PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware Update

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5

The PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 have new firmware available that adds features and support for new cameras, flashes and light meters.

Newly compatible devices include the following:

Notably absent from the newly supported devices is the 5D Mark III; however, PocketWizard says that support is coming.

Update info available on PocketWizard’s website.

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

New Canon Radio Transmitting Speedlite Soon?

Canon 600EX-RT

After the long-awaited Canon 600EX-RT was announced alongside the Canon 5D Mark III earlier this year, we knew it would only be a matter of time before Canon dropped more radio transmitting Speedlites in the lineup.  Now, Canon Rumors has word that a 430EX II replacement is inbound for possibly a Fall 2012 announcement.

For those not ready to cough up nearly $60o for the 6ooEX-RT Speedlite, a 430EX II replacement should come with a more enthusiast-friendly price tag (likely in the $300-$400 price range).  Perhaps we’ll see an unveiling of the new flash at or around Photokina 2012.

Stay tuned.

Canon EOS M & Accessories Available for Pre-Order

The new Canon EOS M will be available in October for $799.99 with a 22mm f/2 kit lens.  The EOS M and several accessories are available for pre-order now via the links below.

Canon EOS M Kit w/ EF-M 22mm lens

Canon EF-M 18-55mm IS lens

Canon EF-EOS M lens mount adapter

Canon Speedlite 90EX flash

Canon LP-E12 batter for EOS M

Canon 5D Mark II Refurb. for $1759…Going Fast

Canon 5D Mark II Deal

Canon USA has the 5D Mark II for $1759 refurbished (here’s the link to the 5D Mark II page), along with some more deals on several other Canon bodies.  If you’ve been waiting on a deal for the 5D Mark II, you’d better move quick as these generally are only in stock for a day or less at a time.

There are also a number of refurbished Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.

Canon 5D Mark III: What We Know and Think We Know

Canon 5D Mark III Press Invite

Above is a supposed to be one of the press invites for the 5D Mark III due out at midnight Thursday night. (via CR)

Something is coming Thursday night at midnight EST.  Of course, I’ll have full details up as soon as I know something official.  We may even get some leaks ahead of time (usually the case).

What we’re expecting is the Canon 5D Mark III – a 22MP full frame DSLR that captures 1080p video with the same codec we see in the 1D X (edit-friendly ALL-I and the more compressed IPB). [Read more...]