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 DSLR + Printer Rebates: Basically Paying You to Take a Pro-grade Printer

Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II

In the latest round of Canon DSLR and Printer rebates, it looks like Canon has sweetened the deal with instant cash back on PIXMA Pro 9000 and Pro 9500 printers. The end result after mail-in rebates is a total rebate of $500 on a $450 printer (the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II) or a $600 rebate on a $720 printer (the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II).

Essentially, a PIXMA Pro9000 costs negative-$50 and Pro9500 costs $120 when purchased with a qualifying Canon DSLR.

Qualifying cameras for the combo rebates include the following: [Read more...]

Redrock Micro and Switronix Team Up for HDSLR Powered Rigs

Switronix and Redrock Micro have teamed up to deliver customized HDSLR rigs that take advantage of Switronix’s battery systems and Redrock Micro’s supports.  The Switronix powered rigs offer up to 6-times the runtime of standard DSLR batteries and can also be used to power on-board electronics like external LCD monitors.  Switronix offers battery connection cables for the Canon 5D MKII, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, Canon T2i, and Panasonic AG-AF100.

Check out some of the configurations below. [Read more...]