Magic Lantern v2.3 is Out and It’s No Longer Being Called a “Hack”

Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern team has released version 2.3 of its impressive Canon HDSLR enhanced firmware.  It’s reportedly more stable and more feature-packed than ever.

Magic Lantern v2.3 represents an important milestone – professionals from all around the world are already trusting it for their paid work. We can safely say it’s no longer a hack, but it’s strongly heading towards a solid piece of engineering that you can trust.

We have worked a lot on bug-fixing and usability improvements and we sincerely hope you will find it a great companion for all your shooting sessions – from hobbyist to professional.

Currently, Magic Lantern is available to those users who are willing to make a donation of $10 or more.  Beginning on August 13, 2012, it will be free for everyone to download. [Read more...]

Canon 60D and Rebel T3i Big Bundles – Deal Alert

Canon 60D Bundle

B&H has a big deal right now on bundles that include either the Canon 60D or the Rebel T3i. These deals are valid through July 28, 2012.

The Canon 60D bundle includes the following for $1299 (compare to $1732.28 if purchased separate):

  • Canon 60D w/ 18-135mm IS lens
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lens
  • Pearstone – LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Vello – BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D
  • SanDisk – 16 GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
  • Lowepro – Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag

The Canon Rebel T3i bundle includes the following for $849 (compare to $1221.78 if purchased separate):

  • Rebel T3i Digital Camera Kit
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lens
  • Pearstone – LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • SanDisk – 16 GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
  • Vello – BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i
  • Lowepro – Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag

Canon 60D Firmware Update 1.1.1

Canon 60D

Canon has issued a firmware update for the 60D.  The new firmware version 1.1.1 includes the following updates:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera’s serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. *1)
  2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

You can download the update from Canon’s website.