crazier, they go and enable raw video capture on the 5-year-old Canon 50D. By taking advantage of the 50D’s ability to push out a video feed from the sensor for live view, the Magic Lantern crew dug further to apply what they’ve learned from recent 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II experiments to draw raw video out of the 50D. [Read more…]


Canon and Nikon DSLR and Lens Rebates Expiring Soon

If you’ve been holding off purchasing a new DSLR, lens or flash from Canon or Nikon, you might want to know that most of the current rebates are set to expire on this Saturday, July 10.

You can find the products with current rebates via the respective links below.

Canon 5D Mark II Rebates

Canon Rebel XS, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2i, 50D and 7D Rebates

Canon Lens Rebates

Nikon DSLR and Lens Rebates

Canon Camcorder Rebates

Canon 50D, Rebel XSi and Rebel XS Firmware Updates

Canon has released firmware updates for the 50D, Rebel XSi and Rebel XS DSLRs.

Canon 50D Firmware Version 1.0.6

Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.
  2. Changes the error indications that are displayed on the camera.
  3. Addresses the vertical banding noise phenomenon.

Click here to download Firmware Version 1.0.6 for the Canon 50D. [Read more…]